Missy will be performing two songs live this Friday 17th at Darling Harbour for MTV’s Total Request Live. The show goes from 5pm – 7pm. For more info check out the MTV website.
Missy will be programming RAGE on the ABC this Saturday 18th from 11:15pm. For more info check out the RAGE website.
Missy Higgins will be part of a series of intimate interviews that answers those other questions you’ve always wanted to know about your favourite artists. Screening on Channel 10 during December ‘Backstage Pass’ is hosted with humour and a typically avant-garde nature by freelancer writer and newspaper columnist Angela Pulvirenti.
You can catch the episode featuring MISSY HIGGINS on DECEMBER 22 at 2pm-3pm.
MTV will be holding the first ever Australia Music Video Awards next year and Missy has been nominated for Best Female Artist and Breakthrough Artist. Voting is open to everyone and can be done online at the awards website. Multiple entries are accepted and with each vote placed you will receive an automatic entry into the draw to win a double pass to the Awards on 3rd March 2005 at Luna Park in Sydney.
The winner of the signed Missy Higgins screen printed tour poster to give away to a lucky fan. To enter you just need to email email@example.com with your favourite Missy song in the subject line. Duplicate entries will be ignored and entries need to be in by the 17th of December so we can get the winner their prize in time for Christmas.
This competition has now been drawn. Congratulation to the winner Elisa Fisher.
Allans Publishing have just released the ‘The Sound Of White’ piano, vocal and guitar folio containing all the songs from Missy’s debut album. The folio is available at sheet music retailers and will be available through www.www.missyhiggins.com within the next week.
Missy and The Waifs will be teaming up for three shows in North Queensland in January with special guest Carus. Dates/venues are as follows:
Monday 17th Jan – Great Western Hotel, Rockhampton
Tuesday 18th Jan – Townsville Entertainment and Convention Centre
Thursday 20th Jan – Cairns Convention Centre
(tickets are on sale Mon 6th December)
Then on Saturday January 22nd Missy will venture to South Australia for a special one-off winery show in the Clare Valley with Pete Murray and Tim Rogers.
For more info please check out www.adayonthegreen.com.au/artists/petemurray.htm
We’ve had some angry emails from people who misread a story in a Sydney newspaper yesterday. So let’s set things straight. This story started with the writer saying he wished there was more rivalry among musicians. He then listed about ten completely fabricated quotes that he WISHED various musicians said. If you read his piece carefully he did say that all the quotes were completely invented. However, if you read his story quickly (as many people did) then you might have thought Missy was dissing the legendary Powderfinger (and vice versa). Missy has never done this. If you could please pass this news along to anyone who tells you otherwise then that would be much appreciated. Thanks and please stop sending us emails about this!
Triple J are running their annual Top 10 Albums poll for 2004 which is determined by listener’s votes. To vote for ‘The Sound of White’ and another 9 of your favourite albums from this year click here
Missy will play two shows in Los Angeles in early December – dates are as follows
Wednesday December 8 (7pm)
1623 1/2 N. Cahuenga Blvd.
All Ages Show
Tuesday December 14
143 North La Brea
Must be 21 Years or older for admission
Missy Higgins is heading to Northern NSW for a week of shows in mid-January.
The Melbourne based singer/songwriter is currently riding high in the Aussie charts with her acclaimed multiplatinum album “The Sound Of White”. The first single from that disc – “Scar” – recently won her an ARIA Award and the new single – “Ten Days” is out now.
Missy recently played shows in London and Auckland and is currently touring across Australia as special guest of the Finn Brothers.
Her Northern NSW dates are as follows:
A & I Hall, Bangalow
Yamba Golf Club
Sawtell RSL Club
Panthers, Port Macquarie
West Tamworth Leagues (late show)
More info on the Tour page.
Missy will be joined on all these shows by acclaimed Sydney singer/songwriter, Mick Hart.
Missy’s new single Ten Days is in stores today and includes live versions of ‘Scar’, ‘Greed For You Love’ and ‘The Special Two’ recorded live at the Hordern Pavillion during her recent tour with the John Butler Trio.
You can preview the live tracks here and view the clip for Ten Days on the Video page.
