Today, Cage The Elephant share a new version of their song “Broken Boy,” featuring Iggy Pop. The track finds the godfather of punk singing a verse and contributing backing vocals to the opening song off the band’s celebrated fifth studio album, Social Cues (Columbia Records).
Frontman Matt Shultz spoke of his adoration of Iggy ‘He’s such a pioneer in so many fields: lyrically, culturally, poetically, visually, musically, and stylistically. Only a couple times in your life do you have the opportunity to share a moment with a visionary and beautiful human as he is’ He continues ‘Grateful and blown away to have experienced and witnessed, not just his creativity, but also his kindness, humility, and humanness first hand. Such a testimony to the power of love’.
Said Iggy Pop about his collaboration with the band: “Cage is a super high energy outfit, living the Rock dream, so for a couple of fun minutes I was one of the boys. Sounds pretty wicked to me."
Listen to “Broken Boy featuring Iggy Pop” - BELOW:
The band, who recently wrapped up their two-month-long amphitheatre “The Night Running Tour” with Beck featuring Spoon in the US, return to the UK for the first time since their sold-out show at Brixton Academy in 2017 in February. The tour, which includes a huge date at London’s Alexandra Palace on 22nd February, stretches across the UK and Europe in February and March. The run comes following the cancellation of their dates in 2019 after guitarist Nick Bockrath broke his knee jumping off stage. Support for the dates comes from SWMRS and Post Animal. Tickets for the tour (below) are on sale now from HERE
Sun 16th UK, LEEDS, O2 Academy Leeds
Mon 17th UK, GLASGOW, O2 Academy Glasgow
Wed 19th UK, MANCHESTER, O2 Victoria Warehouse
Thurs 20th UK, BIRMINGHAM, O2 Academy
Sat 22nd UK, LONDON, Alexandra Palace
Mon 24th FR, PARIS, L’Olympia SOLD-OUT
Wed 26th DE, COLOGNE, Live Music Hall SOLD-OUT
Thurs 27th DE, BERLIN, Astra Kulturhaus SOLD-OUT
Fri 28th DE, HAMBURG, Hamburg, Docks SOLD-OUT
Sun 1st NL, UTRECHT, Tivoli SOLD-OUT
Mon 2nd NL, TILBURG, O13 Main Hall
Wed 4th ITL, MILAN, Fabrique
Fri 27th CL, Santiago, Lollapalooza Chile
Sun 29th AR, Buenos Aires, Lollapalooza Argentina
Fri 3rd BR, Sao Paulo, Lollapalooza Brasil
Sun 5th CO, Bogota, Festival Estereo Picnic
The band’s performance on Austin City Limits, taped at the Moody Theater, will air on January 25th as part of the long-running PBS show’s 45th season. During the taping, which The Austin Chronicle said continued the band’s “ascendant rampage into rock & roll history,” the band performed hit songs including “Social Cues,” “Trouble,” “Broken Boy” and “Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked.”
Cage The Elephant has also been nominated for Best Rock Album at the 62nd GRAMMY Awards for Social Cues. The honour marks the third time the band have been nominated. The band won 2017’s Best Rock Album GRAMMY for Tell Me I’m Pretty and were nominated in 2015 for Best Alternative Music Album for Melophobia. The 62nd GRAMMY will air Sunday, January 26th.
Additionally, the band have been nominated for both “Alternative Rock Artist Of The Year” and “Alternative Rock Song Of The Year” for “Ready To Let Go” at the 2020 iHeartRadio Music Awards. The ceremony will take place on Sunday, March 29th at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, and a full list of nominees is available here.