Canadian singer promises the best damn show
Lavigne will be performing in Korea, as part of a world tour promoting her latest album “The Best Damn Thing.” It will be her fourth Korea concert since her first visit in 2002.
“It [will be] the best show I put on in my life and in my career, so I feel really confident about the show. It [will be] very fun and very upbeat,” Lavigne said in a recent phone interview with the Korean media.
Lavigne took the pop world by storm in 2002 at the age of 17 with her debut album “Let Go.” The album sold 16 million copies around the world, 270,000 of them in Korea.
With two more successful albums under her belt, “Under My Skin” (2004) and The Best Damn Thing (2007), Lavigne says having more singles allows her to organize better performances.
“Because I’ve made three records, I get to pick all the strongest songs and put together exciting shows.”
Lavigne said her latest album features fast, upbeat songs, and the theme is about not being too serious and just having fun.
The album opener “Girlfriend,” for instance, was recorded after she hummed to herself a simple, playful melody: “Hey hey, you you, I don’t like your girlfriend,” which became the catchy main chorus of the song.
Fun is exactly what Lavigne would like to present to her Korean fans at the upcoming concert.
“A lot of people don’t get up [during concerts] and I’m one of the few artists that get [audiences] to do that. I think Korean fans are a lot of fun and I think they enjoy music,” Lavigne said.
The singer has more than 60,000 fans in Korea, mostly in their teens and 20s. Her Korea concerts in 2003 and 2004 were both sold out.
Lavigne will also perform in the Philippines, Taiwan and Japan after her Seoul show.
By Kim Hyung-eun Staff Reporter[firstname.lastname@example.org.]
*Avril Lavigne will perform at 8:30 p.m. next Monday at Melon-AX Hall in Gwangjin District, eastern Seoul. Go to Gwangnaru Subway Station, line No. 5, exit 2. Tickets cost 88,000 won ($83). For reservations, call 1544-1555 or visit http://ticket.interpark.com. For more information, call the concert organizer at (02) 3444-9969.