With the overwhelming success of their sophomore album 'Thank You Happy Birthday,' Cage the Elephant decided not to head straight to the studio and capitalize on their momentum. Instead, the outfit aimed to broaden their musical direction with their third album, which is now set for release this fall. In support of the project, which is being distributed by RCA Records, the band will also embark on a September tour.

"When we set out to make this record we had a few different vague ideas for what direction we wanted to movie in musically, but as usual the end result turned out nothing like we originally envisioned," said vocalist Matt Schultz. "There was an element of playfulness and swagger absent on our last record that unexpectedly began to surface. At the same time the songs had a more inner directed and reflective sound. Finally, we started experimenting with polar elements."

The group, known for their lively and unpredictable stage shows, hit it big with the tracks 'Shake Me Down' and 'Ain't No Rest for the Wicked.'  With their concert dates, the band will share their arena dates with Muse, starting with a Sept. 3 appearance at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, N.C. (Sept. 3). More details on Cage the Elephant's next album are expected to surface in the coming weeks. In the meanwhile catch a teaser clip below of the band in the studio playing a piece of the track 'Come a Little Closer.'

Watch a Studio Teaser Video of Cage the Elephant's 'Come a Little Closer'

Cage The Elephant 2013 North American Tour Dates

9/3 -- Charlotte, N.C. -- Time Warner Cable Arena *
9/3 -- Duluth, Ga. -- The Arena At Gwinnett Center *
9/6 -- Nashville, Tenn. -- Bridgestone Arena *
9/8 -- Pittsburgh, Pa. -- Consol Energy Center *
9/9 -- Philadelphia, Pa. -- Wells Fargo Center *
9/14 -- Maryland Heights, Mo. -- Verizon Wireless Amph.
9/17 -- Denver, Colo. -- Pepsi Center *
9/19 -- Salt Lake City, Utah -- Energy Solutions Arena *
9/21 -- Oceanside, Calif. -- Independence Jam
9/27 -- Kansas City, Mo. -- The Buzz Beach Ball

* with Muse

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