Edited By Jonathan Cohen. September 16, 2004, 2:30 PM ET
Avril 'Bonez' Up For Arena Action
Following a European tour that kicks off Sept. 26 in Munich, Avril Lavigne is planning a month long North American run. The Bonez Tour 2004 - Eyes will get underway Oct. 25 in Dallas and visit 24 cities before closing Nov. 25 in Kelowna, British Columbia.
The run will be the Canadian pop princess' first tour without collaborator Evan Taubenfeld, who has exited to start his own band. The guitarist, who co-wrote several songs on Lavigne's sophomore RCA album, "Under My Skin," recently told MuchMusic he hopes to release an album in summer 2005.
Taubenfeld last performed with Lavigne at a New York party celebrating her appearance on the cover of Maxim magazine. Guitarist Devon Bronson, formerly a member of Kelly Osbourne's band, made his debut with a World Music Awards performance last night (Sept. 15) in Las Vegas, from which Lavigne went home with the best pop rock artist trophy.
"Under My Skin" debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 1.6 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. First single "Don't Tell Me" reached No. 22 on Billboard's Hot 100, while current single "My Happy Ending" is No. 13 on this week's chart. "Nobody's Home" has already been targeted as the album's third single, to be pushed later this year.
A Simple Plan will support Lavigne on her European dates, the first five of which will also feature Bowling For Soup. Support acts for the North American run have not yet been announced.
Here are Lavigne's tour dates:
Sept. 26: Munich (Olympiahalle)
Sept. 27: Dusseldorf, Germany (Philipshalle)
Sept. 28: Paris (Zenith)
Sept. 30: Amsterdam (Heineken Music Hall)
Oct. 1: Brussels (Forest National)
Oct. 3: Manchester, England (MEN Arena)
Oct. 4: Birmingham, England (NIA)
Oct. 6: Belfast, Ireland (Odyssey Arena)
Oct. 7: Glasgow, Scotland (SECC)
Oct. 9: Cardiff, England (Cardiff Arena)
Oct. 10-11: London (Wembley Arena)
Oct. 12: Sheffield, England (Hallam FM Arena)
Oct. 25: Dallas (American Airlines Arena)
Oct. 26: San Antonio, Texas (SBC Center)
Oct. 27: New Orleans (UNO Lakefront Arena)
Oct. 28: Atlanta (Phillips Arena)
Oct. 30: Hampton, Va. (Hampton Coliseum)
Oct. 31: Philadelphia (Wachovia Spectrum)
Nov. 1: Boston (Fleet Center)
Nov. 3: Auburn Hills, Mich. (Palace of Auburn Hills)
Nov. 4: Toronto (Air Canada Center)
Nov. 5: Cleveland (CSU Convocation Center)
Nov. 6: Cincinnati (US Bank Arena)
Nov. 8: East Rutherford, N.J. (Continental Airlines Arena)
Nov. 9: Washington, D.C. (Patriot Center)
Nov. 11: Chicago (United Center)
Nov. 12: Milwaukee (Bradley Center)
Nov. 14: Denver (Pepsi Center)
Nov. 15: Salt Lake City (Delta Center)
Nov. 17: Phoenix (Glendale Arena)
Nov. 19: San Jose (HP Pavilion @ San Jose)
Nov. 20: San Diego (Cox Arena)
Nov. 21: Fresno, Calif. (Save Mart Center)
Nov. 23: Portland, Ore. (Rose Garden)
Nov. 24: Vancouver (Pacific Coliseum)
Nov. 25: Kelowna, B.C. (Prospera Place)
-- Barry A. Jeckell, N.Y.