Cage the Elephant Plot Headlining North American Tour

Kentucky alt-rockers' 34-date trek – featuring openers Portugal. The Man – will launch in May

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Cage the Elephant have announced a 34-date North American tour launching in May Ira Chernova

Cage the Elephant will kick off a headlining North American tour May 1st in Little Rock, Arkansas. The cross-country trek will continue through the summer and conclude June 26th in Phoenix, Arizona. Portugal. The Man will open the shows, with additional support from Twin Peaks and Broncho over the three legs. Tickets for all shows go on sale March 18th. 

The alt-rock quintet released their fourth album, the Dan Auerbach-produced Tell Me I'm Pretty, in December. The Black Keys frontman helped the Kentucky band break out of inter-band turmoil, as singer Matthew Shultz told Rolling Stone

"It was an experiment for him to knock us out of what was comfortable for us," he said, emphasizing Auerbach's first-take production approach. "We didn't touch up," he recalled of his vocal sessions. "I'd say, 'But wait, hold on one second, guys! I think that's a bad note there!' But it stayed."

The band began their Spring Fling Rock AF tour last week alongside Foals, Silversun Pickups and Bear Hands. The innovative tour allows fans to enter a start destination and tour stop and get a customized Spotify playlist of the lineup and their sonic peers timed to the total driving length. A "Drive Home" playlist comprised of studio versions of each band's set list will also be emailed to fans after each show.

Cage the Elephant were included on the January compilation Now That's What I Call Rock! – the debut rock-themed installment of the long-running Now That's What I Call Music! series –alongside acts like Bring Me the Horizon, Fall Out Boy and Imagine Dragons.

Cage the Elephant Tour Dates

March 16 - El Paso, TX @ Don Haskins Center ~
March 18 - Tulsa, OK @ Cox Business Center Arena ~
March 19 - Southaven, MS @ Landers Center ~
March 20 - Johnson City, TN @ Freedom Hall Civic Center ~
March 22 - Richmond, VA @ Richmond Coliseum ~
March 23 - Norfolk, VA @ Constant Convocation Center ~
March 25 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Petersen Events Center, University of Pittsburgh ~
March 26 - Rochester, NY @ Main Street Armory ~
March 28 - Buffalo, NY @ First Niagara Center
March 30 - Hartford, CT @ XL Center ~
March 31 - Portland, ME @ Cross Insurance Arena ~
April 1 - Providence, RI @ Dunkin Donuts Arena ~
May 1 - Little Rock, AR @ Verizon Arena *
May 3 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake Energy Arena *
May 4 - Wichita, KS @ INTRUST Bank Arena *
May 6 - Grand Rapids, MI @ DeltaPlex *
May 7 - Detroit, MI @ Masonic Temple Theatre *
May 8 - Toronto, ON @ International Centre - Arrow Hall *
May 10 - Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre *
May 11 - Albany, NY @ Times Union Center *
May 15 - Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion *
May 16 - New York City, NY @ SummmerStage, Central Park *
May 19 - Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheater *
May 20 - Duluth, GA @ Infinite Energy Arena *
May 21 - Gulf Shores, AL @ Hangout Festival
June 3 - Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center ^
June 4 - Cleveland, OH @ Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica ^
June 5 - Columbus, OH @ EXPRESS LIVE! ^ 
June 7 - Chicago, IL @ UIC Pavilion %
June 9 - Milwaukee, WI @ BMO Harris Pavilion %
June 10 - Minneapolis, MN @ U.S. Bank Theater at Target Center ^
June 11 - Madison, WI @ Coliseum at Alliant Energy Center ^
June 14 - Calgary, AB @ Calgary Stampede Corral ^
June 15 - Edmonton, AB @ Shaw Conference Centre ^
June 17 - Vancouver, BC @ PNE Forum ^
June 18 - Portland, OR @ McMenamins Edgefield Amphitheater ^
June 19 - Seattle, WA @ WaMu Theater ^
June 21 - Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Auditorium %
June 22 - San Diego, CA @ Valley View Casino Center %
June 23 - San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic %
June 25 - Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino ^
June 26 - Phoenix, AZ @ Gila River Arena ^

~ Spring Fling tour dates with Silversun Pickups, Foals and Bear Hands
* with Portugal. The Man + Broncho
^ with Portugal. The Man + Twin Peaks
% with Portugal. The Man

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