Watch the full episode of Missy Higgins on The Set here!

Very excited to announce this. This Sat 24 April 8pm on ABC my episode of The Set will be airing! The band and I had so much fun performing a few songs in the “backyard” (including a new song you won’t have heard) having a cheeky cocktail and a chat with the hosts and collaborating with rap artist Birdz on a well known song from the early 2000s that you won’t believe we dared take on! Birdz also does his own incredible set that blew me away. Any opportunities like this to play at the moment are like diamonds. So. Fun. Hope you enjoy 😊 Missy xx
Update: Watch the full episode here.

 

Update on Missy Higgins WA shows in early March

Hi everyone, some sad news about my WA shows in early March – unfortunately due to ongoing WA Border restrictions for Victorians, the promoters have had to make some changes.
FREMANTLE PRISON SHOWS March 4 + 5
Thu 4 March show has been rescheduled to Thu 15 April and the Fri 5 March show is now rescheduled to Fri 16 April. If you are able to attend on the new dates you don’t have to do anything – you can hold on to your existing ticket and it will still be valid for the new date. If you are not able to attend on the new date you are entitled to a refund by contacting Ticketmaster prior to Mon 22 March.
GOOD DAY SUNSHINE FESTIVAL March 6
Good Day Sunshine Festival has sadly been cancelled. All ticket holders will automatically receive refunds. To make up for this cancellation, we are immediately announcing that Ben Lee and I will be doing a replacement show at 3 Oceans Winery on Sat 17 April. Pre-sale for this show is only available to current Good Day Sunshine Festival ticket holders, and they will receive the pre-sale ticketing link via email. General public on-sale is from 10:00am local time Mon 1 March via www.missyhiggins.com/shows.
Heartbroken that this has had to happen – but as with everything in the past year, we just have to roll with the punches. We’ll all be together again very soon!
Missy x

Missy Higgins TikTok Live Stream gig this Sunday 6:00pm!

Hi everyone! I’m doing a live stream gig on my TikTok for Isol-Aid Festival this Sunday 7 February at 6:00pm 💕
 
Be sure to tune in on time because it’ll only last about half an hour – and I promise we’ll jam pack heaps of tunes in there for you all! If you want to get a notification when the stream starts, follow my TikTok @missyhigginsmusic now… which you really should be doing anyway! 😂 Have a great rest of the week and I’ll see you on Sunday!
 
Follow me on TikTok: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZSE7pmdP

Missy to play Surf Coast gig this Saturday with Tones and I!

Victoria, see you on the surf coast this Saturday! All tickets under $50, and on sale from 12:00pm local time Tue 19 Jan (tomorrow) via soundsbettertogether.com

 

 

NEW MELBOURNE GIG ANNOUNCEMENT

And just like that… yet another gig! Very happy to announce a special concert at Sidney Myer Music Bowl on Wed 27 Jan next year. This will be my first show of the new year, and at one of my favourite Melbourne venues too. Ahhh.. I have some great memories of this place.

Tickets on sale this Wed 16 Dec at 12:00pm local time via frntr.co/MissyHiggins21Mel.

Can’t wait to see you all there! (socially distanced of course).

Missy xx

 

New shows in WA!

Pretty excited to announce even more gigs, this time I’m heading to WA for three awesome shows!

The first two are at Fremantle Prison on Thu 4 and Fri 5 March – and I’ll be playing with my good friend Ben Lee! Looking forward to performing at such an amazing venue.

Fan pre-sale starts today (Wed 18 Nov) at 10:00am local time, and lasts until 9:00am local time on Fri 20 Nov. General public tickets are on sale from 10:00am local time Fri 20 Nov. Click here for tickets.

I’m also playing the Good Day Sunshine Festival at Dunsborough Fields in Perth the day after on Sat 6 March with The Waifs and Ben Lee (what a line up !!!). Pre-sale for this one starts tomorrow, just head to www.gooddaysunshinefest.com for all the info.

Genuinely so happy to play these gigs and can’t wait to see everyone. Until then!

Missy xx

 

 

NEW SINGLE ‘WHEN THE MACHINE STARTS’ OUT NOW!

CLICK HERE TO STREAM / DOWNLOAD WHEN THE MACHINE STARTS

 

Hi Everyone. Wow, what a year it’s been.


Isn’t it strange when you suddenly become aware that you’re in the middle of a defining moment in history? Someday soon we’ll probably refer to everything as either “pre-covid” or “post-covid” (Pre-Co and Po-Co? just riffing here). Weird, right? Even now I feel like we’re still standing in the middle of a murky bubble, struggling to see what lies beyond. Hopefully it involves lots of touching and hugging and live music.


Many of my friends and family have really struggled during this pandemic; some lost their livelihoods overnight, others have had to spend weeks cooped up alone in very dark headspaces. My industry has been one of the hardest hit and it’s been heart-breaking and brutal for so many.


Yet at the same time, there have been inspiring things going on as well. I think it’s actually given me more faith in humanity than any other time in history. It’s also made me realise how disconnected we have been from each other. I’ve seen strangers reaching out to each other to see if they’re okay. Work colleagues checking in on each other’s mental health for the first time ever and really caring about the answer. Streets and communities creating platforms where they can connect and share stories and offer support. A conversation about the things that really matter. There’s a feeling of solidarity with the entire globe that has never been possible before. Obviously we would rather it be for a different reason and not everyone has covered themselves in glory but it still blows my mind!


