Tickets for singer-songwriter Missy Higgins’ first tour in five years have been eagerly snapped up by fans as they went on sale this morning, with the first Sydney and Melbourne shows on ‘The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle’ June/July tour already sold out and second shows in both cities on sale now.
The Seymour Centre show in Sydney on June 8 sold out this morning with a second show on Saturday June 9 already selling out quickly. In Melbourne, the June 16 show at Her Majesty’s Theatre also sold out quickly this morning and a second and final show on Sunday June 17 is on sale now.
‘The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle’ Tour is Missy’s first national tour since 2007, and joining Missy as the special guest on all shows is fellow Aussie singer songwriter Butterfly Boucher who co-produced Missy’s new album ‘The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle’ in Nashville with Brad Jones. ‘The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle’ is released on June 1.
The enthusiasm for ticket sales has been matched with an equally fantastic response from fans pre-ordering ‘The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle’ in recent days and pushing it into the iTunes Top 10 Album Chart.
Last week Missy released ‘Unashamed Desire’, her first single in five years, to praise from both fans and critics. The clip for ‘Unashamed Desire’ https://www.missyhiggins.com/2012/04/unashamed-desire/ was directed by the ARIA Award winning Natasha Pincus, whose name has become synonymous with Gotye’s ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ clip which she also directed.
Yesterday Missy was also announced as the Winner of the Folk/Singer-Songwriter Category in the International Songwriting Competition, for her song ‘Where I Stood’.
‘The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle’ Tour comes after Missy’s return to music following her private decision to quit, and is the first chance fans will have to hear songs from the ‘The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle’ album. Missy has sold over a million copies of her first two #1 albums, ‘The Sound of White’ and ‘On A Clear Night’ which were released to much critical acclaim, and earned Missy multiple ARIA Awards.