​Aussie legends, The Cat Empire, are heading to Brisbane for a show-stopping concert with Queensland Symphony Orchestra

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​Aussie legends, The Cat Empire, are heading to Brisbane for a show-stopping concert with Queensland Symphony Orchestra

Aussie legends, The Cat Empire, are heading to Brisbane for a show-stopping concert with Queensland Symphony Orchestra

After previously announcing dates in Melbourne and Sydney, legendary Australian band The Cat Empire will be joining forces with Queensland Symphony Orchestra (QSO) for a string of electrifying performances featuring their most beloved tunes and exuberant new music.

Featuring world-class flamenco artists, Richard Tedesco, Johnny Tedesco ###/bChantelle Cano, this tour will showcase a vibrant orchestral reinterpretation of The Cat Empire’s new material and classic hits, including Hello, How to Explain, Days Like These. Experience this union between The Cat Empire and QSO for one night only at the Fortitude Music Hall, Thursday 19 September for a truly immersive concert experience. Tickets on sale at ###a href="https://qso.com.au/" target="_blank" title="Original URL: https://e.wordfly.com/click?si... Click to follow link.">qso.com.au/thecatempire.

Following the successful collaboration with Felix Riebl and Ollie McGill on the Spinifex Gum Concerts, this exciting fusion brings together a diverse melting pot of Australian talent, paired with Riebl’s distinctive style.

Illuminating stages across the world for the past two decades, The Cat Empire has captivated millions with their high-energy performances and explosive sounds. Building on their impressive legacy, Riebl and McGill are also the driving forces behind the band’s fresh future, recently welcoming bassist Grace Barbe, drummer Daniel Farrugia and percussionist Neda Rahmani into the Empire.

New influences and band members will see The Cat Empire lean heavily into the vibrant worlds of Afro-Cuban, Seychellois Kreol, Brazilian and flamenco music. Combined with lead singer Riebl’s unique sense of musical style, The Cat Empire creates a sound that is truly international while remaining true to the band’s unique place in the Australian musical landscape.

The Cat Empire’s orchestral tour will continue to thrill and captivate audiences with a high-energy and spirited live performance like you’ve never seen before.

TOUR DETAILS The Cat Empire with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra

Dates: Thursday 19 September 2024, 7.30pm Venue: Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane Tickets: on sale 10am 5 June at qso.com.au/thecatempire

Conductor: Vanessa Scammell Arranger: Roscoe James Irwin


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Queensland Symphony Orchestra is an internationally acclaimed orchestra based in Brisbane, Queensland. With a rich history spanning over 75 years, QSO is renowned for its exceptional performances and commitment to artistic excellence. The orchestra plays a vital role in the cultural landscape of Queensland, delighting audiences with its diverse repertoire, unique concert experiences and world-class musicianship.


Aussie icons The Cat Empire have had an illustrious career, spanning decades and genres.

Illuminating stages across the globe, the band are a magnetic force that have captivated millions of adoring fans with their high energy performances and explosive sound and visuals. With the band’s infectious groove and vibrancy, audiences are guaranteed to shimmy, shake, and sing their way through a Cat Empire set.

Continuing the legacy and the driving force behind the fresh new era for the band is Felix Riebl and Ollie McGill, two of the original three founding members of the group. Breathing energy into the band, the new project showcases a wonderful collective of musicians who make sure to retain the core DNA of The Cat Empire but include more collaborations, influences, and diverse artistry.

Leaning into a sense of musical curiosity with boundless possibilities, this newfound spirit shines an even brighter light on the band’s exuberant musicality, elevating their sound and broadening their influences.

On the live circuit, The Cat Empire’s new show celebrates movement, vibrancy, and playfulness – with a host of new material as well as the crowd-favourites.

With a history of multiple platinum records, awards, sold out tours and over 250 million streams – The Cat Empire have officially entered their golden era.


The Cat Empire with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra – SOLD OUT

Thursday 22, Friday 23 and Saturday 24 August 2024, 7.30pm

The Cat Empire with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra – SOLD OUT

Dates: Thursday 5, Friday 6 & Saturday 7 September 2024, 7pm  

The Cat Empire with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra

Dates: Tuesday 1 October 2024, 7.30pm

The Cat Empire with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra

Dates: Friday 4 and Saturday 5 October 2024, 7.30pm

Queensland Symphony Orchestra respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land on which the Orchestra works, plays, and creates music, and we pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.