Olivia Rodrigo is putting her adolescent angst on the road.
The singer of “Drivers License” has launched her “Sour” tour in support of her first album of the same name.
Rodrigo, 18, will begin his tour in April in San Francisco and conclude in July in London.
Meanwhile, the Recording Academy has disqualified Taylor Swift, Jack Antonoff, and Annie Clark (aka St. Vincent) from consideration as composers on Rodrigo’s “Sour,” which was nominated for album of the year at the Grammys.
According to the New York Times, the trio was nominated as composers for the album when parallels between Rodrigo’s “Deja Vu” and Swift’s 2019 “Cruel Summer” were discovered.
However, the Grammys do not accept “interpolations,” which are when musical bits are generated rather than taken from the original.
“We got the right credits from the label last week that identify Annie Clark, Jack Antonoff, and Taylor Swift as songwriters of an interpolation on the single, ‘Deja Vu,'” the academy stated in a statement. “According to current Grammy standards, Clark, Antonoff, and Swift are not nominees in the album of the year category for ‘Sour,’ as authors of an interpolated track.”
Swift’s album “Evermore” is still nominated for album of the year.
Olivia Rodrigo’s tour is officially underway. On Monday, the singer announced her first international tour in support of her first album, Sour.
“SOUR TOUR IS FINALLY HAPPENING!!!,” Olivia revealed on Instagram, along with a list of all the dates she’s confirmed so far. She also revealed that she would be touring alongside three “angels” – Gracie Abrams, Holly Humberstone, and Baby Queen — on various dates.
The journey’s North American leg begins on April 2, 2022, in San Francisco. The Grammy nominee intends to visit the most populous cities in the United States and Canada, with stops planned in New York City, Las Vegas, Houston, Detroit, and Toronto, among others, before concluding on May 25, 2022 in Los Angeles.
Olivia will next go across the Atlantic, with her first European appearance scheduled for June 11 in Hamburg, Germany. The Sour tour will come to an end on July 7, 2022 in London, England. It is uncertain whether further dates will be announced at this time, so stay tuned.
The Sour tour tickets go on sale on Friday, December 10, and Olivia wants to make sure they end up in the hands of fans. She’s partnered with Ticketmaster, and anyone who sign up for a Verified Fan account by Tuesday, December 7, at 11:59 p.m. The North American dates will be first available to PT.
The tour announcement comes just days after Olivia’s former, Joshua Bassett, who many assume was the topic of the SOUR album, spoke up about their relationship in a candid interview with GQ. Despite his repeated attempts, the actor said Olivia, quote, “hasn’t talked to me since ‘Drivers License’ came out.”
Olivia has yet to respond publicly to the interview.