Cage the Elephant returning to WKU

Amanda Young

Cage the Elephant is coming home again.

The Bowling Green-based band is set to return to town for a free concert next week on South Lawn. The concert starts at 8 p.m. Sept. 21 and also features opening act Manchester Orchestra.

WKU’s Campus Activities Board and the Student Government Association are partnering to sponsor the show. The Starry Nights Music Festival is also a sponsor, according to SGA’s website.

Cage the Elephant is an alternative-rock band that originated in Bowling Green in 2006. Since then, Cage has released two albums, both of which can be purchased on iTunes.

The band’s top two selling songs on iTunes are “Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked” and “Back Against the Wall.”

“Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked” has been featured in promotions for TNT’s “Leverage” and an episode of “Jersey Shore” on MTV.

Cage the Elephant has made appearances at several music festivals, including Lollapalooza and Bonnaroo.

Cage the Elephant won’t be the only act on stage later this month.

CAB and SGA also arranged for Manchester Orchestra to play on Sept. 21.

Manchester Orchestra is an indie-rock band that also has albums available on iTunes.

The band’s hits include “I’ve Got Friends,” “I Can Feel a Hot One” and “Shake it Out,” according to iTunes.

The event will be free and open to the public.