The Prodigy have confirmed the cancellation of all scheduled live appearances following the death of frontman Keith Flint.
The musician was found dead at his home near Dunmow, Essex on Monday (March 4). His bandmates confirmed via their social media pages that he had taken his own life, while a spokesperson for Essex Police told NME his death was not being treated as suspicious.
Now, with the band due to perform shows in support of their latest album ‘No Tourists‘, the group have confirmed that all upcoming dates have been “cancelled with immediate effect”. See the update below.
Some fans had previously suggested that the gigs could have taken place in tribute to Flint.
Following the tragic death of Keith Flint all forthcoming Prodigy shows will be cancelled with immediate effect.
— The Prodigy (@the_prodigy) March 5, 2019
With dates scheduled for the US in May as well as festival appearances, Emily Eavis confirmed earlier this week that the group were also booked to play Glastonbury in June.
“We are so saddened to hear about the passing of Keith Flint,” Eavis tweeted on Monday. “He’s played here so many times with the Prodigy and was booked for 2019. What an incredible frontman.”
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Meanwhile, further details about Flint’s final days have emerged this week. People close to the artist and those who interacted with him in the days leading up to his death have remembered him as “positive and proud” and “the life and soul” of his Essex pub.
Flint was seen in a local pub buying lunch for his personal trainer days before his death, with one diner stating that he “seemed really happy.”
Earlier today, Sex Pistols’ Johnny Rotten paid tribute to his “good friend” Flint. “My heart is broken for him,” he said.
“Nobody loved him and he was left alone and he got destroyed. Why do so many people in this industry be left alone? Come to me, I’m Johnny.”