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.