Much loved Aussie songstress Missy Higgins is finally making her long overdue return to the music scene with the announcement of her first national tour since 2007.
Following her brand new single, ‘Unashamed Desire’ and news of her latest album, The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle in June, Missy will be heading on the road for an extensive national tour in support of her first new release in over five years.
‘Unashamed Desire’ follows her private decision to quit music despite selling over a million copies of her first two albums, The Sound of White and On A Clear Night, loads of critical acclaim, multiple ARIA Awards and gold certification in the U.S. for her song “Where I Stood”. The story of the journey that brought her back to music forms the backbone of her new album The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle.
Missy has just been in the U.S. as special guest of Gotye. Last week – on the day his single “Somebody That I Used To Know” topped the U.S. charts – Missy joined Gotye on stage in San Francisco to perform Kimbra’s vocal part (Kimbra being in Europe to promote her album). The pair also teamed up again for a sold out show in Los Angeles the following night.
“I was so nervous to have to sing that song,” said Missy. “It was fun though and a real honour. I was already really excited to be playing some new songs for the first time at that show so getting to sing with Wally on that day of all days made a good night even better.”
Tickets for the ‘The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle Tour’ go on sale Wednesday May 2. Special guest on all shows will be fellow Aussie singer songwriter Butterfly Boucher who co-produced Missy’s album with the Nashville-based Brad Jones.
THE OL’ RAZZLE DAZZLE TOUR
Friday June 1st – Her Majesty’s Theatre, Adelaide SA Tickets: www.bass.net.au / 131 246
Sat June 2 Perth, Astor Theatre Tickets: www.bocsticketing.com.au / 08 9484 1133 / 1800 193 300
Wed June 6 Brisbane, The Tivoli Tickets: www.ticketek.com.au / 132 849
Fri June 8 Sydney, York Theatre, Seymour Centre Tickets: http://sydney.edu.au/seymour / 02 9351 7940
Mon June 11 Wollongong, Illawarra Performing Arts Centre Tickets: www.merrigong.com.au / 02 4224 5999
Wed June 13 Newcastle, Newcastle City Hall Tickets: www.ticketek.com.au / 132 849
Thu June 14 Canberra, The Playhouse, Canberra Theatre Tickets:
www.canberratheatrecentre.com.au / 02 6275 2700
Fri June 15 Geelong, Costa Hall, Geelong Performing Arts Centre Tickets: www.gpac.org.au / 03 5225 1200
Sat June 16 Melbourne, Her Majesty’s Theatre Tickets: www.ticketek.com.au / 132 849
Fri July 27 Mackay, Mackay Entertainment Centre Tickets: www.mackaytix.com.au / 07 4961 9777
Sat July 28 Rockhampton, The Pilbeam Theatre Tickets: www.pilbeamtheatre.com.au / 07 4927 4111
Sun July 29 Splendour In The Grass, Bryon Bay Tickets: moshtix.com.au / 1300 GET TIX (438 849) from 9am AEST Friday 27 April
Watch the clip for ‘Unashamed Desire’, directed by the ARIA Award-winning Natasha Pincus (who directed Gotye’s Somebody That I Used To Know Video) below. Featuring a combination of music, theatre and art, as Missy is suspended by choreographed dancers.