Cage the Elephant Tour News and Updates
Cage The Elephant is a five-piece alternative rock group from Bowling Green, Kentucky, that formed in the mid-2000s. Matt Schultz (vocals), Lincoln Parish (guitar), Brad Schultz (guitar), Daniel Tichenor (bass) and Jared Champion (drums) create a fusion of punk, blues, funk, and garage rock for a wholly unique sound. The band got their name from an incident with a stranger outside of a club who gave them the bewildering advice: "you have to cage the elephant."
Their debut eponymous album, dropped in 2008, garnered much success and released breakthrough hit "Ain't No Rest for the Wicked" which was featured everywhere from video games to TV shows and, of course, all over the radio. The group released Thank You, Happy Birthday two years later, with single "Shake Me Down," and toured relentlessly for five years with the likes of Stone Temple Pilots, Silversun Pickups, Queens of the Stone Age, Foo Fighters and Muse. After taking a break and getting back into the studio, Cage the Elephant created Melphobia, their third-studio album, preceded by "Come A Little Closer" last year.
Cage the Elephant began live support of their latest work in February of 2014 over in Europe, and will play in the United States beginning 4/14 in Solana Beach, CA, hitting Houston, Boston, New York and more. British rockers, Foals, will be co-headlining with the group from 5/2 in Raleigh, until the tour's final date in Oakland, CA on 5/20. Also, no strangers to the music festival scene, Cage the Elephant will play Coachella, Sasquatch, Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza this year.