The Cat Empire add UK dates to 2013 World Tour schedule

The Cat Empire add UK dates to 2013 World Tour schedule

The ska-jazz collective are touring their fifth studio album, Steal the Light

Melbourne-based ska-jazz collective The Cat Empire will visit the UK on their biggest world tour to date. Celebrating the release of their new album, Steal the Light, the genre-defying band will visit a total of four continents and perform a total of 70 shows.

Steal the Light is the band’s fifth studio album to date, coming a full decade after their first album. Their previous albums have variously won awards and gone platinum multiple times. Steal the Light has already provided their hit single 'Brighter Than Gold', which is sure to be a crowd pleaser on this tour (you can watch the video below).

The UK is the first stop on the band’s European leg, with the band spending more than a week touring the country. They will be supported by fellow Australians FLAP!, who will open all their shows in Europe.

With their roots in jazz, The Cat Empire have explored multiple musical genres to provide the best sounds for feeling good and dancing. The band’s vocalist and trumpeter Harry Angus has described the new album as 'a return to our original aesthetic.' Tickets go on sale on Fri 26 Apr.

UK tour dates are:
The Institute, Birmingham, Thu 17 Oct
O2 Academy, Bournemouth, Fri 18 Oct
Brixton O2 Academy, London, Sun 20 Oct
O2 Academy, Bristol, Tue 22 Oct
O2 Academy, Oxford, Wed 23 Oct
Ritz, Manchester, Thu 24 Oct
O2 ABC, Glasgow, Sat 26 Oct
Leadmill, Sheffield, Sun 27 Oct
Watefront, Norwich, Mon 28 Oct

The Cat Empire - Brighter Than Gold

The Cat Empire

Latino-ska-funk hoedown from this Melbourne six-piece. Look, no guitars!