Sept. 25th, 2008
US/Canada Fall Tour 2008: 09/26 New York, NY
Were you there? Again, Alanis took back "Thank you" in the setlist.
Sept. 26th, 2008 From
Seven-time Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Alanis Morissette will give a special performance via
satellite from Montreal as part of NHL Face-Off Rocks™, the NHL’s opening day viewing party and concert
spectacular at Fox Theatre in Detroit on Thursday, Oct. 9.
Fans at Fox Theatre will enjoy the Red Wings game broadcast, including the championship
banner-raising ceremony, an in-person performance from Def Leppard and Morissette’s performance
via satellite. A deejay will entertain the audience throughout the event.
Sept. 25th, 2008 Watch Alanis performing her new single, "Not As We",
on the CBS The Early Show, taped and aired this morning.
You can also see a snippet of the new video shot few weeks ago. My friend Chiara was there and got the chance to meet her as she went away. Indeed,
Alanis stopped a bit with fans after taping the performance and interview, signing stuff (including our pic!).
Chiara sei un mito!
This picture was taken on November 6th, 2005 when Alanis came in Italy to promote "The Collection". We had the chance to meet her
at Rai2 studios, after she taped her playback performance of "Crazy" at "Quelli che.. il calcio" tv show.
Click on pic to see it bigger.
Sept. 25th, 2008
US/Canada Fall Tour 2008: 09/24 Wallingford, CT
Were you there? Again, Alanis did not end the concert with "Thank you".
Sept. 24th, 2008
Could this be "Not As We" album cover? Click on pic to see it bigger.
Sept. 24th, 2008
As already announced, Alanis will be performing her new single, "Not As We",
on the CBS The Early Show
on Thursday, Sept. 25.
If you live in the New York City area, please join us at the CBS Early Show Studios on Thursday, Sept. 25th,
located at 767 5th Avenue at 59th Street in NYC for a chance to see Alanis perform. A few lucky fans might be invited
inside the studio to view the performance. Please arrive around 7:30AM to be a part of the show's 8AM opening outside
on the plaza.
Sept. 24th, 2008
US/Canada Fall Tour 2008: 09/23 Baltimore, MD
Were you there? The night was peculiar: first, it was Victor (Indrizzo) birthday. They sang "Happy Birthday" to him and
brought a cake too! Second, Alanis did not end the concert with "Thank you", maybe because of a cold. Get well, sweetie.
Diamond Back Online
"The album reflected some serious disassemblings in my personal life, and it's sort of far reaching. It reaches into my professional life. It's like a breaking or a broken moment captured and then, I like to think, a phoenix rising."
"So now that I know that when I surrender there's a bottom and I can bounce back up, I realize the only thing that [is bottomless] is joy, so that's a pretty big revelation for me. That's the snapshot of this record."
"As a woman, I had shame around being powerful. I had shame around being a warrior.
I had shame around being angry. I had shame around being vulnerable and devastated and ugly and rejected and all
these seemingly shameful things. There's this no-holds-barred approach when I write a poem or, frankly, even when I write
an e-mail sometimes."
"I feel like I'll be writing until I'm dead. I'm not sure who will be listening to it, but it really isn't something I can control."
"I write these songs for myself. I don't write them for other people. I can appreciate that some
people say, 'Hey, that's me.' And whether they're accurate or not
for whatever reason, people recognize themselves in my songs, and that says something right there."
Metro / Boston
“If I’m going to be one-dimensionalized, it’s an honor to be considered angry. Anger has been swept under the carpet so much with regards to women. It’s flattering.
The best news of all for me was that there is a bottom. ... I can bounce back up. I realized the only thing that’s bottomless is joy.”
"I think there's the same menu of emotions available to me. I am less afraid of them now, whether it's
anger or fear or pain or joy or exaltation. They bowl me over a lot less, and I'm a little less reactive with them, in that I know how to channel them. In the past,
they would either explode or I would implode, which I think the latter is actually even sometimes more harmful, certainly to the physical self."
"I had not stopped for any length of time, in the way that I did over the last 2.5 or so years.
So I basically was tending to my personal life, just wanting to kind of shake my tree, so to speak.
I was traveling a lot, I went to Fiji, spent some time in Big Sur, I went to the Maldives, did a little bit of charity work
here and there, gutted my house and refurbished the whole thing from the ground up. And just basically lived the life that
I would then later comment on in my songs."
"'Moratorium' was probably the most empowering moment for me in the record, both because the sonic landscape was just so
exciting, technologically speaking, and also just the sentiment that was expressed in it was one of really committing to
myself, first and foremost, beyond anything else, in a way that I have not done before, to be honest."
She also said "Flavors of Entanglement" became a different sort of musical and sonic project for her producer Guy Sigworth,
whose resume includes work with Bjork and Imogen Heap.
"He is a mad scientist genius, I think," Morissette said. "He is a technological servant, in my perception. So it differed in comparison to the other records for me, in that I didn't really do anything on producing side of things, where before I'd produce my own records and dipped my toe in that role. And it wound up not being a role that I enjoyed so much."
Sept. 17th, 2008 Alexi Murdoch has been invited by his friend Alanis Morissette to open her U.S. and Canadian Fall tour.
All shows will be an intimate solo acoustic performance by Alexi.
Click here to view the schedule below for a date near you.
Sept. 17th, 2008
Updates from the official site
Enter the Ticket Lottery: Alanis.com is giving away a
pair of tickets to selected shows for her 2008 North American tour! To enter the lottery, simply select the show
you wish to attend and click on the "ENTER LOTTERY" button for that show. You may only enter the lottery for any
particular show one time; PLEASE only enter if you are capable of attending the show. Winners will be notified via
email (so please be sure to provide your correct email address) 2-3 days prior to each show.
There will be an Store Performance and Signing in Boston 9/20.
If you are in the Boston area, please come by the new Newbury Comics location at Faneuil Hall this Saturday,
September 20th at 5pm for a very special performance and autograph signing with Alanis.
"Not As We" isn't directly about Alanis and Ryan (Reynolds) split, but about the moving on process and how other people can be helpful during difficult times.
Alanis told KBS Radio (Canada) why she wanted to write that kind of song:
"I really wanted to focus on the recovery aspect of things and showing how important having support is -- whether it's in the form of a therapist, a friend or people hugging us, touching in non-sexual ways.
You know, having your head petted. I think we live in a culture where people are scared of hugging each other and holding hands. For me, it's all about the comforts."