The town of Bowling Green in Kentucky is known for manufacturing Chevrolet Corvettes and Fruit of the Loom underwear. The town has also given birth to one of the most successful alternative rock bands of today, Cage the Elephant.
This particular elephant has grown big over the years and has long since broken out of the cage.
Cage the Elephant is made up of two brothers, singer Matt Shultz and guitarist Brad Shultz. Together with their three band mates they have grown to become one of the best live acts out there, following years of touring and festival appearances. Call it masterclass lectures in rock’n’roll performances.
Matt Shultz is a real crowd pleaser and natural frontman who’s got moves like Jagger and an amazingly raw, dynamic stage presence that feels right at home on all large stages.
Cage the Elephant has never been an easy band to pin down. Ever since its 2008 debut album, the group has danced along a canonical direct line from 1950s rock’n’roll through the psychedelic 1960s, the glam and punk 1970s, the new wave and arena rock 1980s and the grungy 1990s, all the way to the present.
Along the way they have found a mature depth and diversity, conquered the charts, taken home a Grammy and won over still larger audiences.
In 2019, the band released its fifth album, Social Cues, which has been called “the band’s best work to date”. The band bare their soul and shake off a few demons in the process. There’s a recognisable Elephant stamp on all songs, and they add to the great catalogue of songs that Cage the Elephant will be bringing for their concert at Roskilde Festival 2020.