The Prodigy’s Invaders Must Die Tour

In between tours of the U.K. and Europe, The Prodigy is hitting the road in May for a nationwide U.S. tour, showing off tunes from its fifth studio release, this year’s “Invaders Must Die.”

In April the British electropunk band sticks to its home turf with shows throughout the U.K. and then it’s on to the U.S.

The U.S. tour kicks off at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C., May 18 and makes its way to the West Coast, concluding with a show at WaMu Theater in Seattle, May 30.

Additional dates include stops at Electric Factory in Philadelphia (May 19), The Fillmore Detroit in Detroit (May 22), Congress Theatre in Chicago (May 23) and Warfield Theatre in San Francisco (May 28).

Following the U.S. tour The Prodigy has more shows lined up in The U.K. as well as Belgium, Ireland, Poland, Switzerland and Germany.

Invaders Must Die was released in the U.S. in early March.

Here’s what DJ Liam Howlett had to say about the album:

Invaders Must Die is the product of the last 7 turbulent years of the band, we really fought for it, this is about the three of us again, a band record we can take live. The name is a reference to being got at on the last album.

“People could see a way in, chinks in the armour. They thought ‘This band is so tight and can’t be infiltrated’ and it was like David and Goliath. The people that tried to get in were the invaders. Everyone else is the enemy. Also on a straight up street level we love the abrasiveness of it, it gets heads thinking ‘What is that?’ The first tune says it all ‘WE ARE THE PRODIGY!’

Check out the band’s Web site here and its MySpace page here.