BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Western Kentucky University President Tim Caboni, in
conjunction with WKU Athletics, will host Grammy Award-winning rock band – and
Bowling Green natives – Cage the Elephant for a special appearance prior to WKU
Football’s home opener on Sept. 8.
Complete details for the appearance will be announced during the week of the game.
Fans with game tickets and WKU students with valid student IDs will be admitted into
the appearance free of charge. Tickets remain available for the football game, which
kicks off at 6:30 p.m., and can be purchased by calling 1-800-5-BIGRED or by going
online to WKUTickets.com.
Hilltopper Athletic Foundation members will retain their original parking places,
but fans should allow extra time and expect delays when entering campus that day due
to an expected influx of attendees for the game and special appearance by the band.
Cage The Elephant received their first Grammy Award
for Best Rock Album for their fourth studio album, Tell Me I’m Pretty, which was
produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys. At radio, Cage The
Elephant holds the record for the most No. 1 Alternative
songs of any artist this decade.
Tell Me I’m Pretty’s first two singles “Mess
Around” and “Trouble,” both topped the Alternative charts at No. 1 (“Mess Around” also
hit No. 1 at Triple A). In addition, “Trouble” maintained its bullet on the Alternative
radio chart for an astounding 41 weeks. “Cold Cold Cold,” went top 5 at both
Alternative and Triple A.
Cage The Elephant consists of singer Matt Shultz, guitarist Brad Shultz, drummer Jared Champion,
bassist Daniel Tichenor, lead guitarist Nick Bockrath and Matthan Minster on
keyboard and backing vocals. Cage The Elephant have sold out several headlining runs including a
summer 2016 arena tour and recent sold out UK and European tour. Additionally, Cage
The Elephant’s self-titled debut album was recently certified RIAA platinum.