MISSY HIGGINS REVEALS “A COMPLICATED TRUTH” TAKEN FROM HER FORTHCOMING ALBUM “THE SECOND ACT”

LISTEN TO THE SINGLE HERE

WATCH THE OFFICIAL VIDEO HERE

ALBUM RELEASED FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 6, PRE-ORDER HERE

Photo Credit: Tajette

MISSY CURRENTLY TOURING NATIONALLY

PRESENTED BY FRONTIER TOURING
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A big year for Missy Higgins gets even bigger this week with the release of an eagerly anticipated new single, and the digital unveiling of her first new album in six years – The Second Act.

“A Complicated Truth” has generated intense fan reactions every time Missy previewed the heartbreaking ballad during her sold-out national tour over recent months. As the beloved singer/songwriter explains:

“I was driving around one day with my five year old daughter in the back of the car, not long after her dad and I had split up, and she started asking a heap of questions all of a sudden like “why can’t daddy live in our house anymore?” and “how can you just stop being married if you made promises to each other?”. As you can imagine it felt like a dagger in my heart. I just didn’t know what to tell her. So later that night I decided to try and answer her questions in a song. Maybe one day when she listens to it she might understand things a bit better”

In a tour overflowing with rave reviews, critics have repeatedly singled out this evocative song for special mention. For example:

“I don’t think anyone was ready for her new song “A Complicated Truth” … there was audible sobbling coming from members of the audience. The tune is sure to send ripples around the globe once it’s released.” (Newcastle Live)

“I find myself full blown sobbing to her new track “A Complicated Truth”. A song written for her 5 year old daughter Luna, trying to explain divorce. It’s a particularly gutting, honest to a fault way of explaining how love can change and bend to a child” (Ramona Magazine)

Appropriately the song is accompanied by a striking video filmed during one of Missy’s five memorable nights at Melbourne’s iconic Palais Theatre.

WATCH THE OFFICIAL VIDEO HERE

The release of “A Complicated Truth” coincides with the digital unveiling of her new album The Second Act which will be released on September 6. This introspective 12 song set has been available for LP & CD pre-order for several months but as of today the full track listing can be viewed /pre-ordered here. 

The Second Actwas written and co-produced by Missy and, appropriately for such an intimate piece of work, she recorded it at home. An evocative and highly thematic batch of songs about trying to build a new life, it has been described as a “kind of sequel” to Missy’s trailblazing debut The Sound Of White – hence the bookending of these two albums on Missy’s hugely successful “Second Act Tour” which has sold out nearly 40 shows across Australia.

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
CLICK HERE FOR INFO

Photo Credit: Tajette

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

MISSY HIGGINS “THE SECOND ACT TOUR 2024” BLASTS OFF WITH 22 SOLD OUT SHOWS IN ONE DAY

+ New Perth, Brisbane and Launceston shows announced today and on sale now

Beloved Aussie singer/songwriter Missy Higgins has demonstrated her deep connection with local music fans today by selling out 22 nights of her “anniversary tour with a difference”. The national run of theatre dates billed as “The Second Act Tour” will see Missy showcasing some brand-new tunes from a forthcoming album and performing her entire classic debut The Sound Of Whitein a special two act show.

Two concerts at Sydney’s State Theatre and two at Melbourne’s Palais Theatre sold out in just five minutes earlier today. By this evening, all tickets for third shows at each of those venues will have been snapped up too. Multiple nights have also already sold out in Brisbane, Canberra, Newcastle, Adelaide, and Perth. “The Second Act Tour” added 12 extra dates this week taking the tour total to 33 concerts in front of nearly 50,000 people.

“I’m blown away by this response”, said Missy. “It’s been a tough couple of years to be honest so it feels great to be able to look forward to doing this tour next autumn. I’m particularly keen to share some of the new music I’m working on right now as well as revisiting all those old tunes I haven’t played in ages. It’s gonna be a lot of fun so a big “thanks” to everyone who’s jumped in today.”

