Missy to play at Melbourne ZOO TWILIGHTS – MUSIC AGAINST WILDLIFE EXTINCTION

Music Against Wildlife Extinction
Fridays & Saturdays 25th January to March 9th, 2013
LIVE AT MELBOURNE ZOO
MELBOURNE ZOO ANNOUNCES
THE 2013
ZOO TWILIGHTS PROGRAM
We’re set for another great summer of music with the 2013 Melbourne Zoo Twilights series back again, offering an abundance of award-winning artists performing in the magical setting of the Melbourne Zoo.Starting off the 2013 Twilights series will be none other than ARIA Award winner MISSY HIGGINS on Friday, January 25th.This season’s Zoo Twilights will feature a variety of amazing acts including Clare Bowditch, Leo Sayer, Lisa Mitchell, Stonefield, Husky, Justice Crew, and The Bamboos with Tim Rogers, so there’ll be something for everyone this summer.
ZOO TWILIGHTS 2013 SERIES
Friday 25th January – Missy Higgins
With Hayden Calnin

The wonderful Missy Higgins has been a part of the Australian music scene since being Unearthed on Triple J in her final year of high school, and she went on to sell millions of albums, winning ARIA Awards and touring the world several times over. After a five year hiatus, Missy is back with her new album, the award winning ‘The Ol Razzle Dazzle’. This year Missy has toured the country and will wrap up her touring with a special acoustic performance at Twilights to kick off the season.
ALL TICKETS ON SALE DEC 12th
The Zoo has invited some of the best local musical talent to join in the fight against extinction by supporting our conservation efforts to save local threatened species.  All proceeds help Zoos Victoria fight wildlife extinction.
Ticket Sales and Pricing
Zoo Entry and access to view selected exhibits is included with Twilights tickets. Children under 4 years are free, child ticket price applies to children 4 -15yrs.
Friday night tickets: Adult $55.00, Child $27.50, Family $137.50; Zoo Member Adult $49.50, Z00 Member Child $24.75, Zoo Member Family $123.75 (plus booking fee).
Saturday night tickets:  Adults $45.00, Child $22.50, Family $112.50; Zoo Member Adult $40.50, Zoo Member Child $20.25, Zoo Member Family $101.25 (plus booking fee).
Entry from 5.30pm 
BOOKINGS:
Zoos Victoria: zoo.org.au/twilights or 1300 ZOOSVICMOSHTIX 1300 GET TIX (438 849)
www.moshtix.com.au/
For more info, media enquiries, photos, music and interviews, please contact:
Chrissie Vincent Publicity:
Chrissie Vincent James Ph: 03 59622 598
Mob: 0418 598 929
chrissiev@cvp.net.au

MISSY SUPPORTS WORLD FIRST CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED TO END FACTORY FARMING

Animals Australia today launched its largest ever national public awareness campaign – Make it Possible - calling on consumers to use their purchasing power to combat the number one cause of animal cruelty in Australia today – factory farming.

From tonight, a world-first television commercial that allows factory farmed animals to plead their own case for a kinder world will air on all networks and in cinemas around Australia. The commercial – which uses ‘Babe’ style effects and real footage from Australian factory farms, will shine an unprecedented spotlight on the lives led by these animals – right up until Christmas.

Already the campaign has attracted the support of a growing list including Missy, Pat Rafter, Rove McManus and Michael Caton plus leading chefs Neil Perry, Shannon Bennett and Simon Bryant.

In Australian factory farms battery hens can be legally packed so tightly into cages that they cannot even stretch their wings; mother pigs can be individually caged barely able to move for months on end; and chickens raised for meat have been bred to grow at 3 times their natural rate – causing them major health problems.

“These animals are no different to our pets at home, in their ability to feel and to suffer. They equally deserve to be treated humanely and be provided with a life worth living,” said Animals Australia Ambassador, Missy Higgins.

For further information, to support the campaign and to view ‘Somewhere’ the Make it Possible television commercial visit: www.MakeitPossible.com

MISSY TO PERFORM AT THE MORE FM SUMMER VINEYARD TOUR – NEW ZEALAND

The More FM Summer Vineyard Tour is back, and Missy will be heading to New Zealand to perform alongside OPSHOP, Che-Fu and Aaradhna, appearing at all shows.

Missy recently played two sold out shows in New Zealand and has just finished touring the North America with Gotye.  Performing in a stripped back duo mode for The More FM Summer Vineyard Tour, you can expect Missy to play a selection of hits including tracks from her latest album ‘The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle.’

Kicking off the tour in Tauranga in mid-February, the More FM Summer Vineyard Tour will also be heading to the Hawkes Bay, Martinborough, Nelson, Christchurch and Auckland.

Shaping up to be another stellar year of fine food, wine and music, grab your picnic baskets for the More FM Summer Vineyard Tour:

OPSHOP, Missy Higgins, Che Fu & Aaradhna
15 February - Tauranga Mills Reef Winery
16 February – Hawkes Bay – Sileni Estates Winery
17 February – Martinborough - Te Kairanga Vineyard
19 February – Nelson - Trafalgar Park
22 February – Christchurch - The Groynes
23 February – Auckland - Turanga Creek

Earlybird tickets and essential information available from Eventfinder.co.nz from 8am October 15.

For further details, please visit summervineyardtour.co.nz.

Kate Miller-Heidke Announced as Special Guest on Fremantle Shows

Missy’s national Australian tour wraps up in WA with two Fremantle shows in December (December 8 and 9 at the Fremantle Arts Centre, South Lawn) and Kate Miller-Heidke has now been announced as the special guest for both shows.

Miller-Heidke recently released her third studio album, ‘Nightflight’, which debuted at #2 on the ARIA Album chart and at #1 on the iTunes Album chart. Kate is currently on a US tour with Ben Folds Five and will also perform in another opera with the English National Opera, as well as tour Germany before she returns to play the two Fremantle shows with Missy – with the December 8 show already sold out.

Missy is currently touring North America with Billboard chart topper Gotye on key dates of his national US tour. Last night she performed with Gotye on The Late Show with David Letterman and later this week will play to a full house at the iconic Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

To get tickets to any of Missy’s upcoming shows visit http://missyhiggins.com/shows/

Even more shows added to The Razzle Dazzle Summer Tour!

Additional Sydney and Melbourne shows have been added to singer/songwriter Missy Higgins’ ‘The Razzle Dazzle Summer Tour’ with a third and final Sydney show on sale now for November 22 at the State Theatre and a second Melbourne show on sale now at the Palais Theatre on December 5.

Special guests on most of ‘The Razzle Dazzle Summer Tour’ shows will be iconic Australian vocalist Gurrumul and Triple J darling, Emma Louise. The Tour is presented by MAX and Spotify.

Missy has just arrived in the US for a busy few months touring before she heads back to Australia for ‘The Razzle Dazzle Summer Tour’. Missy’s US headline tour starts in Denver on August 22, and while in America she will also again tour with Gotye before returning to Australia.

With a #1 debut on release, Missy’s album ‘The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle’ remains firmly in the top 10 almost three months later and by the end of this week will have reached sales of more than 70,000 copies giving it platinum accreditation.
Missy’s new gold selling single ‘Everyone’s Waiting’ continues to sit in the Top 25 on the ARIA chart, with the striking Natasha Pincus directed clip still attracting plenty of attention. See it on youtube here!

- Missy HQ