Cage The Elephant – Neon Pill LP

Cage The Elephant Announce New Album And 45-Date Summer Tour

March 4th, 2024

Cage The Elephant announce their forthcoming sixth studio album, Neon Pill, will drop May 17th via RCA Records. Concurrently, Cage The Elephant has revealed a 45-date North American summer tour.

The new album finds the Kentucky-bred six piece—brothers Matthew Shultz [vocals] and Brad Shultz [guitar], Daniel Tichenor [bass], Jared Champion [drums], Nick Bockrath [lead guitar], and Matthan Minster [guitar, keys, backing vocals] forging new musical ground. “To me, Neon Pill is the first record where we were consistently uninfluenced, and I mean that in a positive way,” says Matt Schultz. “Everything is undoubtedly expressed through having settled into finding our own voice. We’ve always drawn inspiration from artists we love, and at times we’ve even emulated some of them to a certain degree. With this album, having gone through so much, life had almost forced us into becoming more and more comfortable with ourselves. We weren’t reaching for much outside of the pure experience of self expression, and simultaneously not necessarily settling either. We just found a uniqueness in simply existing.”

In addition, Cage The Elephant has shared an instant grat track, “Out Loud” six weeks after the release of their current single and title track, “Neon Pill.” “Out Loud” the emotional centerpiece of Neon Pill. Backed by stark piano, Matthew’s bare delivery quakes as he sings, “Man, I really messed up now.” “Maybe it’s so straightforward and honest, because I didn’t know if it would see the light of day,” he admits. “‘Out Loud’ is very connected to my father. My dad’s the reason we discovered music in the first place. When he died, ‘Out Loud’ just poured out of me. My efforts towards the song were deeply rooted in paying honor to him, and I knew it meant a lot to Brad too,” he remarks. “That, also in connection with the difficulties that I was dealing with at that time. It was almost a subconscious apology of sorts before I was fully capable of grasping the gravity of it all. Subconsciously working through it while channeling all of the adversity my family faced growing up coming full circle into my adult life in this one song.” Watch the “Out Loud” lyric video HERE.

Cage The Elephant’s 45-date North American US tour, produced by Live Nation, will kick off on June 20 in Salt Lake City with support from Young The Giant & Bakar on most dates. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, March 8th at 10am local here, and numerous presales, including for the band’s Fan Club and Discord, will begin on Tuesday, March 5th at 10am local time. Prior to the tour, Cage The Elephant has performances at Hangout Festival and Bonnaroo. Find the Cage The Elephant tour dates HERE.