She’s opening for Ed Sheeran, and won our hearts in 2004 with Scar, and now we’re going to get to see her in all her glory on her long-awaited Australian tour!
Kicking off in Queensland at Brisbane’s QPAC Concert Hall on Friday 4 May, the tour will go on to visit Toowoomba, Wollongong, Sydney, Canberra and Adelaide before wrapping up with a special hometown show at Melbourne’s Palais Theatre on Sunday 13 May.
Higgins’ highly-acclaimed albums The Sound of White (ARIA Album Of The Year featuring hit singles ‘Scar’ and ‘The Special Two’), On A Clear Night (featuring North American gold selling single‘Where I Stood’ and ‘Steer’) and The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle (#1 album featuring ‘Everyone’s Waiting’ and ‘Hello Hello’) have sold over two million units globally. She has appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone Australia twice, she is a five-time chart topper, and a nine-time ARIA Award winner.
Higgins first original album in six years – Solastalgia – is set for release May 4. The eagerly anticipated set will feature current hit single Futon Couch and sees Higgins explore fresh territory both sonically and lyrically.
“I’m so excited to finally road-test my new tunes in all these beautiful venues across the country. This album is really different from anything I’ve done before, I think people will be really surprised, but I think the songs will fit nicely alongside my old material, too. There are a lot of female harmonies in the new material so I’m glad we’re gonna have four amazing women on stage belting them out!” said Missy Higgins.
Joining Higgins at all shows will be special guest Gordi, who released her debut album Reservoir in the second half of last year. Produced by Gordi and co-produced alongside Tim Anderson (Solange, Banks, Halsey), Ali Chant (Perfume Genius, PJ Harvey) and Alex Somers (Sigur Ros), the record is taking the world by storm. Having toured alongside Asgeir, Bon Iver, Tallest Man on Earth and Highasakite, the 24-year old artist from Canowindra is quickly becoming one of Australia’s most buzzed-about songwriters.
As one of Australia’s greatest singer-songwriters and most popular live performers these album launch shows are not to be missed. Missy Higgins will be playing Thebarton Theatre on 12 May this year. Tickets go on sale Monday 7 March here.