ANNOUNCES EXTRA VICTORIAN SHOW TO “THE SECOND ACT TOUR 2024” – COSTA HALL GEELONG SUN 4 AUG

Following phenomenal ticket demand nationwide with 38 sold out shows to date for Missy Higgins ‘The Second Act Tour 2024’, Frontier Touring is proud to announce an extra Victorian show for Costa Hall, Geelong on Sunday 4 August.

The Frontier Member presale for the new Geelong show begins Thu 23 May from 11am AEST before the on sale begins Mon 27 May from 11am AEST. Tickets via frontiertouring.com/missyhiggins.

The now 39-date ‘anniversary tour with a difference’ is currently touring the country to rave reviews, celebrating the 20th anniversary of Missy’s landmark debut The Sound Of White album, performed in its entirety for the first time ever plus a preview performance of songs from the brand-new album The Second Act.

WATCH THE OFFICIAL ‘WHERE I STOOD’ FEAT. ANGIE MCMAHON LIVE AT PALAIS THEATRE VIDEO HERE

“It is her heart-wrenching honesty about life, love and grief that has made her one of Australia’s most cherished artists.” ★★★★ – The West Australian

“It’s the kind of show where when the stage lights come down you can see people in the audience smiling. Families, couples and friends – all ages and all enraptured by Higgins’ vocals.” – Ramona Magazine

“Higgins gives a remarkable performance that shows how far she’s come and gives a glimpse of the exciting new chapter embarking on that promises to be her most truthful and personal to date.” – The Music “Missy showcases the spine-tingling, impressive vocals of a confident, mature artist who has grown into herself. Missy owns the stage.” – Australian Musician WATCH THE OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR ‘THE SECOND ACT’ HERE

The Second Act album is produced, engineered and recorded by Missy herself in her own home. The Second Act featuring the singles ‘You Should Run’ and ‘The Second Act’ released Fri 6 Sep via EMI Music Australia, pre-order here

The deluxe anniversary reissue of The Sound Of White on double CD and LP are available now via www.missyhiggins.com

MISSY HIGGINS

THE SECOND ACT TOUR 2024

MARCH – AUGUST

Presented by Frontier Touring

NEW GEELONG SHOW

EXCLUSIVE FAN PRESALE

Runs 24 hours from: Thursday 23 May (11am AEST)

or until presale allocation exhausted

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ON SALE

Begins: Monday 27 May (11am AEST)

Sunday 4 August

Costa Hall | Geelong, VIC NEW SHOW geelongartscentre.org.au

Supports announced for Cairns and Gold Coast

I’m really excited to announce two amazing local support artists for my shows in Cairns and Gold Coast. On Saturday May 11 at Munro Martin Parklands, Cairns, I’ll be joined by Amber Farnan, and on Saturday May 25 at HOTA Outdoor Stage, I’ll be joined by Lily Papas.

Tickets to Gold Coast have sold out, but there are still a handful of tickets remaining for Cairns. The show times have also changed slightly.

“ARE YOU READY FOR THE SECOND ACT?” MIISSY HIGGINS ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM & SINGLE: “THE SECOND ACT”

LISTEN TO THE SINGLE HERE 

WATCH THE OFFICIAL VIDEO HERE

ALBUM RELEASED FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 6, PRE-ORDER HERE

ALSO, RELEASES ‘THE SOUND OF WHITE’ DELUXE ANNIVERSARY EDITION … ALL ON THE SAME DAY

MISSY TOURING NATIONALLY MARCH – JUNE

PRESENTED BY FRONTIER TOURING
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To coincide with the start of a three-month national theatre tour, Missy Higgins unveiled a new song today called “The Second Act”. Not only did this yearning and hopeful ballad inspire the name of her “anniversary tour with a difference” but she has also revealed that The Second Act’will be the title for her first full length studio album in six years. The confessional collection of new works is available for LP/CD pre-order HERE right now and will be released Friday 6th September on the actual 20th anniversary of ‘The Sound Of White’s’ instore date.

As well as this new single drop, today also marks the release of a deluxe LP/CD and digital Anniversary Edition of her trailblazing debut album which contains previously unreleased live versions of every song and liner notes written by the artist herself. This unusual fusion of past and present music releases – all on the same day – makes sense given that Missy has described The Second Act’ as “a kind of sequel” to The Sound Of White.’

“I wrote all those songs on the first album when I was in my late teens when I never thought anyone would hear them, so they were very personal, like I was writing my secrets in a diary”, Missy explains. “I did less of that on later albums for lots of reasons but lately I realized I’d gone back to that confessional mode of songwriting. I guess it’s been my way of dealing with the end of my marriage. So, I feel like I’ve come full circle … I was starting life from scratch at 20 and now, like lots of people, I’m figuring out how to start life all over again at 40.”

“The Second Act” is a song that deals very directly with all that – picking yourself up, dusting yourself off and heading out into the world.”

WATCH THE OFFICIAL VIDEO HERE:

The Second Act Tour hits Canberra and Sydney this week for the first five of 37 sold out dates which will bring this unique live experience to over 70,000 Australians. At each show Missy will take the stage early and perform two sets. The first will be performed largely in solo mode and feature rarely performed fan favourites plus some new songs from The Second Act’ album which will be released after the tour. Then after an intermission she will return for a second set introducing her band to perform The Sound Of White’ in its entirety plus a few of her other hits.

This unusual mix of old and new music, across two separate Acts, makes clear creative sense. The two sets of songs share a strongly introspective focus and lots of recurring lyrical threads. Despite being written two decades apart, these albums see Missy grappling with the same questions from different points in time.

