Mama Kin Hits The Road to Support The Cat Empire

  Following a run of spectacular shows in Paris with Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu and The John Butler Trio in the UK – including a tour finale at London’s prestigious Hammersmith Apollo – Mama Kin is pleased to announce that she will be supporting The Cat Empire on their forthcoming national tour.

Mama Kin has been confirmed to hit the road with The Cat Empire for their August and September dates, criss-crossing the country to play a string of shows in Australia’s major venues. An ideal opportunity to celebrate the release of Beat and Holler, Mama Kin will be showcasing material from her debut album.

Mama Kin is equal parts raconteur and soulstress: a sassy femme fatale who draws on her experiences of love, life and heartache.

Her bittersweet melodies soar with stomping piano and swampy beats, traversing the riotous, the raw and the intimate.

Drawing inspiration from the songbird greats, Mama Kin’s music is powerful and gut-wrenchingly honest. She opens her heart to reveal a strength and vulnerability that is at once arresting and inspiring.

Her debut album, Beat and Holler, is a combination of songs that she says ranges from “r-o-a-r to r-a-w”. “I either want to be moved emotionally or moved physically by music,” Mama Kin says. “If not both at the same time!”

See Mama Kin in all her glory on tour with The Cat Empire in August and September 2010.


Thursday August 19th Palace Theatre, MELBOURNE VIC
Supporting The Cat Empire
Tix, PH: 136 100 – Over 18’s only
Doors 7.30pm

Saturday August 21st The Station, JINDABYNE VIC
Supporting The Cat Empire
Tix, The Station Perisher Guest Services – Over 18’s only
Door 9.00pm

Sunday August 22nd ANU Uni Bar, CANBERRA ACT
Supporting The Cat Empire
Tix, PH: 132 849 – Over 18’s only
Doors: 8.00pm

Saturday August 28th River Stage, BRISBANE QLD
Supporting The Cat Empire, PH: 136 100 – Licensed all ages event
Doors 4.00pm

Sunday August 29th Horden Pavilion, SYDNEY NSW
Supporting The Cat Empire
Tix, PH: 132 849 – Licensed all ages event
Doors: 6.30

Wednesday September 1st Thebarton Theatre, ADELAIDE SA
Supporting The Cat Empire
Tix, venuetix outlets, PH (08) 8225 8888 – All Ages event
Doors 7.00pm

Thursday September 2nd Astor Theatre, PERTH WA
Supporting The Cat Empire
Tix, Planet, Mills, Star Perth – Over 18’s or 15-17 if accompanied by parent or legal guardian
Doors: 7.00pm

Friday September 10th Reggaetown Festival, CAIRNS QLD
Tix,,, 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