After six months touring the U.S., Missy Higgins is making real inroads. Her single “Where I Stood” is already a genuine hit in cities like Atlanta and Minneapolis and the story is spreading with a dozen new stations adding the track each week this month. Tomorrow Missy will fan these flames when she performs on the hugely popular “Tonight Show with Jay Leno”. It will air in Australia on The Comedy Channel at 10.30pm on Friday, August 29th. This will be her fourth – and biggest - major American TV performance and follows recent bookings on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” and “The Jimmy Kimmel Show”.
Missy will then head out on tour yet again for a few weeks opening for the Indigo Girls before heading right across America as special guest of piano man Ben Folds from September 24 through November 14. All this follows hot on the heels of a recent headlining run which saw her sell out major venues such as the 1400 capacity Webster Hall in New York City. This growing buzz based largely on her memorable live shows is, of course, reminiscent of the way in which Missy’s music originally came to attention in Australia.
In the coming months Missy will release a brand-new digital EP in the U.S, entitled “Where I Stood”. The song has already been downloaded over 100,000 times via U.S. iTunes alone in recent months after being featured in popular TV shows like Grey’s Anatomy, Smallville, One Tree Hill, Brothers & Sisters, and The Hills.