Earlier this year, Cage the Elephant added a different approach to their stage show with the "Live and Unpeeled" tour dates, which featured the group playing stripped down arrangements of their songs with a string quartet and additional percussion. Those special shows have now yielded a brand new album for the group as Unpeeled will arrive on July 28 via RCA Records.

The album features performances taken from shows in Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Knoxville and Nashville, and it features 21 tracks in total. Of those 21 songs, 18 tracks came from their past four albums, while there are also three re-imagined versions of existing songs, including a cover of the Wreckless Eric song "Whole Wide World." A video of the "Whole Wide World" performance can be viewed above. The clip was shot at the legendary Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.

Singer Matt Shultz says of the project, "Many times you’re adding sonic layers looking for something to hide behind, and what you don’t realize is that that vulnerability and that nakedness might be the most compelling and interesting thing about the song."

The Unpeeled album is currently available for pre-order via Amazon, iTunes and GooglePlay. You can also check out vinyl options for the disc via the band's webstore.

Cage the Elephant are currently on tour in Europe but will be back stateside by mid-July, with primarily festival dates booked in the U.S., Canada and Mexico into the fall. See all of their scheduled stops below.

Cage the Elephant, Unpeeled Album Artwork


Cage the Elephant Unpeeled Track Listing

01 Cry Baby
02 Whole Wide World
03 Sweetie Little Jean
04 Spiderhead
05 Take It or Leave It
06 Too Late to Say Goodbye
07 Punchin’ Bag
08 Shake Me Down
09 Telescope
10 Instant Crush
11 Trouble
12 Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked
13 Rubber Ball
14 Aberdeen
15 Golden Brown
16 Cold Cold Cold
17 How Are You True
18 Come a Little Closer
19 Back Against the Wall
20 Cigarette Daydreams
21 Right Before My Eyes

Cage the Elephant 2017 Tour Dates

June 23 - Beuningen, Netherlands @ Down The Rabbit Hole%
June 24 - Paris, France @ Solidays%
June 27 - Nottingham, U.K. @ Rock City
June 28 - Cardiff, U.K. @ Tramshed
June 30 - St. Gallen, Switzerland @ Openair St. Gallen%
July 1 - Arras, France @ Main Square Festival%
July 2 - Rotselaar, Belgium @ Rock Werchter%
July 4 - Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic @ Rock For People%
July 6 - Bilbao, Spain @ Bilbao BBK Live%
July 7 - Madrid, Spain @ Mad Cool Festival%
July 8 - Lisbon, Portugal @ Nos Alive%
July 10 - London, U.K. @ Union Chapel*
July 14 - Louisville, Ky. @ Forecastle Festival%
July 23 - San Marcos, Texas @ Float Fest 2017%
July 28 - Oro-Medonte, Ontario @ Wayhome Music & Arts Festival%
Aug. 3 - Chicago, Ill. @ Lollapalooza%
Aug. 5 - Montreal, Quebec @ Osheaga Music & Arts%
Sept. 9 - St Louis, Mo. @ Loufest%
Sept. 23 - Las Vegas, Nev. @ Life Is Beautiful Festival%
Sept. 30 - Mobile, Ala. @ Ten Sixty Five Street Party%
Oct. 7 - San Bernardino, Calif. @ Cal Jam 17%
Nov. 18 - Mexico City, Mexico @ Corona Capital%

*Unpeeled Performance
%Festival Date

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