“They’re both looking forward nervously and wondering what comes next. They’re both asking questions like “who am I?” and “who do I want to be?” so I liked the idea of previewing some of this new material in the first act of a live show, then going back to the start of the story in the second act. Plus it will just be fun to play all those old songs again for the first time in ages. At very least it will be something different and if I’ve learned anything over the last year or two it’s that you’ve got to keep embracing new challenges!”

Since being Unearthed by Triple J back in 2002 when she was still at high school then carving a career on her own terms Missy has helped to inspire local female singer/songwriters including Amy Shark, Thelma Plum, Gretta Ray, Gordi and Angie McMahon who have all cited her as a formative influence (eg:  https://themusic.com.au/features/missy-higgins-the-sound-of-white-20th-anniversary-retrospective/-vdA7O_uERA/08-03-24 and  https://www.abc.net.au/triplej/news/the-sound-of-missy/10469412)

After 20 years, 26 ARIA Award nominations, and three chart topping albums Missy Higgins continues to blaze her own trail – including this new tour which will be one of her biggest ever. Her ‘Second Act’ proves that if great male Australian solo artists can enjoy lifelong conversations with broad audiences then it’s way past time for Australian women to be able to do it too.

MISSY HIGGINS

NEW ALBUM ‘THE SECOND ACT’ RELEASED FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 6

PRE-ORDER HERE NOW

NEW SINGLE “THE SECOND ACT” OUT NOW

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Missy Higgins adds final Adelaide show to ‘The Second Act Tour 2024’

Hi everyone, ‘The Second Act’ tour kicks off tomorrow, and I’m really happy to announce that we’ve been able to add a final show in Adelaide, which will be on Friday June 21 at Festival Theatre as part of the Adelaide Cabaret Festival! 

Tickets for this show are ON SALE NOW! You can grab yours here: http://frntr.co/Missy24AdlCF

IMPORTANT TOUR INFORMATION: Doors for all of ‘The Second Act’ shows (except for Cairns & Gold Coast) open at 6:30pm, and I’lll be on stage at 7:30pm sharp! 

I can’t wait to see you all at the shows!

Missy xx

MISSY HIGGINS RELEASES NEW SINGLE – ‘YOU SHOULD RUN’ + EAST COAST ENCORE SHOWS FOR ‘THE SECOND ACT TOUR 2024’

‘YOU SHOULD RUN

LISTEN HERE

WATCH THE OFFICIAL VIDEO HERE

“You Should Run” is the first song from a new Missy Higgins’ album due later in 2024. Raw, vulnerable, scarred but open hearted, the intense ballad sees Missy producing, engineering and performing everything herself in her own home. It’s a clear statement of intent. 

“After going through a divorce a couple of years ago I felt like the entire story I had written for myself had burnt to the ground”, Missy explains. “For the first time in ages I found myself using song-writing as a form of therapy to try to make sense of it all, in particular how I was supposed to start rebuilding. It’s an intensely personal song so I wanted the recording process to mirror that, thus why I did it alone so I could really let it all out, tears and all.”

“You Should Run” is a vivid emotional outpouring that will strike a deep chord with everyone who has ever had to start all over again. It sees Missy returning to the highly confessional writing style which first connected her with audiences 20 years ago but this time she’s singing about different sorts of “scars”.

After selling out every show on “The Second Act Tour” last December Missy Higgins has some good news for all those fans who missed out –  revealing a handful of encore dates for her ‘anniversary tour with a difference’. New concerts in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane will go on sale next week with shows in Adelaide and Darwin to be announced next month. For all details click here.

“The Second Act Tour” will see Missy celebrating the 20th anniversary of her landmark debut “The Sound Of White” by performing the work in its entirety for the first time ever. This unique two part show will also see Missy previewing tunes from a brand new album – due later this year – which has been described as “a kind of sequel” to her landmark debut.

“I’m probably biased but I think these songs are as good as anything I’ve written. As a 40-year-old female musician it’s not easy to get heard but hopefully this tour will give people a chance to hear the new material, particularly anyone struggling through a similar life transition. I’ve realised lately there are a lot of us out there, and it’s always nice to realise you’re not alone.”

Directed by Claudia Sangiorgi Dalimore

EAST COAST ENCORE SHOWS ADDED FOR ‘THE SECOND ACT TOUR 2024

Following unprecedented demand, selling out 32 nights of her “anniversary tour with a difference”,  three additional encore shows have been added to Missy’s highly anticipated The Second Act Tour.  Additionally, there will be new shows announced for both Adelaide and Darwin in the coming months.

New shows at Melbourne’s The Palais Theatre on Saturday 22 June, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre on Friday 5 July and ICC Sydney on Saturday 6 July will round out an incredible run of special shows for the Aussie singer-songwriter.

EXCLUSIVE FAN PRE-SALE  – ENCORE SHOWS

12:00PM LOCAL TIME | Tuesday 27 February 2024

CLICK HERE to sign up for access to fan pre-sale

Pre-sale links + password will be sent via email on Monday 26 February.

GENERAL PUBLIC ON-SALE:
From 12:00PM LOCAL TIME | Thursday 29 February 2024

ALL SHOWS LIC. ALL AGES

Pre-order digital deluxe reissue of ‘The Sound Of White 20th Anniversary Edition’ + listen to The Special Two (LIVE)

Hey everyone, I’m happy to announce that the digital deluxe reissue of ‘The Sound Of White 20th Anniversary Edition’ is now available to pre-order, and you can listen to one of the tracks NOW: a live version of The Special Two (recorded at the Sydney Opera House a few years back) on all streaming platforms… 👉 https://missyhiggins.lnk.to/TSOW20

You can ALSO pre-order some exclusive white CDs + vinyls, which come with a hand signed card, if you so desire. (I am hard at work signing them as we speak ✍️ ) 👉 https://sound-merch.com.au/collections/missy-higgins

Missy x