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Friday, July 5, 2019

Avril Lavigne returns to Pittsburgh after a five-year hiatus

Posted By on Fri, Jul 5, 2019 at 4:02 PM

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Avril Lavigne is a global recording superstar who has sold over 40 million albums and 50 million singles worldwide. Among countless accolades, she garnered eight GRAMMY® Award nominations and took home eight Juno Awards. She stands out as “one of the SoundScan-era’s top-selling artists releasing albums in the U.S.” and “third-best-selling Canadian female artist of all time.” Billboard placed her in the Top 10 of its “Best of the 2000s” chart. Lavigne also set the Guinness World Record as “the youngest female solo artist to top the UK chart” and made history with “Girlfriend”— which became the “first music video to reach 100 million views on YouTube.”

Outside of music, she gives back at every opportunity via The Avril Lavigne Foundation. Since its inception in 2010, The Avril Lavigne Foundation has been impacting lives for the better. The Avril Lavigne Foundation supports people with Lyme Disease, serious illness, or disabilities. Through programs and grants, it provides prevention resources, funds treatment and accelerates research in order to provide hope and transform lives.

In 2018, she released her first new music in five years with the gut-wrenching single “Head Above Water,” which details the personal side of Avril’s journey through her widely reported on battle with Lyme Disease. Vogue Magazine praised the track as “a fierce piano ballad that documents a culminating moment in Lavigne’s years-long struggle with Lyme disease.” Her highly anticipated sixth studio album and debut for BMG, Head Above Water, was released on February 15, 2019.

Tickets for Avril's show at Roxian on October 8 are selling fast — get yours in advance!

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