Multi-Platinum selling Australian band The Cat Empire brings their explosive sound on a cross-Canada tour this summer. The tour will support their newly released sixth studio album Rising With The Sun (Two Shoes / Cadence Music Group), which debuted Top 20 in 16 countries around the world, and at #1 on the Australian ARIA Album Charts.
The Cat Empire have announced the first of their summer dates in Canada. The 11-date tour will have the band on a plane whenever they are not on the stage, kicking off on July 21 in Baie-St-Paul, QC, with stops in Toronto, Montréal and Vancouver, and wrapping up in Gaspé, QC (See full schedule for dates and tickets below).
With choruses people can sing to and rhythms that really click, the new songs are perfectly crafted for venues of all sizes. From intimate settings to outdoor festivals, this is a vast tour that gives fans multiple opportunities to experience The Cat Empire live. It is the perfect follow up to the band’s last visit, which saw them headline a variety of festivals including Montréal Jazz Festival, Calgary Folk Festival, Winnipeg Folk Festival, Ottawa Blues Festival and Vancouver Jazz Festival.
The Cat Empire percussionist and vocalist Felix Riebl says of the upcoming tour, “We can’t wait to get to Canada this summer. Rising With The Sun was written with festivals in mind, and the new songs have been like a breath of fresh air to the set. The band’s playing as well as I can remember, it’s been a riot in the UK and Australia, by the time we get to North America it’s gonna be killer!”
Known for their infectious sound and eccentric performances, The Cat Empire’s music captivates international audiences, keeping them dancing and losing themselves in mesmerizing rhythms. The band has previously performed on top entertainment shows such as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
and Late Show with David Letterman. Their annual pilgrimage now sees them playing at venues and festivals across the world to over half a million people.
The Cat Empire Tour Dates (further dates to be announced)
July 21, 2016
July 23, 2016
Rock The Shores
July 24, 2016
Calgary Folk Festival
July 27, 2016
The Danforth Music Hall
July 28, 2016
July 29 – 31, 2016
August 2, 2016
August 3, 2016
August 5, 2016
Regina Folk Festival
August 10, 2016
Theatre La Taverne
August 13, 2016
Festival Musique du Bot du Monde