Avril Lavigne Announces 'Best Damn Tour'

Lavigne Reveals Plans for North American Tour with Special Guests Boys Like


Nov 06, 2007, 00:00 ET from Live Nation

    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.
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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
                                 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
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