Avril Lavigne 2008 Tour

Avril Lavigne’s latest tour will kick off March 5th 2008. Best Damn Tour will mark her third world tour, which will complement Avril’s album and single titled “The Best Damn Thing.” 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; “Girlfriend,” became the first single for Lavigne to hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100. Other singles from The Best Damn Thing include “Hot,” and “When You’re Gone.” Production contributions to the album were made by Avril Lavigne, Dr. Luke, Butch Walker, Rob Cavallo and Deryck Whibley, who is Lavigne’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. Lavigne’s first album sold over 16 million copies world-wide. Let Go included the hit singles, “Sk8ter Boi,” “Complicated”and“I’m With You.” The success of this album led to Avril Lavigne being named the “Best New Artist” in 2002 at the MTV Video Music Awards.

Avril Lavigne’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 Lavigne’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.

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The album includes songs “My Happy Ending,” Nobody’s Home,” “Don’t Tell Me,” “He Wasn’t,” and “Fall to Pieces.” Awards for Ms. Lavigne’s second venture included “World’s Best Pop/Rock Artist” and “World’s Best-Selling Canadian Artist” at the 2004 World Music Awards. In addition to her album endeavors, Avril Lavigne collaborated with Matthew Gerard to co-write the song “Breakaway” 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 “Favorite Female Singer” award from the Nickelodeon Kids’ 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 Twain’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 Lil’ Mama. She’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 “Keep Holding On.”

2 Responses to Avril Lavigne 2008 Tour

  1. Nicole Cofer May 15, 2008 at 3:58 pm #

    I am writing a biography on Avril for school and I need to know what her contributions to society include. Has Avril donated time or money to any charities?

  2. Lindy January 26, 2009 at 4:00 pm #

    hi and yes she has look on wikipedia i also am doing a project on her .

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