Danny Wimmer Presents Announces The Prodigy Replacement Bookings

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Papa Roach’s Jacoby Shaddix performs last year in England. The band is among the artists who will replace The Prodigy at Danny Wimmer Presents festivals in May.

The sudden passing of The Prodigy’s Keith Flint last week forced the British group to cancel their upcoming U.S. tour.

The 10-date trek – which would’ve been the band’s first U.S. tour since 2011 — include dates at all four of the spring festivals staged by Danny Wimmer Presents and, on Monday, DWP announced lineup replacements for The Prodigy.

The Crystal Method will fill in for The Prodigy at Welcome to Rockville in Jacksonville, Fla. and at the inaugural Epicenter in Rockingham, N.C., on May 3 and 10, respectively.

Papa Roach will take over for The Prodigy at Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival in Columbus, Ohio, on May 18, and The Cult will replace them at Chicago Open Air Presents in Bridgeview, Ill., on May 19.

“We’re honored to step in for our brothers in The Prodigy at Sonic Temple on Saturday night,” Papa Roach frontman Jacoby Shaddix said in a statement. “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.”

When The Prodigy’s tour was announced in February, Wimmer told Pollstar the bookings were “a matter of great timing” and lauded the band’s influence, saying they “opened the door for other genres.”

In the wake of Keith Flint’s passing, Pollstar spoke with industry professionals who worked with the band on their recent European tour.