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Alanis Morissette postpones 'Jagged Little Pill' tour without giving refunds, furious fans demand money back

Given the uncertain times, fans are upset that Morissette is insisting on using the old tickets for the tour next year instead of refunding their money
Alanis Morissette (Getty Images)
Alanis Morissette (Getty Images)

Alanis Morissette has announced the postponement of her North American tour. Originally set for early June, the 25th-anniversary tour of 'Jagged Little Pill' has now been pushed to summer 2021 due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Liz Phair and Garbage, who supported the 'You Oughta Know' singer on her 1998 'Junkie Tour', were also slated to tour with Morissette this year.

Morissette spoke about the postponement on Twitter. "Hi everyone," she wrote. "My North American tour scheduled to begin in a few weeks is being rescheduled to Summer 2021 out of an abundance of caution." She added, "Please hold on to your tickets as they will be honored for the new dates which we hope to announce very soon."

Morrisette concluded her message on a personal note, saying, "So much going on inside and outside... 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. Hands on all hearts til then! I miss you. Stay safe and see you soon."

While some fans were supportive and understanding of her decision, many were angered that there was no option to claim refund. "The honourable thing to do would be to cancel and allow all your fans (“the little people”) to recover some badly needed money. Trust me, we need it more than you do. But you do you. I won’t be supporting you in any way, ever again," wrote one follower while adding "#greedy".

One fan said it is "a bad look during an uncertain time" while another said, "Not offering people refunds if they want it is indefensibly s****y. People are out of work and a lot of people could probably use a couple hundred bucks back instead of giving alanis morisette an interest free loan for a year (sic)." 

The responses were certainly mixed, but some fans who also needed the refunds weren't as hard on Morrisette as some others.

"Please consider cancelling. Many fans (including myself) are unable to receive a refund because of postponement vs. cancellation. I would much rather repurchase in the future than mourn another $300 until this TBD date during a pandemic," said a fan. Another wrote, "Tbh, I'm one of those people affected by the pandemic and really I need that money back.. @Ticketmaster I can't say what I'll be doing next year or if I'll even be available... Some fans demand a refund. Sorry girl... Smh..."

Alanis Morissette was going to release her new album 'Such Pretty Forks in the Road' on May 1, but it has also been put on hold. Her 'Jagged Little Pill' Broadway show was also put on hold as Broadway theaters closed due to the pandemic.