Avril Lavigne readies North American tour

Nov. 7, 2007 at 10:55 AM

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Pop star Avril Lavigne is gearing up for a 2008 North American tour with special guests, Boys Like Girls, Live Nation announced.

"I can't wait to get back out on the road!" Lavigne said in a statement. "I have the most fun when I am performing for the fans. I think that energy comes through in my live show."

The "Best Damn Tour" follows the enormous success of her third studio album and second consecutive No. 1 debut, "Best Damn Thing."

The tour, which will include 32 dates, is slated to begin March 5 in Victoria, B.C.

Tickets go on sale Nov. 17.

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