Cage The Elephant Announce New Album and Tour

Photo Courtesy: Neil Krug

Today, Cage The Elephant, the GRAMMY® Award winning rock band mark their return and announce both the release of their forthcoming sixth studio album, Neon Pill (May 17, RCA Records) and their 45-date North American summer tour. The new album finds the Kentucky-bred six piece—brothers Matthew Shultz [vocals] and Brad Shultz [guitar], Daniel Tichenor [bass], Jared Champion [drums], Nick Bockrath [lead guitar], and Matthan Minster [guitar, keys, backing vocals]— forging new musical ground, while maintaining their uncompromising creativity and wildly cathartic performances. “To me, Neon Pill is the first record where we were consistently uninfluenced, and I mean that in a positive way,” observes Matthew. “Everything is undoubtedly expressed through having settled into finding our own voice. We’ve always drawn inspiration from artists we love, and at times we’ve even emulated some of them to a certain degree. With this album, having gone through so much, life had almost forced us into becoming more and more comfortable with ourselves. We weren’t reaching for much outside of the pure experience of self expression, and simultaneously not necessarily settling either. We just found a uniqueness in simply existing.” The album is available to pre-order on all formats here.Cage The Elephant’s 45-date North American US tour, produced by Live Nation, will kick off on June 20 in Salt Lake City with shows in cities including Seattle, Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York City (full dates below), with support from Young The Giant & Bakar on most dates.  Tickets and VIP available for all dates will go on sale to the general public on Friday, March 8th at 10am local here, and numerous presales, including for the band’s Fan Club, Discord, and Spotify followers will begin on Tuesday, March 5th  at 10am local time. For all Canadian dates, American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Tuesday, March 5 at 10am local time through Thursday, March 7 at 10pm local time.From their humble beginnings in Bowling Green, Kentucky, Cage The Elephant have gone on to become one of the generation’s premier rock bands. They have earned dozens of Gold, Platinum, and Multiplatinum certifications, tallied over 5 billion streams, and notched ten #1 records on Alternative Radio and 5 #1 records on Triple A Radio. Their previous two albums Tell Me I’m Pretty [2015] and Social Cues [2019] garnered consecutive Best Rock AlbumGRAMMY® Awards. They are maybe most celebrated for their live show. The stage is their home turf, where they are most comfortable, and their performances, ecstatic and unchained, as well as cathartic and soul-bearing are what Neon Pill achieves in documenting.Neon Pill, produced by John Hill, materialized during sessions at Sonic Ranch in El Paso, Electric Lady in New York, Sound Emporium in Nashville, Echo Mountain in North Carolina, and at Hill’s studio in Los Angeles, and alchemized a season of tragedy and turbulence into the twelve tracks on their sixth full-length album. Nine months into the pandemic, Matthew and Brad lost their father. The band weathered the back-to-back deaths of friends, while Matthew experience depression and a mental breakdown, culminating in hospitalization. Coming out on the other side, he learned quite a bit about himself, and gained a whole lot of strength and wisdom. Neon Pill came to life in the eye of the storm.Today, the band share their new song, “Out Loud” the emotional centerpiece of Neon Pill. Backed by stark piano, Matthew’s bare delivery quakes as he sings, “Man, I really messed up now.  “Maybe it’s so straightforward and honest, because I didn’t know if it would see the light of day,” he admits. “‘Out Loud’ is very connected to my father. My dad’s the reason we discovered music in the first place. When he died, ‘Out Loud’ just poured out of me. My efforts towards the song were deeply rooted in paying honor to him, and I knew it meant a lot to Brad too,” he remarks. That, also in connection with the difficulties that I was dealing with at that time. It was almost a subconscious apology of sorts before I was fully capable of grasping the gravity of it all. Subconsciously working through it while channeling all of the adversity my family faced growing up coming full circle into my adult life in this one song.” The release of this song follows the latest single, “Neon Pill.” Listen to it here.Cage The Elephant Tour DatesJune 20 – West Valley City, UT at Utah First Credit Union Amphitheatre^June 22 – Seattle, WA at Climate Pledge Arena^June 23 – Ridgefield, WA at RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater^June 24 – Bend, OR at Hayden Homes Amphitheater^June 26 – Vancouver, BC at Rogers Arena^June 28 – Edmonton, AB at Rogers Place^June 30 – Spokane, WA at BECU Live at Northern Quest^July 2 – San Francisco, CA at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium*July 3 – Santa Barbara, CA at Santa Barbara Bowl^~July 5 – Phoenix, AZ at Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre^July 6 – San Diego, CA at Viejas Arena^July 7 – Los Angeles, CA at Kia Forum^July 9 – Albuquerque, NM at Isleta Amphitheater^July 11 – Austin, TX at Moody Center^July 12 – Houston, TX at  The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman^July 13 – Fort Worth, TX at Dickies Arena^July 15 – Rogers, AR at Walmart AMP^Aug 2 – Alpharetta, GA at Ameris Bank Amphitheatre*Aug 3 – Raleigh, NC at Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek^Aug 4 – Charlotte, NC at PNC Music Pavilion*Aug 7 – Noblesville, IN at Ruoff Music Center^Aug 8 – Madison, WI at Breese Stevens Field^Aug 10 – Winnipeg, MB at Canada Life Centre^Aug 12 – Minneapolis, MN at Target Center^Aug 14 – Chicago, IL at Credit Union 1 Arena at UIC^Aug 16 – Grand Rapids, MI at Van Andel Arena^Aug 18 – Saratoga Springs, NY at Broadview Stage at SPAC^Aug 19 – Bridgeport, CT at Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater^Aug 21 – Gilford, NH at BankNH Pavilion^Aug 22 – Mansfield, MA at Xfinity Center*Aug 24 – Holmdel, NJ at PNC Bank Arts Center^Aug 26 – Montreal, QC at Centre Bell^Aug 27 – Toronto, ON at Budweiser Stage^Aug 29 – Burgettstown, PA at The Pavilion at Star Lake^Aug 30 – Cincinnati, OH at Riverbend Music Center^Sept 5 – New York, NY at Madison Square Garden^Sept 6 – Philadelphia, PA at TD Pavilion at the Mann^Sept 7 – Lewiston, NY at Artpark Mainstage Theater^Sept 9 – Cleveland, OH at Blossom Music Center^Sept 10 – Detroit, MI at Pine Knob Music Theatre^Sept 12 – St. Louis, MO at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre^Sept 13 – Des Moines, IA at Wells Fargo Arena^Sept 14 – Kansas City, MO at Starlight Theatre^Sept 16 – Omaha, NE at CHI Health Center Omaha^Sept 18 – Denver, CO at Red Rocks Amphitheatre*^with Young The Giant and Bakar* with Bakar~Non-Live Nation Date