Cage the Elephant’s Matt Shultz Arrested for GunPossession

Police discovered 2 packed guns in his space at the Bowery hotel, according to the NYPD.

Matt Shultz

Matt Shultz, diva of Cage the Elephant carries out at Curtis Hixon Park on April 10, 2019 in Tampa, Fla. Harry Aaron/NHLI by means of Getty Images

Cage the Elephant frontman Matt Shultz was jailed on Thursday (Jan. 5) in New York City, Billboard can verify.

The 39- year-old vocalist was detained with 2 charges of criminal ownership of a weapon after cops discovered 2 crammed guns in his space at the Bowery hotel, according to the NYPD. The arrest can be found in action to a 911 call around 10 a.m. reporting that there was an individual in ownership of a weapon. Shultz invested the night at the 9th precinct in Lower Manhattan.

Billboard has actually connected to Cage the Elephant‘s associates for additional information, though gotten no action at the time of publication.



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The acclaimed rock band launched their latest album, Social Cues, in2019 The album went on to win finest rock album at the 2020 Grammys. “During the making of the record as a whole we were quite consumed with scary films,” guitar player Brad Shultz, Matt’s older sibling, stated of the album’s 2nd single, “House of Glass,” at the time. “We desired the tune to have a scary movie feel and John Carpenter has actually constantly been a favorite of ours. Enjoyable truth, he is from Bowling Green, Kentucky, our house own, and really dated our bass gamer’s mom when they were teens.”

Social Cues came following 2015’s Tell Me I’m Pretty, which likewise won the Grammy for finest rock album.

Matt formed Cage the Elephant back in 2006 with his older sibling Brad Shultz, in addition to Jared Champion, Daniel Tichenor and Lincoln Parish, who left the band in 2013.

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