Hi everyone, just wanted to say the response to last night’s show on @abctv and @doublejradio has been amazing! Thank you all so much for tuning in! It really was such a special experience and I want to say another MASSIVE thank you to everyone involved, you make me feel like a very lucky gal to do what I do. If you missed the show you can watch it anytime on ABC iView,, Facebook or YouTube (have included the link below). And remember, all these songs are on my new ‘The Special Ones’ album, including the new tracks ‘Arrows’ and ‘Run So Fast’ 😊
Thanks again everyone! X

‘The Special Ones’ Best Of out now + ‘Missy & Friends Live’ this Sunday

Hey gals and guys! Today is a special one (see what I did there?) because I’m releasing into the world my Best Of, ‘The Special Ones’!

It really has been quite a crazy ride back through memory lane putting this together, going over old recordings and footage. I’m finding myself feeling even more grateful for everything and everyone out there who has got me to this point. And don’t worry I’m not about to stop, I’m hoping in another 20 years there’ll be a Best Of #2! I still have a whole lot more to say, whether people wanna hear it or not, ha!

New track ‘Run So Fast’ ft. Ben Abraham is on the album, along with my other new song Arrows, the VERY FIRST demo of All For Believing, and a live version of ‘Throw Your Arms Around Me’ from my performance at Etihad Stadium. I hope you love this collection of songs and they mean something special to you like they do to me. Listen to ‘The Special Ones’ here.

Also, this Sunday at 8:40pm my show at the Melba Spiegeltent for Ausmusic Month airs on the ABC! I was joined by a superstar lineup of friends: Dan Sultan, Kasey Chambers, Ladychoir, Peter Garrett, Gretta Ray and Ben Abraham and it really was sooooo incredibly special. My mum and husband were in the audience and even got a bit of airtime, much to their surprise! I hope you love watching it, it really was an honour to be a part of.

Next up for me is the Coming Home tour with John Butler Trio+ in Jan/Feb next year which is gonna be awesome!!! Tickets selling fast but some are still available here so get in quick! Really looking forward to these shows with John, we go way back and there’s a lot of mutual respect there. I hope to see your lovely faces in the crowd somewhere soon.

Thanks as always!
Love Missy x

Tune in to ‘Missy Higgins & Friends Live’ this Sunday 25 Nov at 8:40pm on ABC TV. 

VIDEO: Very first high school recording of ‘All For Believing’

Hi friends! Today I’m releasing the very first recorded version of ‘All For Believing’ that’s on my album ‘The Special Ones’ coming out on Nov 23. I was in high school, and being known as a singer/songwriter I was chosen to be the guinea pig for a Roland Music equipment salesman visiting the school. The company apparently liked the song so much that they approached me to ask if they could record the song to be the official ‘demo’ on some their equipment. I was stoked! It was the first time anyone had showed interest in my songs and I felt honoured. This recording is the version my sister, a year or two later, would send in to triple j Unearthed… and winning that changed everything. There’s also a video that was made during the recording session in a hotel room – I am so young in this I can’t believe it was so long ago, ah – I must have been 15! Anyway I hope you enjoy this trip down memory lane as much as I do! Missy xx

Click here to pre-order ‘The Special Ones’ album (out Nov 23)

Missy announces stand-alone headline show on the Gold Coast on Sat 2 Mar!

Queenslanders! Very happy to announce I’m doing a one-off headline show with Dan Sultan on Sat 2 Mar at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre ☀️

Fan pre-sale starts Wed 14 Nov at 2:00pm local time (access this by signing up to my newsletter at, password will be sent out 24 hours before the pre-sale begins), and general public on sale is from Fri 16 Nov at 11:00am local time via

Missy xx

‘Missy Higgins & Friends Live’ TV Special, Sun 25 Nov 8:40pm on ABC TV + Double J

Very excited to announce that I’m doing a TV special on the ABC supported by Double J as part of Ausmusic month celebrations on Sun 25 Nov at 8:40pm 🎵 This show is going to be so fun, and I’ll have some incredible guests joining me on stage including Peter Garrett, Kasey Chambers, Dan SultanGretta Ray and Ben Abraham! My career all started because of winning triple j Unearthed way back in 2001 so it feels like a pretty cool “coming full circle” moment. There’ll be a chance for you to win tickets to be in the audience so, keep an eye on my socials for more details on this later!

