The Prodigy has never taken the lazy tourist route. Since their inception in the heady rave days of the UK, they’ve eschewed the obvious and followed the path less trodden.
The Prodigy have established themselves as one of the most culturally significant bands of the last thirty years. Main man Liam Howlett and vocalists Maxim and Keef Flint have become the soundtrack of the midnight hours with iconic tracks like ‘Charly’, ’Out of Space’, ‘Firestarter’, ‘Smack My Bitch Up’, ‘Omen’ and ‘The Day is My Enemy’. Their albums have dominated charts all over the planet.
No Tourists, their most recent record, is the band’s seventh studio album. It’s an album of contorted and violent production that sees Liam Howlett once again turning expectations inside out.
They dominated the illegal rave scene, challenged anti-rave legislation and redefined the whole idea of what a band should be like, turning metal kids into ravers and ravers into metal kids. They brought UK electronic music to the US heartland and became one of the first band of their generation to play in Russia, Romania, Serbia and Macedonia.
Put simply, The Prodigy are no tourists – and never were.