Founded just over 10 years ago, American rock band Cage The Elephant wrapped up a short tour of the British Isles last month with a sell-out show at the O2 Academy Brixton that relied on Entec to provide full lighting support.
With lead vocalist Matt Shultz fronting the four-piece line-up, Cage The Elephant (CTE) maintain close ties with the Black Keys, whose singer Dan Auerbach produced Tell Me I’m Pretty, the inventive rock band’s latest and most diverse album to date. Auerbach’s combo also introduced lighting designer Michael Grant to CTE, as the LD explained:
“I discovered them as the opening band for the Black Keys, for whom I’ve been working over nearly nine years,” said Grant. During this most recent tour, CTE asked my Black Keys design partner Eric Cathcart and I to come up with some ideas, and we tag-teamed to create something that they really liked.
“There were some scheduling conflicts when I became busy with The Arcs, Dan Auerbach’s other band, so Eric covered for me on tour, but I was back with CTE as soon as I became free.”