Avril Lavigne plots ‘Head Above Water’ fall tour

After being away from the touring circuit for the past five years, it looks like Avril Lavigne is ready to get back out there and rock the stage.

On Monday (June 24), the Canadian singer announced plans to embark on a short tour in the fall. Dubbed the Head Above Water tour, the excursion will find the musician performing at venues across the continent throughout September and October.

The 15-stop trek will include gigs in Portland, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Detroit, Chicago, New York, Boston, and more. The tour begins on Sept. 14 at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle and concludes a month later on Oct. 11 at the XCite Center at Parx Casino in Philadelphia.

One of the biggest surprises to come from the tour itinerary is the lack of Canadian stops. The tour features only one show in Canada on Oct. 6 at the Sony Centre for Performing Arts in Toronto.

Artist pre-sales begin this Tuesday, June 25, at 10 a.m. local time. General ticket sales begin this Friday, June 28, at 10 a.m. local time.

“Happy to announce the Head Above Water Tour bitches!!!” Lavigne tweeted alongside a video where she formally announced the forthcoming outing.

The tour is in support of Lavigne’s recently released record Head Above Water. The record, her sixth studio effort, was released in February. The 12-track album has produced four singles “Head Above Water,” “Tell Me It’s Over,” “I Fell in Love with the Devil,” and “Dumb Blonde” featuring Nicki Minaj.

HEAD ABOVE WATER 2019 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR:
Sept. 14 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre
Sept. 15 – Portland, OR – Keller Auditorium
Sept. 17 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
Sept. 18 – Los Angeles, CA – The Greek Theatre
Sept. 21 – Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre
Sept. 24 – Minneapolis, MN – State Theatre
Sept. 26 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre
Sept. 28 – Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre
Oct. 1 – New York, NY – Pier 17 at South Street Seaport
Oct. 3 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre
Oct. 5 – Wallingford, CT – Oakdale Theatre
Oct. 6 – Toronto, ON – Sony Centre for Performing Arts
Oct. 8 – Pittsburgh, PA – Roxian Theatre
Oct. 9 – Washington, D.C. – MGM National Harbor
Oct. 11 – Philadelphia, PA – XCite Center at Parx Casino

Avril Lavigne drops new single ‘Tell Me It’s Over,’ confirms new album

Months after surprising fans with a brand new song and talks of a brand new album, Avril Lavigne has finally confirmed that her new record will be out in early 2019. On Thursday (Dec. 13), the Canadian pop star unveiled the details of her sixth studio album including its title, release date, and track listing. Titled Head Above Water, like the record’s lead single, the singer’s forthcoming studio effort id due out Feb. 15.

Head Above Water is the long-awaited follow-up to Lavigne’s 2013 self-titled. Pre-orders for Head Above Water are currently available here.

The 12-track record will feature title track “Head Above Water.” In conjunction with the new album announcement, the singer released the album’s second single; a track titled “Tell Me It’s Over.”

“‘Tell Me It’s Over’ is an anthem about being strong, finally putting your foot down and closing the door on a relationship that you know is wrong after time and time again of falling for their games,” said Lavigne in a press statement about the soulful, R&B-tinged tune.

“If someone doesn’t treat you the way you deserve to be treated, don’t put up with it.”

According to Lavigne, the new song was highly inspired by some classic soulful women of music including Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin and Etta James and that she wanted to write a song that was classic and timeless.

Watch the Erica Silverman-directed music video for “Tell Me It’s Over” above while the complete track listing for the upcoming release can be seen below.

HEAD ABOVE WATER TRACK LISTING:

01. “Head Above Water”
02. “Birdie”
03. “I Fell In Love With The Devil”
04. “Tell Me It’s Over”
05. “Dumb Blonde”
06. “It Was In Me”
07. “Souvenir”
08. “Crush”
09. “Goddess”
10. “Bigger Wow”
11. “Love Me Insane”
12. “Warrior”

Listen: Avril Lavigne returns with new power ballad

Avril Lavigne has been through a lot since the days of “Sk8r Boi” blasting on TRL and pretty much every pop radio station known to mankind. Tours. Albums (some more successful than others). Marriages. Divorce. And then, she was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2014. Ever since her diagnosis, she’s kept herself rather under the radar, but now, it looks like everyone’s favorite former pop-punk princess is ready to return.

