Avril Lavigne Announces 'Best Damn Tour'
First Published: February 27, 2008 2:29 PM EST Credit: Access Hollywood
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Following the enormous success of her third studio album and second consecutive #1 debut, "Best Damn Thing," Avril Lavigne has announced plans for her 2008 “The Best Damn Tour.” Produced by Live Nation and featuring special guests Boys Like Girls, the tour will begin March 5 in Victoria, BC. Lavigne has announced 45 North American dates. Tickets are on sale now and are available through Live Nation (www.LiveNation.com) or Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com).
“I can’t wait to get back out on the road!” Lavigne said. “I have the most fun when I am performing for the fans. I think that energy comes through in my live show.”
The Best Damn Thing, released in April 2007, is already certified platinum in the U.S and has sold over 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, The 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 and was named the #1 digital download of 2007 by the IFPI (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry) with over 7.3 million copies sold in 8 languages.
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 over 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, "The 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 www.avrillavigne.com.
Avril Lavigne: “The Best Damn Tour”
North American Dates
03/05/08 Victoria, BC Save On Foods Memorial Centre 03/07/08 Vancouver, BC General Motors Place 03/08/08 Kamloops, BC Interior Savings Centre 03/09/08 Kelowna, BC Prospera Place 03/11/08 Prince George, BC CN Centre 03/12/08 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place 03/13/08 Calgary, AB Pengrowth Saddledome 03/15/08 Regina, SK Brandt Centre 03/16/08 Saskatoon, SK Credit Union Centre 03/18/08 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre 03/20/08 Minneapolis, MN Target Center 03/21/08 Rosemont, IL Allstate Arena 03/22/08 Auburn Hills, MI The Palace Of Auburn Hills 03/25/08 Pittsburgh, PA A.J. Palumbo Center 03/26/08 Cleveland, OH Wolstein Ctr./Cleveland St. Univ. 03/28/08 Atlantic City, NJ Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa/ Event Ctr. 03/29/08 Buffalo, NY HSBC Arena 03/30/08 East Rutherford, NJ Izod Center 04/01/08 Boston, MA Agganis Arena at Boston University 04/02/08 Montreal, QC Bell Centre 04/03/08 Ottawa, ON Scotiabank Place 04/07/08 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre 04/08/08 Kingston, ON Kingston Reg'l Sports & Ent. Ctr. 04/09/08 London, ON The John Labatt Centre 04/11/08 Uniondale, NY Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum 04/12/08 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun 04/13/08 Manchester, NH Verizon Wireless Arena 04/15/08 Fairfax, VA Patriot Center 04/18/08 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena 04/19/08 Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheatre @ State Fairgrds. 04/20/08 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre 04/22/08 Biloxi, MS Hard Rock Hotel / Casino 04/24/08 Hidalgo, TX Dodge Arena 04/25/08 The Woodlands, TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 04/26/08 Dallas, TX Superpages.com Centre 04/27/08 Selma, TX Verizon Wireless Amphitheater 04/29/08 Las Vegas, NV The Pearl Concert Theater At Palms 04/30/08 San Diego, CA Cox Arena 05/02/08 Phoenix, AZ Cricket Wireless Pavilion 05/03/08 Anaheim, CA Honda Center 05/04/08 Universal City, CA Gibson Amph. At Univ. CityWalk 05/06/08 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl 05/07/08 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion At San Jose 05/09/08 Spokane, WA Spokane Arena 05/10/08 Everett, WA Comcast Arena/Everett Events Ctr.
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