Avril Lavigne has announced that she has been forced to reschedule her upcoming touring dates of the UK and Europe to 2023.
The reason behind this is due to the ongoing complications with the COVID-19 pandemic.
A full statement can be read below.
“To my fans in Europe and the UK,
I have some unfortunate news to share with you all about my UK and European dates. I have to make the difficult decision to postpone this tour until 2023. Due to the ongoing issues surrounding the pandemic, there are a series of real and venue restrictions from country to country that have made the tour not possible to happen. It’s not an easy decision, but it’s one that will help ensure that we are able to play every single date of the tour, put on the best show possible at full capacity, and operate in a safe environment. It breaks my heart to do this, but I know it will be worth the wait.
The tour is now rescheduled for Paril-May 2023. All existing tickets are valid for the new dates. You can find all the updated info at www.avrillavigne.com“
And here are the new dates:
6th – Apollo, Manchester
7th – Brixton Academy, London
8th – Brixton Academy, London
9th – Brixton Academy, London
10th – Brixton Academy, London
The good news though is that Lavigne’s upcoming record, Love Sux’ is set to be released via DTA Records.
Her latest track, ‘Love It When You Gate Me (Feat. blackbear)’ is available to view below.
An old banger is set for a new lease of life as Avril Lavigne’s Sk8er Boi is set to come a film.
The Canadian star has recently shared how “stoked” she was about the current pop-punk revival happening across the world right now, and with the scene’s re-explosion into the world she is turning one of her best and well known works into a film.
“Recently with it being almost the 20th anniversary, a lot of people have been asking me to play this song on TV shows, so it keeps getting brought back up and people will always reference it to me,” Avril says on iHeartRadio’s She Is The Voice podcast. “And so, I’m actually going to turn this song into a film and take it to the next level.”
Going into the inspiration behind the track Sk8er Boi (and perhaps giving an indication about how the lyrics may translate on-screen), Avril continues: “You know what it was like in high school, you have all the different groups and cliques, and there’s like skaters, preps and jocks. It’s kind of like a missed opportunity at love.
Last week it was announced that Avril Lavigne had signed with Travis Barker’s record label DTA.
‘Bite Me’ possesses all of what we love about Lavignes tracks over the year all in Pop-Punk form. From the blaring and infectious chorus to the mashing guitar, it’s all we want and more to keep us excited for what will be an exciting upcoming chapter in her musical career.
This is what she had to say about the track and working with Travis:
“I’ve always admired Travis and his work. The first time we worked together was 15 years ago on my album ‘The Best Damn Thing’ and I have really enjoyed watching him develop into the producer that he is today. We spent a lot of time writing songs and working on this record together, and signing to his record label, DTA felt like the perfect home for me and my new music. Travis understands my vision as a musician, my creative process as an artist, and my goals at this stage of my career. I am excited to be dropping ‘Bite Me.’ It’s an anthem about knowing your worth, what you deserve, and not giving someone a second chance who doesn’t deserve you.”
Following on from the release of her collaboration with Mod Sun for the track, ‘Flames’, Avril Lavigne has confirmed that her new record is finished and the even better news is that new music is coming soon.
Lavigne has been teasing the record, the follow up to her 2019 effort, ‘Head Above Water’ with snaps from the studio revealing sessions which feature John Feldmann, Mod Sun and Machine Gun Kelly.
Now, in a response to a fan on Instagram, Lavigne wrote of the record, “It’s done! Music coming soon. For sure summer.”
He popped into the live lounge where he performed a mash up of Taylor Swift’s ‘Cardigan’ with Avril Lavigne’s ‘I’m With You’.
Check it out below.
In addition to this, he’s announced that even though gigs aren’t going ahead with people, he’ll still be playing virtually in the Weird Time Of Life Virtual Tour, a digital version of life on the road.
Here are the dates.
16th – London
17th – Glasgow
18th – Manchester
19th – Dublin
Just like with real gigs, there will be limited tickets so you better act fast when they go on sale. You don’t have to be from the city to buy a ticket.
If you pre-order ‘Weird!’ before Thursday (October 01) 9:30am (bst) you’ll get access to the pre sale happening on the same day at 1 pm (bst).
Then general sale will be available on Friday (October 01) from 5pm (bst). All the links are available via the following link.