Keith Flint’s last ever Prodigy performance weeks before tragic death

Keith Flint’s final performance with his band The Prodigy was held just weeks before his tragic death at the age of 49.

Firestarter singer Keith was on the New Zealand leg of the band’s No Tourists tour less than a month before his death by suicide.

He and the rest of the band – best friend Liam Howlett and Maxim – arrived in Auckland, NZ, in early February and played the Trusts Arena on February 5 2019.

Prodigy ahared snaps from their wild gig to Instagram , captioning them: "Auckland NZ you rocked , The roof was blown the f*k off !, big respect to everybody that came out , see u next time .. Colombia u are next ! #theprodigy #notourists ."

Keith and his bandmates were due to go out again on tour next month, where they’re scheduled to headline the Festival Estéreo Picnic in Columbia across three days from April 5.

They would have been performing on the same ticket as Kendrick Lamar and Disclosure, among other big names.

The Prodigy were then travelling to Austria on April 8 for the Snowbombing 2019 festival alongside Stormzy, Fatboy Slim and Groove Armada.

Weeks after that, Keith and his band were scheduled to tour the United States, where they’d been booked in to perform in Jacksonville, Dallas, Louisiana, Georgia, North Carolina and Washington, DC.

Their last ever UK performance was at the Alexandra Palace in London on November 15 2018 to promote the studio album No Tourists.

Keith’s tragic death has been revealed by best friend Liam as suicide in a heartbreaking Instagram post.

Paying tribute to his friend and co-star, Liam wrote: "The news is true , I can’t believe I’m saying this but our brother Keith took his own life over the weekend.

"I’m shell shocked , f**kin angry , confused and heart broken ….. r.i.p brother Liam #theprodigy ."

The band also tweeted: "It is with deepest shock and sadness that we can confirm the death of our brother and best friend Keith Flint. A true pioneer, innovator and legend. He will be forever missed. We thank you for respecting the privacy of all concerned at this time."

Keith had previously been open about his battle with depression and drug use, once telling an interviewer: "When I’m done, I’ll kill myself."

The rocker had also admitted drugs took over his life as The Prodigy’s first wave of success waned.

"I got bang into coke, weed, drinking a lot. This made me reclusive, boring and shallow," he told The Times.

"I’d line up rows of pills and just take them and take them and I’d lose track of how many until I passed out."

Admitting he was suicidal at the time, he added: "But you need a lot of balls to kill yourself. I was a coward."

Liam had said in the band’s last interview that the trio were closer than ever after 30 years together – and fully intended to continue making music and touring

"We wouldn’t be doing it if we didn’t still have that hunger. There would be no record out as a record has to go hand in hand with playing live and to do that we all have to be 100 per cent committed," he told the Sunday Mail in December 2018.

"We love it and just keep going. It’s a serious thing and if we ever get to a point it’s not, that’s when we’ll stop."

He added: "It’s amazing really. We go up and down like brothers. I think now we have a bit more respect for each other’s space, as when you’re on tour, you’re in each other’s pockets all the time. It’s usually me and Keith that butt heads but this time we didn’t, we helped each other.

"There’s been problems in the past but we iron them out. We’re like brothers, that’s the way it works."

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