Avril Lavigne and Veruca Salt Approve of Olivia Rodrigo Covering Their Songs

The teen starlet has included renditions of "Complicated" and "Seether" on her tour setlist

BY Megan LaPierrePublished Apr 7, 2022

Newly minted three-time Grammy winner and licensed driver Olivia Rodrigo has recently (finally) embarked on her first-ever tour — and people are already obsessed with the two covers she's included in the setlist, including their original artists.

Amidst the hits from her acclaimed debut — and one of Exclaim!'s 50 Best Albums of 2021 — SOUR, the pop star has been performing renditions of Avril Lavigne's 2002 breakthrough "Complicated" and 1994 alt-rocker "Seether" by Veruca Salt — a song Rodrigo says that she was introduced to by her mom.

The band themselves posted a photo of the SOUR Tour setlist to their Instagram, writing that they've been "belting out 'brutal' and 'good 4 u' in [their] cars nonstop." "This made our day!" they added, "See you in L.A. and Chicago."

Lavigne also shared her stamp of approval, retweeting a clip of Rodrigo putting her live spin on the Let Go classic.

You can check out videos of ORod's "Seether" and "Complicated" covers below. She'll perform at Vancouver's Doug Mitchell Sports Centre tonight, and do back-to-back nights at Toronto's Massey Hall on April 29 and 30.

The Motherfucking Princess and voice of a generation previously praised Rodrigo for "the return of rock 'n' roll on the charts."

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