Earlier this week it was announced that English electronic music band The Prodigy is poised to take over North America this May with its first headline tour in ten years. The band will combine solo headline shows in Dallas, New Orleans, Atlanta, Washington, DC, Boston and New York City with main stage performances at some of North America’s music festivals including Welcome to Rockville, Epicenter Festival, Sonic Temple and Chicago Open Air.
The tour announce coincides with the release of The Prodigy’s new single ‘We Live Forever;’ a track that brings together Keith and Maxim (plus an Ultramagnetic MCs vocal hook) over a sinister ascending riff that keeps coming at you, before erupting into a violent energy.
The track is a highlight from The Prodigy’s latest album, ‘No Tourists’, an album which sees the band join the ranks of Paul McCartney and Elton John in achieving seven UK number 1s (no other electronic act has done this).
The urgency of ‘No Tourists’ arguably appears to have tapped into (says Howlett) a wider need for escapism. ‘It’s about the want and need to be derailed and not to follow that easy set path. In these times we live in people have become lazier and forgotten how to explore. Too many people are allowing themselves to be force fed, with whatever that may be. ‘No Tourists’ is about reaching out further to find another alternative route where the danger and excitement may be to feel more alive… not accepting that you can just be a tourist. That’s what the title is about for us.”
THE PRODIGY NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
3 May - Jacksonville, FL - Welcome to Rockville
10 May - Rockingham, NC - Epicenter Festival
18 May - Columbus, OH - Sonic Temple
19 May - Chicago, IL - Chicago Open Air
5 May - Dallas, TX - South Side Ballroom
7 May - New Orleans, LA - Orpheum
8 May - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
11 May - Washington, DC - Echostage
13 May - Boston, MA - House Of Blues
16 May - New York, NY - Terminal 5