Cage The Elephant is currently finishing up work on its third studio album, which is due out this fall. Frontman Matthew Shultz said about the new project, "When we set out to make this record we had a few different vague ideas for what direction we wanted to move in musically, but as usual the end result turned out nothing like what we had originally envisioned . . . There was an element of playfulness and swagger absent on our last record that unexpectedly began to surface. At the same time the songs had a more inner-directed and reflective sound. Finally, we started experimenting with combining the two polar elements."
- Shultz hinted that the process of making the new disc was tense at times, explaining, "Every time we make a record we go to war with ourselves as individuals and as a collective. We try to remain true to our convictions and in the end, we have to let go and let the record speak for its self. Letting go is the easy part, getting to that point is the struggle."
- Recorded in Nashville, the disc will follow up 2011's Thank You, Happy Birthday, which yielded the chart-topping rock single "Shake Me Down." The record debuted at Number Two on the Billboardchart and has sold more than 250,000 copies.
- To promote the new disc's arrival, Cage The Elephant will spend September on the road as the opening act for Muse. The dates are (subject to change):
September 3 - Charlotte, NC - Time Warner Cable Arena
September 4 - Duluth, GA - The Arena At Gwinnett Center
September 6 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
September 8 - Pittsburgh, PA - Consol Energy Center
September 9 - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center
September 11 - Washington, DC - Verizon Center
September 14 - Maryland Heights, MO - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
September 17 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
September 19 - Salt Lake City, UT - EnergySolutions Arena
September 21 - Oceanside, CA - Independence Jam
September 27 - Kansas City, MO - The Buzz Beach Ball
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