The Cat Empire

New album ? CINEMA ? Out mid-August
October UK Tour set to sell out, including the band’s 800th show

Aussie stars The Cat Empire are delighted to announce an October tour of the UK, returning to perform for ever-increasing crowds of fans converted by previous shows and enthusiastic world-wide word of mouth. Within 48 hours of the London Brixton Academy show going on advance sale to fans, the band had sold a record 1000 tickets. The Empire will arrive into the UK to a run of sold out shows come October.

Playing live is never far from the thoughts of The Cat Empire. In an age when so much of selling music seems to be about celebrity and fashion, The Cat Empire have risen to be one of Australia – and indeed the world’s favourite live acts through sheer musicality and the power of their interaction on stage. The band features Felix Riebl, vocalist and trumpeter Harry Angus, keys player Ollie McGill, bassist Ryan Monro, drummer Will Hull-Brown and Jamshid Khadiwala (aka ‘Jumps’) on decks.

The band’s fourth album, ‘Cinema’ serves up a set of 11 tracks which captures the indestructible force – and sheer joy – of their mind-blowing live performances all delivered in a format perfect for lounge-rooms, backyards, BBQ’s, cafes, road trips and parties all over the world!

The Cat Empire are on an international tour for the release of CINEMA. First stop was North America, next up their home-town haunts of Australia, and the band will play their 800th show together while in the UK this year, on their way back home via Japan.

CAT FACT : The Cat Empire have sold over half a million albums in Australia and have 4 multi-platinum albums to their name.

CAT FACT: The Cat Empire have sold more tickets internationally than any other contemporary Australian band.

CAT FACT : The Cat Empire hold the record for most shows played in a row (8) at Sydney’s Metro Theatre and will perform their 800th live show in the UK in 2010

CAT FACT : James is the middle name of four of the band members!


Sat 16 Academy Birmingham
Sun17 Academy Oxford
Tues 19 Opera House Bournemouth
Thur 21 Academy Bristol
Fri 22 Academy Bristol
Sat 23 Academy Brixton
Mon 25 Academy Leeds
Tues 26 Academy 1 Manchester
Weds 27 ABC Glasgow
Fri 29 Academy Dublin
Sat 30 Spring & Airbrake Belfast

Don’t miss The Cat Empire on this UK tour. Their reputation is built on live shows which offer amazing musicianship and truly generate a full-on party atmosphere ? dancing shoes essential!

For more information, pictures or to request an interview please contact Chris Hewlett on 0208 348 6767 or

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