There are no plans to add any further dates to “The Second Act Tour” at this stage but limited tickets remain for the shows noted below.  


Final tickets via frontiertouring.com/missyhiggins

These highly anticipated concerts will be accompanied by a deluxe anniversary reissue of The Sound Of White on double CD and LP which can be pre-ordered now via www.missyhiggins.com

MISSY HIGGINS

THE SECOND ACT TOUR 2024

MARCH – JUNE

Presented by Frontier Touring

ALL SHOWS LIC. ALL AGES

Thursday 28 March

Frankston Arts Centre | Frankston, VIC

SOLD OUT

Friday 29 March

Civic Hall | Ballarat, VIC

SOLD OUT

Tuesday 9 April

Canberra Theatre | Canberra, ACT
SOLD OUT

Wednesday 10 April

Canberra Theatre | Canberra, ACT

SOLD OUT

Friday 12 April

State Theatre | Sydney, NSW

SOLD OUT

Saturday 13 April

State Theatre | Sydney, NSW
SOLD OUT

Sunday 14 April

State Theatre | Sydney, NSW
SOLD OUT

Thursday 18 April

Perth Concert Hall | Perth, WA
NEW SHOW | ON SALE NOW
Lic. All Ages
ticketmaster.com.au

Friday 19 April

Perth Concert Hall | Perth, WA

SOLD OUT

Saturday 20 April

Perth Concert Hall | Perth, WA

SOLD OUT

Friday 26 April

Hobart City Hall | Hobart, TAS

SOLD OUT

Saturday 27 April

Princess Theatre | Launceston, TA
SOLD OUT

Sunday 28 April

Princess Theatre | Launceston, TA
NEW SHOW

Lic. All Ages
theatrenorth.com.au


Friday 3 May

Palais Theatre | Melbourne, VIC

SOLD OUT


Saturday 4 May

Palais Theatre | Melbourne, VIC

SOLD OUT


Sunday 5 May

Palais Theatre | Melbourne, VIC
SOLD OUT

Thursday 9 May

Mackay Entertainment & Convention Centre | Mackay, QLD

Lic. All Ages
ticketsearch.com

Saturday 11 May

Munro Martin Parklands | Cairns, QLD

Lic. All Ages
ticketlink.com.au

Sunday 12 May

Townsville Civic Centre | Townsville, QLD

SOLD OUT

Friday 17 May

Ulumbarra Theatre | Bendigo, VIC

SOLD OUT

Saturday 18 May

Gippsland Performing Arts Centre | Traralgon, VIC

SOLD OUT

Thursday 23 May

QPAC Concert Hall | Brisbane, QLD
SOLD OUT


Friday 24 May

QPAC Concert Hall | Brisbane, QLD

SOLD OUT

Saturday 25 May

HOTA Outdoor Stage | Gold Coast, QLD

SOLD OUT

Thursday 30 May

Her Majesty’s Theatre | Adelaide, SA
SOLD OUT


Friday 31 May

Her Majesty’s Theatre | Adelaide, SA

SOLD OUT


Saturday 1 June

Barossa Arts Centre | Tanunda, SA

SOLD OUT


Thursday 6 June

QPAC Concert Hall | Brisbane, QLD

SOLD OUT


Friday 7 June

Empire Theatre | Toowoomba, QLD

Lic. All Ages
empiretheatre.com.au

Saturday 8 June

The Events Centre | Caloundra, QLD

SOLD OUT

Friday 14 June

Sydney Coliseum | Rooty Hill, NSW

SOLD OUT

Saturday 15 June

Newcastle Civic Theatre | Newcastle, NSW

SOLD OUT


Sunday 16 June

Newcastle Civic Theatre | Newcastle, NSW
SOLD OUT

MISSY HIGGINS ADDS EIGHT NEW SHOWS TO “THE SECOND ACT TOUR 2024” DUE TO OVERWHELMING PRESALE DEMAND

+ ALL SHOWS ON SALE TOMORROW, WED 13 DEC

Due to exceptional demand in the Member presale, Missy Higgins adds an additional eight shows to “The Second Act” tour – ‘an anniversary tour with a difference’ to celebrate 20 years since her trailblazing debut, The Sound Of White.

