Missy Higgins tour announced
Aussie singer/songwriter Missy Higgins is setting off on a national tour next month in support of her new album and companion book of essays, entitled OZ which is set-to drop in stores on September 19.
The new album delivers eclectic cover versions of some of Australia’s best-loved songs.
“I wanted to put together a group of wonderful Australian songs just as a different sort of challenge. I wanted to avoid all the obvious ones though because Great Aussie Songbook collections have kinda been done to death, Higgins said.
“All that mattered was whether I felt I could make the songs my own so the tracklisting ended up as a real mixed bag of lollies.
“Then I thought it might be fun to also try writing some essays to accompany the music in various ways and that lead to the book.The essays and the music are meant to be enjoyed together like I’m nattering away while the album plays. But, of course, if people just want to just enjoy them separately then that’s fine too."
With Higgins preparing to give birth to her first child in January, the OZ tour dates will be the last opportunity for fans to see the singer perform live for some time. The shows will see Higgins delivering some OZ songs alongsider her own classics such as 'The Special Two', 'Scar', 'Steer', 'Where I Stood', 'Unashamed Desire' and 'Everyone’s Waiting'.
Special guest on the tour will be acclaimed young singer/songwriter, Dustin Tebbutt whose evocative songs 'The Breach' and 'Bones' have made him one of triple j’s most played new Australian artists. Dustin will perform at all shows with the exception of Darwin and WA dates.
Also appearing on most dates will be Jherek Bischoff who co-produced OZ.
OZ includes tracks made famous by Paul Kelly, The Drones, The Go Betweens, and Something For Kate.
MISSY HIGGINS – OZ TOUR
Presented by Max, The Music and Spotify
Sat 20 September Cairns, Cairns Civic Theatre
Tue 23 September Townsville, TECC – Auditorium
Wed 24 September Mackay, MECC – Plenary Halls A&B
Fri 26 September Caloundra, The Events Centre Theatre
Sat 27 September Brisbane, BCEC – Great Hall
Sun 28 September Toowoomba, Empire Theatre
Tue 30 September Gold Coast, GCAC – Arts Theatre
Wed 1 October Lismore, Lismore City Hall – Churchill Auditorium
Fri 3 October Newcastle, Civic Theatre
Sat 4 October Sydney, Enmore Theatre
Mon 6 October Chatswood, The Concourse
Tue 7 October Penrith, Joan Sutherland PAC – Concert Hall
Thu 9 October Wollongong, Anita’s Theatre
Sat 11 October Canberra, Canberra Theatre
Sun 12 October Wodonga, The Cube
Wed 15 October Geraldton, Queens Park Theatre *
Thu 16 October Perth, Crown Theatre *
Sat 18 October Bunbury, Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre *
Sun 19 October Mandurah, Mandurah Performing Arts Centre *
Wed 22 October Darwin, Darwin Convention Centre *
Sat 25 October Adelaide, AEC – Theatre
Wed 29 October Melbourne, Regent Theatre
Watch Missy Higgins 'scar'