Grammy award nominated, Kentucky rockers, Cage the Elephant, have announced new European tour dates for early 2017. Renowned for their explosive live show and eclectic sound, this European tour will mark the band’s first major headline tour in five years, starting in Ireland in mid January and finishing in Portugal.

No doubt the tour will feature performances of the band’s more established tracks, including breakout ‘Ain’t No Rest For the Wicked’ and the riotous ‘Always Something’, as well as tracks from their latest album, Tell Me I’m Pretty. Their fourth LP was produced by The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach and released in December last year to universal acclaim. It fused their blues and alternative rock stomp with a more developed and deft songwriting performance. In particular, the magnificent ‘Sweetie Little Jean’ is a Beatles–esque narrative, whilst ‘Mess Around’ has all the power and catchiness of their previous work, with a Black Keys groove stamped across it. Lead singer, Matt Shultz even directed the Western-inspired video for single ‘Trouble’, with its breezy melodies and undertones of despair.

The release was supported by a short run of UK and European festival appearances throughout the summer, including special guest slots with Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Biffy Clyro. The band have also continued to raise their profile with performances across US TV included The Late Late Show with James Corden and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. This fantastic record and scintillating live show will now be brought to some of the most famous venues across Europe.

Take the opportunity to catch the irrepressible live show of Cage the Elephant with tickets on sale now and available HERE. Support in the UK and Ireland will be provided by Declan McKenna, as well as Spring King for dates in Manchester and London.

Cage the Elephant are Matt Shultz (singer), Bad Shultz (guitarist), Daniel Tichenor (bassist) and Jared Champion (drummer).


European Tour Dates

16 – Academy, Dublin, Ireland
17 – O2 ABC, Glasgow, UK
19 – Abert Hall, Manchester, UK
20 – O2 Academy Brixton, London, UK
23 – Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark
24 – Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands
25 – Elysee Montmatre, Paris, France
27 – Columbia Theatre, Berlin, Germany
29 – Backstage Werk, Munich, Germany
30 – Dynamo, Zurich, Switzerland
31 – Fabrique, Milan, Italy

01 – La Paloma, Nimes, France
03 – Le Transbordeur Festival, Lyon, France
04 – Razz 2. Barcelona, Spain
05 – La Riviera. Madrid, Spain
06 – Hard Club, Porto, Portugal


Words: William Sutton
Photo: Ira Chernova