The Prodigy – Return of the Prodigal Sons
|Date:||28 April 2012, Saturday 20:00|
|Venue:||Papp László Budapest Sportaréna|
Millions of fans on Facebook, 20 years of big beat anthems, voted the Greatest Dance Act of All Time, The Prodigy has it all. After all those festival gigs when you danced till it hurt, you can set the party animal in you roam free again: The Prodigy will see you in Budapest Sportarena.
The love affair between Hungaryand The Prodigy is legendary. It’s difficult to name another band that’s played the country more often, or a summer in the past decade when the electronic Essextrio didn’t grace Hungarian fans with a visit. Two generations of ravers have grown up listening to and jumping around to their party anthems, and after a series of festivals, fans will now see how The Prodigy rocks Budapest Sportarena. From No Good to Omen, the soundtrack of the craziest parties of the past 20 years will make you dance again like there’s no tomorrow. Or, for a change, you’ll have the chance to sit down a bit to catch your breath between two dancing-like-a-maniac sessions.
If you missed out on the party scene of the past twenty years, here’s a crash course in the history of The Prodigy. Founded in 1990 by Liam Howlett, the band was named after Liam’s first analogue synth, the Moog Prodigy. Together with Keith Flint and Maxim Reality, they released their first album Experience in 1992 with such instant classics as Out of Space and Fire/Jericho. From the 1994 Music for the Jilted Generation there was no stopping ravers around the world embracing whatever The Prodigy has offered them. The Fat of the Land gave us controversial Smack My Bitch Up whose video was banned from television, still managed to bag two MTV Video Awards. After a seven-year break, Always Outnumbered Never Outgunned proved that The Prodigy didn’t lose momentum, and they were still a powerful force to be reckoned with. Their latest album, Invaders Must Die, came out in 2009, but the long wait for their next release will be over by next year. And you couldn’t really say that they don’t make up for the long gaps between releases by constant touring. Rumor has it, the band will play snippets from their upcoming album during the tour, so go and have a listen. April 28th will be something different; there’s a fat chance it will blow your mind.
Tickets: from 5,900 to 15,000 HUF