The arrival of Alanis Morissette in London this March has been confirmed. The queen of alternative rock will land in the capital for her ‘Jagged Little Pill’ Acoustic Show at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on March 4. Tickets are available for purchase on Gigs and Tours, which will be up on Friday, 14th February 2020 at 10AM.
coming across the ocean to play a few intimate acoustic jagged little pill shows…can’t wait to see you!
2/24 – Amsterdam @ Carre Theatre
2/29 – Munich @ Kongresshall
3/4 – London @ Shepherds Bush Empire
— Alanis Morissette (@Alanis) February 11, 2020
The ‘Jagged Little Pills’ Acoustic Performance is the celebration of the 25th anniversary of Morissette’s most iconic album Jagged Little Pills. The gig will be Morissette’s one-off show that allows her die-hard fans to have such an intimate experience of the singer’s performance of the songs from the record in an acoustic and live rendition. The show at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire is part of the world anniversary tour, which also includes dates around the United States and Europe. Unfortunately, London is the only city in the UK included in the European leg.
Jagged Little Pills is Alanis Morissette’s overall third album released back in 1995. The album, however, became an international breakthrough for the singer, building up her name to the stardom with massive angsty post-grunge tracks like “You Oughta Know”, “Ironic“, and “Hand in My Pocket“. Selling more than 33 million copies, Jagged Little Pills is immensely successful across the globe, making the album one of the most commercially successful albums in music history.
In addition to its commercial achievement, the killer record also swept multiple accolades from music critics and awards. Among the most remarkable nods are from Juno Awards and Grammy Awards that granted Jagged Little Pills with their biggest prizes. Furthermore, the album is listed in The Greatest Albums of All Time by Rolling Stone and many leading music critics.
The “You Learn” singer has become one of the most inspiring female artists in the history. She and the album have been frequently referred to as a significant musical inspiration for later female rockers in the music industry, such as fellow Canadian Avril Lavigne, P!nk, Michelle Branch, and Meredith Brooks.
Not only is Morissette touring for the album’s 25th anniversary, but Jagged Little Pills is also adapted into a Broadway musical. The musical is written by Diablo Cody, the writer of Juno (2007), Jennifer’s Body (2009), and Tully (2018). All songs from the smash record and some other songs from Morissette’s catalogue, along with new songs composed by Glenn Ballard (Jagged Little Pills‘s producer), are featured in the musical. It was already premiered in America last year and received much praise.
This year, the 45-year-old singer will also drop the ninth studio album titled Such Pretty Forks in the Road on May 1. Alex Hope (Selena Gomez, Tegan and Sara, and Troye Sivan) and Catherine Marks (Foals, Wolf Alice, and The Killers) are the producers of the album. “Reasons I Drink” is served as the first single, which is also Morissette’s first song in over eight years since the release of 2012’s havoc and bright lights.