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Win Tickets to See Missy Higgins and Justin Nozuka at the Orpheum

By Eric Richardson
Published: Thursday, January 15, 2009, at 03:14PM
Missy Higgins / Justin Nozuka

Tickets to see Missy Higgins and Justin Nozuka at the historic Orpheum Theatre on March 21 go on sale this Saturday, but Goldenvoice is offering blogdowntown readers a chance to grab seats early. This is Australia week in Los Angeles (you didn't know, did you?), and the billing features a pair of Aussies in Higgins and opener Lenka.

Over the last two years, the 1926 Orpheum has become quite the concert spot. The ornate, 2,000 seat venue received a $3.5 million renovation in 2001. Today it hosts a steady stream of shows and events, including 35 concerts in 2008.

Australian-born singer-songwriter Missy Higgins' American popularity has risen rapidly over the last few years. In February, the LA Times wrote that she "has that radiance performers exude just as their stars begin to ascend."

Nineteen-year-old Justin Nozuka describes his style as blending elements of neo-soul, folk, old-time blues and pop. He and Higgins are co-headlining the twenty-four stop tour, which kicks off February 19 in Houston.

Opening for the pair is Lenka, the night's second performer from down under. Now living in Los Angeles, the singer started her career as an actress before transferring to music.

We've got two pairs of tickets to give away for the March 21 show. To win, leave a comment letting us know who your favorite Australian is and why. We'll close off comments at 8pm on Friday and alert winners via email or Facebook.

Update (Saturday): Thanks for entering. Our winners are Paul Cusack and Ariana, each of whom will be getting a pair of tickets to the March 21 show. If you didn't win, tickets are on-sale now.

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