Singers Tori Kelly and Alanis Morissette Cancel Manila Shows due to COVID-19

Isn’t it ironic, don’t you think?

Photo from Tori Kelly’s Instagram and Alanis Morisette’s Instagram, respectively

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Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many events have been canceled, like the cherry blossom viewing festival in Japan, or the Gaming Expo E3. And while some concerts were postponed, such as the one by Avril Lavigne, American singer-songwriter Tori Kelly decided to cancel hers altogether.

That’s right— all the remaining dates of Tori Kelly’s “Inspired by True Events” tour will not be pushing through. This includes her April concert here in Manila at the New Frontier Theater, which is managed by MMI Live.

“I’m really bummed and this is the last thing I wanted to do, but it’s necessary,” the two-time Grammy winner writes in her Instagram post. “Please stay safe & look out for one another during these times & I’ll hopefully see you soon.”

Tori Kelly debuted album “Unbreakable Smile” was released in 2015. Her song “Nobody Love” became her first appearance in the US Billboard Hot 100. She was known for her role as a shy teenage elephant named Meena in the 2016 movie Sing.

Alanis Morissette’s Concert

However, there’s some good news. Canadian music artist Alanis Morissette, who was supposed to hold a two-night concert at Smart Araneta Coliseum, clarified in a Facebook post that she was just postponing her concerts.

In a Facebook statement, Alanis said that “the safety and health of everyone comes first. Unfortunately, the upcoming shows in Japan, Manila, Australia, and New Zealand are being rescheduled for later dates.” With the exemption of concertgoers from Bluesfest in Byron Bay, she told fans who have already purchased tickets to hold onto them and wait for further announcements.

Alanis last performed in Manila in 1996, and is known for the song “Iconic”. The two-night concert was supposed to be part of the 25th anniversary of “Jagged Little Pill”, a defining album from the 1990s.

“Take care of yourself, each other,” she added. “I love you.”


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