Cage The Elephant Tickets for Sale
Cage the Elephant may have topped a number of critics as one of the best new bands last year and the album drew the same kind of praise. Now, in 2012, Cage the Elephant is taking on the road in the summer, hitting up a few venues as the headlining act and playing an even bigger role as a major stage artist on the summer music festival circuit. This circuit includes appearances at the Hangout Music Fest in Gulf Shores, Alabama, Orion Music and More Festival in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and the Governors Ball Music Festival in New York City.
In addition, Cage the Elephant is preparing to return to the recording studio to work on the group's third album. This time they will not make their fans wait three years before releasing a new collection of songs. Expect a few new concert dates to pop up as it is still early in 2012 and the band has released a third single – "Always Something".
Cage the Elephant's turbulent live show is the perfect showcase for this American rock band from Bowling Green, Kentucky. It is Cage the Elephant's boisterous performances which made this smoking Kentucky-bred band the talk of 2009's South-by-Southwest music festival, and led USA Today to single the group out as a band not to be missed at this year's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.
Cage the Elephant's single, Ain't No Rest For the Wicked, reached number 32 on the UK Singles Chart. This in part led the group to sign with EMI Records after being showcased at the 2007 South by Southwest music festival, and moving to East London, England. Originally known as Perfect Confusion, the band is made up of lead singer Matt Shultz, guitarist Brad Shultz, lead guitarist Lincoln Parish, bass guitar and backup vocalist Daniel Tichenor, and Jared Champion on drums/percussion.
In August 2007 Cage the Elephant played for the first time at Lollapalooza in Chicago. The group released their self-titled debut album on June 23, 2008, to mostly very positive reviews, and has appeared as a backup act on tour with The Pigeon Detectives in early 2008, and with Silversun Pickups and Manchester Orchestra in 2009. Their single, Ain't No Rest For the Wicked, won honors as iTunes Free Single of the Week for the week of April 12, 2009. Cage the Elephant also made a national TV appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman in July, 2009.
Cage the Elephant released the follow up album to the self-titled debut three years later. Thank You, Happy Birthday reached number two on the Billboard 200 and featured the singles "Shake Me Down" and "Aberdeen".
After having experienced the eye-popping spectacle of a live Cage the Elephant performance, music critics have been heard to liken lead singer Matt Shultz' antics to those of a demented Bible Belt preacher, or a Tasmanian Devil whooping and jumping up and down like a crazed monkey. To experience the unbridled, 100 mph lunacy of front man Matt Shultz and the rest of Cage the Elephant, check the band's tour schedule and get your tickets now for the performance nearest you.