Missy to play at Melbourne ZOO TWILIGHTS – MUSIC AGAINST WILDLIFE EXTINCTION

Music Against Wildlife Extinction
Fridays & Saturdays 25th January to March 9th, 2013
LIVE AT MELBOURNE ZOO
MELBOURNE ZOO ANNOUNCES
THE 2013
ZOO TWILIGHTS PROGRAM
We’re set for another great summer of music with the 2013 Melbourne Zoo Twilights series back again, offering an abundance of award-winning artists performing in the magical setting of the Melbourne Zoo.Starting off the 2013 Twilights series will be none other than ARIA Award winner MISSY HIGGINS on Friday, January 25th.This season’s Zoo Twilights will feature a variety of amazing acts including Clare Bowditch, Leo Sayer, Lisa Mitchell, Stonefield, Husky, Justice Crew, and The Bamboos with Tim Rogers, so there’ll be something for everyone this summer.
ZOO TWILIGHTS 2013 SERIES
Friday 25th January – Missy Higgins
With Hayden Calnin

The wonderful Missy Higgins has been a part of the Australian music scene since being Unearthed on Triple J in her final year of high school, and she went on to sell millions of albums, winning ARIA Awards and touring the world several times over. After a five year hiatus, Missy is back with her new album, the award winning ‘The Ol Razzle Dazzle’. This year Missy has toured the country and will wrap up her touring with a special acoustic performance at Twilights to kick off the season.
ALL TICKETS ON SALE DEC 12th
The Zoo has invited some of the best local musical talent to join in the fight against extinction by supporting our conservation efforts to save local threatened species.  All proceeds help Zoos Victoria fight wildlife extinction.
Ticket Sales and Pricing
Zoo Entry and access to view selected exhibits is included with Twilights tickets. Children under 4 years are free, child ticket price applies to children 4 -15yrs.
Friday night tickets: Adult $55.00, Child $27.50, Family $137.50; Zoo Member Adult $49.50, Z00 Member Child $24.75, Zoo Member Family $123.75 (plus booking fee).
Saturday night tickets:  Adults $45.00, Child $22.50, Family $112.50; Zoo Member Adult $40.50, Zoo Member Child $20.25, Zoo Member Family $101.25 (plus booking fee).
Entry from 5.30pm 
BOOKINGS:
Zoos Victoria: zoo.org.au/twilights or 1300 ZOOSVICMOSHTIX 1300 GET TIX (438 849)
www.moshtix.com.au/
For more info, media enquiries, photos, music and interviews, please contact:
Chrissie Vincent Publicity:
Chrissie Vincent James Ph: 03 59622 598
Mob: 0418 598 929
chrissiev@cvp.net.au

MISSY SUPPORTS WORLD FIRST CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED TO END FACTORY FARMING

Animals Australia today launched its largest ever national public awareness campaign – Make it Possible - calling on consumers to use their purchasing power to combat the number one cause of animal cruelty in Australia today – factory farming.

From tonight, a world-first television commercial that allows factory farmed animals to plead their own case for a kinder world will air on all networks and in cinemas around Australia. The commercial – which uses ‘Babe’ style effects and real footage from Australian factory farms, will shine an unprecedented spotlight on the lives led by these animals – right up until Christmas.

Already the campaign has attracted the support of a growing list including Missy, Pat Rafter, Rove McManus and Michael Caton plus leading chefs Neil Perry, Shannon Bennett and Simon Bryant.

In Australian factory farms battery hens can be legally packed so tightly into cages that they cannot even stretch their wings; mother pigs can be individually caged barely able to move for months on end; and chickens raised for meat have been bred to grow at 3 times their natural rate – causing them major health problems.

“These animals are no different to our pets at home, in their ability to feel and to suffer. They equally deserve to be treated humanely and be provided with a life worth living,” said Animals Australia Ambassador, Missy Higgins.

For further information, to support the campaign and to view ‘Somewhere’ the Make it Possible television commercial visit: www.MakeitPossible.com

MISSY TO PERFORM AT THE MORE FM SUMMER VINEYARD TOUR – NEW ZEALAND

The More FM Summer Vineyard Tour is back, and Missy will be heading to New Zealand to perform alongside OPSHOP, Che-Fu and Aaradhna, appearing at all shows.

