Avril Lavigne

Avril Lavigne at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, CA

After punk had a major resurgence in the ’90s with groups like Blink-182, Green Day, and No Doubt, a young artist named Avril Lavigne signed a contract with Arista for two albums at the age of 16. In 2002, Lavigne released her debut album Let Go and became a voice for a generation born in the ’90s like myself. In an era where Disney Channel stars became big, Lavigne had a punk edge to her and had songs dealing with real-life issues like school, relationships and parents. Lavigne became the “Punk Pop” queen and early on in her career performed with heavy-hitters like Shania Twain, was a musical guest on SNL, and became the third best-selling Canadian female artist behind Twain and Celine Dion.

Just after turning 30, Lavigne publicly announced she was fighting Lyme Disease. After five years off the road, Lavigne is back with a new tour and album, Head Above Water. Lavigne played the Greek Theatre on Sept. 18 with opening act, Jagwar Twin.  This marked her first Los Angeles concert since opening for the Backstreet Boys at the Forum in 2014. However, Lavigne performed at the Greek just two years ago joining ex-husband Chad Kroeger and Nickelback for “Rockstar.” Head Above Water is Lavigne's first release in six years.

Lavigne opened with “Head Above Water," presenting a whole new side of her after an intro video. She was dressed in all white with an angel style look then brought her punk side out for the second song “My Happy Ending.” Lavigne played all the hits including “Complicated,” “Girlfriend,” “Sk8er Boi,” and "Breakaway" which she was a co-writer on. Lavigne got behind the drums for a cover of Weezer’s, “Beverly Hills,” and was joined by Jagwar Twin frontman, Nick Reese. The evening ended with an encore consisting of “I Fell In Love With the Devil,” and “I’m With You.”

Setlist

  1. Head Above Water

  2. My Happy Ending

  3. Here’s to Never Growing Up

  4. What the Hell

  5. Complicated

  6. Breakaway- Kelly Clarkson

  7. Keep Holding On

  8. Don’t Tell Me

  9. When You’re Gone

Hello Kitty (Video)

  1. Girlfriend

  2. He Wasn’t

  3. Beverly Hills- Weezer (With Jagwar Twin singer Nick Reese)

  4.  Sk8er Boi

Encore

  1. I Fell In Love With the Devil

  2. I’m With You

 

Avril Lavigne 

 

Jagwar Twin