THE CAT EMPIRE
TOUR ANNOUNCEMENT | MARCH 2020
For over a decade. Melbourne’s finest genre-busting, multi-platinum selling band THE CAT EMPIRE has been known far and wide as one of the world’s greatest party bands. Their colourful, genre-bending music, shipped across the globe in traveler’s backpacks, seems at home almost anywhere.
Following the enormous success of their seventh chart-topping album, STOLEN DIAMONDS, released in February 2019, which debuted in the Top 20 in 16 countries around the world, the band return with an impressive array of dates for March 2020 in the UK and Spain.
Difficult to describe and impossible to categorise, THE CAT EMPIRE’s reputation is built upon a chaotic and fiercely uplifting live performance, one that saw them complete 120 live shows across the world last year, playing to a combined audience of over 600,000.
Having played multiple night, sold-out shows across the UK at venues such as London’s Roundhouse and the prestigious Royal Albert Hall, the band are keen to take their fans on a journey back to where it all began, playing the O2 Shepherds Bush Empire followed by dates in Brighton, Cambridge, Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham and Oxford. They then head to Spain to play a number dates, where they have crowds of devoted fans following their every move.
It would be a gross understatement to say the previous 12 months might have been busy for THE CAT EMPIRE: multiple sold out tours across Europe, America and Australia; acclaimed side projects and collaborations; and a campaign that saw them release one song per month from STOLEN DIAMONDS across 2018 / 2019, drawing ecstatic responses from critics and fans alike.
It has been suggested that the reason why THE CAT EMPIRE headline so many major festivals across the world is because no band is brave enough to take the stage after them. Such is the power of their live show and musicianship, which sees their infectious, genre-embracing anthems sweep audiences into a frenzy of dancing and singing.
Watch THE CAT EMPIRE in full flight playing OSCAR WILDE to a sold-out London Roundhouse here:
Thu 12 LONDON Shepherds Bush Empire
Sat 14 BRIGHTON Concorde 2
Sun 15 CAMBRIDGE Corn Exchange
Tue 17 LEEDS Beckett’s Student Union
Wed 18 MANCHESTER O2 Ritz
Thu 19 BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute
Fri 20 OXFORD O2 Academy
Mon 23 VALENCIA Moon
Wed 25 SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA Capitol
Sat 28 BARCELONA Sant Jordi Club
Sun 29 GIRONA Black Music Festival
- Artist pre-sale will commence Wednesday 2 October at 10.00am
- To access the artist pre-sale, fans will need to sign up to the band’s website mailing list by midnight on Tuesday 1 October
- General sale will commence on Friday 4 October at 10.00am
Seven albums into a stellar career, these six musicians from Melbourne, Australia began as a word of mouth secret transported globally by backpackers, fast becoming an international touring juggernaut with legions of devotees at every stop. THE CAT EMPIRE’s commitment to live music, showmanship, and their unstoppable energy and generosity as performers makes them a stand out whenever they take the stage. Along for the ide this time are special guests Lucy Lu.
- The Cat Empire | 2003
- Two Shoes | 2005
- So Many Nights | 2007
- Cinema | 2010
- Steal the Light | 2013
- Rising with The Sun | 2016
- Stolen Diamonds | 2019
THE CAT EMPIRE ARE:
- FELIX RIEBL | percussion + vocals
- HARRY JAMES ANGUS | trumpet + vocals
- WILL HULL-BROWN | drums
- JAMSHID KHADIWALA | decks + percussion
- OLLIE MCGILL | keyboards
- RYAN MONRO | bass