Cage the Elephant forced to cancel upcoming international tour dates due to injury

If you were planning on seeing Cage the Elephant later this month when the group was slated to take over several United Kingdom and European venues, then you may be waiting a little longer. On Wednesday (June 12), the Tennessee-founded band made the disappointing news that they would no longer be able to make it across the pond for the impending performances.

The reason? An onstage accident at this past weekend’s PINKPOP festival in the Netherlands. What exactly happened is unknown, but guitarist Nick Bockrath did sustain a leg injury which will require him to sit out a slew of shows.

“We regret to inform the fans that Cage the Elephant will be cancelling the upcoming European tour dates from 12 June to 20 June,” the band said in the statement.

“Sadly, our guitarist Nick Bockrath had an accident onstage at ‘PINKPOP’ and injured his leg badly (ruptured PCL, torn ACL, fractured tibia, damaged meniscus). He tried to play through two shows, but he now requires immediate surgery and is currently getting the medical attention he needs.”

As per the press statement, ticket refunds for all the United Kingdom and European shows (except for England’s Isle of Wight Festival) are available at the original point of purchase.

While it seems like Cage the Elephants international shows may be off the table, for the time being, it does not appear like they will be forced to cancel their joint “Night Running” North America tour with Beck.

The North American outing begins on July 11 at the Sunlight Supply Amphitheater in Ridgefield, Washington and concludes about a month and a half later on Aug. 30 at the Coral Sky Amphitheater in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Both the cancelled tour dates and the upcoming shows are in support of Cage the Elephant’s recently released record, Social Cues.

Beck announces ‘Hyperspace,’ shares Pharrell-produced new track

Surprise! Beck has a brand new album coming out later this year. On Monday (April 15), the musician unveiled plans to release his 14th studio effort. Titled Hyperspace, the new record will be released through Capitol Records, but there’s one catch; the release date is a secret.

According to a press statement, the record will be out “at an as yet undetermined point in the space time continuum.” With a name like “Hyperspace,” the musician’s statement makes sense.

Hyperspace is the follow-up to Beck’s 2017, Grammy Award-winning album, Colors.

While the release date is a mystery, it may be safe to assume that it will see a summertime release date. Last month, Beck announced plans to embark on a co-headlining summer tour with Cage the Elephant, so what better time than then to release some new tunes.

In conjunction with the new album announcement, the musician also released the album’s lead single, “Saw Lightning.” The new track finds Beck teaming up with Pharrell Williams for the funky new cut. Williams co-wrote, co-produced, and contributed “drums, keyboards, and mumbles” for the new song.

Listen to “Saw Lightning” above.

Beck has been quite stealthy this year when it comes to new music. Earlier this year, he released “Tarantula” from the Music Inspired by the Film ROMA album, “Super Cool” with Robyn and the Lonely Island which was featured on The Lego Movie 2 soundtrack, and most recently his collaboration with soon-to-be tour mates Cage the Elephant for “Night Running.”

In support of Hyperspace, Beck will hit the road with Cage the Elephant for their joint summer tour. The “Night Running” tour begins on July 11 at the Sunlight Supply Amphitheater in Ridgefield, Washington and concludes about a month and a half later on Aug. 30 at the Coral Sky Amphitheater in West Palm Beach, Florida.

The full list of tour dates can be found here.

Cage the Elephant, Beck announce massive ‘Night Running’ summer tour

It looks like Cage the Elephant and Beck’s collaboration on one of the former’s new songs was just the beginning of a beautiful friendship. On Monday (Feb. 11), the Kentucky-founded band and the California-based musician announced plans to embark on a massive tour throughout the summer months.

Dubbed the “Night Running” North American tour (after their upcoming collaboration), the trek will find the tour mates performing across the continent throughout the months of July and August. The 30-date jaunt includes stops in major cities such as Las Vegas, Phoenix, Denver, Austin, Chicago, Toronto, Indianapolis, Columbia, New York, Raleigh, Charlotte, and more.

The “Night Running” North American tour begins on July 11 at the Sunlight Supply Amphitheater in Ridgefield, Washington and concludes about a month and a half later on Aug. 30 at the Coral Sky Amphitheater in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Spoon will join Cage the Elephant and Beck on the forthcoming outing as their main supporting act while Starcrawler, Wild Belle, and Sunflower Bean will appear on select dates.

Tickets go on sale this Friday, Feb. 15, at 10 a.m. local time. According to a statement, one dollar from every ticket sold will be donated to a local food security initiative in the respective city they’re playing in.

The upcoming tour is mainly in support of Cage the Elephant’s upcoming fifth studio album, Social Cues. Earlier this month, the band announced the record’s release as well as debuted its lead single, “Ready to Let Go.” Social Cues is due out April 19 through RCA. Pre-orders for the forthcoming release are currently available on Cage the Elephant’s website.

As for Beck, the musician’s last studio album was 2017’s Colors. During Sunday’s Grammy Awards, the ten-track album won awards in the Best Alternative Music Album and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical categories.

While Beck hasn’t released a new album since 2017, he has worked on several one-off tracks including “Tarantula” —a song inspired by the Oscar-nominated film “ROMA”— and “Super Cool” featuring the Lonely Island and Robyn.


July 11 – Ridgefield, WA – Sunlight Supply Amphitheater *^
July 13 – George, WA – The Gorge *^
July 16 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheater *^
July 17 – Irvine, CA – Five Point Amphitheater *^
July 19 – Las Vegas, NV – Park Theater *^
July 20 – Chula Vista, CA – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre *^
July 21 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion *^
July 23 – Denver, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater *^
July 26 – Austin, TX – Austin 360 Amphitheater *#
July 27 – Dallas, TX – The Dos Equis Pavilion *#
July 28 – Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion *#
July 30 – St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater *#
July 31 – Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island *#
Aug. 2 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center *#
Aug. 3 – Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theater *#
Aug. 4 – Indianapolis, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center *#
Aug. 11 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage *&
Aug. 12 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center *&
Aug. 13 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater *&
Aug. 15 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center *&
Aug. 16 – Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire *&
Aug. 17 – New York, NY –  Forest Hill Stadium *
Aug. 20 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center *&
Aug. 21 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion *&
Aug. 22 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion *&
Aug. 24 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park *&
Aug. 25 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion *&
Aug. 27 – Birmingham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre *&
Aug. 29 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre *&
Aug. 30 – West Palm Beach, FL – Coral Sky Amphitheatre *&

* = w/ Spoon
^ = w/ Starcrawler
# = w/ Wild Belle
& = w/ Sunflower Bean