THE CAT EMPIRE ANNOUNCE THEIR BIGGEST WORLD TOUR TO DATE

THE CAT EMPIRE ANNOUNCE THEIR BIGGEST WORLD TOUR TO DATE

With a new album just a weeks away from international release, the band announce the STEAL THE LIGHT WORLD TOUR 2013

 

 

Melbourne’s finest genre-busting, multi-platinum collective THE CAT EMPIRE have today announced their biggest world tour to date, which will see them play almost 70 shows across three continents in celebration of the release of their fifth studio album “Steal The Light”.

 

Over the course of a decade, the band has gained an incredible international reputation, and has established themselves as one of Australia’s most unique musical exports.

 

When they jumped on a plane to the USA for their first overseas engagement in 2002 it was the first time some band members had cause for a passport. They have subsequently toured all over the world, performing almost 950 shows including headlining some of the worlds most prestigious festivals, and playing on entertainment shows such as Letterman and Leno.

 

With an outstanding new record and a live show to match, 2013 is set be another great year for The Cat Empire. “When we started out,” says The Cat Empire vocalist and trumpeter Harry Angus, “we were jazz musicians, but we wanted to play music that spoke to the whole world. I think with this record we’ve really come full circle, and we’re really embracing that concept again.”

 

The Steal The Light World Tour will get underway in North America in July, with the band headlining Canadian festivals and hitting the hot spots of the USA. The band will be supported by Blackalicious, as well as Australia’s own Tinpan Orange on some North American dates.

 

South America is in the bands sights this year for the first time following a huge online drive from fans in Rio, Sao Paulo and Buenes Aires who took it upon themselves to lobby the band for shows via pledge site Queremos. With over 500 fans pledging their attendance in less then one week, The Cat Empire re-routed their tour to respond to the demand, adding more cities each week as South Americans catch on and join the lobby group.

The band will be back in Australia in September to do a run through their favourite theatres, with special guests Hiatus Kaiyote sharing the stage, as well as The Empire Horns and new addition to the entertainment troupe – Lenny and The Ela Dancers – 4 amazing dancers to get the rooms moving.

 

The Cat Empire will be stepping up in venue sizes across Europe in October 2013, with London’s Brixton Academy set to sell out, and the band moving on from multiple nights in Amsterdam’s Paradiso to the famed Heineken Music Hall. With Melbourne band FLAP! opening all European shows, the boys are excited to get back to Barcelona for the first time since 2004. No doubt this announcement to follow next week will please the legion of Spaniards who have taken to bussing across the border into France en-masse in recent years in order to get to see the band.

 

The band’s first single from the new album, “Brighter Than Gold,” is already a crowd favourite, with high rotation on Triple J in Australia, “Mega Hit” status on 3FM in the Netherlands, heat building on it at radio in Germany and Belgium, and dipping into the Dutch iTunes chart in the top #20, peaking at #17 just two weeks after release.

 

“Brighter Than Gold” hints at great things to come on the new album, “Steal The Light”, the bands first worldwide independent release. It arrives ten years after they crashed onto the recording scene with a self-titled debut album that was gold in Australia within weeks, platinum two months later, and double platinum a year on from that. Followed by aNo. 1 chart entry for the sophomore album Two Shoes in 2005, and 2 more award winning albums after that, there is every indication that THE CAT EMPIRE have no intention of slowing down.

 

“In many ways this record is a return to our original aesthetic, a very simple thing; that the music is for dancing and feeling good. The record and the shows should make people smile, make people dance. That’s all we want,” muses Angus.

 

The Steal the Light World Tour goes on sale April 26. Dancing shoes essential.

 

Brighter Than Gold video clip:

 

 

STEAL THE LIGHT WORLD TOUR 2013

 

Announce: Tuesday 23rd April

Pre-sale (where applicable) Wed 24 and Thurs 25 April

General on sale: Friday 26th April

 

 

JUNE

Thurs 27 WASHINGTON DC – FILLMORE

http://concerts.livenation.com/event/15004A7CDF5778D7?camefrom=ramya_8e1

Fri 28 PHILADELPHIA – WORLD LIVE CAFÉ http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/selectSeats?wrKey=5C8F0D6CC51158E19FB2E81367548302&id=251871&seatSelectorOnly=true

Sat 29 NEW YORK – BEST BUY THEATERhttp://www.ticketmaster.com/event/2B004A8476DA496C?artistid=1450090&majorcatid=10005&minorcatid=103&tm_link=venue_msg-0_2B004A8476DA496C

Sun 30 BOSTON – HOUSE OF BLUES

http://www.houseofblues.com/tickets/eventdetail.php?eventid=80482

 

JULY

Thurs 4 OTTAWA – BLUESFEST

http://ottawabluesfest.ca/

Fri 5 MONTREAL INTERNATIONAL FESITIVAL – THE METROPOLIS

http://www.ticketmaster.ca/event/10004A739D5D4C9B?lang=en-ca&camefrom=CFC_SPECTRA_EN

Sun 7 TORONTO – GARRISON COMMON AT FORT YORK

http://torontourbanrootsfest.com/tickets/

Tues 9 CLEVELAND – BEACHLAND BALLROOM & TAVERN

http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=3518594&pl= beachland

Wed 10 CHICAGO – HOUSE OF BLUES

http://www.houseofblues.com/tickets/eventdetail.php?eventid=80469

Thur 11 MINNEAPOLIS – CEDAR CULTURE CENTER

http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=3515944&pl=cedar

Fri 12 WINNIPEG FOLK FESTIVAL

http://www.winnipegfolkfestival.ca/festival/tickets/

Sat 13 WINNIPEG FOLK FESTIVAL

http://www.winnipegfolkfestival.ca/festival/tickets/

15/16/17 SAN FRAN, LA, SAN DIEGO to be confirmed

Fri 19 VICTORIA – PHILLIP’S BREWERY (Outdoors)

