It isn’t ironic: Alanis Morissette adds second night to Manila concert

“I’m broke, but I’m happy. I’m poor, but I’m kind.” Morissette’s lyrics captured the zeitgeist of the 1990s filled with angst-ridden young adults.

Ovation Productions, the concert promotions company that’s bringing in Morissette, announced today, April 11, that it is adding a second night to her concert since Aug. 1 quickly sold out. Morissette will now perform on Aug 1 and 2 at the MOA Arena.

The Canadian-American singer’s concert was originally slated for April 2020 but was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. It was moved to December 2021 and then November 2022, which were also cancelled. So what happens to the tickets for the previously announced concerts? Can they still be used? In an interview with Mantle magazine, Ovation Productions president and CEO Renen de Guia said, “Quite a few held on to their tickets despite previous announcements made that the show had been canceled. These ticket holders may still exchange their old tickets for the new tickets provided they pay the price difference. This special arrangement with SM Tickets will only be for a limited period, from April 17  to 23.”

German Rolling Stone magazine with Alanis Morissette on the cover

Tickets for Morissette’s August concert range from P2,750 to 14,750.

De Guia continues that the Alanis concert was confirmed to Ovation middle of 2019 for an April 2020 date. “When a lockdown was announced in March 2020, we reset the dates to December 2021, presuming that the lockdown would have been over by then. After all, it would have been more than a year already. When December was nearing and things were still not looking good, we postponed again to November 2022, only to be canceled later on. So it’s a great feeling being able to finally push through with the concert in 2023, which has now been extended for a second night as the first concert sold out quick.”

Morissette’s first concert in Manila was in 1996, just a year after she released “Jagged Little Pill,” which sold more than 33 million copies. The album was hailed by critics, won Album of the Year in the Grammys, and shot Morisette to fame. Unlike her first two dance-pop albums released in Canada, “Jagged” was an alternative-rock album with influences from grunge.

De Guia said the 2020 concert would have been the 25th anniversary of “Jagged Little Pill.” “As this is the 28th year anniversary, one can imagine that fans can expect mostly hits from the album plus other select songs from her other albums.”

Morissette performs in Manila

Morissette performs in Manila on Aug. 1 and 2 at the MOA Arena.

Songs in the album include You Oughta Know, Hand in My Pocket and Head Over Feet among other hits. Her emotive singing captured the discontent of the 1990s with music marking a huge departure from the ‘80s, the Discman becoming widely used and digital devices were beginning to emerge.   

Morissette won seven Grammys out of 14 nominations. She’s been cited as being an influence to later female singers like Katy Perry and Kelly Clarkson. The latter said the album made her “a better writer” and “a better singer.”

Tickets are on sale at and all SM Tickets outlets. For updates and inquiries, visit Ovation Productions website

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