Yep, the rumours are true, Cage the Elephant and Beck will co-headline the “Night Running” Tour that takes off July 9.
Last week, Cage The Elephant announced their return with the release of their fifth studio album, Social Cues, on April 19th via RCA Records. Today, the band confirm a co-headlining tour with Beck, who is featured on the album track “Night Running.” The Night Running Tour will begin on July 9th and includes stops at The Gorge in George, WA, Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, CA, and NYC’s Forest Hill Stadium. Spoon has also been announced as a special guest on the tour and Starcrawler, Sunflower Bean and Wild Belle will open as well in select cities.
Full dates below. Prior to the tour, the band is headlining Shaky Knees Festival on May 4th in Atlanta.
Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, February 15th at 10am local time at LiveNation.com. Citi is the official presale credit card for the tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Tuesday, February 12th at 10:00 a.m. local time until Thursday, February 14th at 10:00 p.m. local time through Citi’s Private Pass program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com. Beck and Cage The Elephant have partnered up with PLUS1 and $1 from every ticket sold will be donated back into each city they are playing in, supporting local food security initiatives as they work towards ending hunger in their communities.
Cage The Elephant also shared their first single, “Ready To Let Go,” along with its music video directed by Matt Shultz. First Single, “Ready To Let Go” leaped up the Alternative chart into the top 10 in just 11 days. Cage the Elephant debuts at 13* at AAA and is the #1 Greatest Gainer on both Billboard charts.
WHAT THEY’RE SAYING
“After becoming one of rock’s most promising bands, their singer’s life fell apart – and they made their best album yet.” – Rolling Stone (feature)
“The rock mainstay has lost none of their edge, expertly balancing gravity, dread, and the chaotic embrace of change against the scratchy guitars and unruly vocals that, even years later, remain indispensable to their signature sound.” – Consequence of Sound
“Ready To Let Go” is as sturdy and inviting as anything they’ve ever done, beginning their latest album cycle with a bang.” – Uproxx
“‘Ready To Let Go’ does anything but let the viewer go, opting instead to lure curious onlookers in with an intoxicating, blood-spattered strangeness you can’t quite look away from.” – Paste
“Contrary to the song’s title, “Ready To Let Go” does anything but, holding the listener in its intense grip as feelings of paranoia and dread coil ever tighter around your throat.” – Paper
Social Cues was produced by John Hill (Santigold, Florence + The Machine, Portugal. The Man, tUnE-yArDs), recorded at Battle Tapes Recording, Blackbird Studio and Sound Emporium in Nashville and The Village Recording Studio in Los Angeles, and mixed by Tom Elmhirst and mastered by Randy Merrill in New York City.
Deeply inspired by punk music, brothers Matt and Brad Shultz began playing music in high-school with fellow students Jared Champion and Daniel Tichenor. Shortly after forming the band, they made the bold move to London to begin their career. Their self-titled debut album gained them international attention, catapulting them up the Billboard Alternative and Rock charts and achieving RIAA Platinum certification. Cage the Elephant has released three additional studio albums – 2011’s Thank You, Happy Birthday, the Gold-certified Melophobia and the GRAMMY®-winning Tell Me I’m Pretty. At radio, Cage The Elephant holds the record for the most #1 Alternative songs of any artist this decade. Cage The Elephant have had 7 Billboard #1 singles with 11 singles landing in the Billboard Top 10 and digitally have a combined 1.5 billion streams worldwide.
Their most recent release was their expansive live album, Unpeeled, which found the band performing stripped down and backed by a string quartet and a choir. Based in Nashville, Cage The Elephant is vocalist Matt Shultz, rhythm guitarist Brad Shultz, drummer Jared Champion, bassist Daniel Tichenor, lead guitarist Nick Bockrath and keyboardist Matthan Minster.
May 4 – Atlanta, GA at Shaky Knees Music Festival
July 11 – Ridgefield, WA at Sunlight Supply Amphitheater*^
July 13 – George, WA at The Gorge*^
July 16 – Mountain View, CA at Shoreline Amphitheater*^
July 17 – Irvine, CA at Five Point Amphitheater*^
July 19 – Las Vegas, NV at Park Theater*^
July 20 – Chula Vista,CA at North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre*^
July 21 – Phoenix, AZ at Ak-Chin Pavilion*^
July 23 – Denver, CO at Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater*^
July 26 – Austin, TX at Austin 360 Amphitheater*#
July 27 – Dallas, TX at The Dos Equis Pavilion*#
July 28 – Houston, TX at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion*#
July 30 – St. Louis, MO at Hollywood Casino Amphitheater*#
July 31 – Chicago, IL at Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island*#
August 2 – Cincinnati, OH at Riverbend Music Center*#
August 3 – Detroit, MI at DTE Energy Music Theater*#
August 4 – Indianapolis, IN at Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center*#
August 11 – Toronto, ON at Budweiser Stage*^
August 12 – Saratoga Springs, NY at Saratoga Performing Arts Center*^
August 13 – Darien Center, NY at Darien Lake Amphitheater*^
August 15 – Mansfield, MA at Xfinity Center*^
August 16 – Gilford, NH at Bank of New Hampshire*^
August 17 – New York, NY at Forest Hill Stadium*
August 20 – Holmdel, NJ at PNC Bank Arts Center*^
August 21 – Camden, NJ at BB&T Pavilion*^
August 22 – Columbia, MD at Merriweather Post Pavilion*^
August 24 – Raleigh, NC at Coastal Credit Union Music Park*^
August 25 – Charlotte, NC at PNC Music Pavilion*^
August 27 – Birmingham, AL at Oak Mountain Amphitheatre*^
August 29 – Tampa, FL at MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre*^
August 30 – West Palm Beach, FL at Coral Sky Amphitheatre*^
* co-headlining with Beck, with special guest Spoon
^ with Starcrawler
# with Wild Belle
^ with Sunflower Bean
SOCIAL CUES TRACK LISTING:
Night Running (Cage The Elephant, Beck)
Skin and Bones
Ready To Let Go
House of Glass
Love’s the Only Way
The War is Over
What I’m Becoming