Alanis Morissette plans fall U.S. tour
By Gary Graff
DETROIT (Billboard) - With her new album, "Flavors of Entanglement," due out June 10, Alanis Morissette is planning an intense spate of road work that will include headlining dates in North America this fall.
"I would believe a North American tour would start mid-September," the Canadian singer-songwriter said during a teleconference with reporters on Thursday (May 8). "We'll be going back and forth from Europe to America probably three times throughout the summer, doing our own shows and probably some festivals as well."
Promotional dates are being scheduled for the Maverick/Reprise release, and Morissette starts her tour proper on May 31 at the Rock in Rio festival in Lisbon, Portugal. Her European run also includes festival shows in the Netherlands, Switzerland, Norway, Italy, Spain, Romania, Turkey, France, Belgium, Hungary and the U.K. No specific North American shows have been announced yet.
Morissette said she and her band would be starting rehearsals Friday (May 9) to break in two new members as well as the "Flavors of Entanglement" material.
"I do know we'll be playing quite a bit of the songs from this new record and songs from the last 13 years," she said. "And any time there are new bandmates that are integrated into the band, it infuses and it imbues the songs ... with a new energy, so that's exciting."
Also upcoming for Morissette is her first lead role in a film. "Radio Free Albemuth" is an adaptation of the 1976 Phillip K. Dick novel in which her character, Sylvia, believes she's receiving messages from a satellite ordering her "to infiltrate the music industry ... and have a band record a song that has subliminal messages to overthrow the government. When I heard that story, my curiosity was piqued."
No release date has yet been set for the feature. Morissette is "very proud" of the footage she has seen so far but said that playing the lead was "terrifying. ... That's important for me, to do things I'm terrified of."
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