Missy recently played two sold out shows in New Zealand and has just finished touring the North America with Gotye.  Performing in a stripped back duo mode for The More FM Summer Vineyard Tour, you can expect Missy to play a selection of hits including tracks from her latest album ‘The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle.’

Kicking off the tour in Tauranga in mid-February, the More FM Summer Vineyard Tour will also be heading to the Hawkes Bay, Martinborough, Nelson, Christchurch and Auckland.

Shaping up to be another stellar year of fine food, wine and music, grab your picnic baskets for the More FM Summer Vineyard Tour:

OPSHOP, Missy Higgins, Che Fu & Aaradhna
15 February - Tauranga Mills Reef Winery
16 February – Hawkes Bay – Sileni Estates Winery
17 February – Martinborough - Te Kairanga Vineyard
19 February – Nelson - Trafalgar Park
22 February – Christchurch - The Groynes
23 February – Auckland - Turanga Creek

Earlybird tickets and essential information available from Eventfinder.co.nz from 8am October 15.

For further details, please visit summervineyardtour.co.nz.

Kate Miller-Heidke Announced as Special Guest on Fremantle Shows

Missy’s national Australian tour wraps up in WA with two Fremantle shows in December (December 8 and 9 at the Fremantle Arts Centre, South Lawn) and Kate Miller-Heidke has now been announced as the special guest for both shows.

Miller-Heidke recently released her third studio album, ‘Nightflight’, which debuted at #2 on the ARIA Album chart and at #1 on the iTunes Album chart. Kate is currently on a US tour with Ben Folds Five and will also perform in another opera with the English National Opera, as well as tour Germany before she returns to play the two Fremantle shows with Missy – with the December 8 show already sold out.

Missy is currently touring North America with Billboard chart topper Gotye on key dates of his national US tour. Last night she performed with Gotye on The Late Show with David Letterman and later this week will play to a full house at the iconic Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

To get tickets to any of Missy’s upcoming shows visit http://www.missyhiggins.com/shows/

Even more shows added to The Razzle Dazzle Summer Tour!

Additional Sydney and Melbourne shows have been added to singer/songwriter Missy Higgins’ ‘The Razzle Dazzle Summer Tour’ with a third and final Sydney show on sale now for November 22 at the State Theatre and a second Melbourne show on sale now at the Palais Theatre on December 5.

Special guests on most of ‘The Razzle Dazzle Summer Tour’ shows will be iconic Australian vocalist Gurrumul and Triple J darling, Emma Louise. The Tour is presented by MAX and Spotify.

Missy has just arrived in the US for a busy few months touring before she heads back to Australia for ‘The Razzle Dazzle Summer Tour’. Missy’s US headline tour starts in Denver on August 22, and while in America she will also again tour with Gotye before returning to Australia.

With a #1 debut on release, Missy’s album ‘The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle’ remains firmly in the top 10 almost three months later and by the end of this week will have reached sales of more than 70,000 copies giving it platinum accreditation.
Missy’s new gold selling single ‘Everyone’s Waiting’ continues to sit in the Top 25 on the ARIA chart, with the striking Natasha Pincus directed clip still attracting plenty of attention. See it on youtube here!

- Missy HQ

Missy announces summer tour with Gurrumul & Emma Louise!

Missy has announced ‘The Razzle Dazzle Summer Tour’ which will weave around Australia during Nov/Dec this year. Very special guests on nearly all of these concerts will be iconic Australian vocalist Gurrumul and Triple J favourite, Emma Louise.

Tickets for all dates will go on sale to members of Missy’s mailing list at 9am on Tuesday August 7 and to the general public at the same time on Thursday August 9.

“It felt so good to finally get back on the road last June, I can’t wait to do it again this time in bigger venues and with two amazing support artists, Gurrumul and Emma Louise,” said Missy. “A lot of the theatres we’ll be playing are my all time favourites. Some, like The Palais in Melbourne and the State Theatre in Sydney, I haven’t played in over five years so it’ll be an amazing way to end the year. I’ll be bringing my Nashville band back again, this time with an exciting new addition or two!”

