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AVRIL LAVIGNE ANNOUNCES "BEST DAMN TOUR" Lavigne Reveals Plans for North American Tour with Special Guests Boys Like Girls

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 7, 2007) - Following the enormous success of her third studio album and second consecutive #1 debut, Best Damn Thing, Avril Lavigne has announced plans for her 2008 "Best Damn Tour." Produced by Live Nation and featuring special guests Boys Like Girls, the tour will begin March 5 in Victoria, BC. Today from Hollywood's famed Whisky A-Go-Go, Lavigne announced 32 North American dates (see routing below); additional dates will be revealed shortly. Tickets go on sale beginning Saturday, Nov. 17 at 10 a.m.

"I can't wait to get back out on the road!" says Lavigne, "I have the most fun when I am performing for the fans. I think that energy comes through in my live show."

Best Damn Thing, released in April 2007, is already certified platinum in the U.S and has sold over 4.5 million copies worldwide. Produced by Butch Walker (The Donnas, American Hi-Fi, Lavigne's second album Under My Skin), Dr. Luke (Pink, Lady Sovereign), Rob Cavallo (Green Day, My Chemical Romance) and her husband Deryck Whibley, Best Damn Thing was made with fun in mind. This is evident from the first single, "Girlfriend," which reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 200. Fans can expect to see the high-spirited energy of the record come to life through Lavigne's stage show, which will feature dancers and a live band.

Having sold close to 30 million albums worldwide, Avril Lavigne is quickly paving her own path to rock 'n' roll royalty. She burst onto the music scene in 2002 with the critically acclaimed Let Go, which featured the smash singles "Sk8r Boi" and "Complicated." Let Go earned Lavigne eight Grammy nominations and has sold more than 16 million copies worldwide. Her 2004 sophomore effort, Under My Skin, debuted at #1 on the Billboard charts, as did her much anticipated third album, Best Damn Thing. Lavigne is also making a name for herself in the acting world, with a recent role in the Richard Linklater-directed Fast Food Nation and voice work in the animated Over the Hedge. For more information visit www.avrillavigne.com.

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"Best Damn Tour" North American Dates

5-Mar Victoria Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre

7-Mar Vancouver General Motors Place

8-Mar Kamloops Interior Savings Centre

9-Mar Kelowna Prospera Place

11-Mar Prince George CN Centre

12-Mar Edmonton Rexall Place

13-Mar Calgary Pengrowth Saddledome

15-Mar Regina Brandt Centre

16-Mar Saskatoon Credit Union Centre

18-Mar Winnipeg MTS Centre

21-Mar Chicago Allstate Arena

22-Mar Detroit Palace of Auburn Hills

25-Mar Pittsburgh A.J. Palumbo Center

26-Mar Cleveland Wolstein Center at Cleveland State University

29-Mar Buffalo HSBC Arena

3-Apr Ottawa Scotianank Place

7-Apr Toronto Air Canada Centre

9-Apr London John Labatt Centre

12-Apr Uncasville Mohegan Sun Arena

13-Apr Manchester Verizon Arena

15-Apr Fairfax Patriot Center

22-Apr Biloxi Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

24-Apr Hidalgo Dodge Arena

26-Apr Dallas Smirnoff Music Centre

27-Apr San Antonio Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

29-Apr Las Vegas The Pearl

30-Apr San Diego Cox Arena at Aztec Bowl

2-May Phoenix Cricket Wireless Pavilion

3-May Anaheim Honda Center

4-May Los Angeles Gibson Amphitheatre

6-May Santa Barbara Santa Barbara Bowl

9-May Spokane Spokane Arena

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