Avril Lavigne Announces ‘Best Damn Tour’

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“I can’t wait to get back out on the road!” says Lavigne, “I have the most fun when I am performing for the fans. I think that energy comes through in my live show.”

Best Damn Thing, released in April 2007, is already certified platinum in the U.S and has sold over 4.5 million copies worldwide. Produced by Butch Walker (The Donnas, American Hi-Fi, Lavigne’s second album Under My Skin), Dr. Luke (Pink, Lady Sovereign), Rob Cavallo (Green Day, My Chemical Romance) and her husband Deryck Whibley, Best Damn Thing was made with fun in mind. This is evident from the first single, “Girlfriend,” which reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 200. Fans can expect to see the high-spirited energy of the record come to life through Lavigne’s stage show, which will feature dancers and a live band.

Having sold close to 30 million albums worldwide, Avril Lavigne is quickly paving her own path to rock ‘n’ roll royalty. She burst onto the music scene in 2002 with the critically acclaimed Let Go, which featured the smash singles “Sk8r Boi” and “Complicated.” Let Go earned Lavigne eight Grammy nominations and has sold more than 16 million copies worldwide. Her 2004 sophomore effort, Under My Skin, debuted at #1 on the Billboard charts, as did her much anticipated third album, Best Damn Thing. Lavigne is also making a name for herself in the acting world, with a recent role in the Richard Linklater-directed Fast Food Nation and voice work in the animated Over the Hedge. For more information visit http://www.avrillavigne.com/.

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                 "Best Damn Tour" North American Dates *

  5-Mar     Victoria         Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
  7-Mar     Vancouver        General Motors Place
  8-Mar     Kamloops         Interior Savings Centre
  9-Mar     Kelowna          Prospera Place
  11-Mar    Prince George    CN Centre
  12-Mar    Edmonton         Rexall Place
  13-Mar    Calgary          Pengrowth Saddledome
  15-Mar    Regina           Brandt Centre
  16-Mar    Saskatoon        Credit Union Centre
  18-Mar    Winnipeg         MTS Centre
  21-Mar    Chicago          Allstate Arena
  22-Mar    Detroit          Palace of Auburn Hills
  25-Mar    Pittsburgh       A.J. Palumbo Center
  26-Mar    Cleveland        Wolstein Center at Cleveland State University
  29-Mar    Buffalo          HSBC Arena
  3-Apr     Ottawa           Scotia Bank Place
  7-Apr     Toronto          Air Canada Centre
  9-Apr     London           John Labatt Centre
  12-Apr    Uncasville       Mohegan Sun Arena
  13-Apr    Manchester       Verizon Arena
  15-Apr    Fairfax          Patriot Center
  22-Apr    Biloxi           Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
  24-Apr    Hidalgo          Dodge Arena
  26-Apr    Dallas           Smirnoff Music Centre
  27-Apr    San Antonio      Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
  29-Apr    Las Vegas        The Pearl
  30-Apr    San Diego        Cox Arena at Aztec Bowl
  2-May     Phoenix          Cricket Wireless Pavilion
  3-May     Anaheim          Honda Center
  4-May     Los Angeles      Gibson Amphitheatre
  6-May     Santa Barbara    Santa Barbara Bowl
  9-May     Spokane          Spokane Arena

  * More dates are forthcoming


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