Of course, I know I’ve been lucky during all this compared to so many. My kids have been (quite literally!) climbing the walls and driving me bonkers like every other family in lock-down and I’ve struggled with the same roller-coaster emotions as any human would, but work-wise I was lucky to finish all my summer touring just before this happened, and quite frankly, we have the means to get through it. We have a backyard and the kids have been able to dig in the dirt and climb trees. I’ve spent many moments feeling very grateful (many moments fantasising about being single and childless too, but we don’t have to go there!) and it was during one of those particularly happy moments that I sat down and wrote a new song called “When The Machine Starts” which I’m releasing today.


I know this track won’t hit home for a lot of people and that’s OK. I wrote it during Victorian Lock-down 1.0 at a time when I was feeling particularly lucky to be able to spend so much time with the kids while they’re still so young. To be able to look at my calendar and see NOTHING on it, forcing me to be completely in the moment because suddenly the future didn’t exist.


Surprisingly, that felt like a gift. I realised I’d been running an invisible race, a rabid dog chasing a phantom rabbit. But to what end? So to be given this chance to stop… well, I really didn’t want to forget it. So this song came out of that moment. It’s a post-it note to my future self: “don’t forget the good things you’ve learnt!”.


Anyway … sending heaps and heaps of love to you all. Wherever you are. Whatever you’re going through. Hang in there, because the end is in sight.


And I hope some of you get something out of this song, even if it’s just the chance to consider the silver linings in this whole shitty experience. Whatever the case, it’s got to be helpful to ask ourselves: “What do I want to take from all this, and what do I want to leave behind?” It’d be great if we could find something positive to take with us from such a dark moment … when the machine starts.


Missy
xx

Missy Higgins nominated for Best Original Song at the Screen Music Awards

Wow very honoured to have been nominated for a Screen Music Award for our song ‘Edge Of Something’! I wrote it (along with the incredible composers Antony Partos and Matteo Zongales) for the ground-breaking ABC drama ‘Total Control’. I was so proud to be involved with this project and blown away by the quality of the show in every way. If you haven’t seen it please do, Deborah Mailman and Rachel Griffiths will blow your mind!
And as an extra bonus ‘Carry You’, the song written by Tim Minchin that I recorded for his equally outstanding series ‘Upright’, has been nominated as well!
 

Missy Higgins announces Albury gig on Sat 21 Nov for Great Southern Nights

Hi everyone! I’m very excited to be announcing gigs again – and this time it’s Albury’s turn! I’ll be doing a show at the Albury Entertainment Centre on Sat 21 Nov as part of Great Southern Nights. Tickets on sale now: alburyentertainmentcentre.com.au/whatson/missy-
UPDATE: The first Albury show on Sat 21 Nov has sold out – so we’ve added a matinee show on the same day! Tickets on sale Tue 20 Oct at 9:00am local time via www.alburyentertainmentcentre.com.au/whatson/missy-higgins
Missy x

 

Missy Higgins to headline SummerSalt Festival in 2021!

Finally a show announcement! I’m so excited to finally start getting shows back in the calendar, I’ve missed you all and I’ve missed playing live!! Glenelg Beach is an awesome venue and this time the line up is incredible, check out the bill of this show 😱 Can’t wait to see you all from the stage soon! Head to SummerSalt 2021 | Glenelg Beach for more info X

 

Missy Higgins to appear on The Sound this Sunday Aug 23 at 5:30pm on ABC!

Did some (lock-down approved!) filming today for the amazing new ABC music show The Sound 5:30pm this Sunday, have you guys watched it? It’s on Sunday nights, or on iview catchup, and is some seriously great television showcasing a huge range of our country’s talent, all performing in very different, unconventional venues around Australia. All totally isolated. Very cool. I got to shoot my song in my home while the kids were banished to the garage. It took me 3 hours to scrub the grime off myself and get polished enough to be presentable to the world. It’s been a while. Look, I’m pretty happy with the result but god I’m happy not to have to do that every day, how would I get anything else done? I forgot to take my slippers off for the shoot too, oh well.

 

 

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Did some (lock-down approved!) filming today for the amazing new ABC music show The Sound 5:30pm this Sunday, have you guys watched it? It’s on Sunday nights, or on iview catchup, and is some seriously great television showcasing a huge range of our country’s talent, all performing in very different, unconventional venues around Australia. All totally isolated. Very cool. I got to shoot my song in my home while the kids were banished to the garage. It took me 3 hours to scrub the grime off myself and get polished enough to be presentable to the world. It’s been a while. Look, I’m pretty happy with the result but god I’m happy not to have to do that every day, how would I get anything else done? I forgot to take my slippers off for the shoot too, oh well. #isofashion #isowerk

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Missy to feature in Episode 2 of The State of Music this Saturday!

Hi everyone! #TheStateOfMusic is a weekly live-streamed series, featuring performances + interviews – and I’m excited to be a part of Episode Two, alongside these lovely ladies Kate Miller-Heidke, MAHALIA BARNES + THE SOUL MATES, Mia Wray Music, Montaigne, and Vera Blue with hosts Carrie Bickmore and Jane Gazzo.
Stream live this Saturday 9 May from 6:30pm AEST on the Victoria Together Facebook, YouTube + together.vic.gov.au

‘Carry You’ Music From The Home Front performance with Tim Minchin

For those of you who missed my performance of ‘Carry You’ with Tim Minchin tonight on Channel 9, here ‘tis! This was weird and lovely. I didn’t have much to make my living room look fancy so those are little father Christmas tree lights behind me, and I decided to wear my wedding dress for the occasion. Not sure why! I’ve just been looking for an opportunity to wear it again. Everything’s a bit topsy-turvy at the moment, so why not. Thank you to Tim for this beautiful song, I love singing it, and please catch his series ‘Upright’ on Foxtel if you can, it is truly brilliant. Thanks for having us be involved everyone at Channel 9 and everyone else involved in Music From The Home Front, for Anzac Day.

Love to you all, hang in there
Missy X