Check out a special interview with Cage The Elephant, recorded live at the Helpful Honda Sound Space at KROQ in Los Angeles.

Before taking to the stage for a blistering set, Cage The Elephant sat down for an interview with hosts Klein and Ally to discuss the release of their brand-new offering, Neon Pill -- the band’s sixth studio album and first collection of original songs since 2019’s Social Cues.

Talking about the album’s lead title single which arrived earlier this year, Matt and Brad opened up about including the very personal track on the project. “I mean, it was undeniably part of my life and part of the story of this past five years,” Matt expressed. “I was prescribed a medication and unknowingly slipped into psychosis and it was terrifying and terrible.”

He continued, “And I think while we were writing some of the songs before I was even ready to deal with that stuff to confront it full on, I was already kind of working it out internally and that was one of the first songs that was written. And so it felt like the right move to make that the title track, you know, I mean, it's a miracle that I got through all of that stuff. And here today, very, very thankful.”

Answering Klein’s curiosity on whether they think Neon Pill “is the best album to date,” the duo agreed that they don’t look at it that way, but rather, “it’s a record that kind of embodies all of the different kind of phases that we've gone through.”

“There's a great Paul McCartney quote and he said, ‘you can't beat your previous work, you can just move in a different direction.’" Matt added.

Catch Cage The Elephant on tour with Young the Giant and Bakar this summer as they make stops in Los Angeles, Chicago, NYC, and more -- including a few festivals thrown in for good measure, such as Bonnaroo and Oceans Calling. Tickets are on sale now -- take a look at their full itinerary below.

Cage The Elephant 2024 Neon Pill tour dates:June 20 – West Valley City, UT at Utah First Credit Union Amph.^June 22 – Seattle, WA at Climate Pledge Arena^June 23 – Ridgefield, WA at RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater^June 24 – Bend, OR at Hayden Homes Amphitheater^June 26 – Vancouver, BC at Rogers Arena^June 28 – Edmonton, AB at Rogers Place^June 30 – Spokane, WA at BECU Live at Northern Quest^July 2 – San Francisco, CA at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium*July 3 – Santa Barbara, CA at Santa Barbara Bowl^~July 5 – Phoenix, AZ at Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre^July 6 – San Diego, CA at Viejas Arena^July 7 – Los Angeles, CA at Kia Forum^July 9 – Albuquerque, NM at Isleta Amphitheater^July 11 – Austin, TX at Moody Center^July 12 – Houston, TX at The CWM Pavilion presented by Huntsman^July 13 – Fort Worth, TX at Dickies Arena^July 15 – Rogers, AR at Walmart AMP^Aug 2 – Alpharetta, GA at Ameris Bank Amphitheatre*Aug 3 – Raleigh, NC at Coastal CU Music Park at Walnut Creek^Aug 4 – Charlotte, NC at PNC Music Pavilion*Aug 7 – Noblesville, IN at Ruoff Music Center^Aug 8 – Madison, WI at Breese Stevens Field^Aug 10 – Winnipeg, MB at Canada Life Centre^Aug 12 – Minneapolis, MN at Target Center^Aug 14 – Chicago, IL at Credit Union 1 Arena at UIC^Aug 16 – Grand Rapids, MI at Van Andel Arena^Aug 18 – Saratoga Springs, NY at Broadview Stage at SPAC^Aug 19 – Bridgeport, CT at Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater^Aug 21 – Gilford, NH at BankNH Pavilion^Aug 22 – Mansfield, MA at Xfinity Center*Aug 24 – Holmdel, NJ at PNC Bank Arts Center^Aug 26 – Montreal, QC at Centre Bell^Aug 27 – Toronto, ON at Budweiser Stage^Aug 29 – Burgettstown, PA at The Pavilion at Star Lake^Aug 30 – Cincinnati, OH at Riverbend Music Center^Sept 5 – New York, NY at Madison Square Garden^Sept 6 – Philadelphia, PA at TD Pavilion at the Mann^Sept 7 – Lewiston, NY at Artpark Mainstage Theater^Sept 9 – Cleveland, OH at Blossom Music Center^Sept 10 – Detroit, MI at Pine Knob Music Theatre^Sept 12 – St. Louis, MO at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre^Sept 13 – Des Moines, IA at Wells Fargo Arena^Sept 14 – Kansas City, MO at Starlight Theatre^Sept 16 – Omaha, NE at CHI Health Center Omaha^Sept 18 – Denver, CO at Red Rocks Amphitheatre*^ with Young The Giant and Bakarwith BakarNon-Live Nation Date

Words by Joe Cingrana and Maia Kedem Interview by Klein and Ally

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