Arches Venue, Coventry, The Arches Industrial Estate, West Midlands
Jilted Generation - The Only full live tribute band to the Prodigy have been tearing it up around the UK and parts of Europe.
The bands debut year saw them play mainly in the local venues close to where they are based; the West Midlands and then eventually they began branching out to larger venues around the Birmingham and Staffordshire area.
The band began receiving major offers such as playing 'The Stamford Riverside Festival' accompanied by former Prodigy guitarist Gizz Butt, of whom likened the experience as "having a flashback". Gizz also made another appearance with the band at a show in Peterborough. Later in the year, the band also got the fantastic opportunity to play in Malta, alongside a TV appearance in the country. Regular bookings in new venues up and down the country appeared for the Jilted Generation and they took full advantage; bringing their chaotic show to new crowds. Following another Malta appearance, the band reached new heights by playing the 'Glastonbudget Tribute Band Festival' in front of over a thousand people.
Following a very successful couple of years filled with new opportunities, one of the biggest came in the form of getting booked overseas once more, this time in Holland. Another 'Glastonbudget Festival' appearance followed thereafter and also playing the dance arenas in such events as 'Fantazia' & 'Raindance'. This gave the band a chance to play Prodigy sets consisting of material from 1991-1995, a much loved period for the fans and band alike.
As the world saw the launch of the 5th Prodigy studio album; 'Invaders Must Die' This proved an exciting time for the Jilted Generation. This helped breathe new life into the sets and proved to be an experimental time for the band as they got a first hand chance to experience how the new tracks slotted into their established set alongside the mainstay live songs such as 'Out of Space', 'Voodoo People', 'Breathe', 'Firestarter' and 'Smack My Bitch Up'. Once again the band got booked in Europe, this time Belgium came calling, as did Holland. More rave events followed as did various venues around the country mixed in with a number of University shows, one of which took place at Staffordshire Uni. The band shared the same stage as 'Plan B' amongst other established chart acts. Couple this with two consecutive headline slots at the tribute band festival 'Tribfest', the band have had a very successful time.
The band still play in an eclectic mix of venues; ranging from the small local shows to huge festival crowds around Great Britain and Europe. No matter what size the venue or crowd, the energy and passion stays the same. The band played to their biggest ever crowd of over 7,000 hardcore live music lovers at 'Glastonbudget'. A very special show indeed.
The 'Jilted Generation' are touring the UK and playing Belgium,Holland and festivals.