Last week, the world lost an icon. The Prodigy’s Keith Flint, who suffered from depression, ultimately took his own life on March 4, 2019 at the age of 49. He was the vocalist on hits such as 'Firestarter' and 'Breathe', which both topped the UK singles chart in 1996.
Since the news broke, an outcry of support has been coming in from across industry. In his honor, a charity event titled Music For The Jilted Generation has been organized to raise money for mental health causes. Music For The Jilted Generation will take place at the London club, The Cause.
The organisers of the event wrote: "Male suicide IS the single biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK. Mental health affects us all and raising awareness of this was one of they key factors in establishing The Cause. As such we are throwing a celebration of the music Keith and The Prodigy inspired, inviting down friends and those who shared line-ups and whose records were played at events during their rise to fame.”
Those taking part include Shadow Child, A Guy Called Gerald, Billy Nasty, Jumping Jack Frost, Slipmatt and Mark Archer, AKA Altern-8. We've been told to expect plenty of The Prodigy classics from the tour, which will kick off at The Cause on March 16th.
The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) and Mind In Haringey have teamed up to host this memorial rave in his honor. CALM is well known as a leader in suicide awareness and prevention in the United Kingdom. Mind in Haringey is an England-based organization that provides help to those suffering from mental illnesses. The two charities will split 100% of the proceeds from the event.
Further dates around the UK include Manchester's White Hotel (March 21st), Yellow Arch Studios in Sheffield (March 22nd), Cabaret Voltaire in Edinburgh (April 23rd), Leeds' Mint Warehouse (April 27th), SGW3 in Glasgow (also on April 27th) and finally Aberdeen's The Tunnels (May 3rd).
The Cause's launch event has already raised £5,500 for Mind and CALM, with donations going equally to each charity.here.