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Frequently Asked Questions
What songs will Avril Lavigne play in concert?
Throughout her career, Avril Lavgine has moved from post-grunge sounding punk/rock to a very overt dance pop sound, representing it all in her modern setlist. It is short but effective and rarely changes.
She plays at least two songs from every one of her albums, with a strong slant towards her latest self-titled release from 2013. Avril Lavigne marks a stylistic change of pace for the artist, and she peppers these pop jams evenly throughout the set. “Hello Kitty” opens the show and “Give You What You Like” opens the main encore.
Her 2013 tune, “Bad Girl,” harkens back to her rebel girl attitude that personified the artist prior to 2007 and is a huge favorite with the fans. “Rock N Roll” is another new album cut that merges the worlds of teen punk skater and pop elite with intriguing results.
The huge jump from rebel teen to pop princess occurred most obviously in 2007 with The Best Damn Thing. She performs its most popular album cut “Girlfriend” and seems to define this transition by placing this song early in the set. But she dips back into history and plays her definitive teen anthem, “Sk8er Boi,” placing it up against cover classic Britpop tune from Blur called “Song 2.” It works perfectly.
Avril Lavigne closes with either one of two songs. The more popular closer is “Complicated,” the breakthrough single from her debut all the way back from 2002. The other closer she opts for is from the opposite end of her career; specifically 2011’s Goodbye Lullaby and the punk/pop hit “What the Hell.”
Rock N Roll
Here’s to Never Growing Up
Don’t Tell Me
I Always Get What I Want
I’m With You
Give You What You Like
What the Hell
How long is an Avril Lavigne concert?
Her show is quite short, but it does sum up her career rather well with all the major songs included. The concert lasts about 60 to 70 minutes; gets to the point and gets out.
Who is opening the show?
For Avril Lavigne in 2014, the answer is the pop artist herself Avril Lavigne. Headlining the first leg of her tour in North America, in support of her recent self-titled album, she then headed to Europe and headlined. But on her return to the States, she is the opening slot of the equally famous pop boy group, the Backstreet Boys.
What does Twitter have to do with this?
Avril Lavigne does something a bit fun on her recent tour. She takes a Twitter fan request, and usually one from the actual show itself. So instead of screaming from the back seats and hoping your scream is louder than others, take it to Twitter.
How do I get access to presale tickets for Avril Lavigne’s tour?
With the Backstreet Boys and Avril Lavigne on the bill, presale tickets are a little harder to come by than typical for these artists separately. Interestingly, the promotion for the tour is localized, meaning the best way to obtain presale tickets is through local affiliates. PR Web is doing a giveaway for presale tickets, and the Kansas City Starlight Theater has presales available for their respective date on the tour.
Of course, if you want to get around that slight inconvenience you can opt for Presale Passwords Info. The web resource offers presales for the majority of the tour, but you need to pay for it as well as carry an account with them for purchase.
The last major source, and perhaps the most reliable, is the American Express presale platform. They are covering nearly the entire tour, but you need an American Express card for purchase.
Who is Avril Lavigne’s publicist and press contact?
Avril Lavigne is currently signed to Epic Records, and part of the contract dictates a press contact provided directly through the label’s publicity department. You can contact Lauren Ceradini of Epic Records at Lauren.Ceradini@EpicRecords.com for all press inquiries.
“It was a show that felt exactly like hanging out with your best friend in the parking lot blasting pop punk at the world. (But this time only much louder and you have to share this best friend with thousands others). Avril Lavigne delivered the essence of short and sweet, physically and figuratively, at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on a Saturday night. The venue wasn’t packed to the rafters, but no problem about that – the Little Black Stars made damn sure they were heard.” – Joey of SpinOrbin Music
“To be fair, I maintain what I have always said about Avril Lavigne: she has a voice. And with a decade of experience under her studded belt, she puts that voice to good use, lilting familiar melodies into new shapes and lifting final notes with surprising range. Say what you will about pitch and tone, but she sounds better than she ever has, and perhaps only half as shrill.” – Tanner Cormier of the National Post
“But the songcraft tells a different story: It’s sturdy, thick, bright. Ms. Lavigne has long excelled at giving the impression of a bad attitude while making songs that are so expertly produced, they’re practically conservative. Her pop-punk arrangements were burnished to a sheen, almost Disney clean.” – Jon Caramanica of the New York Times
The Black Star Tour
Tour Opening Acts: Lawson, Sonica, The Cab, The New Cities, Somedaydream
Started April 30, 2011 in Beijing, China | Ended December 13, 2011 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida
The Best Damn Tour
Tour Opening Acts: Boys Like Girls, Jonas Brothers, Demi Lovato
Started March 5, 2008 in Victoria, Canada | Ended October 6, 2008 in Beijing, China
Tour Opening Acts: Bowling for Soup, Gavin DeGraw, American Hi-Fi, Butch Walker
Started September 4, 2004 in Munich, Germany | Ended September 25, 2005 in San Paulo, Brazil
Try to Shut Me Up Tour
Tour Opening Acts: Autopilot Off, Our Lady Peace, Simple Plan, Wakefield, Gob
Started December 5, 2002 in Buffalo, New York | Ended June 4, 2003 in Brisbane, Australia
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