Canadian singer Alanis Morissette during concert performance at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre in 1999. Picture: News Corp AustraliaSource:News Limited
Canadian singer Alanis Morissette during concert performance at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre in 1999. Picture: News Corp AustraliaSource:News Limited

YOU OUGHTA KNOW: Alanis Morissette to tour Australia

SHE was one of the defining voices of the '90s but is now almost unrecognisable more than 20 years after releasing one of the biggest selling albums of all time.

Alanis Morissette has been enjoying life as a blonde this year as she returns to the concert stage for rare shows in the US this year and Australia next January.

The 43-year-old singer whoseJagged Little Pill album has sold more than 33 million copies since it exploded on the airwaves in 1995 will perform two shows only here.

Alanis Morissette is returning to Australia as a blonde. Picture: SuppliedSource:Supplied
Alanis Morissette is returning to Australia as a blonde. Picture: SuppliedSource:Supplied

Canadian singer Alanis Morissette during concert performance at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre in 1999. Picture: News Corp Australia

The greatest hits sets performed with an acoustic trio will be at the Palais Theatre in Melbourne on January 23 and ICC Sydney Theatre on January 24.

They will be her first concerts here since 1999.

Morissette became one of the biggest female artists in history with her third record, dominating the charts for months courtesy of the controversial single You Oughta Know and its successors All I Really Want, Hand In My Pocket and Ironic.

Alanis Morissette is returning to Australia as a blonde. Picture: Supplied
Alanis Morissette is returning to Australia as a blonde. Picture: Supplied

Since then she has released five records and featured in several film roles including famously playing God in the controversial Kevin Smith comedy Dogma. She also had a recurring role in the hit series Weeds.

Her other hits in the intervening years include Thank U, Hands Clean and Everything.

Morissette has devoted recent years to wellness endeavours, including her Conversation With Alanis Morissette podcast, and bringing up her six-year-old son Ever and baby daughter Onyx, born last year.

She was back in the public eye throughout 2015 as she celebrated the 20th anniversary of Jagged Little Pill.

After a handful of concerts in North America this year, her only other shows at this stage will be the Australian concerts.
Tickets go on sale on Monday.

News Corp Australia


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