General onsale for all shows begins Wednesday 13 December, staggered times, see below. Tickets and tour information via missyhiggins.com/shows.

The Second Act Tour will see Missy touring theatres nationally next autumn in a special two act show. The first set each evening will include some brand-new songs, plus a few fan favourites from early in her career, all played in stripped back, acoustic mode. After an intermission Missy will then return with her full band to perform The Sound Of White in its entirety plus some of her other hits. It will see Missy returning to many of the same venues she first played when The Sound Of White exploded back in 2004.

The Sound Of White is one of the biggest and most influential albums in Australian music history. The intensely introspective collection of yearning songs yielded bona fide classics like “Scar”, “Ten Days” and “The Special Two”. It has sold a million copies and received 6 ARIA Awards.

The anniversary of this landmark release will be celebrated with a deluxe edition on CD and LP containing bonus live recordings of every song on the album plus newly expanded artwork. It will land on April 5, 2024. Physical releases available for pre-order here. The Sound Of White 20 Year Anniversary Edition will also feature a new track – “Cry Me A River”.

Missy Higgins has been nominated for an extraordinary 26 ARIA Awards since being Unearthed by triple j way back in 2002. She remains one of Australia’s most popular live performers; playing to more than 200,000 Australians last summer across various outdoor events including dozens of huge gigs with Paul Kelly.

MISSY HIGGINS

THE SECOND ACT TOUR 2024

MARCH – JUNE

Presented by Frontier Touring

ALL SHOWS LIC. ALL AGES

Thursday 28 March

Frankston Arts Centre | Frankston, VIC

SOLD OUT

Friday 29 March

Civic Hall | Ballarat, VIC

SOLD OUT

Tuesday 9 April

Canberra Theatre | Canberra, ACT
SOLD OUT

Wednesday 10 April

Canberra Theatre | Canberra, ACT

SOLD OUT

Friday 12 April

State Theatre | Sydney, NSW

SOLD OUT

Saturday 13 April

State Theatre | Sydney, NSW
SOLD OUT

Sunday 14 April

State Theatre | Sydney, NSW
SOLD OUT

Thursday 18 April

Perth Concert Hall | Perth, WA
NEW SHOW | ON SALE NOW
Lic. All Ages
ticketmaster.com.au

