Formed in Melbourne, Australia and adored the world over, The Cat Empire is a musical success story that continues to be written. Throughout their 20 year career, the band's stratospheric trajectory has continued unabated, becoming one of Australia's most successful musical exports, growing an army of ardent fans at home and abroad.
Since their teens, the six bound together by a love of music, and bolstered by the career-long guidance of Manager Correne Wilkie, have gone about the business of crafting infectious, genre-embracing anthems and releasing chart-topping, multi-platinum albums to take to the live stage. It was not unusual to find the band performing on main stage bills at iconic international festivals, selling out the world's most famous arenas, mobbed by supporters and media at airports in Spain, and appearing on top rating T.V. shows like Letterman and Leno.
In September 2021, The Cat Empire announced that after 20 years, the band's original line-up would play their final shows together, culminating in a massive show and virtual concert from their hometown of Melbourne in December.
The next chapter of The Cat Empire begins with founding members Felix Riebl and Ollie McGill stepping forward with "a re-imagined, vibrant, cross-cultural, and joyful collective of musicians and artists", with new music planned for 2022.