Avril Lavigne postpones six U.S. dates
By Susan Visakowitz
NEW YORK (Billboard) - Stricken with acute laryngitis, Avril Lavigne has postponed six upcoming U.S. tour dates, according to a message on the pop-punk musician's Web site.
The postponements were announced Sunday evening (May 4) and follow cancellations of shows in Phoenix and San Diego. All the dates were part of Lavigne's in-progress "Best Damn Tour."
A statement from Lavigne on her site reads, "My sincerest apologies to all of my fans. My intention was to complete the rest of the tour but tonight at sound check in Anaheim I realized this wasn't possible."
Refunds will be available at point of purchase starting Monday (May 5). It is not clear when, or if, the postponed dates will be made up.
Here are Avril Lavigne's postponed tour dates:
May 3: Anaheim, Calif. (Honda Center)
May 4: Universal City, Calif. (Gibson Amph. At Univ. CityWalk)
May 6: Santa Barbara, Calif. (Santa Barbara Bowl) Continued...