Friday 19 April

Perth Concert Hall | Perth, WA

SOLD OUT

Saturday 20 April

Perth Concert Hall | Perth, WA

SOLD OUT

Friday 26 April

Hobart City Hall | Hobart, TAS

SOLD OUT

Saturday 27 April

Princess Theatre | Launceston, TA
SOLD OUT

Sunday 28 April

Princess Theatre | Launceston, TA
NEW SHOW

Lic. All Ages
theatrenorth.com.au


Friday 3 May

Palais Theatre | Melbourne, VIC

SOLD OUT


Saturday 4 May

Palais Theatre | Melbourne, VIC

SOLD OUT


Sunday 5 May

Palais Theatre | Melbourne, VIC
SOLD OUT

Thursday 9 May

Mackay Entertainment & Convention Centre | Mackay, QLD

Lic. All Ages
ticketsearch.com

Saturday 11 May

Munro Martin Parklands | Cairns, QLD

Lic. All Ages
ticketlink.com.au

Sunday 12 May

Townsville Civic Centre | Townsville, QLD

SOLD OUT

Friday 17 May

Ulumbarra Theatre | Bendigo, VIC

SOLD OUT

Saturday 18 May

Gippsland Performing Arts Centre | Traralgon, VIC

SOLD OUT

Thursday 23 May

QPAC Concert Hall | Brisbane, QLD
SOLD OUT


Friday 24 May

QPAC Concert Hall | Brisbane, QLD

SOLD OUT

Saturday 25 May

HOTA Outdoor Stage | Gold Coast, QLD

SOLD OUT

Thursday 30 May

Her Majesty’s Theatre | Adelaide, SA
SOLD OUT


Friday 31 May

Her Majesty’s Theatre | Adelaide, SA

SOLD OUT


Saturday 1 June

Barossa Arts Centre | Tanunda, SA

SOLD OUT


Thursday 6 June

QPAC Concert Hall | Brisbane, QLD

SOLD OUT


Friday 7 June

Empire Theatre | Toowoomba, QLD

Lic. All Ages
empiretheatre.com.au

Saturday 8 June

The Events Centre | Caloundra, QLD

SOLD OUT

Friday 14 June

Sydney Coliseum | Rooty Hill, NSW

SOLD OUT

Saturday 15 June

Newcastle Civic Theatre | Newcastle, NSW

SOLD OUT


Sunday 16 June

Newcastle Civic Theatre | Newcastle, NSW
SOLD OUT

MISSY HIGGINS ANNOUNCES “THE SECOND ACT TOUR” CELEBRATING THE SOUND OF WHITE 20TH ANNIVERSARY

Missy Higgins is unveiling ‘an anniversary tour with a difference’ to celebrate 20 years since her trailblazing debut, The Sound Of White.

The Second Act Tour will see Missy touring theatres nationally next autumn in a special two act show (see dates, venues and ticketing info below). The first set each evening will include some brand-new songs, plus a few fan favourites from early in her career, all played in stripped back, acoustic mode. After an intermission Missy will then return with her full band to perform The Sound Of White in its entirety plus some of her other hits. This will be the first time that she has done a theatre tour since 2018, soon after playing stadiums across Australia as Ed Sheeran’s special guest. It will see Missy returning to many of the same venues she first played when The Sound Of White exploded back in 2004.

Missy Higgins fan presale commences Monday 11 December, staggered times before the general on sale Wednesday 13 December, staggered times, see below. Sign up for pre-sale tickets, HERE.

The Sound Of White is one of the biggest and most influential albums in Australian music history. The intensely introspective collection of yearning songs yielded bona fide classics like “Scar”, “Ten Days” and “The Special Two”. It has sold a million copies and received 6 ARIA Awards. Over the last 20 years The Sound Of White has also inspired dozens of young Australian women – including major artists like Amy Shark, Gretta Ray, Gordi and Angie McMahon – to follow in Missy’s footsteps and sing their own songs in their own ways. 

“I wrote all those songs 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”, says Missy. “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.”

“In that respect this new album that I’m recording right now will be a kind of sequel to The Sound Of White. 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!”


Legendary Group Music Director of the triple j Networks, Richard Kingsmill, reflects “the incredible success of The Sound Of White was not just in its sales figures, as impressive as they were. Missy Higgins was something bigger. With her talent, honesty and unapologetic Australianness, she was a signpost for so many artists that followed. The number of local singers and songwriters I’ve interviewed over time who have told me that Missy, and especially that debut album, was the reason they picked up an instrument and started singing in the first place is mind-boggling. Her success crosses the gender divide too. We’ve had plenty of male rock groups in our Like A Version studio wanting to cover Missy songs. Dear Seattle’s cover of ‘The Special Two’ for instance made it into the Hottest 100 of Like A Version this year. So Missy inspired that next generation of artists in a way you don’t see very often. And she’s kept showing music fans that it wasn’t just a time-and-place success story either through the other releases that have come for her over the past 20 years.”

The anniversary of this landmark release will be celebrated with a deluxe edition on CD and LP containing bonus live recordings of every song on the album plus newly expanded artwork. It will land on April 5, 2024. Physical pre-orders commence today, pre-order here.

