Prodigy Still Recording Fat Follow-Up, Jane's Tour A No-Go

Electro-rock outfit at work on Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned, due 2002.

The Prodigy are still recording the follow-up to 1997's The Fat of the

Land, which will now be released in 2002 rather than this year.

Few details are available about the British electro-rock group's fourth

album, which was titled Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned in

early 2000, according to a spokesperson for the Prodigy.

The reclusive trio, programmer Liam Howlett and vocalists Keith Flint and

Maxim Reality, recently performed at four European festivals — "a good sign

that we can expect something rather soon from these guys," their

spokesperson said.

That something was nearly the Prodigy's first U.S. live dates in three

years, until the group dropped off Jane's Addiction's Jubilee Tour because

of the recent terrorist attacks in the country. They were hoping to play

three dates in late October along with fellow British dance act Stereo MC's,

though the dates were never confirmed, their spokesperson said.

In June, the Prodigy released Experience: Expanded, a remastered

version of their 1992 debut LP, Experience, that included a bonus

disc of 11 rare tracks (see "Prodigy Expand Experience With Remixes,