Filipino-American pop sensation Olivia Rodrigo revealed her “plans” to bring her concert tour to the Philippines in the future.
The Grammy-winning singer recently graced the cover of American pop culture magazine Rolling Stones’ October 2023 issue.
Rolling Stone shared some of the outtakes of their interview with Olivia from the cover story, which included Olivia expressing her intention to hold a tour in the country.
“People there are so welcoming and hospitable and awesome. Filipino people ride for other Filipino people,” she described the Filipino community.
Yes, @oliviarodrigo wants to tour the Philippines.— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) September 20, 2023
"People there are so welcoming and hospitable and awesome. Filipino people ride for other Filipino people," she tells Rolling Stone.
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Olivia recently announced her 57-date GUTS world tour last Sept. 13. Her tour will go over the US, Canada, and Europe and unfortunately, did not include any Asian leg.
Additional highlights from the interview included the “Vampire” singer’s fear of birds, her fondness for the musical romance movie “La La Land,” her penchant for baking pastries, and her admiration for Paul Dano and Zoe Kazan as the perfect celebrity pair.
The Disney alum has opened up about her Filipino roots in the past. Her father comes from Filipino descent, while her great-grandfather immigrated from the Philippines to the United States as a teenager.
“My dad grew up in a house where they were always making Filipino food, his grandpa always spoke Tagalog. All of those traditions have trickled down to our generation. Every Thanksgiving, we have lumpia, and things like that,” Olivia said in an interview with the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) back in 2018.
At that time, the singer had already voiced her desire to visit the Philippines, expressing her wish to meet her extended family members whom she had never met before, “That’s on my bucket list, definitely… It’s so important to know your culture.”
Olivia gained recognition in 2020 for her hit “heartbreak anthem” driver’s license. She recently launched her second studio album titled, GUTS, last Sept. 8.