Long celebrated as one of the most explosive live bands in the world, Cage The Elephant truly lived up to that billing at the recent Reading and Leeds Festivals completely packing out the Radio 1 / NME stage at both events and for many providing one of the most ‘’talked about’’ sets of the weekend.
Off the back of that impressive reception the band have decided to return to the UK and Ireland in January 2017 for a short run of shows including a date at London’s Brixton 02 Academy, their biggest headline gig to date in the capital.
Cage the Elephant released their new single ‘Trouble’ through Columbia Records on 29th August. ‘Trouble’ is taken from the band’s critically-acclaimed new album ‘Tell Me I’m Pretty’, which was produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys & The Arcs, mixed by Tom Elmhirst (Amy Winehouse, Adele, Florence + the Machine) and recorded at Easy Eye Sound in Nashville, TN. The band whose last sold-out UK tour featured numerous venue upgrades also appeared alongside Red Hot Chili Peppers in Belfast and Biffy Clyro in Glasgow last month as well as their storming Reading and Leeds appearances.
In the USA the band continue to make big strides – “Trouble,” the second single from Grammy-nominated band Cage The Elephant’s fourth studio album Tell Me I’m Pretty, tops the Alternative radio chart at the end of August! In reaching #1 that week, Cage The Elephant’s “Trouble” becomes the band’s historic 7th Alternative #1. They sit alongside the elite artists in radio format history – Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foo Fighters, Green Day, U2 and Linkin Park – as the biggest airplay bands since the 1988 chart began and score the most Billboard Alternative Songs No. 1s (all seven) since 2010; Muse & The Black Keys follow with four #1s each in that time span. In addition, Cage The Elephant extends its lead of most Alternative #1s in the past decade and becomes the first act to land three consecutive #1 Alternative singles in eight years, since Foo Fighters in 2007-08. Additionally, Cage The Elephant’s self-titled debut album was recently certified RIAA platinum.
Cage The Elephant upcoming UK and Ireland tour dates:
Mon 16 Jan – Academy- Dublin, Ireland
Tue 17 Jan – 02 ABC – Glasgow, UK
Thu 19 Jan – Albert Hall. Manchester, UK
Fri 20 Jan – 02 Academy Brixton – London, UK