Reaching toward a rock star is a popular way to let them know that, unlike most fans, you appreciate both their musical work and their supple hand skin. Raise the roof with today’s GrouponLive deal: for $33, you get one reserved ticket to see Avril Lavigne at the Air Canada Centre on Monday, October 24, at 8 p.m. (up to a $64.75 value, including all ticketing fees). Doors open at 7 p.m. Reserved seating is located on the lower level.
Canadian chanteuse, songwriter, and philanthropist Avril Lavigne continues her ascent in the annals of pop-music history as she belts out past and future hits on The Black Star Tour. A global pop sensation since age 17 with a talent for song craft and the thoracic diaphragm of a blue whale, Avril has won seven Juno Awards and has sold more than 30 million albums, earning the adoration of millions of fans. In support of her latest album, Goodbye Lullabye, Avril showcases gems from her pop-punk tomboy days along with cathartic new material, lacquered in gutsy earnestness, fearless vulnerability, and a vocal power that haunts the nightmares of straw houses. From phonetic classics such as “Sk8ter Boi” through new singles such as “What the Hell,” Avril hurls fans across an aural, emotional pendulum with punch and poignancy. Starting the show, Montreal-based sextet The New Cities stirs metabolisms with high-intensity cardio rock 'n' roll, and Avril’s lead guitarist Evan Tauberfeld steps into the spotlight with his own batch of pop songs about love and unrequited taxidermy.