CAGE THE ELEPHANT Score 7th Alternative #1 with “Trouble”

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Tell Me I’m Pretty…is their best yet – melodically taut garage rock with psychedelic flourishes and a fighting edge” – Rolling Stone
“It’s a daring, deliberate shift for Cage The Elephant” – The New York Times
“[Tell Me I’m Pretty] swaggers with a raw, psychedelic sound” – Billboard
“The album’s lead single, ‘Mess Around’, is both immediately satisfying and entirely familiar” – Consequence of Sound
“The record is grimy, gritty, and thick rock ‘n’ roll” – AV Club
August 22, 2016 – “Trouble,” the second single from Grammy-nominated band Cage The Elephant’s fourth studio album Tell Me I’m Pretty, tops the Alternative radio chart this week! In reaching #1 this week, Cage The Elephant’s “Trouble” becomes the band’s historic 7th Alternative #1.   They sit alongside the elite artists in radio format history – Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foo Fighters, Green Day, U2 and Linkin Park – as the biggest airplay bands since the 1988 chart origin and most Billboard Alternative Songs No. 1s (all seven) since 2010; Muse & The Black Keys follow with four #1s each in that time span. In addition, Cage The Elephant extends its lead of most Alternative #1s in the past decade and becomes the first act to land three consecutive #1 Alternative singles in eight years, since Foo Fighters in 2007-08. Additionally, Cage The Elephant’s self-titled debut album was recently certified RIAA platinum.
PRESS HERE to watch the Matt Shultz-directed video for “Trouble,” which premiered on Pitchfork, and PRESS HERE to watch Matt discuss his experience writing the treatment and directing the video on Vevo’s Show & Tell series.
Cage The Elephant released Tell Me I’m Pretty in December via RCA Records. The album was produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys & The Arcs (Lana Del Rey, Ray LaMontagne, The Black Keys, The Arcs). Tell Me I’m Pretty pushes the advances the band made with their last record-2013’s Melophobia, which was nominated for a Grammy for Best Alternative Album – while also drawing from the sounds that initially inspired them to start making music. Long celebrated as one of the most explosive live bands in the world, Cage The Elephant has toured extensively, selling out several headlining runs including a summer 2016 arena tour and performing alongside The Black KeysFoo FightersMuse and Queens of the Stone Age. The band recently performed on The Late Late Show with James CordenThe Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Conan.
Cage The Elephant consists of singer Matt Shultz, guitarist Brad Shultz, bassist Daniel Tichenor, and drummer Jared Champion.
Cage The Elephant upcoming tour dates:
September 24   Las Vegas, NV @ iHeart Radio Music Festival
October 1         Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits
October 8         Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits
October 2         Queens, NY @ Meadows Festival
October 22       Mountainview, CA @ Bridge School Benefit
October 23       Mountainview, CA @ Bridge School Benefit
October 29       New Orleans, LA @ Voodoo Festival
Cage The Elephant; photo credit Ira Chernova


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