The heart flutters just keep coming for Alanis Morissette fans. Last month Bluesfest announced Morissette as the third headliner for the 2020 event.
This year also marks 25 years since the release of Morissettes searing classic Jagged Little Pill. Shell be playing the whole dang thing in a national tour this April. Demand for tickets has been predictably immense, leading to the addition of two new dates.
The show on Wednesday April 15 at Melbournes Rod Laver Arena has sold out. A second Melbourne gig will take place on Tuesday April 14 at the same venue. The prayers (and online exhortations) of West coast fans have also been answered Morissette will now perform at Perths RAC Arena on Saturday April 18.
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Jagged Little Pill was Morissettes third album overall and followed two low profile releases characterised by accessible dance pop and lyrical naiveté. Jagged Little Pill heartily embraced alternative rock and pop rock and birthed a bevy of enduring singles. You love all of them, from You Oughta Know and Hand in My Pocket to Ironic and All I Really Want.
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Ironic was certified Gold in Australia and You Oughta Know went one better by achieving ARIA platinum certification. In recent years Alanis has proven to be an eloquent feminist. She wrote a Time op-ed in 2016 in which she beautifully deconstructed the patriarchy as an ignorant and emotionally immature purgatory at best, and, at worst, a liminal despair-filled holding pattern carefully held together by resistance, hate, hostility and separatism.Shes also dabbled in film and TV. She showed up in an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm in 2002 and landed a recurring role as Dr. Audra Kitson on a couple of seasons of Weeds. She was last in Australia in January 2018.
Alanis Morissette, Australia 2020
Sydney, Qudos Bank Arena
Saturday, 11 April
Melbourne, Rod Laver Arena
Tuesday, 14 April NEW SHOW
Wednesday, 15 April SOLD OUT
Perth, RAC Arena
Saturday, 18 April NEW SHOW
Tickets for new shows on sale Friday February 21 at 12.00pm.
Exclusive Alanis mailing list pre-sale is open from 9am Wednesday February 19 11am Friday February 21.
My Live Nation pre-sale is open from 11am Wednesday February 19 11am Friday February 21.