The Sound Of White 20Year Anniversary Edition will also feature a new track – “Cry Me A River” – which can be heard online now. The classic American torch song was written originally for Ella Fitzgerald and was a hit for Julie London in the 1950’s. Over half a century later Justin Timberlake ‘borrowed’ the title. The tune has a special place in Missy’s heart as it was the first song she ever performed live – sneaking into licensed venues as a 13-year-old to sing it with her older brother’s jazz combo. This stripped back version was recorded at a Sydney charity concert the night before she swept the 2005 ARIA Awards and features her brother, David, on piano. It has always been a fan favourite, but she has never released a recording of “Cry Me A River” … until now.

This smouldering love song kicks off a huge 12 months for Missy as she begins her “Second Act”.  The beloved singer/songwriter will start releasing some of her brand-new songs in the lead up to this special two act tour and follow it with her new album later in the year. 

“I’m very aware that female artists usually find it hard to get their songs heard in their 30’s or 40’s but I’m determined to try and shake that up a bit”, says Missy. “When I was writing The Sound Of White I was going through the same things as lots of other teenagers and I think that’s probably why those songs have struck such a chord with young people over the years. Life throws some curve balls at all of us as we get a bit older though so I’d like to think that people who grew up with The Sound Of White will find something they can relate to in the new songs as well – even if they probably won’t get to hear them on commercial radio or TikTok.”

Missy Higgins has been nominated for an extraordinary 26 ARIA Awards since being Unearthed by triple j way back in 2002. She remains one of Australia’s most popular live performers; playing to more than 200,000 Australians last summer across various outdoor events including dozens of huge gigs with Paul Kelly. 

CLICK HERE to pre-order ‘The Sound Of White’ Deluxe Edition

THE SECOND ACT TOUR

FAN PRE SALE: MON 11 DEC (times staggered)
(runs for 24 hours or until allocation exhausted)

PRE-SALE PASSWORD WILL BE SENT VIA FAN NEWSLETTER AT 10:00PM AEDT ON SUNDAY 11 DECEMBER

GP on-sale: Wednesday 13 December (times staggered, see below)

ALL SHOWS LIC. ALL AGES
 
Thursday 28 March
Frankston Arts Centre | Frankston, VIC

Lic. All Ages On sale: Wednesday 13 December (3pm local time)

Friday 29 March
Civic Hall | Ballarat, VIC

Lic. All Ages 
On sale: Wednesday 13 December (3pm local time)

Wednesday 10 April
Canberra Theatre | Canberra, ACT

Lic. All Ages 
On sale: Wednesday 13 December (12noon local time)

Friday 12 April
State Theatre | Sydney, NSW

Lic. All Ages 
On sale: Wednesday 13 December (11am local time)

Friday 19 April
Perth Concert Hall | Perth, WA

Lic. All Ages 
On sale: Wednesday 13 December (2pm local time)

Friday 26 April
Hobart City Hall | Hobart, TAS

Lic. All Ages 
On sale: Wednesday 13 December (4pm local time)

Saturday 27 April
Princess Theatre | Launceston, TAS

Lic. All Ages 
On sale: Wednesday 13 December (12noon local time)

Friday 3 May
Palais Theatre | Melbourne, VIC

Lic. All Ages 
On sale: Wednesday 13 December (10am local time)

Saturday 4 May
Palais Theatre | Melbourne, VIC

Lic. All Ages 
On sale: Wednesday 13 December (10am local time)

Thursday 9 May
Mackay Entertainment & Convention Centre | Mackay, QLD

Lic. All Ages 
On sale: Wednesday 13 December (1pm local time)

Saturday 11 May
Munro Martin Parklands | Cairns, QLD

Lic. All Ages 
On sale: Wednesday 13 December (10am local time)

Sunday 12 May
Townsville Civic Centre | Townsville, QLD

Lic. All Ages 
On sale: Wednesday 13 December (10am local time)

Friday 17 May
Ulumbarra Theatre | Bendigo, VIC

Lic. All Ages 
On sale: Wednesday 13 December (11am local time)

