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Avril Plans Mall Blitz
Avril Lavigne is planning a 21-city shopping mall tour in support of her sophomore album, “Under My Skin.” The free acoustic performances will be announced in each city via radio and E-mail messages sent to fans pre-registered through her official Web site just 48 hours prior to her appearance.
The only confirmed stops are in Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver; dates and details of those appearances have not been revealed.
Due May 25 via Arista, “Under My Skin” features production by Don Gilmore (Linkin Park) and Butch Walker, and includes a guest appearance by former Evanescence guitarist Ben Moody. Walker produced the first single, “Don’t Tell Me,” which was written by Lavigne with her guitarist, Evan Taubenfeld. The track is due at U.S. radio in mid-March.
“Under My Skin” is the follow up to her smash 2002 debut, “Let Go,” which reached No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and spawned the hits “Complicated” and “Sk8er Boi.” The set has sold 6 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
As previously reported, Lavigne will be among the performers at Canada’s 2004 Juno Awards. She is nominated for the Juno Fan Choice award, as well as in the music DVD of the year category for her release, “My World.”