Missy Higgins Adds Six New Dates To 2024 ‘Second Act’ Tour

13 December 2023 | 12:39 pm | Ellie Robinson

Second shows have been added in Canberra, Sydney, Perth, Brisbane, Adelaide and Newcastle.

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Tickets for Missy Higgins’ upcoming Second Act tour – celebrating the 20th anniversary of her classic debut album, The Sound Of White – go on sale today (December 13). But pre-sale tickets flew out the doors so quickly that Higgins has already lined up additional shows in six cities.

Second shows have been added in Canberra (where in addition to her already-announced show at the Canberra Theatre on Wednesday April 10, she’ll also perform on Tuesday 9), Sydney (where a second State Theatre show has been slated for Saturday April 13), Perth (Saturday April 20 at the Concert Hall), Brisbane (Thursday May 23 at the QPAC Concert Hall), Adelaide (Thursday May 30 at Her Majesty’s Theatre) and Newcastle (Sunday June 16 at the Civic Theatre).

With the update, Higgins’ Second Act tour now spans a mighty 28 shows, all of which are on sale from today – find tickets here.

Announcing the tour earlier this month, Higgins reflected on the lasting impact The Sound Of White has had on her career over the past two decades: when she was writing it, she said, she “was going through the same things as lots of other teenagers”. She added, “I think that’s probably why those songs have struck such a chord with young people over the years.

“Life throws some curve balls at all of us as we get a bit older, though, so I’d like to think that people who grew up with The Sound Of White will find something they can relate to in the new songs as well – even if they probably won’t get to hear them on commercial radio or TikTok.

“I wrote all those songs in my late teens when I never thought anyone would hear them, so they were very personal, like I was writing my secrets in a diary. I did less of that on later albums for lots of reasons, but lately, I realised I’d gone back to that confessional mode of songwriting. I guess it’s been my way of dealing with the end of my marriage. So, I feel like I’ve come full circle… I was starting life from scratch at 20, and now, like lots of people, I’m figuring out how to start life all over again at 40.”

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Higgins also confirmed she has a new album in the works for 2024, revealing that it will serve as “a kind of sequel” to The Sound Of White. She explained: “They’re both looking forward nervously and wondering what comes next. They’re both asking questions like ‘Who am I?’ and ‘Who do I want to be?’”

This, she said, has made her especially excited for the Second Act tour: “I liked the idea of previewing some of this new material in the first act of a live show, then going back to the start of the story in the second act. Plus, it will just be fun to play all those old songs again for the first time in ages. At very least, it will be something different, and if I’ve learned anything over the last year or two, it’s that you’ve got to keep embracing new challenges!”

In addition to performing The Sound Of White in its entirety on the tour, Higgins will rerelease the album as a deluxe CD and vinyl on April 5 – you can pre-order it here. The album will also feature a previously unheard number, Cry Me A River, which you can listen to below.


‘The Second Act’ 2024 Australian Tour

Thursday March 28 – Frankston, Arts Centre
Friday March 29 – Ballarat, Civic Hall
Tuesday April 9 – Canberra, Canberra Theatre
Wednesday April 10 – Canberra, Canberra Theatre
Friday April 12 – Sydney, State Theatre
Saturday April 13 – Sydney, State Theatre
Friday April 19 – Perth, Concert Hall
Saturday April 20 – Perth, Concert Hall
Friday April 26 – Hobart, City Hall
Saturday April 27 – Launceston, Princess Theatre
Friday May 3 – Melbourne, Palais Theatre
Saturday May 4 – Melbourne, Palais Theatre
Thursday May 9 – Mackay, MECC
Saturday May 11 – Cairns, Munro Martin Parklands
Sunday May 12 – Townsville, Civic Theatre
Friday May 17 – Bendigo, Ulumbarra Theatre
Saturday May 18 – Traralgon, Gippsland Performing Arts Centre
Thursday May 23 – Brisbane, QPAC Concert Hall
Friday May 24 – Brisbane, QPAC Concert Hall
Saturday May 25 – Gold Coast, HOTA Outdoor Stage
Thursday May 30 – Adelaide, Her Majesty’s Theatre
Friday May 31 – Adelaide, Her Majesty’s Theatre
Saturday June 1 – Tanunda, Barossa Arts Centre
Friday June 7 – Toowoomba, Empire Theatre
Saturday June 8 – Caloundra, The Events Centre
Friday June 14 – Rooty Hill, Sydney Coliseum
Saturday June 15 – Newcastle, Civic Theatre
Sunday June 16 – Newcastle, Civic Theatre