Few events are as electrifying as a good concert. There is something more satisfying in seeing the artists perform live than in popping their CD in the stereo and listening to the studio recording imitated by the speakers. A concert is real music coming at you from right in front of your face. The big arena sound sends vibrations through the bones and gets one’s heart pumping. Furthermore, to share the event with thousands of people all cheering and supporting the object of their hearts brings quite a thrill. Unlike a sporting event, where there is a chance one’s team will lose, there is no competition involved in a concert. It’s pure entertainment from start to finish.
Avril Lavigne’s Black Star Tour is coming to Canada tomorrow. The Pop Punk Princess has been rocking audiences in Asia, South America, and Europe all year. In March, the Napanee, Ontario native released her fourth and finest album to date, Goodbye Lullaby, a banquet of finely-crafted and inspired pop tunes. The fourth single from the album, “Wish You Were Here” is being released. Avril Lavigne is considered one of the best live singers in the world, delivering pitch-perfect performances, nailing note after note. She is backed by a band of highly skilled musicians. The Canadian leg of the Black Star Tour will begin in Victoria tomorrow, swing over to Vancouver on Monday, sweep across Canada to Halifax, before finishing off in Montreal’s Bell Centre.
Her former guitarist and songwriting collaborator Evan Taubenfeld as well as Quebec band The New Cities will be joining in the shows.
Interestingly, she is concentrating more on BC during this tour, playing in five cities, more than any other province.
She will be in Edmonton on Thanksgiving Day.
Here is the list of dates. Double check them with the listing on her website HERE.
AVRIL LAVIGNE’s Black Star Tour in CANADA
1 Oct 2011: Save On Foods MC, Victoria
3 Oct 2011: Rogers Arena, Vancouver
5 Oct 2011: CN Centre, Prince George
6 Oct 2011: Interior Savings Centre, Kamloops
8 Oct 2011: Prospera Place, Kelowna
10 Oct 2011: Rexall Place, Edmonton
11 Oct 2011: Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary
13 Oct 2011: Brandt Centre, Regina
14 Oct 2011: MTS Centre, Winnipeg
16 Oct 2011: Sudbury Arena, Sudbury
17 Oct 2011: Scotiabank Place, Ottawa
19 Oct 2011: Coliseum, Moncton
20 Oct 2011: Metro Centre, Halifax
22 Oct 2011: John Labatt Centre, London
24 Oct 2011: Air Canada Centre, Toronto
25 Oct 2011: Centre Bell, Montréal