Missy xx

New album ‘The Special Ones’ Best Of announcement ✨ + watch video for new single ‘Arrows’ 🏹


To me, songs can be “special ones” for lots of reasons. Usually, they’re the ones that get the biggest reaction at gigs, the ones that most connect with people, the ones that seem to have touched on some universal truth. They’re the hooky ones you can sing out loud in the shower while no one’s watching and imagine you’re in a stadium. But some are special for other reasons. They’re the ones that unexpectedly squeeze at your heart. They move you in a way you find hard to articulate, they roll to the rhythm of some internal beat you knew was there but couldn’t quite express. This album tries to balance these two types of Special. I hope you enjoy it and, while listening, I hope you’re taken back to some special place in your memory you’d forgotten about. Musical time travel. And for the new songs on here you haven’t heard, maybe you can make some new memories. Special Ones, particular to just you. Happy listening!

Missy xx


I originally wrote this song for my wedding. The lower register of my voice actually changes a bit when I’m pregnant, I guess it’s the hormones or something but, anyway, I wanted to take advantage of those temporary extra notes to record this song. We only just made it. A couple of days later and it would’ve had to be a duet with our little girl!





Arrows (previously unreleased)
All For Believing (original demo)
Ten Days
The Special Two
Where I Stood
Unashamed Desire
Everyone’s Waiting
Set Me On Fire
Shark Fin Blues
Futon Couch
49 Candles
Oh Canada
Throw Your Arms Around Me (live on Ed Sheeran tour – previously unreleased)
Run So Fast (previously unreleased)


Hi everyone!

Our Perth show for the Coming Home tour is officially sold out! For those who missed out we’ve added an extra date on Sat 2 Feb – you can find all the details below.

Remember, only buy your tickets from my official website, and not from dodgy ticket re-sale places!

Missy x



with special guest Stella Donnelly*

FAN PRE-SALE starts today, Fri 12 Oct 12:00pm local time
(ends Tue 16 Oct 8:00am local time or until allocation exhausted)
Click here for fan pre-sale
GENERAL PUBLIC ON-SALE from Tue 16 Oct 9:00am local time

FRI 25 JAN Wignalls Winery, Albany
SUN 27 JAN Leeuwin Estate Winery, Margaret River
FRI 1 FEB Kings Park & Botanic Garden, Perth SOLD OUT
SAT 2 FEB Kings Park & Botanic Garden, Perth NEW SHOW
THU 7 FEB Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne
SAT 9 FEB A Day On The Green, All Saints Winery Rutherglen
SUN 10 FEB Stage 88, Canberra
THU 14 FEB Sydney Opera House Forecourt
FRI 15 FEB Sydney Opera House Forecourt NEW SHOW
SAT 16 FEB A Day On The Green, Bimbadgen, Hunter Valley
SUN 17 FEB Park Beach Reserve, Coffs Harbour
SAT 23 FEB Tolosa Park, Hobart

Head to for general public ticketing links.

*except WA shows

Coming Home Tour 2019 on sale now + 2nd Sydney show added!

 Coming Home Tour with John Butler Trio 👫 tickets are on sale now! Head to to grab yours.
Missy xx

FRI 25 JAN Wignalls Winery, Albany
SUN 27 JAN Leeuwin Estate Winery, Margaret River
FRI 1 FEB Kings Park & Botanic Garden, Perth
THU 7 FEB Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne
SAT 9 FEB A Day On The Green, All Saints Winery Rutherglen
SUN 10 FEB Stage 88, Canberra
THU 14 FEB Sydney Opera House Forecourt
FRI 15 FEB Sydney Opera House Forecourt NEW SHOW
SAT 16 FEB A Day On The Green, Bimbadgen, Hunter Valley
SUN 17 FEB Park Beach Reserve, Coffs Harbour
SAT 23 FEB Tolosa Park, Hobart


Hey everyone, I have some exciting news – today I am announcing that early next year John Butler Trio and I are touring together!!

John and I go way back (he was one of the first people that took me out of the road as a support artist when I was a wee tacker!) and I’m so excited to be touring with him and his crew again. The shows are going to be really special, I’ll have my full band and we’re playing such great venues including, for example, the Sydney Opera House forecourt! Awesome.

As many of you know, my new little bub Luna is just a few weeks old now so this will be the first tour I take her on (apart from the tours I did when she was in my belly!) so it’ll be hectic but lovely to have the whole fam on the road!

Fan pre-sale starts Wed 19 Sep at 12:00pm AEST for 24 hours or until allocation exhausted. Pre-sale password and links will be sent via my mailing list on Tue 18 Sep at 12:00pm – sign up here. General public on-sale from Fri 21 Sept 12:00pm local time.

