The Cat Empire Release Oscar Wilde

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The Cat Empire Release Oscar Wilde

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A brand New Year brings another brand new song from The Cat Empire.  Oscar Wilde is the seventh song to be released from the forthcoming album Stolen Diamonds, which is due for release on Feb 15th 2019.If there is a song on the new album that checklists all the boxes on what makes for a great song by The Cat Empire, Oscar Wilde is it. With a Melbourne via Soweto swing, the song is a vehicle for yet another beautiful Felix Riebl vocal evoking warm memories of the past, both his and ours, while introducing another TCE trademark hook that wouldn’t be out of place on the classic Paul Simon Graceland album.  “I can’t help but think that Paul Simon had some part to play in this one,” Felix confesses. “On tour, I always come back to Graceland as a reference for music that just floats and makes me feel good.  It reminds me of why I’m anywhere.”

The cover image for Oscar Wilde (featuring a white singlet similar to the ubiquitous garment worn by Felix Riebl both onstage and off throughout the early part of the bands career) is by New Zealand born, Melbourne based photographer Ben Clement who brings a warm and balanced approach to his work combining minimalist aesthetic with creative spontaneity. “This photograph was taken on a trip to the Northern Territory in 2018,” the artist explains. “It was an early morning when I noticed a flicker of the sunrise catch my eye. I turned around and saw this t-shirt hanging out to dry on the Hills Hoist. Everything in front of me from the sunrise, the red earth, the caravan, clothes line and shirt felt like a particular slice of Australian life. It was one of those moments where timing, location and observation aligned perfectly.”

With the brand new album Stolen Diamonds to be released on February 15th, and streams from the songs already released racking up close the 3.25 million plays, 2019 is shaping up to be yet another huge year for The Cat Empire.

The band will hit the ground running straight after album release on a massive North American tour with multiple sold out dates throughout March and then another European assault kicks off in July soaking up summer across the continent.

For eager fans, pre-sales for Stolen Diamonds finish on January 31st with the band planning a  number of unique fan only activations and competitions across the album release period.

Check out the 360 series of clips HERE

The Cat Empire – Stolen Diamonds is out on Two Shoes Records, Feb 15th, 2019

THE CAT EMPIRE 
2018 WORLD TOUR DATES 

AUSTRALIAN  DATES: 

Friday 15th February Zoo Twilights, Melbourne, VIC– (SOLD OUT!)
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Saturday 16th February Zoo Twilights, Melbourne, VIC (SOLD OUT!)
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Sunday 17th February Zoo Twilights, Melbourne, VIC (SOLD OUT!)
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NORTH AMERICAN DATES (2019):

Thursday 28th February, Brooklyn NY – Brooklyn Steel 
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Friday 1st March, Philadelphia PA – Theatre of Living Arts  
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Saturday 2nd March, Boston MA – Royale

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Sunday 3rd March, Quebec QC – Capitole (SOLD OUT!)    

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Monday 4th March, Montreal QC – MTELUS      
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Tuesday 5th March, Montreal QC – MTELUS     
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Thursday 7th March, Toronto ON – Danforth Music Hall  
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Friday, 8th March, Waterloo Ontario – Maxwell’s Music House 

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Saturday 9th March, Chicago IL – House of Blues  

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Monday 11th March, Minneapolis MN – Varsity Theatre 
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Tuesday 12th March, Winnipeg MB – Burton Cummings Theatre  

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Thursday 14th March, Edmonton AB – Winspear Centre

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Friday 15th March, Calgary AB – MacEwan Hall   

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Sunday 17th March, Vancouver BC – Commodore Ballroom (SOLD OUT!)
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Monday 18th March, Vancouver BC – Commodore Ballroom   

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Tuesday 19th March, Victoria BC – Royal Theatre 

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Wednesday 20th March, Seattle WA – The Showbox   
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Thursday 21st March, Portland OR – Wonder Ballroom 

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Saturday 23rd March, San Francisco CA – The Fillmore 

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Monday 25th March, Los Angeles CA – El Rey Theatre   

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Tuesday 26th March, San Diego CA – House of Blues

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