A congratulations to Karen Watkins & Lauren Marshall who won the double passes to see Missy play in New Zealand this week and also the 40 people who won double passes to Missy’s Live At The Wireless show.
People attending Damian Rice’s sold out Sydney show last night got a surprise when Missy Higgins made an unannounced appearance as his opening act. She told the crowd she was a “huge fan” of the acclaimed Irish singer/songwriter and that it was “a dream come true” to share a stage with him.
In addition to playing a short set of her own Missy also joined Damian onstage for his encore, performing “Volcano” and a memorable version of “When Doves Cry”. The show ended with Missy and Damian both sculling glasses of red wine and toasting the cheering crowd.
To view a pic’ of the event click here
Thanks to John Stanton for letting us use this pic’ of the pair in action.
“Scar” won the Award for “Best Pop Release” at last night’s ARIA’s in Sydney. The song beat a heavyweight field that included fellow nominees Pete Murray, Kylie Minogue, The Dissociatives and Delta Goodrem.
The achievement was made all the more extraordinary by the fact that ARIA Award voting happened shortly after “Scar” was released and closed before “The Sound Of White” came out. Missy is therefore ineligible in any of the album categories until next year.
Missy performed a stripped back version of “Scar” with Josh Cunningham on this year’s show. She thanked her cat and dog (among others) in her acceptance speech. She also thanked all the people who liked her music for making the last few months such an amazing journey for her.
The second song to be lifted as a single from “The Sound Of White” will be “Ten Days”. The track is already receiving radio support and it will be released commercially on Monday November 15. The CD will also feature three live bonus tracks recorded at Sydney’s Hordern Pavillion during Missy’s tour with John Butler Trio … “Scar”, “Greed For Your Love” and “The Special Two”.
A great video has been made for “Ten Days” which should start screening on Australian music shows over the coming week or so. It features Missy performing the song at the Vanguard in Sydney as well as loads of footage filmed during her travels. To download an ecard that allows you to view the video for “Ten Days” check out www.musichead.com.au/ecards/missyhiggins/
A one-off all ages show featuring Missy and her band has been announced for Newcastle City Hall on Sunday, December 5. Tickets for this concert will go on sale from Friday October 22. Tickets will be available from Soundworld (02) 4926-1351, The Rock Shop (02) 4929-1856 and Beaumont Street Beat (02) 4962-5939.
As promised a few weeks ago – Missy has announced two Perth shows immediately before she kicks off her national tour with the Finn Brothers in November. She’ll play the Fly By Night in Fremantle on Thursday and Friday November 18 & 19. Tickets will go onsale on Friday October 15 from various record stores. Tickets available at the following locations:
914 Hay St
(08) 9322 14 98
22 Adelaide St
(08) 9335 19 45
Cnr Beaufort St & Walcott St
(08) 9328 74 64
Shop G16 Karringup Shopping Centre
(08) 9446 58 39
“Scar EP” will be released in New Zealand on October 25 with Missy’s album to follow on November 8. To help spread the word about this release she will open for The Finn Brothers at St James Theatre in Auckland on November 13 and 14. She will also perform a very special ‘winners only showcase at The Met in High Street on Monday 15th. Tickets to this date will be available as a bonus offer via certain record stores and will be given away on The Edge. Meanwhile, we also have two double passes to give away via this website. To enter, simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Enter the first four words from the first verse of “Scar” in the title of your email. Please note that this competition is for tickets only and does not include airfares or accomodation. Any multiple entries will be ignored.
Missy has a song on two compilation albums released in Australia this week. The first is a charity CD called “Homelands”. Proceeds from sales of this disc will benefit refugees. The disc features “Nightminds” as well as songs from John Butler, Jet, Powderfinger, Pete Murray and others. For more info please check out www.ajustaustralia.com
Also released this week is “Chillout Sessions 6” which features a different version of “Nightminds” that was remixed by Missy’s brother, David. While most of this double album features electronic music it also includes songs tracks by Ben Harper, Gomez and Coldplay.
On Monday November 8 Missy Higgins will play “Upstairs At The Garage”. This one off solo date will be in addition to the Finn Brothers shows she’ll play in London on the previous Friday and Saturday nights. Please note that at this stage Missy is not confirmed to perform with the Finn Brothers on the Sunday show. For further info about this show please check out “Tour Dates”.