The ‘Good 4 U’ singer was playing in the city as part of the UK and Ireland leg of her Sour tour, which began late last month.
Following the 13-track concert, Rodrigo and her band made a visit to Bunny Jackson’s on the nearby Jack Rosenthal Street for a tiny impromptu performance. The star is said to have then asked if she could sing a song between two previously scheduled sets at the venue.
Footage has since emerged of Rodrigo treating those in attendance to a cover of Natalie Imbruglia’s 1997 hit single ‘Torn’.
Sharing one brief clip, drummer Oliver James wrote: “Why yes Olivia Rodrigo, of course you can turn up at Bunny Jacksons on a bloody Sunday evening and play a song for a laugh before our 3rd set.”
In a later tweet, James described the experience as “wild”, explaining: “They just showed up after playing the arena and her TM [tour manager] asked to jump on between our sets! They were all very lovely.”
He added that Rodrigo and co. then “requested My Own Worst Enemy. Of course we obliged. Absolutely bloody mental.”
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Rodrigo’s current tour is set to resume in Birmingham this evening (July 4) ahead of a two-night billing at London’s Eventim Apollo (July 6, 7). Support on her UK/Ireland run of gigs comes from Baby Queen.
Meanwhile, Olivia Rodrigo criticised the US Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade during her set at Glastonbury 2022 last month. She brought out special guest Lily Allen to perform the latter’s 2009 song ‘Fuck You’, which she dedicated to the Supreme Court over the controversial move.
“I’m devastated and terrified, and so many women and girls are going to die because of this,” Rodrigo told the audience. “I wanted to dedicate this next song to the five members of the Supreme Court who showed us at the end of the day they truly don’t give a shit about freedom.”