|Frontier Touring are thrilled to announce that beloved Australian singer-songwriter Missy Higgins will launch her long-awaited fifth studio album Solastalgia with an Australian tour this May. She will be joined at all shows by special guest Gordi.
Kicking off in Queensland at Brisbane’s QPAC Concert Hall on Friday 4 May, the tour will go on to visit Toowoomba, Wollongong, Sydney, Canberra and Adelaide before wrapping up with a special hometown show at Melbourne’s Palais Theatre on Sunday 13 May.
‘The halfway point of Missy’s set sent shivers down my spine and was a moment this Melbourne crowd should truly feel privileged to have witnessed.’ – The AU Review
‘The unmistakeable heart-aching personal touch that Higgins adds to every one of her songs is still ever so strong.’ – Music Feeds
Higgins’ highly-acclaimed albums The Sound of White (ARIA Album Of The Year featuring hit singles ‘Scar’ and ‘The Special Two’), On A Clear Night (featuring North American gold selling single ‘Where I Stood’ and ‘Steer’) and The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle (#1 album featuring ‘Everyone’s Waiting’ and ‘Hello Hello’) have sold over two million units globally. She has appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone Australia twice, she is a five-time chart topper, and a nine-time ARIA Award winner.
Higgins’ success continued with the release of OZ, a collection of Aussie cover versions accompanied by a quirky book of related essays. In recent years, Higgins has also released standalone singles ‘Oh Canada’, inspired by the tragic images of infant Syrian refugee Alan Kurdi, and ‘Torchlight’, written for Australian film Don’t Tell (winner of Best Original Song Composed for the Screen at the 2017 Screen Music Awards).
Higgins first original album in six years – Solastalgia – is set for release May 4. The eagerly anticipated set will feature current hit single ‘Futon Couch’ and sees Higgins explore fresh territory both sonically and lyrically.
“I’m so excited to finally road-test my new tunes in all these beautiful venues across the country. This album is really different from anything I’ve done before, I think people will be really surprised, but I think the songs will fit nicely alongside my old material, too. There are a lot of female harmonies in the new material so I’m glad we’re gonna have four amazing women on stage belting them out!” – Missy Higgins
The video for ‘Futon Couch’, directed by Josh Harris, was unveiled today – watch it here. The album is available for pre-order from today as well at missyhiggins.com/preorder
“I think this was the most fun I’ve had filming a music video. I never thought I’d catch myself doing choreographed dancing in one of my film clips but if there’s any song I’ll ever do it for, it’s ‘Futon Couch’! I’m excited for people to see this, it’s very different for me!”
Joining Higgins at all shows will be special guest Gordi, who released her debut album Reservoir in the second half of last year. Produced by Gordi and co-produced alongside Tim Anderson (Solange, Banks, Halsey), Ali Chant (Perfume Genius, PJ Harvey) and Alex Somers (Sigur Ros), the record is taking the world by storm. Having toured alongside Asgeir, Bon Iver, Tallest Man on Earth and Highasakite, the 24-year old artist from Canowindra is quickly becoming one of Australia’s most buzzed about songwriters.
In other exciting news, Missy Higgins will also be hitting the road with international superstar Ed Sheeran as special guest on his Australian stadium tour. Performing a 40-minute set at all of his shows next month, Higgins will play to nearly a million people across the country. In addition to those dozen stadium dates Missy will also perform a stripped down show at the Blue Mountains Music Festival on March 18 and a full band gig on Cottesloe Beach in Perth on April 8, for which tickets are already on sale.
As one of Australia’s greatest singer-songwriters and most popular live performers these album launch shows are not to be missed. Fans are encouraged to purchase tickets now to avoid disappointment.