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elsh rockers Lost Prophets have been off the radar for quite some time now. Their previous album, Liberation Transmission, was released way back in 2006 so it is about time the band supplied the fans with some new material and a tour to follow. And that’s exactly what they did.
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spectacularly and even new single ‘Matters At a treat and they managed to cover it effortlessly, like they had been doing so All’ was received extremely well by a crowd for many years. that wasn’t their own.
Finally it was time for Lost Prophets to take their place on the stage. They walked on with their heads held high to a spectacular light show introduction and burst straight into ‘If It Wasn’t For Hate, We’d Be Dead By Now,’ and despite it being from the band’s new album, the fans were already word perfect and enjoying the song like they’d heard it a thousand times before.
Their new album, The Betrayed, is currently sitting comfortably on shelves all around the country and with the announcement of their UK tour, Lost Prophets fans are happy once again. Lost Prophets rolled into Southampton’s Guildhall with Midland rock band Sharks as their first support act. Perhaps the band were keen to get things rolling as they took to the stage much too early as the venue was barely half full. Those who had queued up early enough to reach the barriers were suitabley warmed up with Sharks’ own brand of punk rock but many people did not get to witness their set, meaning that Sharks were somewhat overlooked by the crowd.
Of course, old favourites such as ‘Burn Burn’ and ‘To Hell We Ride,’ saw the crowd erupt into a frenzy of mosh pits and head banging to the two heaviest songs of the set.
Kids in Glass Houses were chosen as Lost Prophets’ main support act and what a worthy choice to make. They blew the venue apart and had every fan in the room bouncing along to their pop punk sound. The band’s hit singles ‘Give Me What I Want’ and ‘Saturday’ went down
Lost Prophets had a great onstage presence and really made full use of the huge stage. They regularly cracked jokes amongst each other and did not forget to involve the audience in their onstage banter. Their cover of The Prodigy’s ‘Omen’ went down 14
Standout tracks from the band’s ‘Start
Something’ and ‘Liberation Transmission’ albums were extremely well received and classics such as ‘Last Train Home’ and ‘Last Summer’ brought a breathtaking atmosphere to the venue. A crowd singing lyrics back to a band is a great thing to witness. Every single body in the place went absolutely wild as ‘Shinobi vs Dragon Ninja’ thundered through the venue and encore track ‘The Light That Burns Twice As Bright’ quickly brought everyone in the venue to a standstill as Ian Watkins stood beneath a single spotlight, putting everything he had left into a thrilling ending to the show. T Words: Cherry Pullinger