Cage the Elephant reveal new summer headlining tour dates
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Cage the Elephant have lined up a 34-date headlining tour with Portugal. The Man. Rolling Stone reported the details of the tour, which begins on May 1 in Little Rock, Arkansas and continues through July 15. Notable venues along the way include the Shrine Auditorium in L.A., Chicago's UIC Pavilion, and NYC's Central Park Summerstage.

Tickets for the new dates go on sale on the band's website on Friday, March 18. Cage the Elephant are currently touring as part of a stellar rock package with Silversun Pickups, Foals, and Bear Hands. That run of dates ends in early April, and the new round of shows begins just a month later.

Cage the Elephant have yet to score a major crossover hit to the pop charts, but they've dominated rock radio with seven Top 5 singles over the past eight years. Their 2013 album Melophobia produced the No. 1 alternative hits “Come a Little Closer” and “Cigarette Daydreams” and earned a surprise Grammy nomination for Best Alternative Album.

The group's latest effort, Tell Me I'm Pretty, was produced by Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys and spawned another chart-topping Alternative single, “Mess Around.” Vocalist Matt Shultz said in a recent interview, “I think Dan brought a lot to the recording process... He has a super strong grasp of tones and textures and how to make those things work together. He’s really great too at toning things down, but in a way that makes the song more impactful, creating more space in a track.”

New Cage the Elephant 2016 Tour Dates:

May 1 - Little Rock, Ark. - Verizon Arena
May 3 - Wichita, Kan. - Intrust Bank
May 4 - Oklahoma City, Okla. - Cheasapeake Energy Arena
May 6 - Grand Rapids, Mich. - Deltaplex
May 7 - Detroit, Mich. - Masonic Auditorium
May 8 - Toronto, ON - Arrow Hall or Hershey Centre
May 10 - Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
May 11 - Albany, N.Y. - Times Union Center
May 12 - Philadelphia, Pa. - Mann Center – Skyline Stage
May 15 - Columbia, Md. - Merriweather Post Pavilion
May 16 - New York City, N.Y. - Central Park Summer Stage
May 19 - Nashville, Tenn. - Ascend Amp
May 20 - Duluth, Ga. - Infinite Energy Arena
June 3 - Louisville, K.Y. - KFC Yum Center
June 4 - Cleveland, Ohio - Nautica
June 5 - Columbus, Ohio - Nationwide
June 7 - Chicago, Ill. - UIC Pavilion
June 9 - Milwaukee, Wisc. - BMO Harris Pavilion
June 10 - Minneapolis, Minn. - Target Center
June 11 - Madison, Wisc. - Alliant Energy Center – Coliseum
June 14 - Calgary, AB - Big Four Building - Stampede
June 15 - Edmonton, AB - Shaw Convention Centre
June 17 - Vancouver, BC - PNE Forum
June 18 - Portland, Ore. - Edgefield
June 19 - Seattle, Wash. - WaMU
June 21 - Los Angeles, Calif. - Shrine Auditorium
June 22 - San Diego, Calif. - Valley View Casino Center
June 23 - San Francisco, Calif. - Bill Graham Civic
June 25 - Las Vegas, Nev. - The Joint
June 26 - Phoenix, Ariz. - Gila River Arena
July 12 - Lincoln, Neb. - Pinnacle Bank Arena
July 14 - St. Louis, Mo. - Chaifetz Arena
July 15 - Des Moines, Iowa - Iowa Events Center