Alanis Morissette has today announced the full European leg of her Jagged Little Pill World Tour, celebrating 25 years of seminal 1995 record Jagged Little Pill, along with the release date of what will be her ninth studio album, Such Pretty Forks In The Road, available from May 1st via Epiphany Music and Thirty Tigers. This follows a handful of small acoustic shows next month including a night at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire on 5th March.
And to top things off, Morissette has dropped the video for her newest single Smiling, this new song was co-written by Alanis and Michael Farrell (Morrissey, Macy Gray) and was produced by Alex Hope (Troye Sivan, Ben Platt, Tove Lo).
Some fans of Alanis will already be familiar with this particular number as it features in the Jagged Little Pill Broadway Musical, inspired by the themes and emotions of the Alanis Morissette’s Grammy Award-winning album, but this time sung by Alanis herself and not, as in the musical, performed by Elizabeth Stanley and this album version has its own unique sound by all comparisons.
Watch the video for Smiling below:
Such Pretty Forks will be Alanis’ first studio album in eight years, following 2012’s Havoc And Bright Lights and from what we’ve heard so far it is new Alanis, but with that classic Alanis sound. For many Morissette fans, Jagged Little Pill shaped their rebellious teenage years and hearing songs from the album these 25 years later can probably stir up teenage memories in a nostalgic light. The tour is hotly anticipated and has caused a great excitement among fans of the original album for this reason and with the added promise of a new album comes new songs to soundtrack this next stage in their now adult life while still tying back to the nostalgic version of Alanis they’ve grown up with.
The special guest on this tour will be Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Liz Phair, whose debut album, Exile In Guyville, is considered by music critics to be a landmark of indie rock. She has been a recording artist and touring performer for twenty-five years, paving the way for countless music artists, particularly women, who count her among their major influences. Her deeply clever and often brutally candid songs have been garnering critical praise since she began her career in the early ’90s. This year saw the release of her critically acclaimed memoir, Horror Stories.
UK Tour Dates
28th September – London, UK – The O2
29th September – Birmingham, UK – Utilita Arena
4th October – Manchester, UK – Manchester Arena
European Tour Dates
23rd September – Copenhagen, Denmark – Royal Arena
1st October – Dublin, Ireland – 3Arena
6th October – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome
8th October – Hamburg, Germany – Barclaycard Arena
10th October – Warsaw, Poland – Expo Hall
12th October – Budapest, Hungary – Budapest Arena
15th October – Milan, Italy – Mediolanum Forum
17th October – Barcelona, Spain – Palau Sant Jordi
19th October – Madrid, Spain – WiZink Center
22nd October – Paris, France – AccorHotels Arena