CAGE THE ELEPHANT SET TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM ‘UNPEELED’ ON 28 JULY VIA RCA RECORDS
WATCH ‘WHOLE WIDE WORLD’ VIDEO
‘LIVE & UNPEELED’ LONDON SHOW UNION CHAPEL – 10 JULY 2017
2017 GRAMMY WINNER ‘BEST ROCK ALBUM’
GRAMMY® Award winners, Cage The Elephant will release Unpeeled worldwide on 28th July via RCA Records. The new album was recorded over a series of intimate shows in cities including Los Angeles, Washington DC, Knoxville, and Nashville where the band performed in a stripped down arrangement with a string quartet and additional percussion. ‘Unpeeled’ features twenty-one tracks: eighteen curated songs from their past four albums plus three reimagined versions of existing songs. Said front man Matt Shultz about the inspiration behind the album: “Many times you’re adding sonic layers looking for something to hide behind, and what you don’t realize is that that vulnerability and that nakedness might be the most compelling and interesting thing about the song.” Preorder the album here.
Today, Cage The Elephant have shared their music video for “Whole Wide World,” featured on Unpeeled. The song, originally written and performed by Wreckless Eric, was re-imagined and recorded by the band at their sold-out, hometown show at the Ryman Auditorium.
WATCH ‘WHOLE WIDE WORLD’ VIDEO
Cage The Elephant are currently touring throughout Europe and have confirmed dates at some of the continent’s largest festivals, including France’s Main Square Festival, Spain’s Mad Cool Festival, and Switzerland’s Openair St. Gallen. The band will also perform a special show at London’s Union Chapel where UK fans will experience the new versions of their songs as they will appear on Unpeeled, with a string quartet and in a stripped back arrangement.
SUMMER UK DATES:
27 June – Rock City – Nottingham, UK – TICKETS
28 June – Tramshed – Cardiff, UK – TICKETS
10 July – ‘Live & Unpeeled’ show – Union Chapel – London, UK – TICKETS
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.
Cage The Elephant consists of singer Matt Shultz, guitarist Brad Shultz, drummer Jared Champion, bassist Daniel Tichenor, lead guitarist Nick Bockrath and Matthan Minster on keyboard and backing vocals. 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 will release ‘Unpeeled’, their unplugged live album worldwide this summer. The album was recorded at the April “Live & Unpeeled” shows in Los Angeles, Washington DC, Knoxville and Nashville. ‘Unpeeled’ features eighteen curated songs from their past four albums as well as three interpretations of existing songs, performed live and stripped down and in some cases with a string quartet and a choir accompaniment. Brad Shultz explained: “We connected with the songs in a way we hadn’t before. It was really all about the balance of the intimacy and the delicacy of how we approach playing these songs live acoustically and with strings as we hadn’t done before. We were very transparent, and we found the more honest you can be with yourself, the more honest you can be with everyone else.”
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.
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.
Cage The Elephant consists of singer Matt Shultz, guitarist Brad Shultz, drummer Jared Champion, bassist Daniel Tichenor, lead guitarist Nick Bockrath and Matthan Minster on keyboard and backing vocals.
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