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Thursday, June 17, 2010

The Cat Empire set to perform live for the whole world Sunday

this is pretty unique, and so i don't fuck up the info, here it is in its entirety

Ever wanted to witness Australia's premier live act, The Cat Empire, launch a brand new album?  Now you can.  Actually, anyone in the world can! 

The Cat Empire will deliver a unique 'virtual' launch of their new album CINEMA this Sunday June 20, making them the first (known) Australian band to broadcast an Australian concert live to fans all over the world, with a one second delay. 

After years of dreaming about the possibility of presenting a Global Gig, the band discovered technology, provided by local Melbourne company Rivus which would enable them to play to their global fanbase at any time.  The technology was developed by a group of young entrepreneurial uni students who were friends of Felix from The Empire.  The Rivus technology is commonly used to stream sporting events, but its application to music is just about to take off. The development of a broadcasting box enables the band to broadcast shows from anywhere in the world, with surprisingly little complexity. 

The advent of this technology, and its accessibility opens up new possibilities for emerging bands who face limitations in touring the globe, but want to reach a global audience.  It also enables bands to monetise virtual gigs through the selling of tickets to online shows.

In the case of The Cat Empire this weekend though, it is a free event, aimed at playing to an already well established bastion of fans worldwide.

"This is something we were talking about years ago, and at the time it was just a dream idea" said Felix from The Empire.  "We were saying 'wouldn't it be wild if we could play live with people watching over the internet from all over the world?'  And now the technology actually exists to do that."

This technology presents the perfect opportunity for The Cat Empire to simultaneously release their new album worldwide to fans in all corners of the world.  They have amassed a huge following throughout Europe, UK, Canada, USA and parts of Asia as a result of years of extensive touring.  Thousands of these fans will be in attendance when the band takes to the stage at a secret Melbourne location on Sunday night. 

People have registered from a staggering 56 countries already to attend this event from as far as Brazil, Peru, Canada, United Kingdom, all parts of Europe, United Emirates, Istanbul, United States and of course Australian fans who remain fierce supporters of the band's music.  The band is planning future events utilising this technology where fans in Australia will be able to attend shows in other cities; from Montreal to Mozambique and everywhere in between.

There is still time to register to 'virtually' attend this free event which can be Streamed on home computers wherever you happen to be at 10.30pm Melbourne time on Sunday June 20.

Worldwide times for this unique event are:
Melbourne time: Sunday June 20, 10.30pm
NYC: Sunday June 20, 8.30am
Toronto: Sunday June 20, 8.30am
Vancouver: Sunday June 20, 5.30am
LA: Sunday June 20, 5.30am
London: Sunday June 20, 1.30pm
Berlin: Sunday June 20, 2.30pm
Paris: Sunday June 20, 2.30pm
Tokyo: Sunday June 20, 9.30pm
Or to check your city: http://timeanddate.com/worldclock/full.html

To register your intention ahead of time to join us for the launch, go to www.thecatempire.com, click on ATTEND ALBUM LAUNCH and follow the prompts.  Type in promo code : "presser" for access.  The band will do 'live' shout-outs to fans who register in advance! 

100 lucky people, who will need to be the fastest internet users in the state of Victoria will get the chance to attend this event in person.  The band has today released 100 of their guest tickets for public purchase.  These people will join the bands friends and family and fiercest supporters in the room to witness the launch of CINEMA.
Tickets available from here - http://www.moshtix.com.au/event.aspx?id=37436& />
Ever wondered how The Strokes would sound in true Cat Empire style?  The boys recently performed a brilliant cover of The Strokes classic hit 'Last Night' at Nova Melbourne - Check it out
HERE.

If that's not enough and you want to see The Cat Empire in the flesh, catch them on their ONLY headline tour for 2010 with a special, state-side New York, NY appearance July 30 at Webster Hall.  Purchase your ticket now from venue's listed below. 

Don't miss The Cat Empire live with Clairy Baby Browneand the Bangin' Rackettes and Mama Kin:

August:
Saturday August 14th - DARWIN FESTIVAL OPENING NIGHT
Venue : The Amphitheatre - http://www.darwinfestival.org.au/the-cat-empire.html
Tix on sale now : 08 8980 3333

Sunday August 8th - MELBOURNE, THE PRINCE OF WALES
Strictly under 18's only - 2.00pm-4.30pm
Tiks on sale NOW:  http://www.princebandroom.com.au/gigs/info/the-cat-empire

Thursday 19th - MELBOURNE, PALACE THEATRE
TIKS: www.ticketmaster.com.au, PH: 136 100 - Over 18's only

Friday 20th - MELBOURNE, PALACE THEATRE
TIKS: www.ticketmaster.com.au, PH: 136 100 - Over 18's only

Saturday 21st - PERISHER (Jindabyne), THE STATION
TIKS: www.moshtix.com.au, The Station (Jindabyne), Perisher Guest Services, Perisher Tickets (Jindabyne) - Over 18's only

Sunday 22nd - CANBERRA, ANU UNI BAR
TIKS: www.ticketek.com.au, PH: 132 849 - Over 18's only

Wednesday 25th - THE TIVOLI - NEW SHOW
Tiks  www.ticketek.com.au Phone: 132849          

Thursday 26th - BYRON BAY, BEACH HOTEL
TIKS: www.oztix.com and all OzTix outlets, or at the venue - over 18's only

Friday 27th - COOLANGATTA HOTEL
TIKS: www.thecoolyhotel.com.au, www.oztix.com.au and all OzTix Outlets, Sunflower Music, Disasterpiece,  Rockinghorse, Butterbeats, Gooble Warming, Kill The Music, UQ Union Bookstore - Over 18's only

Saturday 28th - THE TIVOLI - PLEASE NOTE NEW VENUE
With Guests Mama Kin & Clairy Baby Brown & the Bangin' Rackettes
Tiks  www.ticketmaster.com.au Phone: 136100

Sunday 29th - SYDNEY, HORDEN PAVILLION
TIKS: www.ticketek.com.au, PH: 132 849 - Licensed all ages event

September:
Wednesday 1st - ADELAIDE, THE THEBARTON
TIKS: www.venuetix.com.au, venuetix outlets, PH (08) 8225 8888 - All Ages event

Thursday 2nd - PERTH, Mt LAWLEY, ASTOR THEATRE 
www.heatseeker.com.au, Planet, Mills, Star Perth - Over 18's or 15-17 if accompanied by parent or legal guardian

Friday 3rd - PERTH, Mt LAWLEY, ASTOR THEATRE - JUST ADDED
www.heatseeker.com.au, Planet, Mills, Star Perth - Over 18's or 15-17 if accompanied by parent or legal guardian

Friday 10th - CAIRNS, REGGAETOWN FESTIVAL
TIKS: www.reggaetown.com.au, www.brotherscairns.com.au, www.ticketlink.com.au, OR in person @ Shiva Moonn, Tasty records, Brothers Cairns, Ticketlink at civic theatre, Kuranda video shop OR PH 1300 855 835 & Brothers Cairns 0740 531 053 - All Ages Event

Sunday 12th - Tony Ireland Stadium, Townsville, QLD - Licensed / All Ages
UNION OF SOUL CONCERT- The John Butler Trio with The Cat Empire, Blue King Brown and Mama Kin.
Tickets available from Ticketshop, Riverway Arts Centre, Townsville Civic Theatre Tel: 07 47 279777 or 1800 644749 or http://riverway.townsville.qld.gov.au/index


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