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Avril Lavigne releases first-ever Greatest Hits album, four albums on vinyl for first time


Avril Wraps First Leg of North American Greatest Hits Headline Tour; Second Leg Kicks Off August 12 with a SOLD-OUT Show at Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena

TORONTO, June 21, 2024 – Today, eight-time GRAMMY®-nominated diamond-certified icon Avril Lavigne releases her first-ever Greatest Hits album via Legacy Recordings, the catalogue division of Sony Music Entertainment. An essential compilation from all phases of Avril’s pioneering career as one of the 21st century’s breakout pop icons, Avril Lavigne – Greatest Hits features 20 career-spanning fan-favourites from her record-smashing catalogue including the Music Canada and RIAA 4x PLATINUM-certified “Complicated” and 3x PLATINUM-certified “Sk8er Boi” from her chart-topping 2002 debut album Let Go (Artista), the RIAA 7x PLATINUM-certified “Girlfriend” from The Best Damn Thing (2007, RCA), and more through her seventh studio album Love Sux (2022, Elektra/DTA) with songs such as “Bite Me,”“Bois Lie” feat. Machine Gun Kelly and “I’m A Mess” with Yungblud.

Four albums released on vinyl for the first time, June 21

On top of her first Greatest Hits album, four of Avril’s studio albums – Under My Skin (Arista/RCA – 2004), Best Damn Thing (RCA – 2007), Goodbye Lullaby (RCA – 2011), and Avril Lavigne (Epic – 2013) – were also released today for the first time in 12″ vinyl editions expanded to include bonus recordings formerly available as digital-only tracks.

Amazon exclusive

Amazon offers an exclusive metallic silver pressing of Under My Skin, an exclusive 2LP surge green pressing of Goodbye Lullaby (with nine bonus tracks) and an exclusive opaque baby blue pressing of Avril Lavigne (with three bonus tracks). Avril’s D2C store also offers their own exclusives including a 2LP 12″ neon pink vinyl pressing of The Best Damn Thing (with five bonus tracks).

Released in January 2023 in expanded digital and 2LP 12″ vinyl formats as Let Go (20th Anniversary Edition), Avril’s 2002 diamond-certified studio debut has been re-struck in a new 12″ vinyl pressing for the Avril Lavigne catalogue reissue celebration. Amazon is offering an exclusive 2LP 12″ translucent red vinyl pressing of Let Go (20th Anniversary Edition). More information on vinyl is available HERE.

Aril Lavigne: The Greatest Hits tour

Since May, Avril has been showcasing her Greatest Hits on the road throughout a series of unforgettable, mostly sold-out, concerts as she recently completed the first leg of her North American tour. The Avril Lavigne: The Greatest Hits tour is a vibrant, high energy, four-part production that showcases her powerful vocal abilities and live performance prowess.

2 sold-out shows in Toronto

Currently on a run of EU/UK shows that include her Glastonbury debut performance on June 30, the North American tour will continue August 12 at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto – one of two sold out Toronto shows that includes a stop at Budweiser Stage on August 16. The tour then spans across multiple venues before making stops in Holmdel, Charlotte, Nashville, Chicago and more before closing out the show-stopping tour in Calgary on September 18.

Avril Lavigne release her first-ever Greatest Hits album, June 21, 2024. photo by Tyler Kenny

What critics are saying about the tour

“Whether on kiss-off punk anthems or soaring ballads, Lavigne added an instantly recognizable texture to her vocals that commanded attention” – RIFF Magazine

“The career retrospective she packed into around 90 minutes really did deliver all hits and no filler.” – Vancouver Sun

“Not that many pop singers have the kind of pipes where they have to use proper mic technique to avoid massive distortion and feedback. Lavigne has that kind of control and its pure pro.” – Vancouver Sun

“A journey through her hit filled pop-punk career…Lavigne showed she is an incredible, acrobatic vocalist” – The Santa Barbara Independent

“Lavigne’s new ‘The Greatest Hits Tour’ has already proven that there is still a current space in the music world for her music and the music of the 2000s” – Seattle Spectator

Avril Lavigne, Greatest Hits, Out Now June 21, 2024

Avril Lavigne – Greatest Hits Track List:

Side A

01. Sk8er Boi (Let Go/single – Arista 2002) 

02. Girlfriend (The Best Damn Thing/single – RCA 2007) 

03. What the Hell (Goodbye Lullaby/single – RCA 2011) 

04. Complicated (Let Go/single – Arista 2002) 

05. Don’t Tell Me (Under My Skin/single – Arista/RCA 2004) 

Side B

06. I’m A Mess (with Yungblud) (Love Sux Deluxe/single – Elektra/DTA 2022) 

07. He Wasn’t (Under My Skin/single – Arista/RCA 2005) 

08. Losing Grip (Let Go/single – Arista 2003) 

09. My Happy Ending (Under My Skin/single – Arista/RCA 2004) 

10. Bite Me (Love Sux/single – Elektra/DTA/2021) 

Side C

11. Nobody’s Home (Under My Skin/single – Arista/RCA 2004) 

12. I’m With You (Let Go/single – Arista 2002) 

13. When You’re Gone (The Best Damn Thing/single – RCA 2007) 

14. Bois Lie (feat. Machine Gun Kelly) (Love Sux/single – Elektra/DTA 2022) 

15. Smile (Goodbye Lullaby/single – RCA 2011) 

Side D

16. Love It When You Hate Me (feat. blackbear) (Love Sux/single – Elektra/DTA 2022) 

17. Rock n Roll (Avril Lavigne/single – Epic 2013) 

18. Here’s To Never Growing Up (Avril Lavigne/single – Epic 2013) 

19. Keep Holding On (The Best Damn Thing/”Eragon” soundtrack/single – RCA 2006) 

20. Head Above Water (Head Above Water/single – BMG 2018) 


Wed May 22 — Vancouver, BC — Rogers Arena ^ SOLD OUT

Sat May 25 — Auburn, WA — White River Amphitheatre ^ SOLD OUT

Sun May 26 — Ridgefield, WA — RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater ^ SOLD OUT

