Alanis Morissette will make a rare concert appearance in Alabama

Alanis Morissette hasn’t played many concerts in Alabama over the years, but the “Jagged Little Pill” creator is set to perform there next month.

Morissette, 48, has scheduled an 8 p.m. show Sept. 16 at Oak Mountain Amphitheater in Pelham, promoter Red Mountain Entertainment announced Tuesday.

Tickets go on sale Friday, August 12 at 10:00 a.m. CT via Live Nation/Ticketmaster, priced at $49.50, $69.50, $89.50, $99.50, and $129.50, plus service charges.

From what we can tell, the Canadian singer-songwriter made his final appearance in the Birmingham area in February 1999, performing at the Boutwell Auditorium with Liz Phair. The concert was part of Morissette’s “Junkie Tour”, named after her 1998 album, “Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie”.

This year, Morissette is touring on “The Storm Before the Calm”, an album released in June. In a post on her website, Morissette shared her thoughts on the record and her debut single, “Safety: Empath in Paradise.” His message says:

“During the last period of the pandemic, I felt very inspired to write and stay connected (it didn’t always work. And when it didn’t, it was like unique torture).

“All I knew was that I wanted to write a record that would offer something. and throughout the creative process with dave harrington – beautifully and happily – it became its own multi-layered life raft at a time when i felt like i could vanish and fly away.

“This album is filled with what I hope will be a sure invitation and fellow countryman in your/our visit….

“I offer this first song and the entire record to match and be available at any time during your personal journey

“Whether it is to unwind or rest or release or embolden or sweat the wildness or embody or empower or clarify. may it serve as a catalyst, a calming, a glimpse of awakening. a tribute. an objectivity .a mute partner in healing.a place to land.inquire.breathe.notice.the one you are held in.laying and jumping.your movement,numbness or feelings…any of between them…anger or enlightenment…sadness, grief, joy…fear, everything.we.welcome.

“May this music serve as a friend in defrosting.

“a permission to feel and explore while feeling connected and supported.

Morissette, an introspective rocker, has 10 studio albums to her credit, from 1991 to present. She is best known, however, for 1995’s “Jagged Little PIll,” a raunchy feminist manifesto that delved into relationship issues and women’s empowerment. Anthemic singles from the record include “You Oughta Know”, “Ironic”, “Hand in My Pocket” and “You Learn”.

Morissette won four Grammy Awards for “Jagged Little Pill” in 1996: Album of the Year and Best Rock Album, as well as Best Rock Song and Best Female Rock Performance for “You Oughta Know.” She has also received accolades from the Billboard Music Awards, American Music Awards, Juno Awards and more.

“Jagged Little Pill” inspired a jukebox musical, filled with Morissette songs, which debuted in 2018 and began a run on Broadway in 2019. The show ran for two years on Broadway, ending in December 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“Jagged Little Pill” received 15 Tony Award nominations and won two: Best Book of a Musical (Diablo Cody) and Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical (Lauren Patten). It also won a Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album.

The musical “Jagged Little Pill” also caused controversy when it aired on Broadway, due to a specific character on the show and a gender identity debate involving the producers and actor Patten. (More on that here.)

When not making music, Morissette has worked as an actress – her roles include TV series such as “Weeds”, “Nip/Tuck” and “Sex and the City” – and she hosts a podcast, “Conversations with Alanis Morissette.”

His 2022 tour dates include a Sept. 15 appearance at the “Bourbon & Beyond” festival in Louisville, Kentucky. Since Tuesday, the Oak Mountain date has been the only Alabama stop on Morissette’s tour agenda.

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