Alanis Morissette Schedule
Teary-eyed teens and women everywhere still pop in their go-to song for frustration
and angst, "You Oughta Know," after a bad breakup. Of course, that is Canadian musician Alanis Morissette's signature song
that vaulted her into stardom. As one of the leading ladies of the edgy, alternative sound of the 90s, Morissette has taken
home seven Grammys and 16 Juno Awards. To see what Alanis Morissette is up to these days, make sure to check out her concert
schedule right here on StubHub. And don't forget to sign up for event updates as long as you're here!
Hailing from Ottawa, Canada, Alanis Morissette demonstrated a propensity for music at a tender
age. While other kids were trying to stay inside the lines of their coloring books, Morissette was learning how to play the
piano at age 6. And, just three years later, Morissette started penning her own material. You Can't Do That on Television,
a Nickelodeon show geared toward kids, included Morissette in the cast when she was 11. Morissette set her sights on something
even bigger and squirreled away her earnings from the Nickelodeon gig. And, in 1987, she put her money to good use when she
issued her debut track on her own titled, "Fate Stay With Me." Even at 11 years of age, Morissette was able to communicate
her emotions through her songs. "Fate Stay With Me" addressed the topic of lost love. The self-released effort sparked the
interest of MCA Canada. And, when she was only 14, Morissette inked a deal with the label.
In 1991, her album, Alanis,
arrived. Not only did the album earn platinum status, it also enabled Morissette to take home a Canadian Juno Award for Most
Promising Female Artist. Following Alanis, Morissette dropped Now Is The Time in 1992, which commercially, was a step down
from her first effort. Morissette's career continued to evolve, especially when she pulled up stakes and headed to L.A. in
1994. Determined to achieve the similar success that she experienced with her first release, Morissette launched a hunt for
like-minded individuals and producers. She ended up collaborating with seasoned industry insider Glen Ballard. He influenced
her to shift from penning the dance-pop tunes of the day to working on more weighted topics. "It was the beginning of a new
way to approach songwriting altogether. I was old enough to be able to write autobiographically and stand by the philosophical
subject matter in my songs," Morissette said.
Her partnership with Ballard culminated into Morissette's album, Jagged
Little Pill (1995). The album came out at a time when MTV catapulted music careers and the Jagged Little Pill track, "You
Oughta Know," was put on constant rotation. A year after its release, Jagged Little Pill earned multiple Grammy Awards. As
the 90s wore on, Morissette continued to strike a chord with the teenage crowds. They were captivated by Morissette's abilities
to put their disappointment and angst into powerful lyrics. Morissette became a road warrior in response to her album's success
but her exhaustive schedule had its price. She took some time off after the tour to recuperate both physically and mentally.
snowballing as it did was a lot to digest, and I really didn't have the energy or the clarity or the understanding or the
handbook to do that. Now, my handbook would say, 'Cry when you need to cry, talk when you need to talk and stop when you need
to stop,'" Morissette said of the hiatus.
But, Morissette couldn't stay away from her passion for too long. She returned
to the studio, cutting songs that reflected a completely distinctive tone that strayed away from the reactionary tunes of
Jagged Little Pill. Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie dropped in 1998, featuring songs that covered topics of compromise,
understanding and redemption. In the end, the shift in tone didn't affect the album's success as it rocketed to the top of
the charts. Fans seemed to appreciate the liberating and thoughtful album as much as Morissette did.
In 2001, Morissette
made the decision to venture off on her own for her Under Rug Swept album. Even though her relationship with Ballard had proven
to be successful, she wanted to pen and produce the album. The album fared well, selling a million copies in the United States.
It also claimed platinum status in her native Canada. Her next effort was So-Called Chaos and arrived in 2004. She spent that
year touring with fellow Canadians, the Barenaked Ladies. And, she additionally opened for the iconic Rolling Stones in 2005.
pursued her other interests in the years following. In 2007, she did a version of "My Humps," originally recorded by The Black
Eyed Peas. She also was cast in TV and film roles, including Dogma, Just Friends and Sex and the City and Weeds.
Having sold over 60 million albums globally, Alanis Morissette has been coined by Rolling Stone magazine
as the "Queen of alt-rock angst." Her breakthrough album was, of course, Jagged Little Pill, but Morissette is credited with
a string of other well-received albums, which include: Alanis (1991); Now Is the Time (1992); Supposed Former Infatuation
Junkie (1998); Under Rug Swept (2002); So-Called Chaos (2004); Flavors of Entanglement (2008); and Havoc and Bright Lights
Alanis Morissette Trivia
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Alanis Morissette Concert Experience
As one of the most defining voices that soaked
the airwaves of the 90s, Alanis Morissette has offered audiences healthy doses of introspective lyrics that every fan can
relate to. Today, people of every age and every background still rush to experience the music of this gifted singer and songwriter
live.Just as her songs instantly perk up a crowd when played on the jukebox, Alanis Morissette holds the power to energize
an audience with a live performance. Still actively touring today, playing a variety of gigs, Morissette is one to check out
to sing along with tunes like "Hand in My Pocket," "Hands Clean," "Thank U" and more. Don't wait, and grab your Alanis Morissette