After 10 years together, 4 albums and a Grammy nomination, Cage the Elephant is still going strong on their world tour.  Just who are these five guys from Bowling Green, Kentucky? Here’s 5 fun facts about the band:

 

1. The group is comprised of brothers Matthew Shultz (vocalist) and Brad Shultz (rhythm guitarist), as well as Jared Champion (drummer), Daniel Tichenor (bassist), Matthan Minster (touring keyboardist/guitarist) and Nick Bockrath (touring lead guitarist). Lincoln Parish is the band’s former lead guitarist, however he left on good terms in 2013 to pursue a career in producing.

 

Cage The Elephant

 

2. Before the super successful band formed in 2006, Matt actually worked as a plumber while Brad had a job as a telemarketer. Daniel worked at Lowe’s and Jared worked in a pet store!

 

 

3. After signing with Relentless Records in 2007, Cage The Elephant moved to London. Lincoln was just 16 years old at the time, so his parents had to sign over his guardianship to the band!

 

 

4. Matthew and Brad recently told Rolling Stone about their crowd-surfing and stage-diving: “I’ve been bit, and I’ve bit back. Someone had grabbed my ankles, and someone else … the mic cord was around my throat, and they were pulling it – not on purpose, but it was choking me out. The person was holding the mic cable, and I couldn’t think of anything else, so I just bit him as hard as I could. I heard him go, ‘Oh, mate!’ over the music, over the audience. But it saved me, it saved me.”

 

Cage The Elephant

 

5. Will Cage The Elephant be playing near you? Take a look at their tour schedule:

JUL 08 2016
CAGE THE ELEPHANT AT ROCKWELL @ THE COMPLEX
SALT LAKE CITY, UT, US

JUL 09 2016
CAGE THE ELEPHANT WITH YOUNG THE GIANT, X AMBASSADORS, MISTERWIVES, AND 2 MORE… AT FIDDLER’S GREEN AMPHITHEATRE
GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO, US

JUL 09 2016
RIDE FESTIVAL 2016
TELLURIDE, CO, US

JUL 14 2016
CAGE THE ELEPHANT AT 7 FLAGS EVENT CENTER
CLIVE, IA, US

JUL 15 2016
CAGE THE ELEPHANT AT STIR COVE, HARRAH’S COUNCIL BLUFFS CASINO & HOTEL
COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA, US

JUL 16 2016
BUZZ BEACH BALL 2016
KANSAS CITY, KS, US

JUL 23 2016
CONNECTION FESTIVAL 2016
JACKSONVILLE, FL, US

AUG 17 2016
PAREDES DE COURA FESTIVAL 2016
PAREDES DE COURA, PORTUGAL

AUG 19 2016
KRAKOW LIVE 2016
KRAKOW, POLAND

AUG 22 2016
CAGE THE ELEPHANT AT LUCERNA MUSIC BAR
PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC

AUG 23 2016
CAGE THE ELEPHANT AT UEBEL & GEFÄHRLICH
HAMBURG, GERMANY

AUG 25 2016
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS AND CAGE THE ELEPHANT WITH FALL OUT BOY AT BOUCHER PLAYING FIELDS
BELFAST, UK

AUG 26 2016
LEEDS FESTIVAL 2016
WETHERBY, UK

AUG 27 2016
BIFFY CLYRO WITH WOLF ALICE, FALL OUT BOY, AND CAGE THE ELEPHANT AT BELLAHOUSTON PARK
GLASGOW, UK

AUG 26 2016
READING FESTIVAL 2016
READING, UK

SEP 24 2016
DAYTIME VILLAGE AT THE IHEARTRADIO MUSIC FESTIVAL 2016
LAS VEGAS, NV, US

SEP 30 2016
AUSTIN CITY LIMITS MUSIC FESTIVAL 2016
AUSTIN, TX, US

OCT 01 2016
THE MEADOWS MUSIC FESTIVAL 2016
FLUSHING, NY, US

OCT 07 2016
AUSTIN CITY LIMITS MUSIC FESTIVAL 2016
AUSTIN, TX, US

OCT 28 2016
VOODOO FESTIVAL 2016
NEW ORLEANS, LA, US