A Canadian with an attitude, singer-songwriter and guitarist Avril Lavigne premiered in 2002 with her breakthrough album “Let Go.” Five of her pop/ punk/ rock style songs have topped the charts since then including “Complicated,” “Sk8er Boi,” and her most recent hit “Girlfriend” which also appeared on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 list. While earlier in her career Lavigne was known for her punk-rock tomboy style, she now dons a more feminine gothic style. Although she herself does not approve of the title, she has often been considered the “anti-Britney” as some consider her to have a less-commercial/ main-stream image than pop-icon Britney Spears.

Lavigne’s latest concert tour in 2008 entitled “The Best Damn Tour” hit some road blocks including Lavigne developing laryngitis, causing some cancellations in the North America and Spain. Additionally, the Malaysian stint of the tour caused controversy due to concerns from the conservative Malaysian government that her image was “too sexy.”

Show will go on in Malaysia for Avril Lavigne tour
Canadian rocker Avril Lavigne has been given the green light to go ahead with her August 29 concert in Kuala Lumpur at the Stadium Merdeka. Original reports suggested that the performance was canceled by the conservative Malaysian government, which deemed the singer’s image “too sexy.” Also at issue was... Read more
Malaysian government cuts concert from Avril Lavigne tour
Artists, particularly female artists from Western nations, need to think twice about booking shows in Malaysia. Avril Lavigne’s August 29 concert in Kuala Lumpur at the Stadium Merdeka was canceled by the Arts, Culture and Heritage Ministry since her performance and dress “may taint the Muslim-majority country’s independence day... Read more
Avril Lavigne tour adds six dates in China
Avril Lavigne is taking her Best Damn Tour 2008 to China this fall. The Canadian rocker has confirmed a string of six Chinese concerts beginning on September 26 in Macao at the Venetian Arena and ending October 6 in Beijing at Wukesong Arena. Lavigne has toured to China before,... Read more
Avril Lavigne postpones more shows
Avril Lavigne, who recently canceled two concerts in Phoenix, AZ and San Diego, CA, has just postponed six more shows of her North American The Best Damn Tour due to acute laryngitis. The newly postponed shows represent the final U.S. shows on this leg of her tour. The pop-punk... Read more
Avril Lavigne has laryngitis, cancels shows
Canadian punk rocker Avril Lavigne joins fellow vocal casualties Alicia Keys and Jordin Sparks, all of whom have had to cancel recent shows due to voice problems. Lavigne was forced to cancel back-to-back shows, April 30 at Cox Arena in San Diego and May 1 at Cricket Wireless Pavilion... Read more
Jonas Brothers joining Avril Lavigne’s upcoming tour
Live Nation has confirmed that the Jonas Brothers will be joining Avril Lavigne’s Best Damn Tour 2008. Lavigne’s tour already has Boston-based group Boys Like Girls in the special guest slot, but Live Nation did not say what the Jonas Brothers’ billing will be. What makes this yet-to-be announced... Read more
Events on Sale: January 10th — January 14th Pop punk princess Avril Lavigne and emerging Country superstar Carrie Underwood are on the road separately, but their concerts are selling out quickly. The two are among the ticket onsales compiled by TicketNews for the weekend starting Jan. 10 to Jan.... Read more
By Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen Following the enormous success of her third studio album and second consecutive #1 debut, “Best Damn Thing,” pop punker Avril Lavigne will kick off her 2008 Best Damn Tour on March 5 in Victoria, BC. The tour will be produced by Live Nation... Read more