LOS ANGELES, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- 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 "Best Damn Tour." Produced by Live Nation and featuring special guests Boys Like Girls, the tour will begin March 5th in Victoria, BC. Today from Hollywood's famed Whisky A-Go-Go, Lavigne announced 32 North American dates (see routing below); additional dates will be revealed shortly. Tickets go on sale beginning Saturday, November 17th and are available through Live Nation (http://www.LiveNation.com) or Ticketmaster (http://www.ticketmaster.com). Fans can also go to http://www.avrillavigne.com and click the "fan club" icon to register for special access to presale tickets. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071106/LATU164 ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070220/LATU096LOGO ) "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. Avril Lavigne "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 ABOUT LIVE NATION: Live Nation is the future of the music business. With the most live concerts, music venues and festivals in the world and the most comprehensive concert search engine on the web, Live Nation is revolutionizing the music industry: onstage and online. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Live Nation is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, trading under the symbol "LYV." Additional information about the company can be found at http://www.livenation.com under the "About Us" section.
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