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Missy Higgins Announces Australian Orchestral Concert Tour

Written by Emmy Mack on August 10, 2016

Never one to toot her own horn, Missy Higgins has enlisted an entire orchestra to do it for her.

Several, in fact.

The beloved Aussie troubadour has announced plans to fuse her live band with some of Australia’s leading symphony ensembles for a handful of very special concerts at the end of this year.

The tour will see Higgins reconfigure her iconic hits like Scar, The Special Two and Steer with up to 60 of this country’s best orchestral musicians from The SSO, QSO, MSO, WASO & ASO, as well as unveiling some brand new material that she’s been working on for the majority of this year.

“I’ve had lots of invitations to play shows with orchestras over the years but I always said no to them”, the Melbourne-based singer/songwriter explains.

“I guess when I was younger I was just intimidated by the challenge of reworking my songs on that scale. Then last year I got asked to do a show with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra in this incredible outdoor location called Skyfields in the forest outside Devonport. I’ve always liked new challenges so I figured that was a perfect opportunity to push myself out of my comfort zone and try something different.

“It was an amazing experience. The songs came to life in new and unexpected ways when we introduced all those other instruments so I decided to try something similar this summer in other parts of Australia.”

Higgins will be hitting the road this November and December with orchestral tour stops planned for Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide.

She’ll be supported on all dates by Melbourne folk artist Ben Abraham, with a very special guest for the Brisbane show in the form of recently-reformed iconic Aussie act George.

A special fan pre-sale will kick off from 10am AEST Friday, 12th August and run til 10am AEST Saturday, 13th August, with a second pre-sale for Frontier Touring members getting underway from 11am AEST Monday, 15th August and running til 11am AEST Tuesday, 16th August.

Tickets will then be released to the general public from 10am Wednesday,17th August.

Catch all the details below.

Missy Higgins – Orchestral Concert Series Tour Dates

Pre-sale for fan club members running from 10am AEST Friday, 12th August – 10am AEST Saturday, 13th August.

Second pre-sale for Frontier Touring members running from 11am AEST Monday, 15th August – 11am AEST Tuesday, 16th August.

Tickets on sale to the general public from 10am Wednesday, 17th August.

Thursday, 3rd November
State Theatre Sydney w/ Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Tickets: Missy Higgins

Friday, 18th November
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre w/ Queensland Symphony Orchestra
Tickets: Missy Higgins

Sunday, 27th November
The Plenary Melbourne w/ Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Tickets: Missy Higgins

Saturday, 3rd December
Kings Park, Perth w/ The West Australian Symphony Orchestra (+ Special guests GEORGE)
Tickets: Missy Higgins

Saturday, 10th December
Bird in Hand Winery, Adelaide w/ Adelaide Symphony Orchestra
Tickets: Missy Higgins

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