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Following a string of European appearances, Lavigne was scheduled to return to the UK for gigs in Manchester (March 25) and London (27, 28, 29).
The tour was initially set to take place in March/April 2020, but was pushed back to 2021 due to COVID. New dates for 2022 were then announced last October.
Taking to social media yesterday (February 7), Lavigne shared the “unfortunate news” that she had made the “difficult decision” to postpone her UK and European tour until April/May 2023.
“Due to the ongoing issues surrounding the pandemic, there are a series of travel and venue restrictions from country to country that have made the tour not possible to happen,” the statement continued.
“It’s not an easy decision, but it’s one that will help ensure that we are able to play every single date of the tour, put on the best show possible at full capacity, and operate in a safe environment.”
Lavigne concluded: “It really breaks my heart to have to do this, but I know it will be worth the wait.”
You can see the full list of new shows in the post above. Avril Lavigne’s revised UK schedule is as follows (venues TBC):
6 – Manchester
7 – London
9 – London
10 – London
Lavigne recently spoke about the “huge honour” of working with Mark Hoppus on her forthcoming new album. The Blink-182 bassist contributed to a track on ‘Love Sux’ called ‘All I Wanted’.