Saturday, February 15, 2020
We would love your help to get crowd favourite ‘Brighter Than Gold’ in Triple J’s #Hottest100 of the Decade.
Surprise! We have just released a live version of Oscar Wilde featuring Grace Barbé for your enjoyment.
We were very honoured to share the stage with Grace Barbé and her talented band on our recent lap of Australia. Oscar Wilde was one of the first songs we played live from Stolen Diamonds, and it has been a pleasure to perform all over the world. Please enjoy this special version, recorded live at the Odeon Theatre in Hobart.
Click here to stream it now (and all weekend) on your favourite streaming service. 🎤🎷🕺🏻💃🏾.
Through your incredible support of The Cat Empire, 10,400 of you have raised money for the work of Children’s Ground. We have donated $1 from every ticket sold during our recent tour to this inspiring organisation. The $10,400 will enable Children’s Ground and local artists to develop five new early learning books for First Nations children, in two First Nations languages. The money will also cover the publishing costs of the first print run of 1,500 of books. We look forward to sharing these books with you in 2020.
Thanks so much to those of you who joined us for hometown shows at The Forum last weekend.
All-ages shows have always been important to us, so that the next generation of Empire fans can come along and dance with their parents, including our own kids. This is why we are very happy to announce that we will be taking the show back to the Melbourne Zoo this summer, on Friday, Feb 14, 2020.
Make sure you are signed up to our Facebook Fan Group for pre-sale ticket information.
Since announcing our Australian Tour we have received a barrage of communication and complaints expressing outrage from South Australia for having been ‘left off the tour’. We are impressed by your passion for the band, and your ability to come together as a state to lobby something as important as your need to dance! Thank you for making us feel so loved.
Secretly we always had something up our sleeves which we knew would answer your demand. We just couldn’t tell you about it…
We are delighted to tell you that we will be back at WOMADelaide March 6 2020…
We hope 2019 has treated you well as Summer starts to appear down here in Australia, and the days get shorter where you are. To get you through the winter ahead, the best news we can give you is that we are heading back to the UK and Spain in March 2020 to warm the dancefloor back up with a run of 12 shows in your beautiful cities.
There is a big hit of nostalgia for us with this tour taking us back to the O2 Shepherds Bush Empire in London where we used to play in the early days of the band.
Australian fans, do you wanna ride to the gig with the band?
Band members will pick you both up on the way to the venue, treat you like the VIPs that you are, and get you there in time to take you behind the curtain and watch soundcheck.
Get an insight into how the cogs turn for the touring party of your favourite band.
Next stop on our World Tour 2019 – Australia!
Our favourite day of the year, along with releasing new music, is always announcing an Australian Tour. It feels great to be finally bringing the songs from Stolen Diamonds home (and throwing in old favourites too of course). Expect to see us doing a lap of the country in Oct/Nov.
More shows will be added, so if you live in a state were there are no shows announced, hold tight and you will hear more soon… Also note that Brisbane and Hobart shows are all ages, as well as a couple of the festivals.
At the end of last year we announced that we had created and financed an International Touring Grant in conjunction with The Australia Council for the Arts. A massive number of applications were received, and we convened in April to determine the one most befitting what we hoped the grant would achieve; the start of a hopefully long term overseas career for an artist/group.
Today we are very happy to announce that the recipient of this grant funding is composer, performer and cultural practitioner of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander music, Jessie Lloyd,