Cross your fingers Filo Livies because Olivia Rodrigo hinted she will be visiting the Philippines soon.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the singer-songwriter had a chance to discuss her upcoming second concert tour in support of her new studio album, Guts. It will begin on Feb 23, 2024 and will conclude on Aug. 17, comprising 77 shows across North America and Europe.
While the Philippines is not included in the official tour dates, Olivia did mention the country as she gushed about her excitement for her world tour.
"I’m so stoked. I think it’s going to be so much fun to play those kinds of rock songs in an arena too. I’m so excited to feel that energy. I’m so excited to go places that I haven’t been before. I’m really excited to go to the Philippines—I’ve never been—so that’s going to be fun," the Filipino-American artist said.
"And I love my band. I have an all-girl band, and they’re so wonderful and such great musicians. It’s going to be fun," she added.
The media outlet also asked if being biracial was something that made her conscious growing up. Olivia said that it wasn't the case for her until she entered the music industry.
"The schools that I grew up going to were always very diverse, and I had a lot of Filipino friends growing up," she said. "It wasn’t until I sort of started making music and being more front-facing that girls would be like, 'Oh, wow, it’s so nice to see Asian representation in music!' And I was like, 'Oh, yeah, that’s cool. Yeah, I’m that.'"
Olivia released Guts in early September this year and is a reflection of the process of maturity she experienced toward the end of her teenage years. For the songs, the singer took inspiration from alternative and pop-rock styles.
"I wanted to do something more rock. I’d always loved rock music like we were talking about before, but I never quite knew how it fit into my voice and my style and my style of songwriting," Olivia said.
"I think I just wanted to expand upon it more on this record, and it was so much fun. I am really excited to play all those songs live. They feel very much like me," she continued.
The album garnered rave reviews from critics and was enough to earn Olivia six nominations at the prestigious 66th Grammy Awards, including Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Pop Solo Performance, Best Pop Vocal Album, and Best Rock Song.
When asked about what she's most excited about the Grammys, which will be held on Feb. 4 next year, Olivia said, "I get butterflies in my stomach even just answering this question. It’s a very nerve-wracking night. I just think it’s so fun to get to see all the songs that get performed."
She went on, "It’s just like you get to see some of the greatest artists perform some of the greatest songs, and it’s just an honor to be in the audience and witness all of that."
Olivia first rose to prominence as an actress on the Disney television programs Bizaardvark and High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.