Festivals reveal the Prodigy replacements following frontman’s death
The band have decided to exit four festival appearances put on by Danny Wimmer Presents. The scheduled festivals include Jacksonville’s Welcome To Rockville on May 3, Rockingham’s Epicenter on May 10, Columbus’ Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival on May 18 and Chicago Open Air Presents on May 19.
Additionally, the Cult will take on Chicago Open Air Presents.
"We’re honored to step in for our brothers in The Prodigy at Sonic Temple on Saturday night,” Papa Roach frontman Jacoby Shaddix says. “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 announcements follow the band’s decision to cancel all forthcoming tour dates this spring. Originally, the trio were set to embark on a short string of U.S. dates this May including the aforementioned festivals. The band announced the gigs in February, revealing it was their first headlining U.S. tour in 10 years. However, the Prodigy recently took to Twitter to announce that all scheduled forthcoming shows will be cancelled.
While they are still awaiting toxicology reports to come in, they have determined the cause of death is not suspicious.
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