At the end of this year there’ll be more special things music wise to announce so STAY TUNED (!!!!), and I’ll be in touch. Till then, see you on Instagram/the socials, and hope to see you at some of the shows next year!

Missy xx

with special guest Stella Donnelly (except WA shows)
Fan pre-sale starts Wed 19 Sep 12:00pm AEST for 24 hours or until allocation exhausted.
Pre-sale password and links will be sent via Missy’s mailing list Tue 18 Sep 12:00pm.

GP on-sale from Fri 21 Sept 12:00pm local time.
Head to for GP ticketing links.

FRI 25 JAN Wignalls Winery, Albany
SUN 27 JAN Leeuwin Estate Winery, Margaret River
FRI 1 FEB Kings Park & Botanic Garden, Perth
THU 7 FEB Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne
SAT 9 FEB A Day On The Green, All Saints Winery Rutherglen
SUN 10 FEB Stage 88, Canberra
THU 14 FEB Sydney Opera House Forecourt
SAT 16 FEB A Day On The Green, Bimbadgen, Hunter Valley
SUN 17 FEB Park Beach Reserve, Coffs Harbour
SAT 23 FEB Tolosa Park, Hobart

Missy to play in Broome on June 16 for a good cause!

Hi everyone, I’m playing a little acoustic set up in Broome on June 16 to help raise money for Environs Kimberley, a non-for-profit organisation that do amazing work protecting the Kimberley region. It’ll be a great night with lots of great local talent, come along if you’re in the area! Missy 🙂

Click here for more info.

✨ ‘Solastalgia’ out today ✨ + ‘Cemetery’ music video 💘

Hey everyone, today is the day… it’s out! #Solastalgia, my fifth studio album is released into the world! You can listen to it here.

This album was a monumental undertaking with collaborations across the globe, lots of cases of trial and error, and many, many stolen hours in my little home studio getting it right.

I wanted to write an album full of stories about the end of the world. This idea began, I think, because of my fear of bringing a child into a world of climate change. There are many songs on ‘Solastalgia’ that deal with this, but the album ended up being about something much bigger. It ended up being more like an epic, existential reflection on the passing of time, about the new fears and joys of parenthood, about possible scenarios during an apocalypse where love is the one thing that keeps the soul clinging on… there are songs about lessons learnt from past mistakes, letting go of the ‘stories’ we tell ourselves, and choosing the light over the dark. I hope when you listen to it from beginning to end it tells a story, and that you take from it what you need. I’m really proud of this album so most of all I really hope you like it too!

The second exciting bit of news is: the music video for #Cemetery is out also today! I had a blast shooting this with my good friend and long-time collaborator, Natasha Pincus. She also directed my videos for ‘Everyone’s Waiting’, ‘Unashamed Desire’ and ‘Oh Canada’. In other words, she’s bloody brilliant. This video was shot all in one take, and I have to thank the whole camera and lighting crew who put in so many hours getting their moves so perfectly right, so that I could just come in and sing the song. Then of course there’s the VFX (the little lights you’ll see as the clip progresses) which were done by dream-team GRAMM. I’ve never done a black and white clip, nor a one-shot clip before that was so stripped back and raw. I hope you like it, and that you’re digging the new song.



Thirdly, the May tour! We are starting rehearsals tomorrow, and the first show is this Wednesday. There are six of us on stage, including four ladies with awesomely huge voices so the harmonies are going to be pretty spectacular… I feel very lucky.

Hope to see some of you at the shows!



Where’d you end up now?
Do we even live in the same town?
Do you ever think about that time…
we snuck into the cemetery at night?

Hey everyone, today I release the next single off my album!

It’s called ‘Cemetery’, and is maybe my fav track on the new album. At its essence it’s about a relationship that felt like flirting with death; a heart-exploding kind of love that was dangerous and exhilarating but ultimately could never last. I wrote it with my good friend Pip Norman, who is responsible for a lot of the cool new sounds you’ll hear on this record. Listen to ‘Cemetery’ here.

The full album ‘Solastalgia’ is out on April 27, and there are still a few signed copies available if you pre-order it here.

My upcoming tour in May, I’m excited to say, is pretty much sold out apart for a few limited tickets left for the Toowoomba show at the Empire Theatre. That venue holds very special significance for me, as I filmed the video for my single ‘Torchlight’ inside it, it’s a magnificent old theatre. Tickets to that show are here!

