THE CAT EMPIRE - 2nd Show

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THE CAT EMPIRE - 2nd Show

6:00pm, Fri 1 April, 2022

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Event Details

The Cat Empire Call Time on Original Line-up with Farewell Dates, & Announce a New Incarnation of the Band Moving Forward

Beloved Australian musical exports The Cat Empire have today announced that the original 20-year line-up of the band will play their last show in Melbourne on December 16, 2021, with Felix Riebl and Ollie McGill moving forward as members of the next iteration of the Band.

During a career that has seen close to 1,500 joyous live shows played across the planet over the past two decades, The Cat Empire have achieved truly global success and created a fiercely independent, self-sustaining musical empire in the process.

While today's announcement will undoubtedly sadden long-time supporters of the band, news that The Cat Empire will continue in the hands of founding members Felix and Ollie offers assurance that faithful audiences in far-flung corners of the globe will once again experience the life-affirming party that is one of the band's renowned live shows.

Australian audiences will have the chance to farewell the original line-up of The Cat Empire with huge final shows planned for December in WA, QLD and VIC, including a global virtual concert of the final show on Thursday Dec 18.

The continuing members of The Cat Empire have exciting new music planned for 2022 and look forward to the next 20 years "as a re-imagined, vibrant, cross-cultural, and joyful collective of musicians and artists."

Band Statement

After 20 incredible years of touring and making music together, we have made the decision to disband, and to make way for a new incarnation of The Cat Empire to come to life fronted by Felix and Ollie.

Will (Drums), Ryan (Bass-departed the band March 2021), Harry (Vox/Trumpet), Jamshid Dj Jumps (Decks/Percussion), and our Manager Correne will all be celebrating final moments with The Cat Empire in December 2021.

At this juncture, Felix (Front-man/Percussion) and Ollie (Keys) will take the band forward into its next global chapter as a re-imagined, vibrant, cross-cultural, and joyful collective of musicians and artists.

The Cat Empire began as a musical jazz project in Melbourne, Australia in 2001, and took on a life of its own, so much bigger than any of us could have even dreamed or imagined. As we look back on the past two decades, we are so proud of what we achieved; from the (almost 1500) live shows and festivals we have played around the world, to the seven studio albums which resulted in global chart success, as well as our cherished independence, and more importantly the interpersonal experiences we amassed and grew from. We directed our own musical adventure and created our own opportunities along the way.

We’ve played Letterman and Leno, Bonnaroo and SummerStage NYC, opened the Melbourne Commonwealth Games, performed at Bluesfest 15 times, Falls Festival 11, Woodford Folk 10, Winnipeg Folk Festival 8 time, and Blues Balls (Switzerland) and Adelaide Fringe 7 times each. More than half of our live audience lives in Europe. We hold the record for the most shows played in a row at Edinburgh Festival (16), and in 2019 we played Glastonbury twice!

We cherish our global audience who took us into their hearts, homes, venues and festivals, returning over and over to sing and dance with us. As we toured the world, our fanbase grew and so did we. The enthusiasm of our audience has sustained us through tough times and has kept us making and delivering music for all these years. We've met babies named after us, heard heart-warming and heart-wrenching stories about what our music has meant to people, and we've seen hundreds of tattoos of our logo on various body parts! We are forever indebted to every one of the lovely faces in the crowd at each of our shows, for the joy you showered back at us over two decades.

On Thursday December 16 we will celebrate the past 20 years of The Cat Empire in a unique final VIC performance with the original band line-up at The Sidney Myer Music Bowl in our hometown of Melbourne. This all-ages event featuring songs and special guests from our entire career will be broadcast to the world in an epic livestream for fans everywhere to enjoy.

Queenslanders will have the chance to see the original line-up one last time at Sandstone Point Hotel on Sunday December 5 (18+), and Western Australian audiences will be treated to the show on Sat December 11 at Red Hill Auditorium.

Tickets for the WA, QLD and VIC shows, as well as tickets to attend the live stream of the final show of the original line-up will go on sale at 10am on Tuesday September 21. (If Covid restrictions prevent any of these shows going ahead, shows will be re-scheduled for March/April 2022).

To mark this milestone moment of change in The Cat Empire’s career, The Adelphia Sessions - a hybrid of select tracks from The Sun (2002) and Live @ Adelphia (2001) will be released from the archives In October.

Due to huge demand for its return, the album Cities (2006) will be made available to stream through your favourite digital platform in November.

We will also share two more brand new songs in October following on from the July release of Going To Live and Great Beauty and August release of The Scream and Coming To Meet You.

In the meantime, deepest thanks for sharing this journey with us, for your devotion, for playing our music, sharing it with your friends and family, carrying it around the world in your backpacks, allowing it to be the soundtrack to your big life moments, for attending our shows, and for making it all so worthwhile and enriching.

We have so much to celebrate. We leave each other with full hearts, healthy relationships, and deep respect for each other and the musical journey we have shared together, and with the world. We firmly believe The Cat Empire has an enduring mission to continue to bring great music, exemplary musicianship, and joyful moments to the world. The spirit of the band will flow through to the next chapter as Felix and Ollie and many guest musicians grow The Cat Empire into a global collective with new and exciting music set for release in 2022.

Best Wishes from The Cat Empire

The Cat Empire Original Line-Up Final Shows
Sunday December 5, 2021 - Sandstone Point Hotel QLD (18+)
Saturday December 11, 2021 – Red Hill Auditorium WA (under 18’s permitted with a guardian)
Thursday December 16, 2021 - Sidney Myer Music Bowl VIC (all ages)
Saturday, December 18, 2021 - Virtual Concert of the Sidney Myer Music Bowl Melbourne Final Show

Tickets for the final show of the original line-up in WA, QLD and VIC, and for the virtual concert will go on sale on Tuesday September 21 at 10.00am local time in each state.

Visit www.thecatempire.com for ticketing details.


THIS IS A LICENSED ALL AGES EVENT
UNDER 18s POLICY: Patrons under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian and hold a valid ticket. Patrons under the age of 18 are to remain in the presence of the responsible parent/legal guardians at all times.  

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Bus Departure Points

The Pirate Bar 25 Green St, Mount Hawthorn WA 6016

The Rosemount 459 Fitzgerald St, North Perth WA 6006

Aloft Hotel The Springs, 27 Rowe Ave, Rivervale WA 6103

The Balmoral 901 Albany Hwy, Victoria Park WA 6100

Indian Ocean Hotel 23-27 Hasting St Scaborough WA 6019

The Sovereign Arms Fresco Dining Area, Lakeside Joondalup, 420 Joondalup Dr, Joondalup WA 6027

The Woodvale Tavern 143 Trappers Dr, Woodvale WA 6026

The Greenwood Hotel 349 Warwick Rd, Greenwood WA 6024

The Berrigan Bar & Bistro 758 Berrigan Dr, South Lake WA 6164

Lakers Tavern 119 Murdoch Rd, Thornlie WA 6108

Freo Social, Parry St, Fremantle WA 6160

Midland Tourist Park 6 Toodyay Rd, Middle Swan WA 6056

Chapel Farm  231 Toodyay Rd, Middle Swan WA 6056

Raffles Hotel 70-72 Canning Beach Rd, Applecross WA 6153

Red Hill Express ticket online sales close at 5pm, day prior to show date. Should you require to still purchase a Red Hill Express ticket after this time, please call Buswest direct on (08) 9395 4444.

Should you have any issues with your bus ticket, or if you think your bus is running late please call the Red Hill Express Helpline on (08) 9395 4422.