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.

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

Silverstein, Tonight Alive to embark on ‘Get Free Tour’ in 2018

Now that 2017 is only a couple of months away from coming to an end, Silverstein has already confirmed plans to hit the road in early 2018. On Monday (Oct. 16), the Canadian band officially announced their first tour of the new year. The trek, which has been named “The Get Free Tour,” will kick off on Jan. 19, 2018 at the House of Blues in Cleveland, Ohio and wrap up about a month-and-a-half later on March 1, 2018 at Mr. Smalls in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Co-headlining the tour with Silverstein will be Australian outfit, Tonight Alive. Supporting both acts on the upcoming tour will be Virginia five-piece Broadside and Kentucky-founded Picturesque.

In addition to announcing their major tour with Tonight Alive, Silverstein has also released the music video for their latest single, “Lost Positives.” The music video for the song is very dark, but considering the lyrics for the song includes lines like “lying is letting you go” and “miserable script full of words that I won’t say,” it’s not surprising that the group decided to go in a darker direction. The almost-four-minute clip was directed by Wyatt Clough and Roger Galvez and can currently be seen above.

“Lost Positives” can be found on Silverstein’s recently released ninth studio album Dead Reflection. The record was released this past summer with the band touring behind it since it was formally announced. Silverstein isn’t the only band who will be promoting their new album on the upcoming tour. Earlier this week, Tonight Alive formally announced the release date and title for their impending new record. The new album will be titled Underworld and is set to be released on Jan. 19, 2018 through Hopeless Records.

Tickets for the upcoming tour can be found here while the complete list of tour stops can be seen below.


Jan. 19 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
Jan. 20 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
Jan. 21 – Indianapolis, IN – Deluxe
Jan. 23 – St. Louis, MO – Ready Room
Jan. 24 – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theatre
Jan. 26 – Denver, CO – Summit
Jan. 27 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
Jan. 28 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
Jan. 30 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
Jan. 31 – San Francisco, CA – Slims
Feb. 01 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
Feb. 02 – Los Angeles, CA – The Regent
Feb. 03 – Las Vegas, NV – Vinyl
Feb. 05 – Phoenix, AZ – Marquee
Feb. 06 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theatre
Feb. 07 – Lubbock, TX – Jake’s**
Feb. 08 – San Antonio, TX – Alamo City Music Hall
Feb. 09 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey
Feb. 10 – Houston, TX – White Oak
Feb. 12 – Orlando, FL – The Beacham
Feb. 13 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
Feb. 15 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
Feb. 16 – Charlotte, NC – The Underground
Feb. 17 – Richmond, VA – Canal Club
Feb. 18 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
Feb. 19 – Asbury Park, NJ – House of Independents
Feb. 20 – Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
Feb. 23 – Pontiac, MI – Crofoot
Feb. 24 – Chicago, IL – Concord
Feb. 26 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
Feb. 27 – Boston, MA – Paradise
Feb. 28 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
March 01 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls

**Tonight Alive not performing

Black Veil Brides, Asking Alexandria announce ‘The Resurrection Tour’

Black Veil Brides and Asking Alexandria will be teaming up this winter for a massive North American tour. On Tuesday (Sept. 26), the Los Angeles-based band and the United Kingdom-founded act announced joint plans to hit the road in early 2018 for a co-headlining tour. The upcoming excursion has been named “The Resurrection Tour” and will kick off on Jan. 10, 2018 at the Complex in Salt Lake City, Utah. After traveling across the United States and Canada for almost two months, the trek will conclude on March 2, 2018 at the House of Blues in Las Vegas.

Joining Black Veil Brides and Asking Alexandria for the complete trek will be Crown the Empire. Tickets for the upcoming tour will go on sale beginning this Friday, Sept. 29, here.

News of the upcoming tour should not come as much of a surprise to fans of both acts; both Black Veil Brides and Asking Alexandria have new music coming out in the near future. While being interviewed by Rock Sound, Black Veil Brides frontman Andy Biersack unveiled that their new album will see a release time frame of early 2018, though he did not confirm when in early 2018 the new album should be expected.

“The Black Veil Brides record will come out at the top end of 2018,” Biersack explained in the podcast. “The reason for the delay was that—first of all—we took 15 months to make the record, we really wanted everything to be as perfect as possible.” Back in late 2016, the band a new track titled “The Outsiders.” At the time, fans were to believe that the new song would be the first single off the much anticipated new album, but it is currently unknown if it will be featured on the impending record.

As for Asking Alexandria, the group recently released the music video for “Into the Fire“; their yet-to-be-titled fifth studio album’s lead single. According to the band, their new album will be released on Dec. 15 with pre-orders and additional details to be revealed within the upcoming weeks. The new album is the follow-up to 2016’s The Black and will mark the return of vocalist Worsnop who exited the band in early 2015.

For now, the complete list of North American stops for “The Resurrection tour” can be seen below.


Jan. 10 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
Jan. 11 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
Jan. 12 – Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
Jan. 13 – St. Paul, MN – Myth Live
Jan. 15 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
Jan. 17 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE – Indoor
Jan. 18 – Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live
Jan. 19 – Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Club Stage
Jan. 20 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
Feb. 2 – Worcester, MA – Palladium
Feb. 3 – Portland, ME – State Theatre
Feb. 4 – Montreal, QC – M Telus
Feb. 5 – Toronto, ON – Rebel
Feb. 7 – Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
Feb. 8 – New York, NY – Terminal 5
Feb. 9 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live
Feb. 10 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
Feb. 12 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
Feb. 13 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
Feb. 14 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
Feb. 16 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live
Feb. 17 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
Feb. 19 – Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theater
Feb. 20 – Tempe, AZ – The Marquee
Feb. 22 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory Concert House
Feb. 23 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
Feb. 24 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
Feb. 25 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre
Feb. 27 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory Concert House
March 1 – San Francisco, CA – The Warfield Theatre
March 2 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues