Aussie favourites The Cat Empire have today confirmed the first nine shows that will form part of a wider tour in the coming months.
The tour announcement comes as the band’s new single ‘Bulls’ is officially serviced to media. The third taster from the band’s forthcoming album ‘Rising With The Sun’, the single came from a dream, according to frontman Felix Riebl.
“I woke up at the very edge of sleep. Almost, just before I woke up, there was a guy in there showing me a rhythm. It’s very distinct. That song came straight from there,” he explains. “I think we run the risk of sounding pretentious to say that songs come in dreams, but sometimes they really quite literally just appear that way. That’s a real gift.”
The tour, meantime, kicks off with a double date at the Enmore Theatre in Sydney in late May, with another seven shows to follow in the two weeks that follow. Further dates in both New South Wales and Queensland are planned; the band announcing those “shortly”.
These gigs are in addition to those already announced in Western Australia early next month and are on sale this Friday.
March 04 : Fremantle (Arts Centre) * previously announced
March 05 : Margaret River (3 Oceans Winery) * previously announced
March 06 : Denmark (Castelli Estate) * previously announced
March 11 : Adelaide (Womadelaide) * previously announced
March 27 : Byron Bay (Bluesfest) * previously announced
May 20 : Sydney (Enmore Theatre)
May 21 : Sydney (Enmore Theatre)
May 22 : Canberra (Canberra Theatre)
May 26 : Adelaide (Thebarton Theatre)
May 27 : Melbourne (Forum Theatre)
May 28 : Melbourne (Forum Theatre)
June 03 : Cairns (Tanks Arts Centre)
June 04 : Airlie Beach (Magnums)
June 05 : Townsville (Kirwan Tavern)