Show Recap: Cage The Elephant - Local Wolves


Kia Forum in Inglewood, CA — July 7, 2024

Cage The Elephant’s show at the Kia Forum was nothing short of spectacular, offering an unforgettable night of music and high-octane energy. The night kicked off with openers Willow Avalon, BAKAR and Young the Giant who all delivered stellar performances. Young the Giant’s set was a perfect blend of nostalgia and modern indie rock, setting the tone for what was to come. Songs like “Cough Syrup” and “My Body” had the crowd singing along and swaying to the beat, creating a communal sense of euphoria.

As the lights dimmed and the stage was prepared for the main act, the anticipation in the air was palpable. When Cage the Elephant finally took the stage, the crowd erupted in a deafening roar. The band launched into their set with relentless energy, and from the very first note, it was clear that this was going to be a night to remember. The stage production was nothing short of incredible. Pyrotechnics and lasers lit up the venue, adding an extra layer of excitement to an already thrilling performance. Despite the impressive stage production, it was the lead singer, Matt Shultz, who truly stole the show. His boundless energy and captivating stage presence had the audience mesmerized from start to finish. Shultz’s performance as a masterclass in rock n’ roll showmanship.

The setlist was a perfect mix of old favorites and new hits, ensuring that there was something for every fan. Songs like “Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked,” “Come a Little Closer,” and “Trouble” had the crowd singing along at the top of their lungs, while newer tracks showcased the band’s evolving sound and continued relevance in the rock scene. Throughout the night, the crowd’s energy never waned. The synergy between the band and the audience was electric, creating a feedback loop of enthusiasm and excitement that only grew stronger with each song.

By the time the final notes of the encore faded away, it was clear that this was a concert experience that would be remembered for years to come. In the end, the Cage the Elephant show at the Kia Forum was a testament to the enduring power of live music. With an incredible lineup, insane crowd energy, and a performance that was both visually and sonically spectacular, it was a night that perfectly encapsulated the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll.

Words & Photography: Victoria Alexis

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