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Olivia Rodrigo Covers Avril Lavigne & Veruca Salt During 'SOUR' Tour

Now that she's got three Grammys and two #1 singles to her name, Olivia Rodrigo has kicked off her headlining world tour.

Rodrigo's tour started on April 5 in Portland, Oregon. After that sold-out show, she performed last night (April 6), in Seattle, Washington. On her tour, Rodrigo is performing all 11 tracks on her hit debut album SOUR. Her setlist also contains two covers: Avril Lavigne‘s “Complicated” and Veruca Salt‘s “Seether.”

According to Rolling Stone, “Complicated” was the fourth song in the Portland show and came right after Rodrigo’s mega hit “drivers license.” It’s a fitting follow-up to a ballad themed around driving when you consider Lavigne’s iconic lyric, “I like you the way you are, when we’re driving in your car.” Plus, Rodrigo's drawn a plethora of modern comparisons to Lavigne. Even more, the Canadian pop-punk diva presented Rodrigo with the Female Artist of the Year award at the 2022 iHeartRadio Music Awards.

After a few more SOUR tracks, Rodrigo strutted up and down the stage for her rendition of Veruca Salt’s “Seether.” She reportedly thanked her mom for introducing her to the 90s alt-rock band.

The rockers were excited to find out that she covered their hit song. “We’ve been belting out #brutal and #good4u in the car nonstop for the past year,” the group tweeted on Monday, along with a clip of the performance. “This made our day, @oliviarodrigo.”

Lavigne also responded when she saw Rodrigo's cover, retweeting a video of it and captioning it with orange and black heart emojis.

Rodrigo has 38 more stops to go on her world tour. Tonight she'll be performing in Vancouver, Canada. She and her opening acts - Gracie Abrams, Holly Humberstone, and Baby Queen - will perform all across North America and Europe

Watch Rodrigo's covers of "Complicated" and "Seether" below.

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Article Image: Close-up of Olivia Rodrigo during the 2021 Variety Hitmakers Brunch. (Jean_Nelson via DepositPhotos.)

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