Continuing with our Monday Morning Music Motivations, comes the awareness of a co-headlining tour by Grammy Award winning artist Beck and Cage The Elephant. The full skinny on “The Night Running Tour” can be learned below.
The Press Release:
Today alternative, chart topping artists Beck and Cage The Elephant announced a North American co-headline tour across amphitheaters this summer – The Night Running Tour. Both artists are known for their amazing live performances and the energy they bring to their shows, making this an incredible co-headlining tour fans of both bands will not want to miss. They will be joined by special guest Spoon on all dates. Starcrawler, Sunflower Bean and Wild Belle will open as well in select cities. See full itinerary and details below.
Produced by Live Nation, the 28-city tour kicks off July 11th in Ridgefield, WA at Sunlight Supply Amphitheater and will make stops in Irvine, Las Vegas, Austin, Chicago and more before wrapping August 30th in West Palm Beach, FL at Coral Sky Amphitheatre at the S. Florida Fairgrounds. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, February 15th at 10am local time at LiveNation.com. Citi is the official presale credit card for the tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Tuesday, February 12th at 12:00 p.m. local time until Thursday, February 14th at 10:00 p.m. local time through Citi’s Private Pass program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.
On this tour, Beck and Cage The Elephant are joining forces to give back. Together they’ve partnered up with PLUS1 and $1 from every ticket sold will be donated back into each city they are playing in, supporting local food security initiatives as they work towards ending hunger in their communities. Having already WOWed listeners twice in 2019—first with “Tarantula” from Music Inspired by the Film ROMA, and more recently with “Super Cool” from The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part—Beck is excited to once again take it to the stage. While his 2017 album Colors (Capitol Records) has enjoyed some of the most positive reviews of Beck’s peerless career, as well as two GRAMMY awards (Best Alternative Music Album and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical), live performance has always been Where It’s At for modern music’s consummate chameleon.
Cage The Elephant announced their return last week with the release of their fifth studio album, Social Cues, out April 19th via RCA Records. The album is the follow up to the GRAMMY-winning Tell Me I’m Pretty. Tour mate Beck is featured on the album track “Night Running.” At radio, Cage The Elephant holds the record for the most #1 Alternative songs of any artist this decade. They’ve had 7 Billboard #1 singles with 11 singles landing in the Billboard Top 10 and digitally have a combined 1.5 billion streams worldwide. Cage The Elephant also shared their first single off Social Cues, “Ready To Let Go,” which leaped up the Alternative chart into the top 10 in just 11 days. Cage the Elephant debuts at 13* at AAA and is the #1 Greatest Gainer on both Billboard charts. Fans can pre-order Social Cues HERE.
Austin’s most esteemed rock ambassadors, Spoon, continue their Hot Thoughts victory lap when they hit the road this summer with Beck and Cage The Elephant. The last two years have seen Spoon (“The greatest rock band of the 21st century” -The Ringer) not only release a unanimously celebrated album, but also play revelatory shows at clubs, amphitheaters, festivals, and both daytime and late night television stages. Hot Thoughts follows Spoon’s streak of three consecutive Top 10 albums—Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga (2007), Transference (2010) and They Want My Soul (2014) — and with it some of the bravest, most sonically inventive work from the most critically acclaimed band of the decade (http://www.metacritic.com/feature/best-music-of-the-decade).
The Tour Dates:
July 11, 2019: Ridgefield, WA @ Sunlight Supply Amphitheater*
July 13, 2019: George, WA @ Gorge Amphitheatre*
July 16, 2019: Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre*
July 17, 2019: Irvine, CA @ FivePoint Amphitheatre presented by Mercury Insurance*
July 19, 2019: Las Vegas, NV @ Park Theater*
July 20, 2019: Chula Vista, CA @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre*
July 21, 2019: Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion*
July 23, 2019: Denver, CO @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre*#
July 26, 2019: Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater+
July 27, 2019: Dallas, TX @ Dos Equis Pavilion+
July 28, 2019: Houston, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman+
July 30, 2019: St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre+
July 31, 2019: Chicago, IL @ Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island+
August 02, 2019: Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center+
August 03, 2019: Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre+
August 04, 2019: Indianapolis, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center+
August 11, 2019: Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage^
August 12, 2019: Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center^
August 13, 2019: Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Amphitheater^
August 15, 2019: Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center^
August 16, 2019: Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion^
August 17, 2019: New York, NY @ Forest Hills Stadium#
August 20, 2019: Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center^
August 21, 2019: Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion^
August 22, 2019: Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion^
August 24, 2019: Raleigh, NC @ Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek^
August 25, 2019: Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte^
August 27, 2019: Birmingham, AL @ Oak Mountain Amphitheatre^
August 29, 2019: Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at the FL State Fairgrounds^
August 30, 2019: West Palm Beach, FL @ Coral Sky Amphitheatre at the S. Florida Fairgrounds^
*with Starcrawler; +with Wild Belle; ^with Sunflower Bean; #not a Live Nation date
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Truth be told, I am not the biggest study of the “Alternative” side of the fence these days and that is mostly because the Metal, Hard Rock and piles of Geek Stuff have been keeping my time occupied. With that disclosure, I should admit that I’ve never really followed Beck as an artist myself and the same can be said for Cage The Elephant despite some of my inner circle being big fans of both of them. That said, I am still happy to share this news based on Beck’s Grammy Award win the other night for “Best Alternative Album” because lending support to tours is always something I like to do here. I’d surely be interested in catching this show since my regional gig is in Queens at a venue I liked so let’s see what can be done and if I am going to be in town around that time. What about you ardent fans of these bands? What should we expect and will you welcome a whole crop of newbies to the mix? Chime in down below and feel free to offer up some recommendations on any of the artists on this run, it will be good research material on Spotify. Thanks for reading.
Cage The Elephant: http://www.cagetheelephant.com
Sunflower Bean: https://www.sunflowerbeanband.com/
Wild Belle: https://www.wildbelle.com/