Alanis Morissette to tour after releasing new album

Canadian rocker Alanis Morissette has released the single, Reasons I Drink, from her upcoming album.
Canadian rocker Alanis Morissette has released the single, Reasons I Drink, from her upcoming album.PHOTO: ALANIS/INSTAGRAM

NEW YORK • A long wait is over for fans. On Monday, Alanis Morissette, a feminist rocker whose hits in the 1990s voiced the angst of a generation, released new music from her upcoming album - her first in eight years.

She doubled the happiness factor by announcing a tour next year.

The 31-stop tour will launch in June to mark the 25th anniversary of her seminal album, Jagged Little Pill.

The Canadian rocker will be joined by her alternative-rock contemporaries Liz Phair and Garbage.

Morissette, 45, offered fans a tease of her ninth studio album, Such Pretty Forks In The Road, due out on May 1, releasing a lead single called Reasons I Drink.

Jagged Little Pill was met with critical and commercial fanfare. On smash songs including Ironic, Hand In My Pocket and You Oughta Know, Morissette sang of the moody contradictions and frustrations of the era's youth.

The 1995 album is also the basis of a Broadway musical, which is set to open in New York tomorrow.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 04, 2019, with the headline 'Alanis Morissette to tour after releasing new album'. Print Edition | Subscribe