Cage The Elephant today announce Live & Unpeeled, The Acoustic Tour, a series of rare acoustic shows featuring a string quartet. Said guitarist Brad Shultz about the inspiration behind the tour: “After our recent acoustic performance at the Bridge School Benefit, we wanted to share this intimate experience with our fans and take it on the road. We plan to add in a string quartet to make it really cool.” Live & Unpeeled, the band’s first ever acoustic tour, includes shows in Los Angeles, Sacramento, Washington, DC, Knoxville, and Nashville (full dates below). General on sale starts Friday, March 10th at 12pm local here. For a chance to meet the band, upgrade to front row tickets & win a signed acoustic guitar, ticket holders can make a donation on the band’s Crowdrise page, with all proceeds benefiting Buddy House/Down Syndrome of Southern Kentucky.
Cage The Elephant received their first GRAMMY® AWARD for Best Rock Album for their fourth studio album, Tell Me I’m Pretty, which was produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys and released in December 2015 via RCA. This is the band’s second nomination, following a nomination for Best Alternative Album for 2013’s Melophobia. Tell Me I’m Pretty’s two singles, “Mess Around” and “Trouble,” both topped the Alternative charts for a total of seven #1 Alternative songs, the most of any artist this decade. Watch the video for new single “Cold Cold Cold” here and the video for “Trouble” here, both directed by singer Matt Shultz.
Long celebrated as one of the most explosive live bands in the world, Cage The Elephant have sold out several headlining runs including a summer 2016 arena tour and recent sold out UK and European tour. Additionally, Cage The Elephant’s self-titled debut album was recently certified RIAA platinum.
Cage The Elephant consists of singer Matt Shultz, guitarist Brad Shultz, bassist Daniel Tichenor, and drummer Jared Champion.
CAGE THE ELEPHANT UPCOMING TOUR DATES
March 4 /// West Lafayette, IN /// Elliott Hall of Music
March 11 /// Tampa, FL /// Gasparilla Music Festival
March 23 /// Bogota, Colombia /// Festival Estereo Picnic
March 25 /// São Paulo, Brazil /// Lollapalooza Brazil
March 29 /// Rio de Janiero, Brazil /// Circo Voador
March 31 /// San Isidro, Argentina /// Lollapalooza Argentina
April 1 /// Santiago, Chile /// Lollapalooza Chile
April 8 /// Santa Ana, CA /// When We Were Young
April 10 /// Escondido, CA /// California Center for the Arts*
April 12 /// Los Angeles, CA /// Valley Performing Arts Center*
April 14 /// San Luis Obispo, CA /// Fremont Theater*
April 15 /// Sacramento, CA /// Crest Theatre*
April 22 /// Washington, DC /// Lincoln Theatre*
April 24 /// Charlottesville, VA /// Paramount*
April 26 /// Greensboro, NC /// Carolina Theatre*
April 28 /// Knoxville, TN /// Bijou Theater*
April 30 /// Nashville, TN /// Ryman Auditorium*
May 12 /// Atlanta, GA /// Shaky Knees Festival
May 26 /// Allston, MA /// Boston Calling
June 4 /// New York, NY /// Governor’s Ball Music Festival
June 8 /// Manchester, TN /// Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival
June 30 /// St. Gallen, Switzerland /// Openair St. Gallen
July 4 /// Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic /// Rock for People
July 7 /// Madrid, Spain /// Mad Cool Festival
July 8 /// Lisbon, Portugal /// Nos Alive
July 14 /// Louisville, KY /// Forecastle Festival