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Avril Lavigne tour adds six dates in China

By Jane Cohen & Bob Grossweiner

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, but only briefly. In 2007, she performed in Shanghai at the Qizhong Tennis Center, followed by another show in Hong Kong. This tour will be her first full-production in China, featuring sophisticated stage settings and an upgraded collection of songs from her three previous albums, including "Innocence," "Keep Holding On" and "Forgotten."

The additional shows overseas are positive news for the Best Damn Tour, which got off to a rough start. Initial ticket sales for the tour were slow, which may have prompted the late addition of the Jonas Brothers to the lineup. Then in May, the punk-pop rocker was forced to cancel two shows and postpone six more due to acute laryngitis.

Despite the focus on her voice, Lavigne doesn't limit her performances to vocal work. She also performs live on guitar, drums and a pink piano.

Currently on tour in her native Canada, Lavigne will make stops in Malaysia, South Korea, the Philippines and Japan prior to her China shows. The Best Damn Tour 2008 kicked off on March 5 in Victoria, BC.

Avril Lavigne itinerary:
(Dates subject to change.)

August 5 Sudbury ONT Sudbury Arena SO
August 6 Toronto ONT Molson Amphitheatre
August 8 St. John, NB Harbour Station
August 9 Moncton, NB Moncton Coliseum
August 10 Halifax, NS Metro Centre
August 12-13 St. John's, NF Mile One Centre
August 29 Kuala Lumpur, MAL Stadium Merdeka
September 1 Seoul, SK Melox Ax
September 3 Manila, PHI Araneta Coliseum
September 5 Taipei, TAI TWTC Nangang Exhibit Halls
September 10 Hamamatsu, JAP Hamamatsu Arena
September 11 Niigata, JAP Niigata Meese
September 13-14 Tokyo, JAP Yoyogi Gymnasium
September 16 Tokyo, JAP Tokyo Dome
September 17-18 Nagoya, JAP Gaishi Hall
September 20-21 Osaka, JAP Intex
September 23 Fukuoka, JAP Marine Messe
September 24 Hiroshima, JAP Sunplaza Hall
September 26 Macau, CHI Venetian Arena
September 28 Shezhen, CHI Shezhen Festival
September 30 Chengdu, CHI Chengdu Stadium
October 2 Lijang, CHI Lijang Snow Mountain Festival
October 4 Shanghai, CHI Shanghai Stadium
October 6 Beijing, CHI Wukesong Arena

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