Artist Spotlight: Cage The Elephant



Brothers Matt and Brad Shultz were hypnotized by the lure of punk music from a young age. They were so inspired by it that they began playing their own music all the way back in 2006 when they were high schoolers in Kentucky. They rounded out their brotherly duo by adding fellow students Jared Champion and Daniel Tichenor, followed by Nick Bockrath and Matthan Minster.

Although they began their ambitions in the bluegrass state of Kentucky, they made the bold leap to England in an effort to kick start their career. In London they recorded their debut self-titled album which went on to garner international attention. 

Their debut album, released in 2008, catapulted them to the top of Billboard Alternative and Rock charts. It also went on to achieve Platinum certification, one heck of a feat for a debut!

Since then, Cage The Elephant has released four more studio albums. In 2011 they released Thank You, Happy Birthday which included the melodical alternative hit Shake Me Down. This album was followed by 2013’s Melophobia. This album included punkier rock songs like Spiderhead and groovy hits like Come A Little Closer, showing the range that Cage The Elephant is capable of attaining inside the punk rock genre. 

After a meteoric rise following their successful early career, Cage The Elephant showed no signs of slowing down. Their next release was 2015’s GRAMMY winning album Tell Me I’m Pretty. Their latest release, 2019’s Social Cues followed the same footsteps, also being a GRAMMY winning album. According to Under the Radar, “Cage The Elephant have proven to be one of the most reliable and entertaining rock bands around.”

Although the group hasn’t released a new album in recent years, they are known globally for their incredible live shows. Since their release of Social Cues, the band has proven a maturity and ability to rock the stage on large venues around the world. 

You won’t want to miss Cage The Elephant this November when they rock out on stage at the Wonderfront Music & Arts Festival. If you want to learn more about the band you can visit their website before purchasing your weekend passes to the festival at

You better jump in and get your tickets quickly. After all, there ain’t no rest for the wicked!







About WONDERFRONT Music & Arts Festival
The return of the 7+ stage, 80+ band, 3-day music, culinary and arts festival descending upon the stunning waterfront of downtown San Diego – “where the city meets the sea.” The festival will feature stages and activations spread across the various parks and piers along the Port of San Diego, from the Embarcadero Park up to Broadway Pier.

About Wonderlust Events, LLC
Based in San Diego, Wonderlust Events llc is an innovative events and entertainment company focused on conceiving, creating, and executing impactful, music-based live experiences delivered across multiple mediums (theatrical, traditional, and streaming broadcast). Its founders, Paul Thornton and Ernie Hahn, each have over 25 years of experience in large-scale event promotions, production and creative development.

Media Contacts:
Esther Shepherd
208 761-7729

Kira Finkenberg
619 204-7342

Friday-Sunday, November 18-20, 2022
550 West B Street, 4 th Floor
San Diego CA 92101
Ph: 619.340.1070

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