Avril Lavigne is taking her Best Damn Tour 2008 to China this fall. The Canadian rocker has confirmed a string of six Chinese concerts...

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 5SudburyONT Sudbury Arena SO
August 6TorontoONT Molson Amphitheatre
August 8St. John, NBHarbour Station
August 9Moncton, NBMoncton Coliseum
August 10Halifax, NSMetro Centre
August 12-13St. John’s, NFMile One Centre
August 29Kuala Lumpur, MALStadium Merdeka
September 1Seoul, SKMelox Ax
September 3Manila, PHIAraneta Coliseum
September 5Taipei, TAITWTC Nangang Exhibit Halls
September 10Hamamatsu, JAPHamamatsu Arena
September 11Niigata, JAPNiigata Meese
September 13-14Tokyo, JAPYoyogi Gymnasium
September 16Tokyo, JAPTokyo Dome
September 17-18Nagoya, JAPGaishi Hall
September 20-21Osaka, JAPIntex
September 23Fukuoka, JAPMarine Messe
September 24Hiroshima, JAPSunplaza Hall
September 26Macau, CHIVenetian Arena
September 28Shezhen, CHIShezhen Festival
September 30Chengdu, CHIChengdu Stadium
October 2Lijang, CHILijang Snow Mountain Festival
October 4Shanghai, CHIShanghai Stadium
October 6Beijing, CHIWukesong Arena

Last Updated on August 6, 2008 by By Jane Cohen & Bob Grossweiner