August 11, 2022

All through her “Bitter World Tour,” pop phenom Olivia Rodrigo has paid homage to the ladies who got here earlier than her by each protecting their songs and talking up about points like abortion rights. Throughout her live performance on Tuesday evening in Los Angeles, the younger famous person did each. Along with recruiting Alanis Morissette for a canopy of “You Oughta Know,” Rodrigo advocated for stricter gun management within the wake of the most recent college taking pictures in Uvalde, Texas.

Rodrigo instructed the gang at Greek Theatre that she was “devastated” by the mass taking pictures at Robb Elementary College that left 19 youngsters and two academics lifeless. “We must always by no means have to fret about our security or our lives in locations which might be devoted to our studying and rising,” she mentioned. “And I’m so heartbroken that that is the fact that we’re dwelling in — and we want stricter gun management legal guidelines in America.”

Watch her speech beneath.

This isn’t the primary time Rodrigo has spoken up throughout one in all her live shows. Again in Might, the singer mentioned she was “heartbroken” over the US Supreme Court docket’s potential choice to overturn Roe v. Wade. “Our our bodies ought to by no means be within the arms of politicians,” she acknowledged. “I hope we will elevate our voices to guard our proper, to have a protected abortion, which is a proper that so many individuals earlier than us have labored so laborious to get.”

In the meantime, Rodrigo and Morissette really share a historical past collectively, having interviewed one another for Rolling Stone final yr. Based mostly on their efficiency, it looks like they fashioned a powerful bond within the course of. Watch the footage beneath.

Rodrigo is winding down the North American leg of her world tour, throughout which she’s additionally lined classics by Veruca Salt and Avril Lavigne, No Doubt’s “Only a Woman,” and even carried out “Difficult” with Lavigne. Seize your seats now through Ticketmaster.

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