‘The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle’ Tour announced & New Single Unashamed Desire Released Today!

Much loved Aussie songstress Missy Higgins finally returns to music today with both her brand new single – ‘Unashamed Desire’ – and the announcement of ‘The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle Tour’ for June and July. This will be Missy’s first national tour in since 2007. Tickets go on sale to members of Missy’s database on April 30 and to the general public on May 2.

‘Unashamed Desire’ is Missy’s first new release in over five years. It follows her private decision to quit music despite selling over a million copies of her first two albums, ‘The Sound of White’ and ‘On A Clear Night’, loads of critical acclaim, multiple ARIA Awards and gold certification in the U.S. for her song “Where I Stood”. The story of the journey that brought her back to music forms the backbone of her new album ‘The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle’ which will land on June 1. You can view the video here!

The clip for ‘Unashamed Desire’ is also out today, and features Missy suspended in the air by dancers in a powerful combination of music, theatre and art. The video was directed by the ARIA Award winning Natasha Pincus.

Tickets for the ‘The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle Tour’ go on sale Wednesday May 2. Special guest on all shows will be fellow Aussie singer songwriter Butterfly Boucher who co-produced Missy’s album with the Nashville based Brad Jones.

Missy has just been in the U.S. as special guest of Gotye. Last week – on the day his single “Somebody That I Used To Know” topped the U.S. charts – Missy joined Gotye on stage in San Francisco to perform Kimbra’s vocal part (Kimbra being in Europe to promote her album). The pair also teamed up again for a sold out show in Los Angeles the following night.

“I was so nervous to have to sing that song,” said Missy. “It was fun though and a real honour. I was already really excited to be playing some new songs for the first time at that show so getting to sing with Wally on that day of all days made a good night even better.”

The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle’ Australian Tour

Fri June 1                 Adelaide, Her Majesty’s Theatre

Tickets: www.bass.net.au / 131 246

Sat June 2                Perth, Astor Theatre

Tickets: www.bocsticketing.com.au / 08 9484 1133 / 1800 193 300

Wed June 6             Brisbane, The Tivoli

Tickets: www.ticketek.com.au / 132 849

Fri June 8                 Sydney, York Theatre, Seymour Centre

Tickets: http://sydney.edu.au/seymour / 02 9351 7940

Mon June 11           Wollongong, Illawarra Performing Arts Centre

Tickets: www.merrigong.com.au / 02 4224 5999

Wed June 13           Newcastle,  Newcastle  City Hall

Tickets: www.ticketek.com.au / 132 849

Thu June 14             Canberra, The Playhouse, Canberra Theatre

Tickets: www.canberratheatrecentre.com.au  / 02 6275 2700

Fri June 15               Geelong, Costa Hall, Geelong Performing Arts Centre

Tickets: www.gpac.org.au / 03 5225 1200

Sat June 16              Melbourne, Her Majesty’s Theatre

Tickets: www.ticketek.com.au / 132 849

Fri July 27                Mackay, Mackay Entertainment Centre

Tickets: www.mackaytix.com.au / 07 4961 9777

Sat July 28               Rockhampton, The Pilbeam Theatre

Tickets: www.pilbeamtheatre.com.au / 07 4927 4111

Sun July 29              Splendour In The Grass, Bryon Bay 

Tickets: moshtix.com.au / 1300 GET TIX (438 849) from 9am AEST Friday 27 April

Missy has just released the latest video instalment giving a behind the scenes look into the making of The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle’. You can check it out here: http://vimeo.com/40421942