Scotiabank Place

Scotiabank Place

July 18, 2011 09:38 ET

Avril Lavigne Visits Scotiabank Place on Oct. 17

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 18, 2011) -

AVRIL LAVIGNE

MONDAY, OCT. 17, 2011

SCOTIABANK PLACE - OTTAWA

Doors: 6:30 p.m. - Showtime: 7:30 p.m.

Tickets on sale Friday, July 22 @ 10 a.m.

Order online at www.capitaltickets.ca or www.livenation.com

Tickets can be purchased by phone at 613-599-FANS (3267) or 1-877-788-FANS (3267); in person at The Sens Store at Place d'Orléans, any Ottawa Sports Experts location, Les Galeries de Hull and at the Scotiabank Place box office.

Ticket prices are $49.50; General Admission Floor & Reserved Seating Stands (plus CRF and service charges).

When singer, songwriter, and musician Avril Lavigne first burst upon the music scene at age 17, she was known as a young, pop-punk tomboy who refused to resort to skin-baring come-ons, preferring to entice the record-buying public with her powerhouse voice, high-spirited melodies, and straight-talking lyrics. Staying steadfastly true to herself and putting music before image paid off both critically and commercially for the Canadian-born artist. In 2002, Lavigne shot to global pop stardom with the 6x-platinum Let Go, followed by 2004's 3x-platinum Under My Skin, and 2007's platinum The Best Damn Thing. Over the course of her three albums, Lavigne scored a string of international hit singles: "Complicated," "Sk8er Boi," "I'm With You," "Losing Grip," "Don't Tell Me," "My Happy Ending," "Nobody's Home," "Keep Holding On," "Girlfriend," "When You're Gone," "Hot," and "The Best Damn Thing." She earned eight Grammy Award nominations, won seven Canadian Juno Awards, and sold more than 30 million albums and nearly 20 million tracks worldwide over the past eight years.

Lavigne also launched a second career as an entrepreneur by creating a well-received fashion and lifestyle brand (Abbey Dawn), two fragrances (Black Star and Forbidden Rose), branched out into film work (Over the Hedge, Fast Food Nation), and further committed herself to the philanthropic activities she's participated in over the years by establishing The Avril Lavigne Foundation, which works in partnership with leading charitable organizations to design and deliver programs, raise awareness, and mobilize support for children and youth living with serious illnesses or disabilities.

She may be young by veteran performer standards, but at age 26, she has evolved as a person and as an artist since releasing The Best Damn Thing. Lavigne brings the maturity and insight she has gained from her experiences to her next labour of love, her fourth album, Goodbye Lullaby, was released earlier this year.

Written at various stages over the past few years, Goodbye Lullaby is filled with appealingly relatable, heartfelt songs that convey a variety of emotions and reflect a bittersweet mood not generally associated with Lavigne's best-known tunes. Except for the anthemic first single, the irresistibly feisty "What The Hell" and "Smile," which create a perfect bridge from her previous work, the remainder of Goodbye Lullaby finds Lavigne exploring what it means to push through the tough times and emerge stronger for it — a theme apparent on songs like "Everybody Hurts," "Push," "Remember When," and "Wish You Were Here."

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