On Wednesday (Sept. 19), the Canadian singer unleashed her first new single in five years. Titled “Head Above Water,” the powerful ballad recounts Lavigne’s four-year battle with the infectious diseases.

In a press statement, she reveals how the song, and her forthcoming new record, came to be after her experience of being bed-ridden for months.

“I thought I was dying, and I had accepted that I was going to die,” the singer begins.

“My mom laid with me in bed and held me. I felt like I was drowning. Under my breath, I prayed ‘God, please help to keep my head above the water.’ In that moment, the song writing of this album began. It was like I tapped into something. It was a very spiritual experience. Lyrics flooded through me from that point on.”

Lavigne co-wrote the song with Travis Clark and Stephan Moccio who produced the track. Listen to “Head Above Water” above.

“Head Above Water” comes weeks after the “Complicated” singer began teasing the possibility of not only a new song, but also a new album.

Last week, she wrote a letter to fans in which she confirmed that not only was there new  music on the horizon, but that creating the new music was her way of coping and healing.

“I spent the last few years at home sick fighting Lyme Disease. Those were the worst years of my life as I went through both physical and emotional battles. I was able to turn that fight into music I’m really proud of. I wrote songs in my bed and on the couch and recorded there mostly as well. Words and lyrics that were so true to my experience came pouring out of me effortlessly. Truly…by keeping my spirits up, having goals to reach and a purpose to live for, my music helped to heal me and keep me alive.”

To coincide with the new song’s release, Lavigne and her the Avril Lavigne Foundation launched a charitable t-shirt campaign to help raise money for individuals affected by Lyme disease who cannot otherwise afford treatment. If you would like to participate in the campaign, head on over to the foundation’s website here.

“Head Above Water” will reportedly be featured on Lavigne’s still-in-the-works sixth studio album. The singer unleashed her self-titled album back in 2013.

Backstreet Boys to Head Out on Tour with Avril Lavigne

Backstreet Boys

If you would have told us thirteen years ago that the Backstreet Boys and Avril Lavigne would be going out on tour together, chances are, we would have laughed in your face and said “keep dreaming.” Well, we can tell that things have changed in that time frame because it was just announced that the iconic boy band and the skater girl will in fact be heading out on a tour together.

Today, it was announced through Twitter that the two music staples will be heading out on a two-month North American tour titled the “In A World Like This” Summer Tour, beginning on May 3 in Moncton, New Brunswick at the Moncton Coliseum. The show will then hit the road, wrapping up on June 22 in Wantagh, NY at the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater.

Fan club tickets and VIP packages will go on sale next Monday, Mar. 17 at 10:00 a.m. local time. VIP Packages will reportedly include a meet and greet, soundcheck party and more. For more information, you can head on over to the Backstreet Boys’ website where the full announcement was made.

IN A WORLD LIKE THIS SUMMER TOUR DATES:

May 3rd – Moncton, NB @ Moncton Coliseum
May 4th – Halifax, NS @ Halifax Metro Centre
May 6th – Kingston, ON @ Rogers K-Rock Centre
May 7th – London, ON @ Budweiser Gardens
May 8th – Hamilton, ON @ FirstOntario Centre
May 11th – Winnipeg, MB @ MTS Centre
May 13th – Moosejaw, SK @ Mosaic Place
May 14th – Lethbridge, AB @ Enmax Centre
May 16th – Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome
May 17th – Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place
May 18th – Dawson Creek, BC @ EnCana Events Centre
May 20th – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
May 22nd – Seattle, WA @ WaMu Theater
May 24th – Wheatland, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
May 25th – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
May 28th – San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
May 29th – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
May 30th – Las Vegas, NV @ Planet Hollywood
May 31st – Las Vegas, NV @ Planet Hollywood
June 2nd – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheatre
June 4th – Corpus Christi, TX @ American Bank Center
June 5th – Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
June 6th – Oklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake Energy Arena
June 7th – Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre
June 9th – Omaha, NE @ Centurylink Center
June 11th – Chicago, IL @ FirstMerit Bank Pavilion
June 13th – Indianapolis, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
June 14th – Pittsburgh, PA @ First Niagra Pavilion
June 15th – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
June 17th – Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theater
June 18th – Darien Lake, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
June 20th – Boston, MA @ Comcast Center
June 21st – Camden, NJ @Susquehana Bank Center
June 22nd – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater