Two of Australias best-loved music acts Missy Higgins and The Cat Empire - will celebrate landmark performances at an Easter Sunday concert at Rochford Winery in the Yarra Valley, as part of Tourism Victorias “Amazing As Always” autumn program, designed to encourage the return of tourism to the Yarra Valley & Dandenongs, as local residents and businesses are rebuilding their lives after the Victorian bushfires.
The concert marks a triumphant return to Australia for Missy Higgins, who has spent over one year in North America touring solidly. Her Top 10 Australian hit “Where I Stood” is still enjoying exceptional airplay in the US, 12 months after its release. The song has been a Top 10 airplay hit over there, with sales exceeding 100,000 albums and 500,000 sales on iTunes to date.
This is Missys first Australian concert and is impeccably timed to promote the multi-ARIA Award winners new online EP, "More Than This" which releases Tuesday, March 31 exclusively through iTunes.
The Cat Empire are also destined for foreign shores again this year, with North America and European touring planned, the band on target to clock up their milestone 700th show in July. The Empires new live album LIVE ON EARTH hit number two on the Australian artist album charts in March, joining their previous list of multi-platinum albums. Arguably one of Australias hardest working bands, fans of The Cat Empire should take note that this may be their last Victorian show until later this year, so dont miss out!
The stellar line-up is nicely rounded off with the remarkable Tim Freedman, whose solo performances in Australia are renowned for a mixture of caustic wit and delicate piano, plus ARIA Award-winners The Audreys.
Opening the show will be Melbournes own Skipping Girl Vinegar, the indie worlds masters of acoustic melody.