Cage the Elephant to Release ‘Unpeeled’ Live Album for Summer
On the heels of their recent unplugged tour, Grammy-winning band Cage the Elephant will release an acoustic album titled Unpeeled this summer via RCA Records.
The album was recorded during a series of acoustic shows in cities like Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Knoxville and Nashville. Unpeeled features 18 curated songs from the band's past four albums as well as three retooled existing songs, performed live and stripped down -- in some cases with a string quartet and a choral accompaniment.
“It was really all about the balance of the intimacy and the delicacy of how we approach playing these songs live acoustically and with strings as we hadn’t done before,” said guitarist Brad Shultz about the inspiration behind the album. “We were very transparent, and we found the more honest you can be with yourself, the more honest you can be with everyone else.”
The band appeared on Late Night With Seth Meyers a few nights ago to perform “Too Late to Say Goodbye” off the forthcoming album. Additionally, drummer Jared Champion will sit in with the house band for the remainder of this week. Watch the performance here.
Cage The Elephant's acoustic tour came in the midst of support of their Tell Me I’m Pretty album, which features the chart-topping singles “Mess Around” and “Trouble.” You can also watch the video for "Cold Cold Cold" off the album here.
Cage the Elephant Summer 2017 Tour Dates
6/10 -- Manchester, Tenn. -- Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival
6/23 -- Beuningen, Netherlands -- Down The Rabbit Hole
6/24 -- Paris, France -- Solidays
6/27 -- Nottingham, U.K. -- Rock City
6/28 -- Cardiff, U.K. -- Tramshed
6/30 -- St. Gallen, Switzerland -- Openair St. Gallen
7/1 -- Arras, France -- Main Square Festival
7/2 -- Rotselaar, Belgium -- Rock Werchter
7/4 -- Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic -- Rock For People
7/6 -- Bilbao, Spain Bilbao -- BBK Live
7/7 -- Madrid, Spain -- Mad Cool Festival
7/8 -- Lisbon, Portugal -- Nos Alive
7/14 -- Louisville, Ky. -- Forecastle Festival
7/23 -- San Marcos, Texas -- Float Fest 2017
7/28 -- Oro-Medonte, Ontario -- Wayhome Music & Arts Festival
8/3 -- Chicago, Ill. -- Lollapalooza
8/5 -- Montreal, Quebec -- Osheaga Music & Arts
9/9 -- St Louis, Mo. -- Loudfest
9/23 -- Las Vegas, Nev. -- Life Is Beautiful Festival
9/30 -- Mobile, Ala. -- Ten Sixty Five Street Party
11/18 -- Mexico City, Mexico -- Corona Capital
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