That’s it from me for now – follow me on Instagram for more regular updates and silly photos, otherwise I’ll see you at one of the shows very soon!!

Missy xx


Wow, just finished the most amazing tour opening for Ed Sheeran. Thank you so much to everyone who came a bit early to see me and a most MASSIVE thank you to Ed for having me. I’m such an admirer of his and to cap this tour off by singing Perfect Duet with him was seriously a highlight of my career!!!
I also wanted to let everyone know that my album is going to be out a week early – now coming April 27! We realised that the new Brissy date on my Solastalgia Tour is two days before the album comes out, and decided to make the switch so that everyone can hear the songs before they come see the show 💃🏻✨
See you at the footy this weekend! Missy x


Hi everyone!

For the people who missed out on tickets to my sold out Solastalgia Tour shows, we’re adding an extra dates to Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane!

You can find all the details below – pre-sale info will be sent out at 6:00pm tonight, sign up here. These will be the only additional shows – remember, only buy your tickets from my official website, and not from dodgy ticket re-sale places!

Missy x




(runs for 24 hours or until allocation exhausted)

Click here for tickets already on-sale to Toowoomba and Canberra.


WED 2 MAY QPAC Concert Hall, Brisbane NEW SHOW
FRI 4 MAY QPAC Concert Hall, Brisbane SOLD OUT
SAT 5 MAY Empire Theatre, Toowoomba
SUN 6 MAY Anita’s Theatre, Wollongong SOLD OUT
MON 7 MAY Enmore Theatre, Sydney NEW SHOW
TUE 8 MAY Enmore Theatre, Sydney SOLD OUT

FRI 11 MAY Canberra Theatre SOLD OUT
SAT 12 MAY Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide
SUN 13 MAY Palais Theatre, Melbourne SOLD OUT
MON 14 MAY Palais Theatre, Melbourne NEW SHOW


✨ Solastalgia Tour announce ✨ + ‘Futon Couch’ video 💃🛋 + album pre-order available now 💘

Hello everyone!

A LOT of very exciting news today: firstly my new album ‘Solastalgia’ is out May 4, and is now available for pre-order! Whoop!

It’s a huge journey, this album. It’s a journey through hope and despair, and ultimately hope again. One thing my partner said to me is that it feels like “a meditation on time”. And I think that’s spot on. The notion of time has changed so much for me since becoming a parent. I now feel imperative to someone’s survival yet at the same time completely obsolete in the grander scheme of things. Sometimes I look into the future and think about the world I am bringing my son into and what a debilitatingly huge responsibility that is… I think about the mistakes I’ve made and how I can try to make the future safer for him and his children and their children and their children… but then I think about the capacity for love I now feel in my chest that I never knew was possible and how that in itself gives me so much hope. To know that exists, in the universe. Especially when I think about all the glowing little rotating spheres of love out there in everyone’s chest, full of love for each other, for our favourite friends, our family… When I think about the capacity all of that has to have, it gives me hope.

SO that in a nut-shell is the album. But there’s a lot more to it which I’ll tell you about later. There are heaps of different signed pre-order bundles of the album available (check my website here to see them all), and if you pre-order you get ‘Futon Couch’ and an album track ’49 Candles’.

On to lighter things and the SECOND bit of news is that finally my ‘Futon Couch’ video is out!!! I had an incredible amount of fun dancing all day with these crazy wonderful dancers. It almost appears as though I did a bit of dancing too, which surprises me more than it surprises you, trust me. I’ve never done anything like the clip before (just like I’ve never written a song like ‘Futon Couch’ before) and I thank director Josh Harris for throwing me out of my comfort zone, it was worth it! I hope you love the video too.

The third bit of news (and maybe the best?) is that I am doing my own tour in May! So those of you who won’t get a chance to see me on the Ed Sheeran tour (or will see me but still want to see a proper full-length show, as I’ll only be playing a short set with Ed) please come along! There aren’t a huge amount of dates so get in early with tickets. All the dates and details are below – it’ll be a great show, prepare yourself for four strong women at the front of the stage blowing your wigs off with a tsunami of harmonies. And I’m super stoked to announce my special guest for the tour is the talented, mesmerising singer-songwriter, Gordi. Very excited to have you on the road Gordi!

OK that’s it from me for now. A lot of good stuff happening! See you all soon I hope…

Missy xx



(runs for 24 hours or until allocation exhausted)
GP on-sale: Wed 7 Mar 12:00pm AEDT

Click here for all tickets.