Saturday 18 May
Gippsland Performing Arts Centre | Traralgon, VIC

Lic. All Ages 
On sale: Wednesday 13 December (2pm local time)

Friday 24 May
QPAC Concert Hall | Brisbane, QLD

Lic. All Ages 
On sale: Wednesday 13 December (12noon local time)

Saturday 25 May
HOTA Outdoor Stage | Gold Coast, QLD

Lic. All Ages 
On sale: Wednesday 13 December (9am local time)

Friday 31 May
Her Majesty’s Theatre | Adelaide, SA

Lic. All Ages 
On sale: Wednesday 13 December (11:30am local time)

Saturday 1 June
Barossa Arts Centre | Tanunda, SA

Lic. All Ages 
On sale: Wednesday 13 December (1:30pm local time)

Friday 7 June
Empire Theatre | Toowoomba, QLD

Lic. All Ages 
On sale: Wednesday 13 December (12noon local time)

Saturday 8 June
The Events Centre Caloundra | Caloundra, QLD

Lic. All Ages 
On sale: Wednesday 13 December (4pm local time)

Friday 14 June
Sydney Coliseum | West HQ, NSW

Lic. All Ages 
On sale: Wednesday 13 December (12noon local time)

Saturday 15 June
Newcastle Civic Theatre | Newcastle, NSW

Lic. All Ages On sale: Wednesday 13 December (10am local time)

Missy Higgins to play Mushroom 50th Anniversary Concert

Hey everyone. I’m excited to announce that I’m going to be a part of a pretty special show to commemorate Mushroom’s 50th anniversary. I’ll be sharing the stage with an incredible line-up of Aussie artists to perform 50 songs for 50 years, at Rod Laver Arena on Sunday November 26. Will be a rippa night!

Tickets go on sale, Wednesday October 18. www.mushroom50.com

Hope to see you there.

Missy x

 

Missy Higgins to perform at AFLW season opener

Nine-time ARIA Award winning artist Missy Higgins will perform at the pre-match entertainment for the opening game of the 2023 NAB AFLW Season.

The AFL is pleased to announce five-time chart topper and nine-time ARIA Award winning singer-songwriter Missy Higgins will perform in the pre-match entertainment at the opening game of the 2023 NAB AFLW Season on Friday September 1.

Elite women’s football will return to venues across the country this week, with reigning premiers, Melbourne facing Collingwood at IKON Park to kick off a new year of the competition. The action will continue across the weekend, with a further eight games played across six states, including three derby matches with the Showdown between the Adelaide Crows and Port Adelaide at Norwood Oval on Saturday September 2, Sydney Swans and GWS GIANTS at North Sydney Oval and Fremantle and West Coast Eagles at Fremantle Oval on Sunday September 3.

Bursting onto the scene in 2004, Missy Higgins has become one of Australia’s most celebrated talents. Her remarkable career boasts multiple ARIA Awards, platinum-selling albums, and a dedicated fan base that spans generations. Higgins’ introspective lyrics and catchy melodies have earned her a special place in the hearts of music enthusiasts across the country.

No stranger to performing on the big stage, Higgins said she was thrilled to be part of the 2023 NAB AFLW season opener, where she will perform a medley of her well-known hits.

“A few years ago, I was really excited to have the opportunity to play at the 2018 AFLW Grand Final but the event was hit with bad weather so unfortunately the musical performances had to be cancelled. This time around, I’m really looking forward to finally getting out there and showing my support for all the AFLW athletes who are playing great footy,” Higgins said.

AFL Executive General Manager Customer and Commercial Kylie Rogers said the league was delighted to have Missy Higgins perform as part of its Round One festivities.

“The AFL is thrilled to have one of the country’s much-loved artists perform at the highly anticipated clash between Melbourne and Collingwood to celebrate the start of the 2023 NAB AFLW Season,” Rogers said.

“Fans can walk up to the gates and secure their tickets on the day, with $10 general admission tickets for adults and FREE entry for kids under 18.

