The latest album from Missy Higgins – “On A Clear Night” – entered the Australian charts at #1 today.

The disc has attracted four star reviews from most music critics and is already certified platinum for sales of over 70,000 copies. It features the single “Steer” which also topped the charts a few weeks ago.

Critics have been raving with quotes such as –
“…..a worthy and impressive successor to her debut” Rolling Stone
“A truly musical superstar with an amazing new album..” Mixdown Magazine
“Fans won over by the 23 year old’s ‘The Sound of White’ will doubtlessly fall in love with Higgins a second time around.” Drum Media

“All you can do is try to make an album that you’re really proud of. So whatever happens after that at least you know you did your best”, explains Missy. “Now that it’s released and people are obviously really liking it, it feels awesome! To have something that’s so close to your heart be received so well is just such a good feeling”

“On A Clear Night” is the follow up to Missy’s phenomenally successful debut album, “The Sound Of White” which swept the 2005 ARIA Awards. The success of that previous album was founded on lots of gigging and that time honoured approach continues with this release. A national concert tour kicked off in Sydney last week with 3 sold out shows at the Enmore Theatre plus a sold out date at the Roxy.

The tour – which has been certified carbon neutral – sees Missy unveiling her new six piece band. It continues this week with shows in NSW and the ACT before moving around Australia over the rest of the month. Dates and venues are as follows:

May 2007
Mon 7 Civic Theatre, Newcastle SOLD OUT

Tue 8 Civic Theatre, Newcastle
(Limited tickets available from the venue – 02 4929 1977 or Ticketek – 132 849 / www.ticketek.com.au)

Thu 10 & Fri 11 Regent Theatre, Wollongong SOLD OUT

Sat 12 AIS Arena, Canberra
(Limited tickets available from Ticketek – 132 849 / www.ticketek.com.au)

Mon 14 Empire Theatre, Toowoomba
(Limited tickets available from the venue – 1300 655 299 / www.empiretheatre.com.au)

Tue 15 Lake Kawana Community Centre, Sunshine Coast
(Limited tickets available from the venue – 07 5437 1170)

Thu 17 Gold Coast Arts Centre SOLD OUT

Fri 18 Sat 19 & Sun 20 The Tivoli, Brisbane SOLD OUT

Tue 22 Derwent Ent. Centre, Hobart
(Tickets available from Ticketmaster – 136 100 / www.ticketmaster.com.au)

Wed 23 Albert Hall, Launceston
(Tickets available from Ticketmaster – 136 100 / www.ticketmaster.com.au)

Fri 25 Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide SOLD OUT

Mon 28 Perth Concert Hall SOLD OUT

Wed 30 The Palais, Melbourne SOLD OUT

Thu 31 The Palais, Melbourne
(Limited tickets available from the venue – 03 9537 2444 and Ticketmaster – 136 100 / www.ticketmaster.com.au)

For those that miss out on tickets to the tour, Missy will be playing an intimate concert in Sydney on June 4 featuring songs from her new album. To win one of 25 double passes including flights and accommodation, all you have to do is buy a Missy Higgins track or album from bigpondmusic.com before May 27 and complete the online entry form to enter the draw.