We know what you're thinking. You're thinking, what the hell happened to Aussie songstress Missy Higgins? Well, Missy privately decided to quit music, despite selling over a million copies of her first two albums, gaining multiple ARIA Awards and gold certification in the U.S. for her song Where I Stood. However, after a five year absence, she finally returns with a 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.
The story of the journey that brought her back to music - including her battle with writer's block - forms the backbone of her new album The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle which will land in June.
Unashamed Desire was directed by the award winning Natasha Pincus. You'll know Pincus as the director of the clip for Gotye's Somebody That I Used To Know, and the connections continue as Missy recently joined Gotye on stage in San Francisco to perform Kimbra’s vocal part on that song. The pair also teamed up again for a sold out show in Los Angeles the following night.
We checked out Missy's exclusive performance in Bondi last week, where she debuted songs from her forthcoming record. You can finally do the same at the following venues. Tickets went on general sale this morning, so get busy:
Fri June 1: Adelaide, Her Majesty's Theatre www.bass.net.au / 131 246
Sat June 2: Perth, Astor Theatre www.bocsticketing.com.au / 08 9484 1133 / 1800 193 300
Wed June 6: Brisbane, The Tivoli www.ticketek.com.au / 132 849
Fri June 8: Sydney, York Theatre, Seymour Centre http://sydney.edu.au/seymour / 02 9351 7940
Mon June 11: Wollongong, Illawarra Performing Arts Centre: www.merrigong.com.au / 02 4224 5999
Wed June 13: Newcastle, Newcastle City Hall www.ticketek.com.au / 132 849
Thu June 14: Canberra, Canberra Theatre www.canberratheatrecentre.com.au / 02 6275 2700
Fri June 15: Geelong, Geelong Performing Arts Centre www.gpac.org.au / 03 5225 1200
Sat June 16: Melbourne, Her Majesty's Theatre www.ticketek.com.au / 132 849
Fri July 27: Mackay, Mackay Entertainment Centre www.mackaytix.com.au / 07 4961 9777
Sat July 28: Rockhampton, The Pilbeam Theatre www.pilbeamtheatre.com.au / 07 4927 4111
Sun July 29: Splendour In The Grass, Bryon Bay moshtix.com.au / 1300 GET TIX (438 849) from 9am AEST Friday 27 April