Avril Lavigne Tour 2020: Singer adds third UK date in 2020
Avril Lavigne will be taking her Head Above Water Tour on three UK dates in April 2020 — including two shows in London and one in Manchester.
The Canadian pop punk singer, fashion designer and actor will doubtlessly be performing tracks from her sixth studio album, Head Above Water, which was released on 15 February 2019. The record has been led by the singles "Head Above Water”, "Tell Me It's Over”, ”Dumb Blonde" and "I Fell in Love with the Devil”. Lavigne was originally only set to perform two UK dates in 2020, but added a second London show last month.
NME quotes Lavigne as saying: “We had the most amazing time performing on the US Head Above Water Tour! I can’t believe how quickly it went by. Seeing all your faces each night and feeling your energy was exactly what I needed. I truly missed being up on stage, singing with you and this has brought me so much happiness which is why I’m even more excited to announce that I’ll be taking the Head Above Water Tour worldwide next year with dates in Europe, Japan, China and Southeast Asia!”
Since Lavigne launched her music career in 2002 with her debut single “Complicated”, she has gone on to become the third-best-selling Canadian female artist ever after Celine Dion and Shania Twain — with over 40 million albums sold worldwide. That said, she has not released a new record or been on tour since her 2013 self-titled collection, Avril Lavigne.
Since that time, the “Sk8er Boi” singer has gotten married and divorced to Chad Kroeger from the Canadian band Nickelback as well as contracted a debilitating case of Lyme disease. She got her diagnosis around her 30th birthday in 2014, and for a time was bed-ridden and worried she would never be able to work again. Rising out of this dark time inspired Head Above Water, and its lead single of the same title.
In an interview with Daily Telegraph, Lavigne said, “Going down so hard with something like that reset a lot. I feel very proud — victorious that I went through that, and now here I am. I’m really glad my first song back is about that experience. Because how could it not be?”
Want to be there to support Avril Lavigne at her Head Above Water Tour 2020 UK dates? Keep reading for everything you need to know before you.
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Avril Lavigne fast facts
- Birthday: 27 September 1984 (age 35)
- Career began: 2002
- Hometown: Napanee, Canada
- Number of studio albums: 6; Let Go (2002), Under My Skin (2004), The Best Damn Thing (2007), Goodbye Lullaby (2011), Avril Lavigne (2013), Head Above Water (2019)
- Musical style: Pop, punk rock
- Most famous singles: "I'm With You”, "Sk8er Boi”, “Complicated”, “Girlfriend”, "When You're Gone”, “My Happy Ending”, "Keep Holding On”, "Here's to Never Growing Up”, "Head Above Water”, "Don't Tell Me”, "Nobody's Home”
- Something you don’t know: Conspiracy theorists believe Avril Lavigne has been replaced by a clone named Melissa (more on that below)
What are Avril Lavigne’s UK tour dates in 2020?
The Above Water Tour will first travel around Europe in March 2020 before arriving in the UK come April. For all of her performances here, £2 from each ticket will be donated to The Avril Lavigne Foundation, which supports people with Lyme Disease, serious illness or disabilities.
The three Avril Lavigne tour dates in the UK include two stops in London and one in Manchester. After that, the Canadian pop rocker is jetting off to China, Japan, and Southeast Asia.
Avril Lavigne 2020 UK tour dates
- 1 April — O2 Brixton Academy, London
- 2 April — O2 Apollo, Manchester
- 5 April — O2 Brixton Academy, London
What is the Head Above Water Tour setlist?
While Avril Lavigne’s Head Above Water Tour setlist may change when it comes to Europe and the UK in 2020, we do know what it looked like in the US this year.
Head Above Water Tour setlist
- "Head Above Water"
- "My Happy Ending"
- "Here's to Never Growing Up"
- "What the Hell"
- "It Was in Me"
- "Keep Holding On"
- "Don't Tell Me"
- "When You're Gone"
- "Hello Kitty" (instrumental interlude)
- "Dumb Blonde"
- "He Wasn't"
- "Sk8er Boi"
- "I Fell in Love with the Devil"
- "I'm With You”
Is Avril Lavigne still married?
Avril Lavigne is no longer married to her most recent husband, Chad Kroeger. She wed the Nickelback frontman in 2013 and they separated in 2015. However, that hasn’t stopped him from being a huge source of moral and professional support through her Lyme disease and return to spotlight.
Speaking of Kroeger helping her with Head Above Water, Lavigne tells People: “He took me under his wing, he got me in the studio, he recorded me, he was very encouraging. He helped me with some of the songs that I wrote, because he’s such a good songwriter — I’d be stuck on a lyric or stuck on a part, and he’d help me finish a song if I couldn’t and he would record it.”
She adds, “He’s just always been a cheerleader of mine and always been such a huge fan. He’s in my corner, he’s on my side, and he’s always been really great.”
Lavigne is also on good terms with her other ex-husband, Sum 41 rocker Deryck Whibley. She has recently been linked with a new boyfriend, Phillip Sarofim — the son of Texas billionaire Fayez Sarofim.
Is Avril Lavigne a clone named Melissa?
As first reported in 2016, a group of internet conspiracists theorised that the real Avril Lavigne died in 2003 and was replaced with a doppelgänger named Melissa Vandella. As evidence, they claim her nose’s shape has changed along with her autograph and voice. Even the fact that Lavigne has begun wearing dresses instead of her trademark trousers has been cited as a clue, though it seems —to the rest of us— that the original is still alive and well.
How to get Avril Lavigne tickets?
Tickets for the Avril Lavigne tour went on sale on 18 October 2019 and sold quickly. Don’t worry — it doesn’t have to be Complicated! You can find guaranteed genuine Avril Lavigne tickets on StubHub.