KATE MILLER-HEIDKE reveals A CHARITY SINGLE FOR CHRISTMAS

& A NATIONAL TOUR FOR THE NEW YEAR

FRI 11 MAR    BURRINJA CULTURAL CENTRE  UPWEY, VIC (All ages)
Tickets: http://www.burrinja.org.au/ & (03) 9754 8723

Kate Miller-Heidke has spent the last year spreading her wings into new creative fields – like composing and starring in the Helpmann-Award winning opera The Rabbits, and filming her television acting debut in the musical mini-series The Divorce, airing on the ABC in December - and now she is keen to get back on the road to perform material of her own. Kate is thrilled to announce a tour of capital cities and selected regional centres in February and March next year. Tickets go on sale 10:00am on 27 November (except Adelaide and Fremantle) - see all touring information below.

Amongst all this activity Kate has been busy working on material for a new album, and plans to share some of those songs with her fans.  Audiences can also expect to experience a piece from her acclaimed musical The Rabbits, a new cover or two, plus songs from her most recent record O Vertigo! – hailed by Rolling Stone Magazine as a “career-best album” – as well as earlier material from across her varied career.

Kate says, 'Playing live has always been at the core of what I do. It's been a while, and I'm itching to get on the road again. I have some slightly bent new songs I'd love to play, as well as revisiting some older stuff and a snippet or two from The Rabbits. I'm really looking forward to playing in these gorgeous venues before going into studio hibernation next year.’

That charity is Bowel Cancer Australia and their annual fundraising effort, Decembeard. This December, people all over the country will be growing their beards - be it downstairs or upstairs - to raise money to fight bowel cancer and help save lives. Anyone who participates in Decembeard, or sponsors someone involved, will receive a free download of the song.  Available through iTunes and other outlets from 27 November, all proceeds will be donated to Bowel Cancer Australia. However, the best way to purchase the song is with the spirit of Christmas giving in mind, by heading to Bowel Cancer Australia’s dedicated website [http://www.decembeard.org.au/ChristmasSingle] to receive a download in exchange for a donation of any amount, $2 or over. While you’re there, you can also sign up for Decembeard and get that facial hair started. It’s what The Beards would want.

Claire Annear of Bowel Cancer Australia says, “We really appreciate the creative way Kate has used her new Christmas single to encourage more people to be bowel cancer aware this Decembeard, and help save lives. Bowel cancer is the second biggest cancer killer of Australians, and affects men and women almost equally.  However the good news is that it is also preventable, treatable and beatable if detected early. Proudly 100% community funded, Bowel Cancer Australia relies on the generous support of individuals and organisations to continue its vital work in advocacy, awareness, education, patient support and research.”

What the media are saying about Kate Miller-Heidke

“Kate Miller-Heidke is a genius. Her unique mix of operatic singing and pop music is a thing of beauty.  Her voice is much more than a supremely versatile instrument – it’s a weapon." – The Mercury, Tasmania

“A career-best album… Miller-Heidke hits it out of the park, delivering the sort of indie-pop for adults you feel she was always trying to make. … O Vertigo! is an album of smart, challenging and mature pop music.”  – Rolling Stone Magazine

KATE MILLER-HEIDKE - FEBRUARY-MARCH 2016 TOUR DATES

TICKETS ON SALE: FRIDAY 27 NOVEMBER at 10:00am

 

WED 9 MAR    MONTROSE TOWN CENTRE              MONTROSE, VIC (All ages)

Tickets: www.culturetracks.info & 1300 368 333

FRI 11 MAR    BURRINJA CULTURAL CENTRE                    UPWEY, VIC (All ages)

Tickets: http://www.burrinja.org.au/ & (03) 9754 8723

"I’m Growing A Beard Downstairs For Christmas” by Kate Miller-Heidke featuring The Beards

Single Release Date: November 27 through Cooking Vinyl Australia

On Sale via iTunes and other digital music platforms

Bowel Cancer Australia “Donate for a Download” page link: http://www.decembeard.org.au/ChristmasSingle

YouTube lyric video: https://youtu.be/gLNqmDOa-Ww

www.katemillerheidke.com                     www.facebook.com/katemillerheidke               www.twitter.com/kmillerheidke

 

 

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Burrinja Cultural Centre

Set in the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges, Burrinja is a vibrant community cultural centre that encompasses multiple gallery spaces, a 400 seat theatre, live music, arts activities and events, artist studios, gardens, workshops and a café.