For all dates and further details click here

SEE MISSY’S NEW VIDEO ‘EVERYONE’S WAITING’

Check out Missy’s new Australian single ‘Everyone’s Waiting’ stunning video that was shot along the Aussie coastline near Byron Bay & is directed by ARIA award winner Natasha Pincus starkravingproductions here.

Filmed during the winter, Missy said “It was a painfully freezing couple of days I spent fully clothed in Byron Bay’s winter ocean… but thankfully it was completely worth it! I really, really love this clip, I think it is so powerful. Natasha Pincus did an incredible job using the tumultuous ocean as a metaphor for my relationship with creativity. The song deals with a real inner conflict I went through regarding music, so to personify the water as both my nemesis and then my saviour is pretty spot on when relating to the meaning of the song. I feel honoured to have worked with such an incredible film-maker.”

The new single ‘Everyone’s Waiting’ is available on iTunes

WATCH MISSY’S NEW VIDEO FOR HER NORTH AMERICAN SINGLE ‘HELLO HELLO’ EXCLUSIVELY HERE

The video for the North American single ‘Hello Hello,’ tells the tale of Missy’s character – a young woman tangled-up in a dysfunctional relationship with her Koala-headed boyfriend.  Directed by Kasimir Burgess, this delightfully quirky video was shot in the bushland of the Dandenong Ranges in Victoria.
Watch the video exclusively on EW.com here:

http://music-mix.ew.com/2012/07/17/missy-higgins-koala-hello-hello/

MORE TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED FOR NORTH AMERICAN FANS & ‘THE OL’ RAZZLE DAZZLE,’ RELEASED TODAY

On the eve of her album release in North America, Missy announced new headlining shows across the U.S. and Canada. All shows will go on sale this Friday July 20, the same day she perform on ‘The Tonight Show With Jay Leno.’ Missy also plays two sold-out shows in New York and Los Angeles this week.

MISSY’S NEW ALBUM
AVAILABLE IN NORTH AMERICA NOW
ON iTUNES & AMAZON

MISSY HIGGINS NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES:
visit www.missyhiggins.com for ticketing details

* w/ Gotye
7/17 – New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge – SOLD OUT
7/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour- SOLD OUT
8/22 – Denver, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre *
8/24 – Chicago, IL @ Charter One Pavilion *
8/25 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Riverside Theater *
8/26 – Minneapolis, MN @ US Bank Theater at Target Center *
9/01 – Seattle, WA @ Bumbershoot Music And Arts Festival
9/02 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
9/04 – Portland, OR Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
9/05 – Sacramento, CA @ Harlow’s Night Club
9/06 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
9/08 – San Diego, CA @ Belly Up
9/09 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
9/11 – Austin, TX @ La Zona Rosa
9/12 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
9/14 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
9/15 – Kansas City, MO @ Beaumont Club
9/16 – St. Louis, MO @ The Old Rock Horse
9/19 – Detroit, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom
9/20 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House
9/22 – Boston, MA @ Bank of America Pavilion *
9/25 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall *
9/29 – Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center *
9/30 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion *
10/1 – Raleigh, NC @ Raleigh Amphitheater *
10/3 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium *
10/4 – Tuscaloosa, AL @ Tuscaloosa Amphitheater *
10/5 – Atlanta, GA @ Chastain Park Amphitheater *

Wow … that’s a stack of news … go Missy.

- MISSY HQ

SECOND & FINAL SHOW ANNOUNCED FOR AUCKLAND

Tickets for Missy Higgins’ long awaited Auckland show in August have now sold out.  Due to demand, a second and final show has been announced at new venue, The Rangatira at Q Theatre, 305 Queen Street on Monday, August 6.

The shows in Auckland will be the first chance for NZ fans to see Missy perform songs live from her acclaimed new album ‘The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle’.

