Missy Higgins

Photo: Cybele Malinowski

Photo: Cybele Malinowski

Over the course of the last year or so Missy Higgins has performed alongside Ed Sheeran, hosted her own national headline tour and become a mother of two with the birth of her second child. Despite this hectic schedule, Higgins is planning one more major concert series before taking a break to focus on motherhood. The final concert series for Higgins will see her reuniting with longtime collaborator John Butler for their first ever co-headline show together.

The two performances at the Sydney Opera House Forecourt come 14 years after Higgins and Butler first shared a stage together.

“It’s funny to think that we’ve come so far. I started supporting him and now we’re doing a co-headline tour,” Higgins reminisced before adding, “We’ve played lots of shows with each other through the years and stayed good friends but we haven’t done an actual concert tour together, so this is going to be lovely.”

Obviously, with two of Australia’s most prominent artists joining forces for these performances the first question which pops to mind is whether there will be any duets or collaboration on stage. Whilst not ruling anything out Higgins did have this to say, “I’m not sure, we haven’t planned any but that’s the kind of thing that happens organically if it happens at all.”

It isn’t just the people on stage which will make this event something memorable, the venue itself is very special explained Higgins.

“Playing the Sydney Opera House Forecourt is particularly special because it’s such an iconic venue. The opportunities to play venues like this don’t come around very often, so it’s going to be a pretty special night.”

Whilst playing the Sydney Opera House Forecourt is special Higgins was also quick to say, “I would love to play inside the big room of the Opera House one day, that’s definitely on the bucket list.”

In the meantime, Higgins says she will be taking some time aways following these performances to focus on motherhood.

“I’m going to try to relax for a little bit and I’m sure I’ll start getting inspired to start writing a new album as well but I’ve got to live a little bit first in order to make memories and have experiences to write about.”

Feb 14-15. Sydney Opera House - Forecourt, Bennelong Point, Sydney. $104+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.sydneyoperahouse.com

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