“With great entertainment, affordable entry and a host of activities on offer, there’s no better time for fans of all ages to come along and experience the best of women’s football for Round One of the 2023 NAB AFLW Season.”

In addition to the pre-match performance, fans can enjoy a host of activities at IKON Park, including a meet and greets with club mascots, food trucks, giveaways and the unfurling of the 2022 NAB AFLW Premiership flag in a pre-match ceremony.

Fans who attend the game will also go into the draw to win two tickets to the 2023 Toyota AFL Grand Final on September 30 and two tickets to the 2023 NAB AFLW Grand Final held on December 3*.

FREE entry is available for fans under 18 at all AFLW matches throughout the season, while general admission tickets for adults are a budget-friendly $10, ensuring that everyone can join in the fun and soak up the electric atmosphere.

Missy Higgins to play Summersalt Festival in Torquay in December

Hi everyone, I’m excited to announce that I’ll be heading to Torquay for SummerSalt ☀️ festival on Sunday December 3, together with Xavier Rudd, The Cat Empire, Jack River and more. This is gonna be so much fun!
 
Tickets go on sale 10am Thursday August 3. Sign up for pre-sale here: https://bit.ly/SSTQ-Signup

Missy Higgins to play Night At The Barracks

Hey everyone, I’m really excited to announce that I’m going to be playing at an awesome concert series called Night at the Barracks, on Saturday September 16. The Barracks is one of Sydney’s newest outdoor venues, set under the stars, and perched high above Sydney Harbour….so It’s gonna be pretty spesh!
Tickets go on sale to the general public at 9am Wednesday May 24: www.nightatthebarracks.com.au

Missy Higgins to play solo set with The Waifs at the Palais Theatre in Melbourne on Saturday June 3rd

Hi Friends

Hellooooo, guess what… I’m jumping on stage to do a solo set for my good friends The Waifs, as part of their special 20th anniversary tour, in Melbourne at The Palais Theatre on Saturday June 3rd! I’ve had the pleasure of sharing the stage with these guys so many times over the years, in fact they were the first  ever band I opened for on a national tour wayyyyy back in the day. So very grateful for their support in those early days as I tried to convince all their fans to buy my first EP and sign up to my mailing list 😂 This will be very fun and a big throwback to when I opened for them at The Palais back in 2003.

Sign up to my newsletter for access to pre-sale tickets tomorrow morning: www.missyhiggins.com/mailing-list

Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10am on Friday April 21.

Missy x

MISSY HIGGINS REIMAGINES ‘WIDE OPEN ROAD’ BY THE TRIFFIDS

To commemorate Mushroom Group’s 50 year milestone, I’ve recorded a reimagined version of one of my favourite songs by The Triffids – ‘Wide Open Road’, which is officially out now, head to the link to have a listen 🎶 👉https://mg50.lnk.to/missyhiggins
 
It’s one of the first things ever that my live band and I have recorded together. It’s hard being in different cities but we did it. And very happy with the result. I chose this song not only because it’s an old favourite of mine but because it really speaks to me now at this point in my life. After the heartache of the last year, I’m starting to get a glimpse of the wide open road ahead of me. Sometimes it feels daunting, sometimes it feels full of possibilities. Either way, the idea of ending a big relationship only to find yourself staring into the unknown… that feeling I can relate to, and sing with my whole heart. I hope you like it, I’m proud of what we did. Thank you once again to Brendon Love for your very clever producing skills.
 
Missy x
Watch the visualise for ‘Wide Open Road’ on Youtube

Missy Higgins to play Deni Ute Muster 2023

I’m excited to announce I’ll be playing at the Deni Ute Muster in September this year, and will be playing alongside so many of our great singer/songwriters, including Jessica Mauboy, Lee Kernaghan, John Williamson, Travis Collins, Casey Barnes, and more awesome people. Yeehaw!

🎟 Tickets are on sale now.

Hope to see you there 💃 X

 

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