Cage The Elephant Debut ‘Broken Boy’ Featuring Iggy Pop, UK & EU Tour Announced

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Play London’s Alexandra Palace 22nd February

EARNS BEST ROCK ALBUM 2020 GRAMMY NOMINATION FOR SOCIAL CUES

NOMINATED FOR “ALTERNATIVE ROCK SONG OF THE YEAR” AND “ALTERNATIVE ROCK ARTIST OF THE YEAR” AT 2020 IHEARTMUSIC AWARDS

“Having spent their glittering career dancing through different sounds, Cage The Elephant truly find themselves on this mature, widescreen fifth album.” – 4* NME

“Cage have a history of storm chasing across various musical terrains, keeping fans on their toes as they eagerly await the band’s next move.”Clash

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.” Iggy Pop’s latest album Free is out now and available here.

The band, who recently wrapped up their two-month long amphitheater “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

 

February

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

 

March

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

 

April

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 honor 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 on Sunday, March 29th at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, and a full list of nominees is available here.

 

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