- 03:22 AM, May 23
Cage the Elephant were formed in Kentucky by three high school friends; Matt Shultz, Brad Shultz and Jared Champion, along with two other friends Lincoln Parish and Daniel Tichenor. Before rocking with Cage, they played music in a band under the moniker Perfect Confusion which were disbanded when they left.
In 2007, they got slots at major music festivals, South by Southwest, Bonnaroo, and Lollapalooza. After signing a deal with Relentless Records and moving to London, they started working on their debut album and released it as a self-titled effort in 2008. They received favorable review from music critics and their single "Ain't No Rest for the Wicked" peaked at No. 32 on U.K. Singles chart.