Alanis Morissette & Garbage –PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ – Thursday, 7/21/2022
Review & Photos by Lori Schneider (IG: @LoriSchneiderPhotography)
The North American leg of Alanis Morissette’s 25th anniversary tour for 1995’s Jagged Little Pill came to the PNC Bank Arts Center on the hottest night of July. Literally. The temperature for the day hit a high of 100+ degrees! But that didn’t stop the crowd from gathering and packing the venue to hear Alanis and her opening band Garbage.
Formed in Madison, Wisconsin in 1993, Garbage is an American rock, alternative rock, post-grunge band fronted by Scottish singer Shirley Manson and includes musicians Duke Erikson (guitar, bass, keyboards), Steve Marker (guitar, keyboards) and Butch Vig (drums, production) which have all been together since the band’s inception. Their 60-minute setlist included successful singles “Stupid Girl” and “Only Happy When It Rains” from their 1995 debut album.
With over 60 million records sold, 7x Grammy Award winner and 17x Platinum recording artist Alanis Morissette and her band took the stage and immediately had everyone on their feet singing along to opener “All I Really Want”. “Hand in My Pocket” and “Right Through You” followed with many more hits from the Jagged Little Pill album. The 19-song setlist concluded with “Ironic” to cap off the night. From start to finish, everyone was up on their feet and singing along (myself included). It’s funny how I remembered all the lyrics to songs I haven’t heard in many years. Such a great night of music!