Cage the Elephant Rawks the Dome

WALLINGFORD, Conn. – Kentucky’s very own Cage the Elephant stopped at The Dome at the Oakdale Theater in Wallingford Connecticut on Tuesday night. The band is smack dab in the middle of their Melophobia Tour in which they are out support their latest release by the same name.
Cage had their first release in 2008 to critical acclaim and has since built a loyal following of devoted fans. The Dome was packed in anticipation of the bands stop in Connecticut. The mostly younger teenage crowd screamed at the sight of the band taking the stage.
The band kicked off the show with a song off of Melophobia called, Spiderhead. This set the stage for the hour and fifteen minute set of rawking tunes. In One Ear off their 2008 release came next and received a roar from the crowd. The songs from this release easily got the loudest cheers from the crowd.
The set was a mix of songs from all three releases, most of which were high energy and had the fans moving to the music all night long. Some of these songs included Cigarette Daydreams, Ain’t No Rest For the Wicked, Halo, Back Against the Wall, Black Widow and Teeth. The band ended the night with Come a Little Closer before taking a brief couple minute break and returning for the encore. The encore consisted of Shake Me Down and Sabertooth Tiger, both songs off their 2011 release Thank you, Happy Birthday.
Cage has been around since 2007 and seems to be on their way to bigger and better things. Their live show is one not be missed with high energy from start to finish and to top it off with some really catchy rawk songs.
Cage has a few more dates in the United States before playing some overseas festivals in August and then returning to the U.S. to open for The Black Keys on their fall tour. This should give them some great exposure to very large arena crowds. The closest they come to this area is at the TD Garden on September 21. Go buy the record and then go check them out live – well worth the effort.
Mike Augusti’s Rawk Report provides live reviews of local concerts in Massachusetts and Connecticut. The Rawk Report also includes information on new music releases and upcoming concerts to the area. Contact Mike at mike[email protected] for any questions or comments.

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