The Prodigy have cancelled two major festival performances this August over injury.
The duo – who were scheduled to perform at Spain’s Dreambeach and Winchester’s Boomtown this weekend – have confirmed that their sets at the festivals have been scrapped after vocalist Maxim suffered a “temporary back injury”.
The Prodigy announced the news over social media on August 10, revealing that Maxim is currently in the process of recovery. “The Prodigy have unfortunately been forced to cancel their upcoming headline festival performances at Dreambeach (ES) and Boomtown (UK) under doctor’s orders, as Maxim recovers from a temporary back injury,” they wrote.
“This isn’t a decision the band take lightly and they apologise to all fans who are travelling to these shows. We will update everyone on his progress and future shows as soon as possible,” the statement concludes.
The Prodigy have unfortunately been forced to cancel their upcoming headline festival performances at Dreambeach (ES) and Boomtown (UK) under doctor’s orders, as Maxim recovers from a temporary back injury. pic.twitter.com/uiITsxhTcI
— The Prodigy (@the_prodigy) August 10, 2023
The band suffered the loss of frontman Keith Flint when he took his own life back in 2019, aged 49. Last year, the surviving members of the band hit the road for their first live tour since Flint’s death – incorporating a tribute to the icon during ‘Firestarter‘ in their high-octane set.
“We really felt the crowd were there to support us and give us the energy back and we are eternally grateful for that,” Liam Howlett told NME earlier this year, as the band announced a series of new tour dates.
Following the scrapped Dreambeach and Boomtown shows, The Prodigy are slated to perform across Europe, before embarking on a tour of the UK in November. December will see the duo tour Europe further. Full dates for the UK ‘Army Of The Ants’ tour are below, with tickets available here.
16 – Venoge Festival – Lausanne, Switzerland
18 – Parkenfestivalen – Bodø, Norway
19 – Pstereo Festival – Trondheim, Norway
24 – Vilar De Mouros – Caminha, Portugal
31 – Kalorama Festival – Lisboa, Portugal
16 – OVO Hydro – Glasgow, Scotland
17 – AO Arena – Manchester, England
18 – First Direct Arena – Leeds, England
20 – Brighton Centre – Brighton, England
21 – International Arena – Cardiff, Wales
23 – UTILITA ARENA – BIRMINGHAM, England
24 – ALEXANDRA PALACE – LONDON, England
25 – ALEXANDRA PALACE – LONDON, England
28 – Rockhal – Luxembourg
29 – Ziggo Dome – Amsterdam, Netherlands
30 – Mitsubishi Electric Halle – Dusseldorf, Germany
02 – TAP 1 – Copenhagen, Denmark
03 – Velodrome – Berlin, Germany
04 – Festhalle – Frankfurt, Germany
06 – MTP HALA 3A – Poznan, Poland
07 – Sportovni Hala Fortuna – Prague, Czech Republic
09 – Schleyerhalle – Stuttgart, Germany
10 – L’Olympia – Paris, France