Tickets on Sale Monday 18 June from Ticketmaster, www.ticketmaster.co.nz, 0800 111 999 and qtheatre.co.nz

Mon Aug 6 – Rangatira at Q Theatre, 305 Queen Street, Auckland   

Tue Aug 7 – Rangatira at Q Theatre, 305 Queen Street, Auckland – SOLD OUT

MISSY ANNOUNCES SPECIAL ALBUM LAUNCH SHOW IN NASHVILLE

In exciting news, Missy has announced today that she will be heading to Nashville for a special album launch show in July.

See Missy perform songs from her new album ‘The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle’ prior to it’s U.S. release – July 17 – at 3rd and Lindsley in Nashville, Sun July 8. Also appearing as a special guest on the night will be fellow Australian Butterfly Boucher. Tickets are on sale now via www.ticketweb.com

Last week, Missy announced two album launch shows at Le Poisson Rouge in New York, Tue July 17 – and at the legendary Troubadour in Los Angeles, July 19. She will also be a special guest of current Billboard chart topper Gotye, on key dates of his upcoming national U.S. tour. This tour will see Missy performing at some of the nation’s most iconic venues in August and September including Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver and Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Tickets go on-sale to the general public today, June 8.

Check out Missy’s touring page for ticketing info and further show details.

MISSY HIGGINS U.S. TOUR DATES
w/ Gotye *

Sun July 8 3rd and Lindsley, Nashville, TN / album launch
Tue July 17 Le Poisson Rouge, New York, NY / album launch
Thu July 19 Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA / album launch
Wed Aug 22 Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Denver, CO *
Fri Aug 24 Charter One Pavilion, Chicago, IL *
Sat Aug 25 The Riverside Theater, Milwaukee, WI *
Sun Aug 26 US Bank Theater at Target Center, Minneapolis, MN *
Sat Sept 1 Bumbershoot Music And Arts Festival, Seattle, WA
Sept 22 Bank of America Pavilion, Boston, MA *
Tue Sept 25 Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY *
Sat Sept 29 Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, NJ *
Sun Sept 30 Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD *
Mon Oct 1 Raleigh Amphiteatre, Raleigh, NC *
Wed Oct 3 Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN *
Thu Oct 4 Tuscaloosa Amphitheater, Tuscaloosa, AL *
Fri Oct 5 Chastain Park Ampitheatre, Atlanta, GA *

Auckland show just announced! See Missy at the Rangatira Q Theatre on August 7

After a sell-out tour of Australia, singer-songwriter Missy Higgins will head to Auckland for her first New Zealand show in five years.  Missy and her Nashville based band will perform at new venue, The Rangatira at Q Theatre, 305 Queen Street on Tuesday, August 7.

Tickets on sale May 28 from qtheatre.co.nz (0800 111 999) & http://www.ticketmaster.co.nz/Missy-Higgins-tickets/artist/977863

- MISSY HQ

MISSY TO RELEASE HER NEW ALBUM ‘THE OL’ RAZZLE DAZZLE,’ ON JULY 17TH VIA ELEVEN: A MUSIC COMPANY UNDER LICENSE TO VAGRANT RECORDS IN NORTH AMERICA

On July 17, Eleven: A Music Company (under license to Vagrant Records in North America) will release Missy Higgins’ ‘The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle,’ the breakout Australian songwriter’s first album in
five years and her debut for the label. Fans will be able to pre-order “The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle” digital album from May 29. To coincide with the album release, U.S. tour dates will be announced
later this month. Recorded in Nashville, and produced by Brad Jones (Jill Sobule, Matthew Sweet) and Butterfly Boucher (David Bowie, Sarah McLachlan), the album’s twelve new songs represent
the boldest, most experimental – yet irresistible – music of her career.

And they almost never happened.

In 2007, after generating over one million global album sales and a U.S. gold single, performing on top shows like Conan, Kimmel and Leno, logging over twenty TV syncs, and selling out venues
like NYC’s Terminal 5 and LA’s Orpheum, Missy quietly backed away from music. “I guess I had a bit of an existential crisis,” she says. “I thought, how do I become happy? If this doesn’t give me
fulfillment, what will?”

She found the answer in University and volunteer work. And eventually, she found it again in music. “Everything I have experienced over the last few years – the ups, the downs, the uncertainty,
the questioning and all the lessons learned – have made it on to this album,” says Higgins.

