Lavigne Lays Out U.S. Tour Dates
Avril Lavigne is in the midst of setting up a spring U.S. tour that will kick off April 15 in Cleveland.Avril Lavigne is in the midst of setting up a spring U.S. tour that will kick off April 15 in Cleveland. Nine shows currently make up her schedule, which is set through May 17 in Philadelphia. Tickets for all of the concerts go on sale Saturday (Jan. 11) via Ticketmaster, except a May 15 Lowell, Mass., show that will go on sale Jan. 18.
This month, Lavigne has a handful of shows scheduled, including Sunday in Washington, D.C., for local radio outlet Hot 99.5's "Morning Messfest"; Tuesday in Columbus, Ohio; and Jan. 15 in Kansas City, Kan., for Mix 93.3's Snowed In With Avril Lavigne show. Come Jan. 23, she'll be performing in Singapore on a bill with fellow five-time Grammy nominee Norah Jones.
After a month off, Lavigne will kick off a European tour March 3 in Copenhagen. She'll tour the continent through the end of that month, closing out her run there with a trio of shows at London's Brixton Academy.
The young Canadian singer is nominated for this year's best new artist Grammy, while her debut Arista album, "Let Go," is up for the best pop vocal album award. Hit single "Complicated" will vie for song of the year (a songwriter's nomination for Lavigne and co-writers the Matrix), and best female pop vocal performance. Follow-up "Sk8er Boi" will vie for the best female rock vocal performance honor.
Released in June, "Let Go" peaked at No. 2 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 4.2 million copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. The set is currently No. 3 in its 31st week on the chart.
Here are Avril Lavigne's upcoming tour dates:
Jan. 12: Washington, D.C. (Nation)
Jan. 14: Columbus, Ohio (Veterans Memorial Auditorium)
Jan. 15: Kansas City, Kan. (Memorial Hall)
Jan. 23: Singapore (Singapore Convention Center)
March 3: Copenhagen (Vega Musikkenshus)
March 4: Oslo, Norway (Rockefeller Music Hall)
March 6: Stockholm (Annexet)
March 8: Brussels (Ancienne Belgique)
March 9: Berlin (Columbiahalle)
March 10: Cologne, Germany (Palladium)
March 12: Munich (Zenith)
March 13: Milan (Alcatraz)
March 14: Zurich (Volkshaus)
March 16: Hamburg (Congress Centrum 3)
March 17: Amsterdam (Pepsi Stage)
March 18: Paris (Le Zenith)
March 20: Birmingham, England (Birmingham Academy)
March 21: Manchester, England (Apollo Manchester)
March 22: Glasgow (Barrowlands)
March 23: Dublin (Olympia Theatre)
March 25-27: London (Brixton Academy)
April 15: Cleveland (CSU Convocation Center)
May 2: Phoenix (Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum)
May 4: Dallas (Fair Park Coliseum)
May 5: San Antonio, Texas (Freeman Coliseum)
May 8: Duluth, Ga. (Gwinnett Civic Center)
May 10: Auburn Hills, Mich. (Palace of Auburn Hills)
May 13: Uniondale, N.Y. (Nassau Coliseum)
May 15: Lowell, Mass. (Tsongas Arena)
May 17: Philadelphia (First Union Spectrum)