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Cage the Elephant to Open for Rolling Stones in Paris

This morning, GRAMMY® Award winners Cage The Elephant have confirmed three opening dates on The Rolling Stones’ sold-out “No Filter” European tour. Cage The Elephant will perform as special guests on the final three nights of the English band’s 14-date arena tour, October 19th, 22nd, and 25th, in the brand-new Paris venue, the U Arena.

Additionally, Cage The Elephant are performing two headlining dates in Paris, at L’Alhambra on Wednesday, October 18th and Le Trabendo on Tuesday October 24th. The latter date, October 24th, will be an intimate “Unpeeled” performance featuring the band in a stripped-down arrangement, with a string quartet accompaniment. Tickets for these dates are on sale now and can be purchased here.

Cage The Elephant’s latest album, “Unpeeled , which Billboard says, “…literally peels back those layers to expose something more raw, and ultimately more beautiful,” is out now on RCA Records, and you can listen to it here. To commemorate the release of the album, Cage The Elephant rolled out 21 live performance videos worldwide, one for each song on UNPEELED. You can find all premieres here and watch all of the “Unpeeled” videos here.

“Unpeeled” 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. “Unpealed” 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.”

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. At radio, Cage The Elephant holds the record for the most #1 Alternative songs of any artist this decade. Tell Me I’m Pretty’s first two singles “Mess Around” and “Trouble,” both topped the Alternative charts at #1 (“Mess Around” also hit #1 at Triple A). In addition, “Trouble” maintained its bullet on the Alternative radio chart for an astounding 41 weeks. “Cold Cold Cold,” went top 5 at both Alternative and Triple A. Watch the video for “Cold Cold Cold” and “Trouble,” both directed by singer Matt Shultz.

CAGE THE ELEPHANT UPCOMING DATES
September 9 /// St Louis, MO /// Loufest§
September 23 /// Las Vegas, NV /// Life Is Beautiful Festival§
September 24 /// Charlottesville, VA /// A Concert For Charlottesville
September 30 /// Mobile, AL /// Ten Sixty Five Street Party§
October 6 /// Memphis, TN /// Mempho Music Fest§
October 7 /// San Bernardino, CA /// Cal Jam§
October 18 /// Paris, France /// L’Alhambra
October 19 /// Paris, France /// U Arena*
October 22 /// Paris, France /// U Arena*
October 24 /// Paris, France /// Le Trabendo^
October 25 /// Paris, France /// U Arena*
November 18 /// Mexico City, Mexico /// Corona Capital§
December 02 /// Fort Lauderdale, FL /// Riptide Music Festival§

  • w/ The Rolling Stones
    ^ Unpeeled Performance
    §  Festival Performance

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