It was a jagged little pill for female rocker fans to swallow, but Monday brought the news that the tour of three pioneering alt-rock acts of the ’90s — Alanis Morissette, Garbage and Liz Phair — is canceled, including a stop at Tampa’s MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre on June 17.
In an email to fans and ticket holders, Morissette said the tour has been rescheduled to the summer of 2021 “out of an abundance of caution."
“Please hold on to your tickets as they will be honored for the new dates which we hope to announce very soon,” the email said.
The tour seemed like a female-fronted nostalgia-fest, a harder-edged Lilith Fair reboot. Who wouldn’t want to come out on a hot summer night to hear Morissette sing You Oughta Know and Ironic, Garbage play Stupid Girl and Only Happy When It Rains, and Phair snarl through Supernova and Why Can’t I?
In the email, Morissette said that with “so much going on inside and outside,” the fans should take this time to “take care of yourselves and each other. Thank you for understanding. Can’t wait to see you when it is safe for us all to gather. Hand on all hearts til then!”
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