The rumbling vibration of bass could be felt on the sidewalks outside of Downtown’s Mayan Theatre as Australian quintet Pendulum roared into their first song. The smoke-filled theater ignited as the live drums, bass, guitar and siren-like synths swallowed the venue whole.

They ripped through songs off their latest album, In Silico, as well as Hold Your Colour, generating huge response with their singles “Propane Nightmares” and “Mutiny” (the track currently used in the cliffhanging Verizon commercial). But the crowd went bananas when the brains behind Pendulum, Rob Swire, played the opening keys of the Prodigy’s “Voodoo People” – their most famous cover until they recently started covering Coldplay’s “Violet Hill.”

Hype man and MC Ben “The Verse” Mount took a short break from jumping around and addressed the rambunctious crowd: “They said America wasn’t ready for Pendulum, boy were they wrong.”

America was indeed ready.