Genre-bending U.K. outfit the Prodigy has set a July 2 North American release date for its new single, "Baby's Got a Temper." The track is already causing controversy in the band's homeland, having be
Genre-bending U.K. outfit the Prodigy has set a July 2 North American release date for its new single, "Baby's Got a Temper." The track is already causing controversy in the band's homeland, having been heavily edited for airplay by the BBC last week thanks to its multiple references to the "date rape drug" Rohypnol. "Baby's Got a Temper" will be included on the group's upcoming XL/Maverick album, tentatively titled "Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned."
The band is no stranger to this type of controversy; the video for its 1997 hit "Smack My Bitch Up" featured both drug use and nudity yet still won best dance video and breakthrough video at the MTV Video Music Awards the following year.
"Baby's Got a Temper" is due to hit U.S. radio outlets June 4. The commercial release will be available in CD and 12" vinyl formats, backed by dub and instrumental mixes, while the DVD edition includes the song's music video. The song was unveiled for North American audiences last month at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., the Prodigy's first gig in the country in four years.
Although a release date for "Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned" has yet to be solidified, the Prodigy has lined up a handful of summer festival appearances, beginning July 6 in Ostend, Belgium.
Here are the Prodigy's tour dates:
July 6: Ostend, Belgium (Beach Rock Festival)
July 13: Meath, Ireland (Witnness Festival)
July 26: Nigata, Japan (Fuji Rock Festival)
Aug. 23: Leeds, England (Carling Weekender)
Aug. 24: Glasgow (Gig on the Green)
Aug. 25: Reading, England (Carling Weekender)