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On the heels of a wildly successful and critically-lauded tour with Foo Fighters and their own headlining dates, as well as having their album, Thank You Happy Birthday, selected as one of Rolling Stone’s “Best Albums of 2011,” Kentucky rockers Cage The Elephant kick off 2012 with the release of their first-ever live DVD Live from the Vic in Chicago.
Directed by the famed lensman Wayne Isham, Live from the Vic in Chicago was filmed amidst their brilliantly reviewed spring tour during which Cage The Elephant had a two-night sold-out run at The Vic Theatre in Chicago. An edited 30-minute version of Live from the Vic in Chicago premiered on MTV, MTV2, MTVU, MTV Hits and MTV.com in the fall of 2011. The band’s stunning live show is captured on this 75 minute concert video.
Released on January 11, 2011, Thank You Happy Birthday (RCA Records), Cage The Elephant’s sophomore album, has garnered the band rave reviews from the likes of Rolling Stone, New York Times, LA Times, USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, People and Alternative Press, which heralded it as “one of the best rock albums of the year.” Their single “Shake Me Down” held the No. 1 spot for 5 consecutive weeks on the Alternative Radio chart, and Billboard’s Year End Chart places “Shake Me Down” at No. 2 on both of 2011’s year end Rock Songs and Alternative Songs charts.
With performances on The Late Show with David Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel Live!, it’s easy to see why Rolling Stone named Cage The Elephant “one of rock’s best young bands” and Thank You Happy Birthday as one of the best albums 2011. In conjunction with the release of their third single “Aberdeen” from Thank You Happy Birthday, the band crafted an inventive and heartbreaking claymation tale directed by Isaac Rentz about a lonely Dragon’s futile quest to befriend the human race, a story created by CTE lead singer Matt Shultz.
SETLIST/TRACK LISTING FOR LIVE FROM THE VIC IN CHICAGO:
In One Ear
Tiny Little Robots
Around My Head
Back Stabbing Betty
Back Against The Wall
Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked
Shake Me Down