[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MubEyS76TJ4[/video]Avril Lavigneâ€™s latest tour will kick off March 5th 2008. Best Damn Tour will mark her third world tour, which will complement Avrilâ€™s album and single titled â€œThe Best Damn Thing.â€ The new tour promises to be bigger than ever, and Avril Lavigne is slated not only to sing, but to play guitar, piano and drums as well. The album, The Best Damn Thing, released in April of 2007, debuted at number one in the United States. The first single from the album; â€œGirlfriend,â€ became the first single for Lavigne to hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100. Other singles from The Best Damn Thing include â€œHot,â€ and â€œWhen Youâ€™re Gone.â€ Production contributions to the album were made by Avril Lavigne, Dr. Luke, Butch Walker, Rob Cavallo and Deryck Whibley, who is Lavigneâ€™s husband. If you are interested in checking the schedule or attending a concert, you may want to inquire about Avril Lavigne Tickets.
This talented punk-pop artist seemed to take the pop music scene by storm with the release of her 2002 debut album Let Go. At just 17 years old, she received 8 Grammy nominations, and 4 Juno awards. Lavigneâ€™s first album sold over 16 million copies world-wide. Let Go included the hit singles, â€œSk8ter Boi,â€ â€œComplicatedâ€andâ€œIâ€™m With You.â€ The success of this album led to Avril Lavigne being named the â€œBest New Artistâ€ in 2002 at the MTV Video Music Awards.
Avril Lavigneâ€™s second album offering entitled Under My Skin debuted at number one in 2004, not only in the U.S., but in Canada, the UK, Ireland, Germany, Australia, Japan, Mexico, Thailand, Spain, Hong Kong, Argentina, and Korea as well. Over 380,000 copies of Under My Skin were sold in the U.S. in its first week alone. Much of Lavigneâ€™s second album was written in collaboration with fellow Canadian singer-songwriter Chantal Kreviazuk, who would later be involved in some allegations of plagiarism against Avril Lavigne. Other contributions to the album were made by Evan Taubenfeld, Butch Walker, Ben Moody, Matt Brann, Raine Maida (husband of Kreviazuk), and co-producers Don Gilmore and Butch Walker.
The album includes songs â€œMy Happy Ending,â€ Nobodyâ€™s Home,â€ â€œDonâ€™t Tell Me,â€ â€œHe Wasnâ€™t,â€ and â€œFall to Pieces.â€ Awards for Ms. Lavigneâ€™s second venture included â€œWorldâ€™s Best Pop/Rock Artistâ€ and â€œWorldâ€™s Best-Selling Canadian Artistâ€ at the 2004 World Music Awards. In addition to her album endeavors, Avril Lavigne collaborated with Matthew Gerard to co-write the song â€œBreakawayâ€ which appeared on the soundtrack for the film The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement, recorded by Kelly Clarkson. Clarkson later included the single on her second album, and released the song as the first single from the album.
The year 2004 was a busy one for Avril Lavigne; she also embarked on a twenty one city tour of malls in Canada and the United States to promote Under My Skin. The tour was unique in that the venue was not announced for each city until 48 hours prior to show time. Lavigne performed acoustic sets with Evan Taubenfeld; her guitarist. Cleverly, selections from the tour were released in Target stores in the U.S., on the Avril Lavigne Live Acoustic EP.
In 2005, Avril Lavigne garnered five Juno Award nominations, where she won three of the categories. She also won the â€œFavorite Female Singerâ€ award from the Nickelodeon Kidsâ€™ Choice Awards in the same year.
Avril Lavigne was born in Ontario, Canada on September 27, 1984. She was recognized early on by her mother as a singing talent, and she has continued to cultivate that talent up through the present time. In 1998 Lavigne won a competition which awarded her the opportunity to sing with Shania Twain, a fellow Canadian, on Twainâ€™s first major concert tour. After singing in local venues in Canada, she was noticed by a folk singer, Steve Medd, with whom she sung on some of his albums. She met and was discovered by her first professional manager Cliff Fabri while singing in a bookstore in Ontario. She was signed to the A&R division of Arista Records at sixteen years old, when she begun production on Let Go; her first album.
Lavigne has performed with other bands and artists, and has appeared in videos with artists such as Treble Charger, Butch Walker and Lilâ€™ Mama. Sheâ€™s also done covers of songs by artists such as The Goo Goo Dolls, Bob Dylan, Green Day, Coldplay, and Shania Twain. Avril Lavigne has also appeared in films, her debut being as a voice actor in the animated film Over the Hedge. She acted in the movie Fast Food Nation, and she recorded a song with Dr. Luke for the Eragon film soundtrack entitled â€œKeep Holding On.â€