Missy will finally bring her band to the US for a handful of shows in June. Missy has done over 100 shows across the U.S. in the last year including stints supporting fellow troubadours like Ray LaMontagne, Howie Day, Gavin Degraw and Jason Mraz. However, her previous tours have all been in solo or duo mode so these will be her first ever U.S. shows with the full band that has made her one of Australia’s most popular live performers. Dates, Venues and ticket details are available on the SHOW page but check back as there are a couple of more shows to be added.
Missy has been added to the O2 Wireless Festival in London. She will perform on Thursday 22nd June along with David Gray, tour mate Ray Lamontagne and more. Check out the full lineup and ticket info on the festival website www.o2wirelessfestival.co.uk
Missy has a heap of new overseas tour dates including US shows supporting the band Train and some headlining shows with her band in the UK. Missy will also be playing a festival in London around the same time so keep an eye on the tour page for more details.
Woo Hoo! thanks to everyone who voted in the Rolling Stone Readers’ Poll. There must of been plenty of you as Missy was voted the Artist Of The Year and Best Female Performer. Other Readers’ Picks were:
Top 10 Singles: #2 The Special Two
Best Tour: #1
Best Dressed: #1
Year’s Biggest Hype: #2
Hi everybody. After reading an article in last Sunday’s newspaper about my vegetarianism and support of PETA, I thought it necessary to clear a few things up. I think PETA is a wonderful organisation for a great cause but I felt the article made me sound arrogant and righteous. For starters, the quotes were actually drawn from some public service materials Peta asked me to film for them about six months ago in the U.S.. Other quotes (eg: the bit about the mosquito’s) were actually intended to be humorous stories but in print they sounded like I was being serious (just for the record, I’ve got no problem with zapping mozzies!). I was therefore quite shocked and embarrassed when I read this story because it didn’t sound at all like me. I would never be so high-and-mighty as to assume that anyone should follow my lead on anything just because they like my music. Obviously I am against cruelty to animals and I personally believe that something needs to be done about it, but I also respect that everyone has the right to make their own decisions. So I’m sorry if you read it and thought it sounded a bit like ‘The Vegetarian Gospel according to Missy’, because that was never my intention!
A big thank you to all those who voted for Missy in Triple J’s Hottest 100. This year, three of Missy’s song made the list with The Special Two coming in at 31, Finn Brother tribute Stuff & Nonsense at 47 and The Sound of White at 74. Check out the full list on the Triple J site.
This year Missy has contributed to the 2nd ever JB Seed Arts Grant Programme which is now accepting expressions of interest until the 8th March. There are are number of different categories which aim to support emerging artists. For further information, interested applicants should check the web site www.thejbseed.com and go to the categories page.
This week the nominations for the 3rd annual Jack Awards were announced in Sydney and Missy received two nominations in the catagories for Best Female Performer and Best TV Appearance for her performance at the MTV Awards. Artist James Bellesini was also nominated in the category of Best Tour Art for his work on the Missy Higgins – An Evening of Music tour artwork. Now the decision of who wins the awards is up to you as the awards are publicly voted online at www.thejackawards.com
TRIPLE J are kicking off 2006 with the HOTTEST 100 poll giving you the chance to vote for your favourite 10 songs from 2005. Voting can be done ONLINE HERE or by SMS.
ROLLING STONE are also asking for their readers feedback with the READERS POLL which can be done ONLINE HERE or by purchasing the magazine. Let ’em know how much you love Missy.
Wow! what a way to start the year. Missy’s debut album ‘The Sound Of White’ is #1 in the end of year ARIA Charts making it the highest selling album of 2005 in Australia. The Special Two EP and Ten Days also made it into the Top 100 Singles of 2005. Check out the full charts on the ARIA site. Thanks again to everyone who has supported Missy over the last year and made 2005 such a year to remember.