Alanis Morissette Drops New Album, Schedules Fall Tour
Alanis Morissette has announced her first album in four years will be released later this year, and she will hit the road for a North American tour to support the new music.
Havoc and Bright Lights will drop August 28, and will be her first record released outside of Warner Music Group. The album will be released on Collective Sounds, a label formed last year by former Warner Bros. executive Tom “Grover” Biery. The label also manages Morissette, and is distributed by Sony’s RED distribution.
“This record, as always, is a snapshot of what I currently obsess about, care about, and what strikes me at 4 in the morning in my most introspective moments,” said Morissette in a statement. “It is my emotional, psychological, social and philosophical commentary through song.”
The singer-songwriter will kick off what she has dubbed the “Guardian Angel Tour 2012” on August 25 with a show in Montclair, N.J. The tour is named after her current single, “Guardian,” and will also feature many classic songs from her nearly two-decade career. The tour is scheduled to run through November 1, when Morissette will perform in Phoenix, and she will also visit Las Vegas, Seattle, Denver, Chicago, Toronto, Boston, Atlanta and Nashville, among others.
“The songs from the last 17 years are blending together like great friends,” she said in a release announcing the tour. “Thankfully there is a timelessness in their content and passion, for me! The show covers the gamut of every chord choice and every emotion I have ever felt. I am spent afterwards, happily so. I am thrilled to be able to play and tour with my family, blending my personal and artistic fulfillment into one sweaty, feisty, expressed, communal traveling circus. I look forward to connecting with everyone face to face, as well as through the many social networks of this exciting new climate.”
In other Morissette news, she has been rumored that she is in talks to become one of the newest judges on “American Idol,” though this has yet to be confirmed.