Cage The Elephant has won 2020’s Best Rock Album GRAMMY for Social Cues (RCA). The honor marks the band’s second win and the third time they have been nominated. The band won 2017’s Best Rock Album GRAMMY for Tell Me I’m Pretty and was nominated in 2015 for Best Alternative Music Album for Melophobia.
This week, Cage The Elephant shared 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.
Listen to “Broken Boy” featuring Iggy Pop: https://smarturl.it/xBrokenBoy
The band’s performance on Austin City Limits, taped at the Moody Theater, aired 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.” Watch Cage The Elephant perform “Skin and Bones” and “Tokyo Smoke” via Consequence of Sound here.
Additionally, the band has 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 Sunday, March 29th at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, and a full list of nominees is available here.
The band recently wrapped up their two-month long amphitheater “The Night Running Tour” with Beck featuring Spoon in the US. The band announced a UK & European tour in early 2020 that also features SWMRS and Post Animal. See all tour dates below and visit www.cagetheelephant.com for more information.
FEB 16 – LEEDS, ENGLAND – O2 ACADEMY LEEDS
FEB 17- GLASGOW, SCOTLAND- O2 ACADEMY GLASGOW
FEB 19 – MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – O2 VICTORIA WAREHOUSE
FEB 20 – BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND – O2 ACADEMY BIRMINGHAM
FEB 22 – LONDON, ENGLAND – ALEXANDRA PALACE
FEB 24 – PARIS, FRANCE – L’OLYMPIA SOLD OUT
FEB 26 – COLOGNE, GERMANY – LIVE MUSIC HALL SOLD OUT
FEB 27 – BERLIN, GERMANY – ASTRA KULTURHAUS SOLD OUT
FEB 28 – HAMBURG, GERMANY – DOCKS SOLD OUT
MAR 01 – UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS – TIVOLIVRENDENBURG SOLD OUT
MAR 02 – TILBURG, NETHERLANDS – O13
MAR 04 – MILAN, ITALY – FABRIQUE
MAR 27 – SANTIAGO, CHILE – LOLLAPALOOZA CHILE [MARCH 27-29]
MAR 29 – BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA – LOLLAPALOOZA ARGENTINA [MARCH 27-29]
APR 03 – SAO PAULO, BRAZIL – LOLLAPALOOZA BRASIL [APRIL 3-5]
APR 05 – BOGOTA, COLOMBIA – FESTIVAL ESTEREO PICNIC [APRIL 3-5]
PRAISE FOR SOCIAL CUES
“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)
Cage the Elephant’s songs unmistakably connect to rock’s past. Its music is studded with sonic and structural allusions, though it doesn’t linger on any particular style or era. And the songs are never simply period pieces or party tunes. The band doesn’t merely understand, and revel in, what a historical anomaly it is. It also has feelings, and shows them.” – The New York Times
“The band’s sound seems more genuine, their strut into personal disorder authentic. Confidence runs throughout this assured album as if the band has finally found a hard-fought consistency. It’s the sound of Cage The Elephant finally uncaged.” – Associated Press
“The album’s introspection paired with its urgent energy make Cage The Elephant sound more passionate than ever.” – Entertainment Weekly