Papa Roach, The Cult, The Crystal Method taking The Prodigy’s slot at U.S. festivals

Replacements have been named for The Prodigy at four festivals taking place in May in the United States. The Prodigy, which was scheduled to embark on its first U.S. tour in 10 years, has canceled all tour dates following the March 4 death of vocalist Keith Flint.

The Crystal Method now will perform Friday, May 3, at Welcome to Rockville in Jacksonville, Florida, and Friday, May 10, at Epicenter in Rockingham, North Carolina. The Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival will replace The Prodigy with Papa Roach on Saturday, May 18, and The Cult will step in Sunday, Sept. 19, at Chicago Open Air.

“We’re honored to step in for our brothers in The Prodigy at Sonic Temple on Saturday night,” Papa Roach frontman Jacoby Shaddix said. “They are such an influential band for us. We’re gonna celebrate, it’s gonna be a great night. We love you guys and we can’t wait to see you out there.”

The Crystal Method released the following statement: “I like so many have been shocked by the sad reality that another iconic and influential member of the music community has taken their own life. I personally want to send my deepest condolences to Keith’s wife and family … and to his band mates. In the dozen or so times TCM shared a stage or played a festival with The Prodigy, I witnessed some phenomenal performances. Liam’s beats and propulsive sound was the sonic Fuck Yeah that so many of us old school ravers needed while Keith’s raw combustible energy and cyber punk persona served up the right amount of Fuck You to the establishment! I never really hung out with Keith and only had the briefest of personal interaction with him but he was always kind and I know he will be missed. #RIP.”

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