The Missy Higgins and Friends concert that is being held to raise funds for The Kimberley has SOLD OUT! Thank you to everyone for their support.
After touring the U.S. on the Lilith Festival and spending most of this year writing songs for a new album, Missy Higgins is returning home to Australia to perform an intimate benefit concert to help protect one of our country’s most stunning regions – the Kimberley.
On Sunday 16th of January Missy and her band will get up close and personal with just a few hundred music lovers at Trak in Melbourne. She will be joined in this unique club environment by some surprise musical guests to help raise funds in support of ‘Environs Kimberley’.
Environs Kimberley is a small environment group based in Broome who have been fighting to protect the Kimberley for the past 15 years. The group successfully stopped a 200,000 hectare cotton proposal and the damming of the Fitzroy River in conjunction with the Traditional Owners of that area. They now need Australia’s help to protect the Kimberley from large scale industrialization.
Executive Director of Environs Kimberley Martin Prichard stated, “the WA Government and multi-national oil and gas companies Woodside, Shell, BP, BHP and Chevron are planning to build gas refineries on the pristine Kimberley coast 40km north of Broome. The new industrial port that would need to be built would be in the middle of the Kimberley humpback whale calving grounds and thousands of oil and gas tanker movements would threaten their future”.
Missy has confirmed that ALL profits for this special one off benefit concert will go straight to ‘Environs Kimberley’ to assist them in their attempt to lobby governments for the long term preservation of this precious part of Australia.
Missy has a strong personal connection with the region. She has owned a small place in Broome for several years and many of the songs on her triple platinum selling album “On A Clear Night” were written there. She also played a role in the acclaimed movie “Bran Nue Dae” which was filmed in the Kimberley in 2008.
“The Kimberley region is one of the last true remaining wilderness’ on the planet, and any Australian who’s lucky enough to have visited this incredible part of our country knows how special it is. It would be a crime on so many levels to allow this mammoth industrialisation plan to go ahead. Not only would it be the biggest LNG processing plant in the Southern Hemisphere, it’s just one foot in the door as far as further industrialisation goes. Recently WA Premier Colin Barnett has begun compulsorily acquiring the land, stripping the Kimberley Traditional Owners of their Native Title rights. I find it hard to believe that this is even legal anymore and it completely undermines any progress we’ve made with reconciliation in recent years. The point is that there are alternatives to bringing the gas onshore at James Price Point, and I think it’s our responsibility to make sure that our leaders choose these alternatives over those, which are irreversibly damaging to the Kimberley Coast. It’s just too special to ruin forever.”
PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD AND COME TO SUPPORT THIS TRULY WORTHY CAUSE.
Sunday, January 16, 2011 – Trak Melbourne – Doors from 7.30pm
Tickets available for $50 + BF (over 18s)
GENERAL TICKETS GO ON SALE FROM 9AM THURSDAY 16 DECEMBER and are available from www.ticketmaster.com.au or 136 100.
Catch Missy and many other special guests perform at The Bell House (Gowanus, Brooklyn, USA) on Mon 29th November to celebrate the 40th Anniversay of George Harrison’s “All Things Must Pass”. This is a fundraiser for Unicef and advance booking are highly recommended if you don’t want to miss out. Buy Tix Here. Visit the event page on Facebook.
If you liked the ‘She Will Have Her Way’ album that Missy performed on you might want to check out the new ‘He Will Have His Way’ which see the boys take a turn at interpreting the songs of Neil and Tim Finn. Preview the tracks on iTUNES.
Recently, Missy was invited to participate in the brand new Victorian Arts Centre Icon exhibition series entitled Rock Chicks – An Exhibition – Women in Australian Music.
Rock Chicks tells the story of Australian women songwriters, instrumentalists and singers, and will include contributions by artists including Chrissy Amphlett, Little Pattie, Marcie Jones, Judith Durham, Margret RoadKnight, Jane Clifton, Deborah Conway, Sherry Rich, Rebecca Barnard, Katy Steele, Adalita, Diana Anaid and Stephanie Ashworth.
The Rock Chicks exhibition is now open and runs from 6 November – 27 February.
US fans can now download a deluxe version of Missy’s album “On A Clear Night” from the US iTunes store. To see what extra goodies are available visit here.
Missy recently played a few shows at the Lilith Fair festival in the USA. Check out which tracks she played HERE.
Missy recently did an interview which can be read online at SheWired.com
It’s been kept undercover but we are very happy to announce that Missy will be performing at the following cities as part of Lilith Fair 2010.
Jul 28 – Philadelphia, PA
Jul 30 – Boston, MA
Jul 31 – New York, NY
Aug 1 – Hartford, CT
Aug 3 – Washington, DC
Tickets for Boston and Hartford are on-sale now and the rest of the shows are due to go on sale Saturday May 15th.
Ever wanted to own something autographed by Missy? Now’s your chance at the online auction to help raise funds for ‘Rudely Interrupted’ a unique Australian band for people with different abilities. Find out more at rudelyinterrupted.com
Missy made a surprise appearance at the Tivoli in Brisbane this week when she took part in a concert to raise funds for Youngcare. The sell out show is an annual event curated by Powderfinger member Bernard Fanning. To cap off the very special night Missy joining Bernard and Clare Bowditch in an awe-inspiring finale performance of the David Bowie classic ‘Heroes’. You can view pictures from the night on here.
Missy will be joining fellow cast members from Bran Nue Dae, Dan Sultan, Ernie Dingo & Magda Szubanski, on Spicks and Specks this Wed 17th February at 8.30pm on ABC. To read more about the show visit the Spicks and Specks Website.
Missy Higgins has just been announced to perform as part of the 2010 Lilith Fair festival. The all female festival which is a celebration of woman in music has been on a break but will be making a huge return touring around many parts of the U.S. Missy will be performing at some of the shows on the tour. Stay tuned for all date, venue & ticketing information announced here soon!
Also playing at Lilith will be Sarah McLachlan, Tegan and Sara, Cat Power, Beth Orton and many more fantastic artists. Check out www.lilithfair.com for more info.
Hey everyone, you’ve probably heard that devastation has hit the poor country of Haiti. A massive 7.0 magnitude earthquake has completely annihilated the city and killed thousands of people. If you would like to help, Oxfam is on the ground now providing clean water, shelter, sanitation and helping people recover. They would be so grateful for your donation, please go to oxfam.org.au
Following on from Missy’s appearances at the Bran Nue Dae premieres in Broome, Perth, Melbourne & Sydney the film opens officially in Australian cinemas today!
Check out the official film website HERE
ARIA today released a chart listing the highest selling albums of the last decade. We are very pleased to confirm that Missy’s ARIA Award winning album THE SOUND OF WHITE is #5 on the list!
Roadshow Films have recently launched an online game which ties in with the road trip element of the film Bran Nue Dae. It’s a social networking game which involves Facebook users racing from Perth to Broome in a virtual Kombi, earning miles from visiting the website, becoming a fan, watching trailers etc. There are some great prizes to be won.
Check it out here!