NORTH QUEENSLAND SHOWS ANNOUNCED

Missy Higgins has announced a concert in Cairns on January 31 and Townsville on February 2. They will be her first ever headlining concerts in North Queensland. She will be joined on each date by her band plus special guest – and fellow ARIA nominee – Lior.

Unfortunately Missy’s busy touring schedule will not allow her to visit other cities so these two shows will definitely be the only Queensland dates on this tour.

“I’m really looking forward to getting back to Townsville and Cairns because I had a great time last time I was up there”, said Missy. “Also, I’m currently touring in the US where it’s really cold so I can’t wait to get back to some warmth and sunshine.”

Tickets go on sale Wed 14th December and venue and ticketing info is available on the Tour page.

NEW MERCH IN STORE

We have added some new merch to the store page including some cute summer T’s and singlet, tour T’s from the recent Australian tour and a new Jacket.

MISSY BLOG UPDATE

Missy has posted a new blog which is part 2 of her Likes & Dislikes. She has also been adding some tour pics as well. Check them out at www.myspace.com/missyhiggins

You will also find some new photos of Missy from a shoot done by photographer Nabil Elderkin in the Gallery section of this site.

A DAY ON THE GREEN

Missy has been confirmed to perform at five A Day On The Green concerts in January/February 2006. For those who don’t know A Day On The Green is a series of concerts staged at picturesque wineries around Australia. All of the shows will go onsale December 6th and additional show, transport and accommodation info can be found on the A Day On The Green website at www.adayonthegreen.com.au

January
Thur 26 – Cassegrain Wines, Port Macquarie, NSW
Sat 28 – All Saints Estate, Rutherglen, VIC
Sun 29 – Sandalford Wines, Swan Valley WA

February
Sat 4 – Bimbadgen Est, Hunter Valley, NSW
Sun 5 – Centennial Wines, Bowral, NSW

WOODFORD DVD

Missy’s performance at the Woodford Festival last year has been included in the new Woodford DVD. A snippet of Missy’s performance can be viewed here and the DVD is available for purchase from www.browndog.com.au

NEW SHOWS ADDED

New shows in the USA have been added to the Tour page.

ARIA’S

Missy received an extraordinary 5 ARIA Awards in Sydney last night.

The 22 year old Melbournian walked away with the following gongs -

Highest Selling Album
Breakthrough Artist – Album
Best Pop Album
Best Female Artist
Album Of The Year

These prizes will go on her mantelpiece next to the “Breakthrough Single” award she won 12 months ago for her single “Scar”.

“I’m so grateful to everybody who voted – it was an amazing night”, said Missy who also performed the title track from her album during the telecast. “I can remember watching the ARIA’s when I was still at school and it never occurred to me that I’d even get to go to them – let alone that I’d be one of the people getting up and trying to make an acceptance speech! I think it will take a few months for it all to sink in.”

EXCLUSIVE MISSY TRACK AVAILABLE ON BIGPOND

On Friday night Missy returned to the tiny Vanguard club in Sydney’s inner west where she played several pivotal shows long before her album was released. The intimate gig generated over $25,000 for a small charity called One In Five who help raise funds for mental health research. Recordings of this special acoustic performance are being sold online from today to raise further funds for the charity. To obtain these exclusive recordings please visit bigpondmusic.com

MISSY SUPPORTS LIZ PHAIR

Missy has been confirmed to support Liz Phair on some of her upcoming USA shows in November. Dates and details are on the TOUR page.

ON THE COVER OF A ROLLINGSTONE

Missy is on the cover of this month’s Rollingstone Magazine alongside Pete Murray, Bernard Fanning and Patience from The Grates. Check out the cover here. The magazine also includes 15 free music downloads including Missy’s track ‘Unbroken’.

MISSY DVD PRE-ORDER

Missy’s first ever DVD ‘If You Tell Me Yours, I’ll Tell You Mine’ is now available for pre-ordering from the merchandise page of this site. All pre-orders will be shipped on release day (Mon 3rd Oct) by express post. For more info see the merchandise page.

MISSY IN TIMES SQUARE & CHICAGO INSTORE

Missy recently did an interview with VH1 in Times Square which was screened on the Kodak Jumbo Screen. We’ve got a picture of Missy on the screen which you can check out here.

Missy fans in Chicago can catch her doing an instore performance at Borders this Saturday. Details are:

Saturday, October 1 (2:00 pm)
See Missy at an In Store Performance @ Borders
830 N. Michigan, Chicago, IL

INSTORE, INTERVIEW & SIGNING

USA fans will be able to catch Missy at the following promo events over the next couple of weeks:

Friday, September 23 (5:00 – 5:30 pm)
Missy will be doing a live interview with VH1 in Times Square (in front of Marriott Marquee Hotel).

Saturday, September 24th (3:30 – 4:00 pm)
At the Austin City Limits festival Missy will be doing a 30 minute autograph signing in the Waterloo Tent.

Saturday, October 1 (2:00 pm)
See Missy at an In Store Performance @ Borders
830 N. Michigan, Chicago, IL

ADELAIDE SOLD OUT!

In more good news for Missy Higgins, her Adelaide concert is now officially sold out. Like all gigs on this tour, the Adelaide event features special guest Ben Lee and will take place under the stars. The other shows are also very selling strongly so people are advised to get their tickets while they are still available.

In other Missy Higgins news, her first ever DVD – “If You Tell You Tell Me Yours, I’ll Tell You Mine” will be released on October 2nd. It will feature a documentary containing exclusive interview and behind the scenes footage as well as over an hour of concert footage.

Missy is currently touring in the U.S.. She will play a sold out show in London before returning to Australia in October for the tour and the ARIA Awards.

SEVEN NOMINATIONS FOR MISSY

Missy Higgins has received an extraordinary seven nominations for this year’s ARIA Awards. At the ARIA Award nomination event today it was announced that Missy made the final five in the following categories:

Album of the Year
Best Female Artist
Single of the Year – ‘The Special Two’
Best Pop Release – ‘The Sound of White’
Breakthrough Artist – Album
Highest Selling Album
Highest Selling Single – ‘Special Two’

The winners of these prestigious industry voted awards will be announced during a televised ceremony from Sydney’s Superdome on Sunday October 23rd.

If you would like to attend the ARIA ticketing info is available on the ARIA Website.

THE MISSY PROJECT

Missy’s US label Reprise Records are inviting US fans to take part in ‘The Missy Project’. To take part you simply need to email 10 of your friends about how much you love Missy, how you found out about her, etc. Once you have done that, all you need to do is email what you have sent to your friends plus your home address to missyproject@warnerreprise.com and you will receive an autographed CD booklet (booklet only – not CD). Please note that this offer is only available for US residents.

WORLD CAFE PERFORMANCE

Missy has recorded a session for American radio program The World Cafe which will be broadcast on Tuesday, September 13, 2005 (USA time).

The program can be heard on more than 180 stations in the USA. Fans can find their local station by going to The World Cafe website.

Fans not in the USA can listen online at www.xpn.org

Late in the day of broadcast, the audio will also be available on the National Public Radio, NPR, website.

CHANNEL [V] ARTIST OF THE YEAR

The Channel [V] Oz Artist Of The Year is the only public voted award given at the ARIAs. And voting is as easy as heading over to the Channel [V] website to vote online or if you have digital pay TV you can click the red button on your remote.
Voting has started now and the first round of votes closes on Oct 3. From these votes the list will be narrowed down to the top 4 and than you can can vote for your fav artist from the top 4. To help Missy make it into the top 4 VOTE NOW.