Today, Cage The Elephant share a new version of their song Broken Boy, featuring Iggy Pop. The track finds the godfather of punk singing a verse and contributing backing vocals to the opening song off the band’s celebrated fifth studio album, Social Cues (Columbia Records).
Frontman Matt Shultz spoke of his adoration of Iggy, “He’s such a pioneer in so many fields: lyrically, culturally, poetically, visually, musically, and stylistically. Only a couple times in your life do you have the opportunity to share a moment with a visionary and beautiful human as he is’ He continues ‘Grateful and blown away to have experienced and witnessed, not just his creativity, but also his kindness, humility, and humanness first hand. Such a testimony to the power of love.”
The band, who recently wrapped up their two-month long amphitheater The Night Running Tour with Beck featuring Spoon in the US, return to the UK for the first time since their sold-out show at Brixton Academy in 2017 in February. The tour, which includes a huge date at London’s Alexandra Palace on 22nd February, stretches across the UK and Europe in February and March. The run comes following the cancellation of their dates in 2019 after guitarist Nick Bockrath broke his knee jumping off stage. Support for the dates comes from SWMRS and Post Animal. Tickets for the tour (below) are on-sale now.
The band will perform at the 02 Academy in Leeds on February 16th.