Alanis Morissette performs at the 2015 MusiCares Person Of The Year Gala
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Alanis Morissette To Celebrate 25-Year Anniversary Of 'Jagged Little Pill' With 2020 Tour
Alanis Morissette, the seven-time GRAMMY-winning singer-songwriter, producer and artist, is gearing up for a busy 2020 with an upcoming North American tour in celebration of the 25-year anniversary of her seminal 1995 album, Jagged Little Pill. Produced by Live Nation, the 31-date North American trek, running next June through July, will feature support from GRAMMY nominees Garbage and Liz Phair.
Along with the tour announcement, Morissette has released a brand-new song, “Reasons I Drink," out today on Epiphany Music. Co-written by Morissette and Michael Farrell and produced by Alex Hope, the track will be featured on her forthcoming album, Such Pretty Forks In The Road, which is confirmed for release in May 2020. The album, her ninth full-length release overall, is her first original album since her 2012 project, Havoc And Bright Lights.
Ahead of the tour's launch, Morissette will debut a Broadway musical inspired by and named after Jagged Little Pill this month (Thursday, Dec. 5) at the Broadhurst Theatre in New York City. The musical explores the themes and lyrics of its namesake album. "Jagged Little Pill," featuring lyrics and music by Morissette and six-time GRAMMY winner Glen Ballard and an original story by Academy Award-winning writer Diablo Cody, is directed by Tony winner Diane Paulu.
Largely considered her breakthrough release, Jagged Little Pill is Morissette's third studio album, but her international debut, as her first two projects—Alanis (1991) and Now Is The Time (1992)—were only released in her native Canada. One of the best-selling albums of all time, Jagged Little Pill dominated the 1995 GRAMMYs, taking home four awards, including Album Of The Year, and an additional Song Of The Year nomination for album track, "You Oughta Know." (She was also nominated for Best New Artist that same year.) The breakout album track "Ironic" would go on to be nominated for Record Of The Year and Best Music Video, Short Form at the 1996 GRAMMYs, while "Jagged Little Pill, Live," a video chronicling Morissette's 1995-1996 world tour in support of the album, won the Best Long Form Music Video award at the 1997 GRAMMYs.