Cage The Elephant Unveil New “Cigarette Daydreams” Video

Cage The Elephant

Cage The Elephant released a haunting and beautiful video today for “Cigarette Daydreams,” one of the most beloved songs on their new album, Melophobia. Acclaimed director Mark Pellington worked closely with Matt Shultz on the project, and together they created a moving portrait of the song’s true meaning featuring a very special guest. Mark Pellington is best known for his work with the likes of Pearl Jam, Nine Inch Nails, U2 and acclaimed films, including Arlington Road and The Mothman Prophecies.

Mark Pellington said: “A murder mystery? A love story? Real life madness? “Cigarette Daydreams” is an ambitious music video / short film inspired by real events and fictional images. It is a fractured, hallucinatory love story hatched by myself and lyricist singer Matt Shultz. A tale of madness and mystery, the dark but melancholy story follows a young woman (Juliette Buchs, the real Ames Shultz) coming to terms with her past and her future.

Perhaps a search for a love by a woman trying to outrun her past? Ambiguity abounds as the film is a psychologically-fragmented story of yearning, memory, and desire. It counterpoints images of innocence and danger and revolves around a tour de force performance by the Parisian trained actress Juliette Buchs.”

The video was first tweeted out by Patrick Carney of The Black Keys this morning, and currently can be seen on YouTube, and on Earlier this week, the band released four exclusive teasers to the Instagram accounts of Nylon and NylonGuys, Consequence of Sound, and Pure Volume.

Starting tomorrow, September 5, the band will embark on a nationwide arena tour country with The Black Keys. See full routing below via this link for more information. Additionally, Cage The Elephant, arguably one of the best live bands around today, have now captured their blistering live show in the form of their upcoming release, The Live EP. The 5-track collection was recorded at the band’s concert at The Ogden Theater in Denver, CO on May 17. It will be released digitally on October 7 via RCA Records.

The Live EP features live recordings of the bands hit single “Shake Me Down,” and tracks from their critically-acclaimed third album Melophobia: “Cigarette Daydreams,” “Spiderhead,” “Telescope,” and the No. 1 Alternative hit “Come A Little Closer.” They have had a huge summer playing almost every major US festival including Coachella, Bonnaroo, Firefly and Lollapalooza, always coming out the other side as one of the must-see acts at the festival.

Cage the Elephant is Matt Shultz (vocals), Brad Shultz (guitar), Daniel Tichenor (Bass) and Jared Champion (drums).

The Live EP:

  1. Spiderhead
  2. Cigarette Daydreams
  3. Telescope
  4. Come A Little Closer
  5. Shake Me Down

Cage the Elephant Fall Tour

9/4 Nashville, TN @ Live On The Green
9/5 Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center*
9/6 Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena*
9/7 Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena*
9/9 Milwaukee, WI @ BMO Harris Bradley Center*
9/10 Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center*
9/12 Detroit, MI @ Joe Louis Arena*
9/13 Pittsburgh, PA @ CONSOL Energy Center*
9/14 Rochester, NY @ Blue Cross Arena*
9/16 Toronto, Canada @ Air Canada Centre*
9/17 Ottawa, Canada @ Canadian Tire Center*
9/18 Montreal, Canada @ Centre Bell Centre*
9/20 Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center*
9/21 Boston, MA @ TD Garden*
9/23 Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center *
9/24 Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center*
9/25 Washington, DC @ Verizon Center*
9/27 Chicago, IL @ United Center*
9/28 Chicago, IL @ United Center*
10/16 Highland, CA @ San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino (w/ Walk the Moon)
10/18 Houston, TX @ Buzzfest
10/25 Tampa, FL @ Coral Skies Music Festival
10/26 West Palm Beach, FL @ Coral Skies Music Festival

*With The Black Keys

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Written by Manny King John

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