The Prodigy live at Wembley

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The Prodigy live at Wembley

Dizzee Rascal was the support act at The Prodigy's Wembley Arena gig on Friday April 17. He took the opportunity to air his explosive forthcoming single 'Bokers', which is one of NME's 10 Tracks You Need To Hear This Week - listen at NME.COM/theoffice. Photo: Tim Cochrane

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The Prodigy live at Wembley

Fans congregate for The Prodigy's gig at London's Wembley Arena, Friday April 17. It was a weekend of intense London gigging for the resurgent ravers. The following night they played a sold-out show at the O2 Academy Brixton. Photo: Tim Cochrane

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The Prodigy live at Wembley

T-shirts on sale in Wembley Arena's foyer. The Prodigy are now set for a US tour throughout April, before returning to the UK for the Isle Of Wight and Download festivals, June 12-13. Photo: Tim Cochrane

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The Prodigy live at Wembley

Down the front at The Prodigy's Wembley Arena gig. Tracks from the band's recent 'Invaders Must Die' album were well-received, but - predictably - the most energetic crowd response was reserved for hits such as 'Breathe' and 'Out Of Space'. Photo: Tim Cochrane

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The Prodigy live at Wembley

Maxim Reality goads the Wembley crowd. In a bid to coax more energy from fans, he referred to them as his "warriors" throughout the night. Photo: Tim Cochrane

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The Prodigy live at Wembley

The Prodigy thrill a 12,500-strong crowd, made up of veteran ravers as well as teenagers. Now either in or approaching their forties, The Prodigy have come a long way since their days as tabloid scourges. At the height of their fame, after 'Firestarter hit Number One in 1996, the Mail On Sunday thundered, "Ban this sick fire record". Photo: Tim Cochrane

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The Prodigy live at Wembley

Throughout the gig the stage was illuminated by a blinding wall of neon red lights. One early highlight was new track 'World On Fire', which Keith Flint introduced with an environmental warning, telling the crowd: "The world is about to expire". Photo: Tim Cochrane

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The Prodigy live at Wembley

In addition to hits 'Breathe', 'Voodoo People' and 'Firestarter', The Prodigy treated fans to an unrecorded new track, 'Comanche'. They climaxed with rave anthem 'Everybody In The Place'. Photo: Tim Cochrane

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The Prodigy live at Wembley

The Prodigy's Wembley Arena show capped a remarkable comeback: their fifth album 'Invaders Must Die' recently debuted at Number One in the UK charts. Previous album 'Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned', released in 2004, managed the same feat, but subsequently sold poorly, and generated no major hits. Photo: Tim Cochrane

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The Prodigy live at Wembley

'Invaders Must Die' marked a return to the band's classic sound in as much as it featured no guest vocalists - although it did feature a cameo from Dave Grohl, who plays drums on the track 'Run With Wolves'. Photo: Tim Cochrane

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The Prodigy live at Wembley

Fans get psyched up for The Prodigy on a drizzly Friday afternoon (April 17). Photo: Tim Cochrane

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The carnage unfolds at Wembley Arena. Earlier, Dizzee Rascal had whipped up the crowd with his Number One hit 'Dance Wiv Me' as well as anthemic forthcoming single 'Bonkers'. Photo: Tim Cochrane

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The Prodigy live at Wembley

Little-known Prodigy fact: new album track 'Colours' features backing vocals from Amanda Ghost, who co-wrote 'You're Beautiful' with James Blunt. Photo: Tim Cochrane

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The Prodigy live at Wembley

The Prodigy have a full summer of festival appearances ahead of them. They are set to play Isle Of Wight, Download, Global Gathering, RockNess and Reading and Leeds. Photo: Tim Cochrane

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The Prodigy live at Wembley

Last February marked 18 years in the business for the band, nearly two decades since Liam Howlett released the 12” ‘What Evil Lurks’ and chose the band name after one of his favourite synthesisers. Photo: Tim Cochrane

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The Prodigy live at Wembley

The Prodigy rock Wembley. For more on the band including news, reviews and videos, head over to www.nme.com/artists/the-prodigy. Photo: Tim Cochrane

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