Tue May 28 — Mountain View, CA — Shoreline Amphitheatre ^ SOLD OUT

Thu May 30 — Inglewood, CA — Kia Forum ^ SOLD OUT

Sat Jun 01 — Las Vegas, NV — MGM Grand Garden Arena ^ SOLD OUT

Sun Jun 02 — Phoenix, AZ — Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre ^ SOLD OUT

Mon Aug 12 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena + SOLD OUT

Wed Aug 14 — Ottawa, ON — Canadian Tire Centre + SOLD OUT

Fri Aug 16 — Toronto, ON — Budweiser StageSOLD OUT

Sat Aug 17 — Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC — Festival International de Montgolfières ~ 

Tue Aug 20 — Buffalo, NY — Darien Lake Amphitheater + 

Wed Aug 21 — Hartford, CT — The XFINITY Theatre + 

Fri Aug 23 — Holmdel, NJ — PNC Bank Arts Center + SOLD OUT

Sat Aug 24 — Mansfield, MA — Xfinity Center + SOLD OUT

Tue Aug 27 — Wantagh, NY — Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater + SOLD OUT

Thu Aug 29 — Camden, NJ — Freedom Mortgage Pavilion + 

Sat Aug 31 — Bristow, VA — Jiffy Lube Live +  SOLD OUT

Sun Sept 01 — Charlotte, NC — PNC Music Pavilion +  SOLD OUT

Tue Sept 03 — Alpharetta, GA — Lakewood Amphitheatre + SOLD OUT

Wed Sept 04 — Nashville, TN — Ascend Amphitheater + SOLD OUT

Fri Sept 06 — Cuyahoga Falls, OH — Blossom Music Center + SOLD OUT

Sat Sept 07 — Clarkston, MI — Pine Knob Music Theatre + SOLD OUT

Mon Sept 09 — Milwaukee, WI — American Family Insurance Amphitheater +  

Tue Sept 10 — Chicago, IL — Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island + SOLD OUT

Thu Sept 12 — Minneapolis, MN — The Armory + SOLD OUT

Sat Sept 14 — Winnipeg, MB — Canada Life Centre + SOLD OUT

Mon Sept 16 — Edmonton, AB — Rogers Place SOLD OUT

Wed Sept 18 – Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome SOLD OUT

^ With All Time Low and Royal & The Serpent 

+ With Simple Plan and Girlfriends 

~ Festival Date 

Get up to date with all things Avril Lavigne 

Avril Lavigne tour starts

Avril Lavigne has made history, smashed records, and consistently blazed a trail of her own as an uncompromising force in music and culture. Beyond selling 50 million albums worldwide with 12.5 million units sold in the U.S. alone, she has notched eight GRAMMY® Award nominations in categories such as “Best New Artist” and “Song of the Year” twice for “Complicated” and “I’m with You.” In addition, the 2023 Canada’s Walk of Fame and 2022 Hollywood Walk of Fame recipient has won ten JUNO Awards, including “Artist of the Year” and multiple “JUNO Fans’ Choice’ awards.

Her catalogue comprises the diamond-certified (Canada) and septuple platinum (U.S.) Let Go [2002], quintuple-platinum (Canada) and triple-platinum (U.S.) Under My Skin [2004], double-platinum The Best Damn Thing [2007], gold-selling Goodbye Lullaby [2011], gold-selling Avril Lavigne [2013], and Head Above Water [2019] highlighted by definitive smashes such as “Complicated,” “Sk8er Boi,” “Girlfriend,” “Here’s To Never Growing Up,” and “Head Above Water.” As such, she remains of “one of the Soundscan-era’s top-selling artists releasing albums in the U.S.” and “the third best-selling Canadian female artist of all-time.”

She earned a spot in the Top 10 of Billboard’s “Best of the 2000s” chart and holds a Guinness World Record as “the youngest female solo artist to top the UK chart,” while “Girlfriend” emerged as “first music video to reach 100 million views on YouTube.” She has also earned multiple #1‘s around the globe and her social media following notably exceeds 93.6 million fans worldwide.

In February 2022, Avril made her debut for DTA Records with the release of her seventh studio album Love Sux that debuted in the top 10 on Billboard’s Top 200 Chart, amassed over 12 million streams in its first week and included hits like “Bite Me,” “Love It When You Hate Me” feat. blackbear,” and “I’m A Mess” (with YUNGBLUD).

On May 22, Avril kicked off her North American headline Avril Lavigne: The Greatest Hits tour and has been performing her biggest songs to-date in cities such as Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Charlotte, Nashville, and Chicago, among others.

For tour dates and all other information, please visit www.avrillavigne.com.

lead photo Avril Lavigne release her first-ever Greatest Hits album, June 21, 2024. photo by Tyler Kenny

submitted by Charlotte Thompson, edited by Terry Lankstead

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