Gig Guide: Missy Higgins and Butterfly Boucher in New York

by on July 25, 2012 · 4 comments

Missy Higgins at Le Poisson Rouge: photo by Rafe Baron

It was a steaming hot night in the middle of New York City’s last heatwave, but that didn’t stop a sold-out crowd from attending Missy Higgins’ performance in New York’s Le Poisson Rouge in the West Village.

The show opened with Australia’s Butterfly Boucher (pronounced, despite what you may think, as Bow-cher), better known for songs on US drama Grey’s Anatomy, her duet with David Bowie on the Shrek 2 soundtrack, and from touring with Sarah McLachlan in recent years. Her strong and earnest opening performance did little to overcome the already quite loud and packed audience – although there were, of course, the requisite chants for her to “keep talking” (in her Australian accent) during her between-song banter. The highlight for most was the fact that Missy Higgins joined her on stage to perform her newest single, 5678!, a catchy song that you can preview below.

Missy Higgins eventually took the stage, taking the name of her new album, The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle, to literal heights by being costumed in shiny coloured sequins. Despite the fact that she’d recently taken a break from music, the audience in the room – not exclusively Australian – knew her well, singing aloud to most of her songs, especially those from her first album, The Sound of White. 

Missy spoke candidly between songs about her recent break from performing, telling the audience she had spent some time living and writing songs from the new album in Brooklyn (with some appreciative ‘woos’ from the audience in response). She spent the evening playing a good mix of songs old and new, particularly her most popular American hit, “Where I Stood,” which was also featured in an episode of Grey’s Anatomy.

Despite the fact that Missy Higgins will be touring in the opening slot for Gotye’s upcoming US tour, she also announced a side-tour including Butterfly Boucher and collaborator Katie Herzig with a few dates across the country. These shows will be smaller and more intimate, so if you’re looking to catch Missy Higgins and Butterfly Boucher again here’s your chance. For a complete list of upcoming dates, be sure to check our complete events listings.

  • Butterfly Boucher at Le Poisson Rouge NYC Butterfly Boucher at Le Poisson Rouge NYC

    photo by Rafe Baron

  • Butterfly Boucher at Le Poisson Rouge NYC Butterfly Boucher at Le Poisson Rouge NYC

    photo by Rafe Baron

  • Butterfly Boucher at Le Poisson Rouge NYC Butterfly Boucher at Le Poisson Rouge NYC

    photo by Rafe Baron

  • Butterfly Boucher at Le Poisson Rouge NYC Butterfly Boucher at Le Poisson Rouge NYC

    photo by Rafe Baron

  • Missy Higgins at Le Poisson Rouge NYC Missy Higgins at Le Poisson Rouge NYC

    photo by Rafe Baron

  • Missy Higgins at Le Poisson Rouge NYC Missy Higgins at Le Poisson Rouge NYC

    photo by Rafe Baron

  • Missy Higgins at Le Poisson Rouge NYC Missy Higgins at Le Poisson Rouge NYC

    photo by Rafe Baron

  • Missy Higgins at Le Poisson Rouge NYC Missy Higgins at Le Poisson Rouge NYC

    photo by Rafe Baron

  • Missy Higgins at Le Poisson Rouge NYC Missy Higgins at Le Poisson Rouge NYC

    photo by Rafe Baron

  • Missy Higgins at Le Poisson Rouge NYC Missy Higgins at Le Poisson Rouge NYC

    photo by Rafe Baron

  • Missy Higgins at Le Poisson Rouge NYC Missy Higgins at Le Poisson Rouge NYC

    photo by Rafe Baron

  • Missy Higgins at Le Poisson Rouge NYC Missy Higgins at Le Poisson Rouge NYC

    photo by Rafe Baron

  • Missy Higgins at Le Poisson Rouge NYC Missy Higgins at Le Poisson Rouge NYC

    photo by Rafe Baron

  • Missy Higgins at Le Poisson Rouge NYC Missy Higgins at Le Poisson Rouge NYC

    photo by Rafe Baron

Missy Higgins Tour Dates – with Butterfly Boucher and Katie Herzig – Tickets currently on sale

Tue 4 Sep, 2012 - MISSY HIGGINS WITH BUTTERFLY BOUCHER at Wonder Ballroom in Portland, OR
Sun 9 Sep, 2012 - MISSY HIGGINS WITH BUTTERFLY BOUCHER at The Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix, AZ
Tue 11 Sep, 2012 - MISSY HIGGINS WITH BUTTERFLY BOUCHER at La Zona Rosa in Austin, TX
Fri 28 Sep, 2012 - MISSY HIGGINS WITH BUTTERFLY BOUCHER at The Bell House in Brooklyn, NY - Tickets on sale 7/27

Missy Higgins Tour Dates – with Gotye

Wed 22 Aug, 2012 - GOTYE FEATURING MISSY HIGGINS & JONTI at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO
Fri 24 Aug, 2012 - GOTYE FEATURING MISSY HIGGINS & JONTI at Charter One Pavilion in Chicago, IL
Sat 25 Aug, 2012 - GOTYE – FEATURING MISSY HIGGINS & JONTI at The Riverside Theatre in Milwaukee, WI
Sun 26 Aug, 2012 - GOTYE – FEATURING MISSY HIGGINS & JONTI at US Bank Theater at Target Center in Minneapolis, MN
Sat 22 Sep, 2012 - GOTYE FEATURING MISSY HIGGINS AND JONTI at Bank of America Pavilion in Boston, MA
Tue 25 Sep, 2012 - GOTYE FEATURING MISSY HIGGINS AND JONTI at Radio City Music Hall in New York, NY
Sat 29 Sep, 2012 - GOTYE FEATURING MISSY HIGGINS & JONTI at Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, NJ
Sun 30 Sep, 2012 - GOTYE FEATURING MISSY HIGGINS & JONTI at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD
Mon 1 Oct, 2012 - GOTYE FEATURING MISSY HIGGINS & JONTI at Raleigh Amphiteatre. in Raleigh, NC
Wed 3 Oct, 2012 - GOTYE FEATURING MISSY HIGGINS & JONTI at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN
Thu 4 Oct, 2012 - GOTYE FEATURING MISSY HIGGINS & JONTI at Tuscaloosa Amphitheater in Tuscaloosa, AL
Fri 5 Oct, 2012 - GOTYE FEATURING MISSY HIGGINS & JONTI at Chastain Park Amphitheatre in Atlanta, GA

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