Sat 20 VANCOUVER – announcement to follow

Sun 21 VANCOUVER – announcement to follow

Tues 23 SEATTLE – NEUMOS

http://neumos.com/events/

Wed 24 PORTLAND – DOUG FIR LOUNGE

http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/251853?utm_medium=bks&wrKey=5C8F0D6CC51158E19FB2E81367548302

Thurs 24 NELSON – THE HUME HOTEL

www.humehotel.com/spiritbar

Fri 26 CALGARY – FOLK FESTIVAL

http://www.calgaryfolkfest.com/tickets/

Sat 27 CALGARY – FOLK FESTIVAL

http://www.calgaryfolkfest.com/tickets/

Sun 28 BAIE-SANT PAUL – LE FESTIF!

http://www.lefestif.ca/#

AUGUST

SOUTH AMERICA via pledge site Queremos

http://www.queremos.com.br/thecatempire

BUENOS AIRES & FORTALEZA to be confirmed

Fri 2 RIO – CIRCO VOADOR

http://www.queremos.com.br/concert/2013/08/RJ/thecatempire

Sat 3 SAO PAULO – JOIA

http://www.queremos.com.br/concert/2013/08/SP/thecatempire

SEPTEMBER All Australian Shows with Special Guests Hiatus Kaiyote

Fri 6 ADELAIDE – THEBARTON

www.venuetix.com.au

Sat 7 PERTH – RED HILL

www.tickets.redhillgigs.com.au orwww.oztix.com.au

Sun 8 DARWIN DISCOVERY

http://www.nightkeyticketing.com.au/

Thurs 12 MELBOURNE – FORUM

www.ticketmaster.com.au

Fri 13 MELBOURNE – FORUM

www.ticketmaster.com.au

Thurs 19 CANBERRA – UC REFECTORY

www.oxtix.com.au and all OzTix retail outlets

Fri 20 SYDNEY – ENMORE

http://premier.ticketek.com.au/

Sat 21 SYDNEY – ENMORE

http://premier.ticketek.com.au/

Fri 27 BRISBANE – TIVOLI

http://m.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=CATEMPIR13

Sat 28 BRISBANE – TIVOLI

http://m.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=CATEMPIR13

 

OCTOBER All European Shows with Special Guests FLAP! From Australia

4 – 6 Northern Qld to be confirmed

Thurs 17 UK, BIRMINGHAM – HMV INSTITUTE

http://www.gigsandtours.com/tour/the-cat-empire/

Fri 18 UK, BOURNEMOUTH – O2 ACADEMY

http://www.o2academybournemouth.co.uk/ http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/

Sun 20 UK, LONDON – BRIXTON ACADEMY

http://www.o2academybrixton.co.uk/http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/

Tues 22 UK, BRISTOL – O2 ACADEMY

http://www.o2academybristol.co.uk/ http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/

Wed 23 UK, OXFORD – O2 ACADEMY

http://www.o2academyoxford.co.uk/http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/

Thurs 24 UK, MANCHESTER – RITZ

http://www.gigsandtours.com/tour/the-cat-empire/

Sat 26 UK, GLASGOW – ABC

http://www.o2abcglasgow.co.uk/http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/

Sun 27 UK, SHEFFIELD – LEADMILL

http://leadmill.co.uk/events/cat-empire

Mon 28 UK, NORWICH – WATERFRONT

http://www.ueaticketbookings.co.uk/events/the-cat-empire–28-10-13-.aspx

Wed 30 BELGIUM, BRUSSELS – AB

www.abconcerts.be

THURS 31 SWITZERLAND, ZURICH – show announcement coming soon

 

NOVEMBER

Sat 2 GERMANY, MUNICH – TOLHALLE

www.eventim.de/the-cat-empire

Sun 3 GERMANY, OFFENBACH – CAPITOL

www.eventim.de/the-cat-empire

Mon 4 GERMANY, BERLIN – COLUMBIAHALLE

www.eventim.de/the-cat-empire

Tues 5 GERMANY, HAMBURG – GROSSE FREIHEIT

www.eventim.de/the-cat-empire

Wed 6 GERMANY, COLOGNE – E-WERK

www.eventim.de/the-cat-empire

Fri 8 FRANCE, MARSEILLE – LE MOULIN

http://www.gdp.fr/fr/node/525To Ph:+33 892 392 192 (0,34 €/min)

Sat 9 SPAIN, BARCELONA – show announcement coming soon

Sun 10 FRANCE, TOULOUSE – LE BIKINI

http://www.gdp.fr/fr/node/525To Ph:+33 892 392 192 (0,34 €/min)

Mon 11 FRANCE, LYON – LE TRANSBORDEUR

http://www.gdp.fr/fr/node/525To Ph:+33 892 392 192 (0,34 €/min)

Wed 13 HOLLAND, AMSTERDAM – HENEIKEN MUSIC HALL

www.livenation.nl , Ph: 0900-3001250.

Sat 16 FRANCE, PARIS – LE TRIANON

http://www.gdp.fr/fr/node/525To Ph:+33 892 392 192 (0,34 €/min)

 

 

 

With more shows still to be added….

 

“Steal The Light” – available worldwide Friday 17th May via the bands own label Two Shoes Records.

 

 

For further information, visit:

www.thecatempire.com

www.facebook.com/thecatempire

www.youtube.com/thecatempire

www.twitter.com/thecatempire

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