Cage The Elephant are currently in the studio putting the finishing touches on their third full-length album. Due out this fall on RCA Records, the new album was recorded in Nashville, TN and reunites the band with producer Jay Joyce who produced the group’s prior two releases.
“When we set out to make this record we had a few different vague ideas for what direction we wanted to move in musically, but as usual the end result turned out nothing like what we had originally envisioned,” said vocalist Matt Shultz. “There was an element of playfulness and swagger absent on our last record that unexpectedly began to surface. At the same time the songs had a more inner-directed and reflective sound. Finally, we started experimenting with combining the two polar elements.”
“Every time we make a record we go to war with ourselves as individuals and as a collective,” Shultz continues. “We try to remain true to our convictions and in the end, we have to let go and let the record speak for its self. Letting go is the easy part, getting to that point is the struggle.”
9/3 – Charlotte, N.C. – Time Warner Cable Arena*
9/4 – Duluth, Ga. – The Arena At Gwinnett Center*
9/6 – Nashville, Tenn. – Bridgestone Arena*
9/8 – Pittsburgh, Pa. – Consol Energy Center*
9/9 – Philadelphia, Pa. – Wells Fargo Center*
9/11 – Washington, D.C. – Verizon Center*
9/14 – Maryland Heights, Mo. – Verizon Wireless Amph.
9/17 – Denver, Colo. – Pepsi Center*
9/19 – Salt Lake City, Utah – EnergySolutions Arena*
9/21 – Oceanside, Calif. – FM 94/9 Independence Jam
9/27 – Kansas City, Mo. – 96.5 The Buzz Beach Ball