Avril Lavigne has a new album, new band and a new live show and CBC Television viewers get a first-hand look with AVRIL LAVIGNE: EXCLUSIVE, Monday, April 2 at 8 p.m., taped at the historic Grand Theatre in Calgary to a special invite-only audience!
AVRIL LAVIGNE: EXCLUSIVE is a 90-minute variety special with musical performances and an up-close look at this young Canadian punk-pop superstar. The show also includes a visit to L.A. to catch up with Lavigne during rehearsals for her new album The Best Damn Thing. She talks about her loyal fans from around the world, and reflects on her life now and how it has changed since the release of her debut album in 2002.
Fans step into Lavigne’s world and the highlight is the special showcase performance held for an enthusiastic invite-only crowd to launch her new band, new sound and, yes, even new dancers!
Lavigne has not performed in over a year and this multi-layered special includes some of her biggest hits as well as introducing some of her newest material that has not yet hit the streets. Hits include Sk8ter Boi, Keep Holding On, My Happy Ending and I’m With You. Girlfriend, the first single from the album that was released last week, as well as other new songs I Can Do Better, Best Damn Thing, Don’t Have To Try and Runaway get their national debut.
To ensure the raw energy and excitement of the event was captured for television, it was directed by Rafael Ouellet, who is widely regarded as one of the best in his field, capturing exactly what makes a live rock performance incredible.