- MISSY HQ

MISSY’S 1ST SHOW AT THE ASTOR THEATRE IN PERTH HAS JUST SOLD OUT! A 2ND & FINAL PERTH SHOW IS ON SALE NOW

Tickets for singer-songwriter Missy Higgins’ first show at Perth’s Astor Theatre have just sold out! A second and final Perth show has been announced & is on sale now at www.bocsticketing.com.au

‘The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle’ Tour is Missy’s first national tour since 2007, and joining Missy as the special guest on all shows is fellow Aussie singer songwriter Butterfly Boucher who co-produced Missy’s new album ‘The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle’ in Nashville with Brad Jones. ‘The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle’ is released on June 1.

Missy’s second Sydney show has just sold out! A third and final Sydney show is on sale now at the Seymour Centre

Tickets for singer-songwriter Missy Higgins’ first & second shows at the Seymour Centre have now sold out! A third and final Sydney show has been announced & is on sale now at http://sydney.edu.au/seymour/boxoffice/program.missyhiggins

‘The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle’ Tour is Missy’s first national tour since 2007, and joining Missy as the special guest on all shows is fellow Aussie singer songwriter Butterfly Boucher who co-produced Missy’s new album ‘The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle’ in Nashville with Brad Jones. ‘The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle’ is released on June 1.

First Sydney & Melbourne shows already sold out! 2nd Sydney & Melbourne shows now on sale

Tickets for singer-songwriter Missy Higgins’ first tour in five years have been eagerly snapped up by fans as they went on sale this morning, with the first Sydney and Melbourne shows on ‘The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle’ June/July tour already sold out and second shows in both cities on sale now.

The Seymour Centre show in Sydney on June 8 sold out this morning with a second show on Saturday June 9 already selling out quickly. In Melbourne, the June 16 show at Her Majesty’s Theatre also sold out quickly this morning and a second and final show on Sunday June 17 is on sale now.

‘The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle’ Tour is Missy’s first national tour since 2007, and joining Missy as the special guest on all shows is fellow Aussie singer songwriter Butterfly Boucher who co-produced Missy’s new album ‘The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle’ in Nashville with Brad Jones. ‘The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle’ is released on June 1.

The enthusiasm for ticket sales has been matched with an equally fantastic response from fans pre-ordering ‘The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle’ in recent days and pushing it into the iTunes Top 10 Album Chart.

Last week Missy released ‘Unashamed Desire’, her first single in five years, to praise from both fans and critics. The clip for ‘Unashamed Desire’ http://www.missyhiggins.com/2012/04/unashamed-desire/  was directed by the ARIA Award winning Natasha Pincus, whose name has become synonymous with Gotye’s ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ clip which she also directed.

Yesterday Missy was also announced as the Winner of the Folk/Singer-Songwriter Category in the International Songwriting Competition, for her song ‘Where I Stood’.

‘The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle’ Tour comes after Missy’s return to music following her private decision to quit, and is the first chance fans will have to hear songs from the ‘The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle’ album. Missy has sold over a million copies of her first two #1 albums, ‘The Sound of White’ and ‘On A Clear Night’ which were released to much critical acclaim, and earned Missy multiple ARIA Awards.

MISSY PERFORMANCE & INTERVIEW ON ‘ADAM HILLS IN GORDON ST TONIGHT’ – SEE IT ON ABC’s IVIEW

Tune into ABC’s iView to see Missy’s first Australian television interview and performance for the year on ‘Adam Hills In Gordon St Tonight’ which aired on ABC1 Wednesday April 25th. The show will only be up on iView for 12 days! See it here

Watch an in-depth interview with Missy before she performs ‘Everyone’s Waiting’ – a brand new song from her forthcoming album ‘The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle’, out June 1.

The season finale also includes interviews with Shaun Micallef and Yusuf Islam (formerly Cat Stevens).

It also features an all-star lineup for the Gordon St Classic with Shane Howard, Missy Higgins, Dan Sultan, Bart Willoughby, Barton Williams,Natalie Pa’apa’a & Blue King Brown.

For more info on the show visit www.abc.net.au/tv/adamhillsIGST/ – MISSY HQ