Incoming: Another Show?! Yes! The Prodigy at the Grove
Well, I hope your calendars are all up to date with all these concerts coming our way, because here's one more: The Prodigy at the Grove of Anaheim on May 26. Yes, the same The Prodigy of "Firestartef" and "Smack My Bitch Up" fame. Fun fact: I knew someone that thought the lyrics of that song were "take my picture" instead of "smack my bitch up," like, even years after that song was originally popular. I have no idea what she thought it was titled.
Tickets are on sale now, for $45. Yes. $45. I don't know who they're kidding with that, either. It's not so ridiculous, though (but it is kinda ridiculous, sure), as even though The Prodigy might not have had the kind of hits lately that they did in the mid-'90s, they just released their latest album this month in the states (their first in five years!), Invaders Must Die--which hit No. 1 on the UK album charts. I saw the Prodigy at Coachella in 2002, and it was really pretty awesome, so seven years later, they are probably still similarly awesome.
(Oh, and yes, it's "The Prodigy." Got into a conversation about this with co-worker Vickie Chang earlier today. It's always been "The Prodigy," but on The Fat of the Land, their 1997 album with all their big hits, had just "Prodigy" written on the cover, allegedly because that fit the design better. As a result, definitely more people just call them "Prodigy," at least here in the US. The more you know!)
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