Cage the Elephant's Photo Diary: Behind the Scenes of Their 2017 Grammys

Citizen Kane Wayne

Cage the Elephant, an American rock band from Bowling Green, Kentucky, may have lost their Grammy nomination for Best Alternative Album to St. Vincent in 2015, but they triumphed this year, besting the likes of Blink-182, Panic! At the Disco, and Weezer for their 2017 Best Rock Album win. Tell Me I’m Pretty, the band’s fourth album, is a retro-rock ode to their twenty-first-century angst produced by The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach. 

The band’s victory was celebrated in style. From the award show to the Grammy foundation MusiCares event, stylist Santa Bevacqua made sure their ’60’s vibes were embodied in a thoroughly modern wardrobe.

“We feel so incredibly and over-abundantly blessed,” Cage the Elephant’s frontman and vintage-lover Matt Shultz told Billboard. Shultz is also a budding footwear designer, collaborating with longtime Doc Marten designer Paul Kaufman on a limited edition line of Shultz-Kaufman boots. Check out the band’s photo diary, photographed by Citizen Kane Wayne, below.   

Cage the Elephant’s drummer Jared Champion after the Grammy's award show wearing a maroon jacket, shirt, and trousers by menswear brand Corneliani. Champion wears a Baume & Mercier watch and an Emma Willis pocket square. Scarf and gold chain his own.


Shultz lounging in a Jeffrey Rudes shirt, Japanese streetwear brand Takahiromiyashita The Soloist pants, and a pair of his limited edition dalmatian print Shultz-Kaufman boots at the pre-Grammy MusiCares event.


Matt Shultz with brother and Cage the Elephant guitarist Brad Shultz at the pre-Grammys MusiCares dinner. “We got to hang with our pal Dave Grohl who also performed at the MusiCares event,” Matt told Billboard. Brad wears a shirt by Corneliani.  

Matt Shultz getting ready for the night. “It was a surreal weekend say to the least. We met and hung with some folks we’ve always looked up to; Tom Petty, Stevie Nicks, Randy Newman and Jeff Lynne,” he told Billboard. “I mean really, such a trip. Then to top it off, to take home a Grammy?” 


The band’s guitarist Nick Bockrath and Shultz after the Grammys. Shultz wears a Wasteland jacket and Parmigiani Fleurier watch, while Bockrath rocks a shirt and royal blue jacket by Jeffrey Rudes.



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