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Cage The Elephant Announces Headline Arena Tour

Grammy-nominated rock band Cage the Elephant announced a run of tour dates with stops in New York, Nashville, Los Angeles and more. Full tour routing is below and tickets will be available for purchase on March 18th PRESS HERE for ticket info. This tour follows the release of the band’s fourth studio album, Tell Me I’m Pretty, which was released in December via RCA Records and debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top Rock Albums and Alternative Albums charts.

The album’s lead single “Mess Around” recently topped the Alternative and AAA radio charts – PRESS HERE to listen! “Mess Around” is Cage the Elephant’s sixth Alternative #1, joining Red Hot Chili Peppers, Linkin Park, Foo Fighters, Green Day, R.E.M. and U2 as one of only seven bands with more than five #1s in the 28 years of the Alternative chart. 

Cage the Elephant is currently on the Spring Fling Rock AF tour with Silversun Pickups, Foals and Bear Hands – see routing including stops in El Paso, Buffalo and Providence below and PRESS HERE for tickets. PRESS HERE to check out the Spring Fling website for details and driving directions as well as a customized Spotify playlist equalling the duration of the drive to the show, and “Drive Home” playlists comprised of studio versions of each band’s set list.

Tell Me I’m Pretty pushes the advances the band made with their last record—2013’s Melophobia, which was nominated for a Grammy for Best Alternative Album – while also drawing from the sounds that initially inspired them to start making music. The album was produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys & The Arcs (Lana Del Rey, Ray LaMontagne, The Black Keys, The Arcs), mixed by Tom Elmhirst (Amy Winehouse, Adele, Florence + the Machine) and recorded at Easy Eye Sound in Nashville, TN, near the group’s home town of Bowling Green, KY. Rolling Stone said, “Tell Me I’m Pretty reflects everything from psychedelic bubblegum pop to, not coincidentally, the spare tautness of the Black Keys.”

Melophobia took the band to new heights, spinning off two Number One singles on the Alternative charts, “Come a Little Closer” and “Cigarette Daydreams”, with Rolling Stone describing the album as, “Kentucky’s Cage the Elephant warp Sixties garage rock, Seventies punk and Eighties alt-rock into excellently weird new shapes”; while their 2011 sophomore album Thank You Happy Birthday debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and was praised as “one of the best rock albums of the year”. Long celebrated as one of the most explosive live bands in the world, Cage the Elephant has toured extensively, selling out several headlining runs and performing alongside the likes of The Black Keys, Foo Fighters, Muse and Queens of the Stone Age. The band performed on The Late Late Show with James Corden in December, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in January and Conan in February.

Cage The Elephant consists of singer Matt Shultz, guitarist Brad Shultz, bassist Daniel Tichenor, and drummer Jared Champion.

Cage the Elephant tour dates:
~Spring Fling tour dates with Silversun Pickups, Foals and Bear Hands
*with Portugal. The Man + Broncho
^with Portugal. The Man + Twin Peaks
%with Portugal. The Man

3/16    El Paso, TX @ Don Haskins Center~
3/18    Tulsa, OK @ Cox Business Center Arena~
3/19    Southaven, MS @ Landers Center~
3/20    Johnson City, TN @ Freedom Hall Civic Center~
3/22    Richmond, VA @ Richmond Coliseum~
3/23    Norfolk, VA @ Constant Convocation Center~
3/25    Pittsburgh, PA @ Petersen Events Center, University of Pittsburgh~
3/26    Rochester, NY @ Main Street Armory~
3/28    Buffalo, NY @ First Niagara Center
3/30    Hartford, CT @ XL Center~
3/31    Portland, ME @ Cross Insurance Arena~
4/1      Providence, RI @ Dunkin Donuts Arena~
5/1      Little Rock, AR @ Verizon Arena*
5/3      Oklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake Energy Arena*
5/4      Wichita, KS @ INTRUST Bank Arena*
5/6      Grand Rapids, MI @ DeltaPlex*
5/7      Detroit, MI @ Masonic Temple Theatre*
5/8      Toronto, ON @ International Centre – Arrow Hall*
5/10    Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre*
5/11    Albany, NY @ Times Union Center*
5/15    Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion*
5/16    New York City, NY @ SummmerStage, Central Park*
5/19    Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheater*
5/20    Duluth, GA @ Infinite Energy Arena*
5/21    Gulf Shores, AL @ Hangout Festival
6/3      Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center^
6/4      Cleveland, OH @ Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica^
6/5      Columbus, OH @ EXPRESS LIVE!^
6/7      Chicago, IL @ UIC Pavilion%
6/9      Milwaukee, WI @ BMO Harris Pavilion%
6/10    Minneapolis, MN @ U.S. Bank Theater at Target Center^
6/11    Madison, WI @ Coliseum at Alliant Energy Center^
6/14    Calgary, AB @ Calgary Stampede Corral^
6/15    Edmonton, AB @ Shaw Conference Centre^
6/17    Vancouver, BC @ PNE Forum^
6/18    Portland, OR @ McMenamins Edgefield Amphitheater^
6/19    Seattle, WA @ WaMu Theater^ – currently on sale
6/21    Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Auditorium% – currently on sale
6/22    San Diego, CA @ Valley View Casino Center%
6/23    San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic%
6/25    Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino^
6/26    Phoenix, AZ @ Gila River Arena^