A photo from Beck’s summer concert at Merriweather Post Pavilion ranked among Rashad Polk’s Top 10 Photos of 2019 (but not this photo). (Photo by Rashad Polk)
Editor’s Note: This year, we asked our bloggers to name their Top 10 shows of 2019 or choose their Top 10 photos of the year. We will run them over the course of mid-December as our Best of the Year posts.
Editor (again): The very skillful Rashad Polk picked 10 of his photos as the best of 2019 — take it away, Rashad!
Cage the Elephant performs at The Anthem on Dec. 3, 2019. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson)
It’s been a good year for Cage the Elephant fans in DC. The band has been through town twice this year, playing Merriweather over the summer with Beck and Spoon and also headlining the recent DC101 holiday shindig at The Anthem. Add in October 2018 performance at the new Entertainment and Sport Arena, and that’s three shows in just over a year. Not too shabby.
Beck performs at Merriweather Post Pavilion on Aug. 22, 2019. (Photo by Rashad Polk)
In preparation of the release of his upcoming album Hyperspace, Beck stopped by Merriweather on his co-headlining tour with Cage the Elephant.
Cage the Elephant performs at Merriweather Post Pavilion on Aug. 22, 2019. (Photo by Rashad Polk)
The last time Cage the Elephant played the DC area was last fall at the DC Entertainment and Sports Arena. This time around, the six-piece band from Kentucky played Merriweather Post Pavilion at the DC stop of their co-headlining The Night Running Tour with Beck recently.
Cage the Elephant (Photo by Neil Krug)
Cage the Elephant released their fifth studio album, Social Cues, in April via RCA Records. “Night Running,” a track on that new album, features Beck! So perhaps then it was natural that Cage the Elephant and Beck would team for The Night Running Tour, which arrives at Merriweather Post Pavilion on Thursday, Aug. 22!