Cage The Elephant has announced that their new single “Come A Little Closer” will be available at iTunes and all digital providers on August 13th. The song will be premiered on August 8th. “Come A Little Closer” is featured on their highly anticipated third studio album, which is due out the fall via RCA Records. The new album was recorded in Nashville, TN and reunites the band with producer Jay Joyce who produced the group’s prior two releases.
“Releasing this single feels like a new beginning for us,” says the band’s Lincoln Parish.
On Thursday (Aug 1st), the band also revealed a new teaser clip, featuring studio footage from the recording of the new album and a first taste of the new single “Come A Little Closer”.
The new album is the follow up to 2011’s acclaimed sophomore album Thank You Happy Birthday, which debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart and has over 250,000 copies to date. Rolling Stone, New York Times, LA Times, USA Today, and Entertainment Weekly praised the release as “one of the best rock albums of the year”. The album also spawned the hit single “Shake Me Down” which spent six weeks at #1 at Alternative radio.
Their acclaimed self-titled debut album was released in 2009 and has sold over 550,000 copies to date. The album remained on the Billboard 200 Chart for an astounding 73 consecutive weeks and produced three Top 5 singles at Alternative Radio, including the massive hit “Ain’t No Rest For The Wicked”. In additional to numerous sold out headline runs, Cage The Elephant has toured with Black Keys, Foo Fighters, Stone Temple Pilots, Silversun Pickups, Manchester Orchestra, and more.
This September, Cage The Elephant will bring their raucous live show to arena audiences across the US for a run of dates with Muse. See below for a complete list of upcoming dates.
Cage The Elephant consists of singer Matt Shultz, guitarist Brad Shultz, bassist Daniel Tichenor, guitarist Lincoln Parish, and drummer Jared Champion.
Stay tuned for further information on the new album to be revealed in the coming weeks.
9/3 – Charlotte, NC – Time Warner Cable Arena (with Muse)
9/4 – Duluth, GA – The Arena At Gwinnett Center (with Muse)
9/6 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena (with Muse)
9/8 – Pittsburgh, PA – Consol Energy Center (with Muse)
9/9 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center (with Muse)
9/11 – Washington, DC – Verizon Center (with Muse)
9/14 – Maryland Heights, MO – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
9/17 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center (with Muse)
9/19 – Salt Lake City, UT – EnergySolutions Arena (with Muse)
9/21 – Oceanside, CA – FM 94/9 Independence Jam
9/27 – Kansas City, MO – 96.5 The Buzz Beach Ball
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