An 11 date DJ tour of the UK has been announced in honour of late Prodigy frontman Keith Flint.
- The NME Obituary: Keith Flint, 1969-2019: the twisted face of rave, the beating heart of The Prodigy
The event, which is being stage by London club The Cause to raise funds for a number of mental health charities including Mind and CALM, will see the likes of Shadow Child, A Guy Called Gerald, Billy Nasty, Jumping Jack Frost, Slipmatt and Mark Archer, AKA Altern-8 perform at various venues around the country.
The first date will kick off at The Cause tomorrow night (March 16) before continuing at Manchester’s White Hotel on March 21 and wrapping up at Aberdeen’s The Tunnels on May 3.
The Cause’s launch event has already raised £5,500 for Mind and CALM, with donations going equally to each charity.
The full list of tour dates are:
16 – Cause, London
21 – White Hotel, Manchester
22 – Yellow Arch Studios, Sheffield
29 – Arch Club, Brighton / The Underground, Stoke On Trent
30 – Annies Attic, Southend
23 – Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh
26 – Club Upside Down, Sunderland
27 – Mint Warehouse, Leeds / SGW3, Glasgow
03 – The Tunnels, Aberdeen
Flint was found dead at his Essex home last week. The surviving bandmates paid remembered Flint as “a true pioneer, innovator and legend”, before Liam Hewlett revealed that he had taken his own life. An inquest into the cause of his death opened on Monday, confirming that the incident was not being treated as suspicious and that he had died by hanging.
Meanwhile, thousands of fans recently signed a petition calling for a state of the late Prodigy frontman to be erected in the Essex town of Braintree, where the band formed in 1990.
“Keith was important to not only the people of Braintree, but was well loved and respected world wide and a pivotal piece of the music industry,” said Saphya Gower, who started the petition. “Braintree being The Prodigy’s hometown, we should remember him. It’ll also reflect how important it is to talk about mental health and not to suffer alone.”
For help and advice on mental health:
- ‘Am I depressed?‘ – Help and advice on mental health and what to do next
- Help Musicians UK – Around the clock mental health support and advice for musicians
- Music Support Org – Help and support for musicians struggling with alcoholism, addiction, or mental health issues
- YOUNG MINDS – The voice for young people’s health and wellbeing
- CALM – The Campaign Against Living Miserably for young men
- Time To Change – Let’s end mental health discrimination
- The Samaritans – Confidential support 24 hours a day