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Alanis Morissette: on her way to NZ
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Alanis Morissette: on her way to NZ

Alanis Morissette, the Canadian musician behind 90s classics Ironic and You Oughta Know, will tour New Zealand for the first time in 20 years.

The artist was announced as part of the Summer Concert Tour, a three date regional music festival planned for January.

Morissette's last New Zealand performance turned somewhat chaotic as the pop-star put on a free concert in Auckland. The Evening Post reported soaring temperatures became too much for some fans, who had packed into Aotea Square for the November show. Hoses were eventually brought in to douse the 15,000 strong crowd.

Alanis Morissette performs in 1998 during her Auckland show.
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Alanis Morissette performs in 1998 during her Auckland show.

All going well, the sun would also feature as part of Morissette's forthcoming tour. She was due to perform three shows at an amphitheatre, winery and an outdoor arena in January.

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Main centres had so far been left off the artist's touring schedule, with concerts planned in Taupo, Whitianga and Queenstown.

Fans were doused with water as the afternoon heat became unbearable for some during Alanis Morissette's November concert ...
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Fans were doused with water as the afternoon heat became unbearable for some during Alanis Morissette's November concert in 1998.

Morissette would be touring alongside George Thorogood & The Destroyers and former Men at Work star Colin Hay.

The Summer Concert Tour was promising "all their unmistakable hits".

When Morissette was last in New Zealand, the then 24-year-old pop-star had just released her fourth studio album, Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie. She had been riding on the successes of her 1995 album, Jagged Little Pill, from which many of her best known hits were released.

Thousands of fans pack Aotea Square in downtown Auckland, to listen to a free concert by Canadian singer Alanis Morissette.
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Thousands of fans pack Aotea Square in downtown Auckland, to listen to a free concert by Canadian singer Alanis Morissette.

Fast forward two decades and Jagged Little Pill has been made into a musical. The star last released a full album in 2012, and was instead spending more time on podcasting. The 43-year-old was releasing a monthly podcast, Conversation with Alanis Morissette.

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Morissette was also working on a Broadway musical adaptation of Jagged Little Pill, due ot be released in May.

Singer Alanis Morissette will perform three regional shows in January.
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Singer Alanis Morissette will perform three regional shows in January.

Tickets for any of the three dates were priced from $99 each. Children would also be given free entrance with adults. Tickets for the concerts would be on sale from 7am Thursday, via a pre-sale, Greenstone Entertainment CEO Amanda Calvert said.

TOUR DATES:
Gibbston Valley Winery, Queenstown, Saturday January 20.
Taupo Amphitheatre, Saturday January 27.
Whitianga Waterways Arena, Sunday January 28.

 - Stuff

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