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Missy Higgins Announces Ed Sheeran Support Slot, New Album ‘Solastalgia’

Written by Emmy Mack on February 8, 2018

National treasure Missy Higgins has some big news. She’s got a new album coming out, and to celebrate she’ll be warming up the stage for motherflippin’ Ed Sheeran on his 2018 Australian tour.

Higgo’s fifth studio album is dubbed Solastalgia, and is slated for release in early May. It marks her first original LP in six long years, and is also set to see the songstress experiment with a new, more electronic sound.

“There’s so much inspiring music being made out there in people’s bedrooms on their computers”, says Missy. “I wanted to see what sounds and beats we could conjure out of the electronic ether, and then try to wrap some stories and traditional instruments around them. It’s a huge journey, this album.”

The record is headed up by the quirky first single ‘Futon Couch’, which Missy reveals is named after the piece of furniture she was sitting on when she first met her husband.

“This is the happiest song on the record, so I wanted to start with it”, she says. “It’s not often I write a straight-out, ‘f**k it I love you’ song.

“It is the story of me meeting my husband in Broome, Western Australia. He was my good friend’s housemate and one day he walked into the living room where I was waiting for my friend. I sat on the Futon Couch making small-talk with him while he did the dishes and I thought, ‘Where did THIS guy come from and why is he so lovely and how can I surreptitiously arrange to hang out with him more?’

“After that day, I popped round for tea at my friend’s house way more often. We fell in love. We sang ‘I Was Made For Lovin’ You’ together at our friend’s wedding the following week and a few years later, I walked down the aisle towards him. This single tracks the beginning of our relationship and follows it into an unknown future.”

Before the album’s release, Missy will be hitting the road to steal all of Ed Sheeran’s Aussie fans, performing a 40-minute set from around 7:30pm on all of the gingernut superstar’s down under shows next month (that’s an audience of nearly a million people from Perth to Brisbane, FYI).

“I’m profoundly grateful for the opportunity to share a stage with Ed and play to so many people but it’s already giving me butterflies”, Missy says. “I don’t know whether I’m excited or terrified – probably a bit of both!”

Get your ears on Missy Higgins’ new tune ‘Futon Couch’ — and check out her list of tour dates with Ed Sheeran and more — below.

Missy Higgins Supporting Ed Sheeran’s 2018 Australian Tour

Tickets for new shows on sale now

Friday, 2nd March — NEW SHOW

Perth Stadium, Perth (All Ages)

Tickets: Ticketmaster

Saturday, 3rd March — SOLD OUT

Perth Stadium, Perth (All Ages)

Tickets: Ticketmaster

Wednesday, 7th March — SOLD OUT

Adelaide Oval, Adelaide (All Ages)

Tickets: Ticketek

Friday, 9th March — NEW SHOW

Etihad Stadium, Melbourne (All Ages)

Tickets: Ticketmaster

Saturday, 10th March — SOLD OUT

Etihad Stadium, Melbourne (All Ages)

Tickets: Ticketmaster

Sunday, 11th March — SOLD OUT

Etihad Stadium, Melbourne (All Ages)

Tickets: Ticketmaster

Monday, 12th March — SOLD OUT

Etihad Stadium, Melbourne (All Ages)

Tickets: Ticketmaster

Thursday, 15th March — NEW SHOW

ANZ Stadium, Sydney (All Ages)

Tickets: Ticketek

Friday, 16th March — SOLD OUT

ANZ Stadium, Sydney (All Ages)

Tickets: Ticketek

Saturday, 17th March — SOLD OUT

ANZ Stadium, Sydney (All Ages)

Tickets: Ticketek

Tuesday, 20th March — NEW TICKET RELEASE

Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane (All Ages)

Tickets: Ticketek

Wednesday, 21st March — NEW TICKET RELEASE

Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane (All Ages)

Tickets: Ticketek

Other Missy Higgins Live Dates

Sunday, 18th March

Blue Mountains Music Festival 2018, Katoomba

Tickets: Official Website

Sunday, 8th April

By The C Festival, Cottesloe Beach WA

Tickets: Ticketmaster

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