Cage the Elephant premiere their video for their second single “Take It Or Leave It” on Noisey.
CLICK HERE to watch! The video features Juliette Lewis and some sparkling roller skating dancers at a roller-rink in Topeka, Kansas in the 70s. The track is the second single off of their critically acclaimed third album Melophobia, which was released on October 8th, 2013 via RCA Records.
Matt Shultz said, “’I want the video to have a roller-skating disco concept,’ I said to my long-time friend and music video director, Isaac Rentz. He replied, ‘You’re not going to believe this but I have a sick hook-up who can get us some figure roller-skating world champions!’ We gazed into each other’s souls through the windows of our eyes–eyes that danced on unspoken, secret plans for roller-skating music video euphoria in conception. We spit into our hands and shook on it. Then, wordlessly, we made small cuts on the tips of our index fingers, rubbed them together and became blood brothers. We never actually filmed the video, it just leapt from our shared imaginings into the world, vital and fully-formed.”
The first single from Melophobia, “Come A Little Closer” reached No. 1 on the Triple A radio chart and spent 10 weeks at #1 on the Modern Rock chart, and made a mark on the Adult Top 40. The track was recently nominated for “Best Alt Rock Song of the Year” in the inaugural iHeartRadio Music awards. PRESS HERE to watch the band perform the track on Ellen. Watch the music video for the track HERE.
Following performances at Coachella in April, Cage the Elephant will tour throughout the U.S., making stops in New York, Chicago, Minneapolis and Oakland among other cities. The tour includes a mix of headlining shows with Juliette Lewis or J Roddy Walston & The Business as support, and co-headlining dates with Foals.
Cage the Elephant is Matt Shultz (vocals), Brad Shultz (guitar), Daniel Tichenor (Bass) and Jared Champion (drums). For more information on the tour and to purchase tickets, visit www.cagetheelephant.com/tour/.
Spring 2014 Tour Dates:
April 12 | Indio, California | Coachella | Sold Out
April 14 | San Diego, California | Belly Up | Sold Out #
April 15 | Santa Ana, California | The Observatory | Sold Out #
April 18 | Ventura, California | Ventura Theater | Sold Out #
April 19 | Indio, California | Coachella | Sold Out
April 21 | Tucson, Arizona | Rialto Theatre ^
April 22 | Albuquerque, New Mexico | Sunshine Theatre ^
April 24 | San Antonio, Texas | White Rabbit ^
April 25 | Houston, Texas | House of Blues ^
April 26 | Frisco, Texas | Edgefest 2014
May 2 | Raleigh, North Carolina | Red Hat Amphitheater | Free Admission % ^
May 3 | Columbia, Maryland | DC 101 Kerfuffle
May 4 | Boston, Massachusetts | Orpheum Theatre % ^
May 6 | New York, New York | Terminal 5 | Sold Out * ^
May 7 | New York, New York | Terminal 5 * ^
May 9 | Atlanta, Georgia | Shaky Knees Festival
May 10 | Richmond, Virginia | The National | Sold Out % ^
May 11 | Pennsauken Township, New Jersey |Radio 104.5’s 7th Birthday Show
May 13 | Toronto, Ontario | Kool Haus * ^
May 14 | Chicago, Illinois | Aargon Ballroom % ^
May 15 | Minneapolis, Minnesota | Myth Live % ^
May 17 | Denver, Colorado | Ogden Theatre | Sold Out % ^
May 18 | Salt Lake City, Utah | The Complex % ^
May 20 | Oakland, California | Fox Theater * ^
May 23 | Quincy, Washington | Sasquatch Festival
May 31-1 | Houston, Texas | Free Press Summer Festival
June 12-15 | Manchester, Tennessee | Bonnaroo
June 19-22 | Dover, Delaware | Firefly Music Festival