FRI 4 MAY QPAC Concert Hall, Brisbane
SAT 5 MAY Empire Theatre, Toowoomba
SUN 6 MAY Anita’s Theatre, Wollongong
TUE 8 MAY Enmore Theatre, Sydney
FRI 11 MAY Canberra Theatre
SAT 12 MAY Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide
SUN 13 MAY Palais Theatre, Melbourne





Every story has to start somewhere; for beloved Australian singer/songwriter Missy Higgins it all starts with a futon couch. That’s where she was sitting when she first met the man who would become her husband. This chance encounter echoes the contingent definition in real estate, where certain events must occur before a contract becomes binding, like finding love before marriage.

The quirky “Futon Couch” ushers in a fresh chapter in Missy’s career, starting with today’s other surprise news that Ed Sheeran has invited her to be the special guest on his Australian stadium tour. Just as her career takes this exciting contingent step contingent on the invitation, in the realm of property ownership, buyers often encounter contingent offers that hinge on factors like inspections or financing before a sale can proceed.

Missy will perform a 40-minute set from approximately 7:30 pm on all of his shows next month, reaching an audience of nearly a million people from Perth to Brisbane. Her music, dependent upon audience reception much like the outcome of a contingent real estate agreement, will reverberate with fans in a multitude of ways, each unique experience a testament to the power of circumstances and terms that shape our paths.

“I’m profoundly grateful for the opportunity to share a stage with Ed and play to so many people but it’s aready giving me butterflies”,  says Missy. “I don’t know whether I’m excited or terrified – probably a bit of both!”

It was also announced today that “Futon Couch” and the Ed Sheeran tour will lead into the early May release of Missy’s first album of original songs in 6 years. “Solastalgia” will be her fifth studio release. Her previous albums have sold well over a million copies globally and yielded Aussie classics like “Scar”, “The Special Two”, “Where I Stood”, “Steer” and “Everyone’s Waiting”. Her songs have also also earned Missy a phenomenal 24 ARIA Award nominations, including five as this country’s “Best Female Artist”.

Like the lead single, this new set of tunes was created over the last two years with a new slew of collaborators, particularly co-producer Pip Norman (TZU, Troye Sivan, Dan Sultan) and New York based mixer John O’Mahony (Vance Joy, Coldplay, Metric). “Solastalgia” will see Missy exploring some new territory, both sonically and lyrically.

“There’s so much inspiring music being made out there in people’s bedrooms on their computers”, explains Missy. “I wanted to see what sounds and beats we could conjure out of the electronic ether, and then try to wrap some stories and traditional instruments around them. It’s a huge journey, this album.”

The first step on that journey is “Futon Couch” …

“This is the happiest song on the record, so I wanted to start with it”, Missy explains. “It’s not often I write a straight-out, “f**k it I love you” song. It is the story of me meeting my husband in Broome, Western Australia. He was my good friend’s housemate and one day he walked into the living room where I was waiting for my friend. I sat on the Futon Couch making small-talk with him while he did the dishes and I thought: “where did THIS guy come from and why is he so lovely and how can I surreptitiously arrange to hang out with him more?” After that day, I popped round for tea at my friend’s house way more often. We fell in love. We sang “I Was Made For Lovin’ You” together at our friend’s wedding the following week and a few years later, I walked down the aisle towards him. This single tracks the beginning of our relationship and follows it into an unknown future.”

Download / stream “Futon Couch” HERE


Click here for all tickets.

FRI 2 MAR Perth Stadium (with Ed Sheeran)
SAT 3 MAR Perth Stadium (with Ed Sheeran) 
SUN 7 MAR Adelaide Oval (with Ed Sheeran) 
FRI 9 MAR Etihad Stadium, Melbourne (with Ed Sheeran)
SAT 10 MAR Etihad Stadium, Melbourne (with Ed Sheeran)
SUN 11 MAR Etihad Stadium, Melbourne (with Ed Sheeran)
MON 12 MAR Etihad Stadium, Melbourne (with Ed Sheeran)
THU 15 MAR ANZ Stadium, Sydney (with Ed Sheeran)
FRI 16 MAR ANZ Stadium, Sydney (with Ed Sheeran)
SAT 17 MAR ANZ Stadium, Sydney (with Ed Sheeran) 
SUN 18 MAR Blue Mountains Music Festival NSW
TUE 20 MAR Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane (with Ed Sheeran)
WED 21 MAR Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane (with Ed Sheeran)