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Avril Lavigne's Free Show for Burnaby Best Buy

Saturday, November 24th, 2007 — 5:25pm PDT
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This past week I heard nothing but “Girlfriend” remix by Avril Lavigne blaring from the back room at my in-law’s house. The two nieces were rehearsing a dance for the family, which they performed after Thanksgiving dinner.

Photo credit: torontopaul on Flickr (with permission)

Their dance was really sweet and thoughtfully choreographed but once the final show had ended pretty much everyone agreed that they’d be happy to never hear that song ever again.

Thanks to a contact form tip from Nick, I found out that Avril Lavigne will be playing a free concert in Burnaby within the next month.

After news broke that her Spring of 2008 tour is not selling well, she’s resorted to this. Avril Lavigne is playing a free concert, y’all! But not just any free concert! She’s performing at the opening of a Best Buy in Canada!!! For real! [Perez Hilton]

I know that’s an unprecedented link to Perez Hilton so here’s the official news release:

Celebrate good times! Best Buy, Canada’s fastest growing retailer and e-tailer of consumer electronics and entertainment products, celebrates the Grand Opening of its brand new Burnaby location across from Metrotown with a free, live musical performance by Avril Lavigne.

This celebrated Canadian musician takes the stage at the Main Stage in Swangard Stadium on Sunday, December 2nd at 1 p.m., for a free performance presented by Best Buy. The first 350 people in-line at any of Best Buy’s stores in the Lower Mainland on Wednesday, November 28th and Thursday, November 29th before noon will receive a pair of tickets for Avril Lavigne’s live outdoor performance on Sunday, December 2nd. [CNW Group]

It’s not quite as bad as playing at a Best Buy, since she will be giving the outdoor performance at the home of the Vancouver Whitecaps, but Avril does have a thing for playing strange venues in Metro Vancouver.

In April of 2004 she performed for free at Metrotown, BC’s largest shopping centre. If I recall correctly there were rumors that she wasn’t very well received, though some video evidence and archived blog posts prove otherwise.

Regardless, if you’re an Avril fan I suppose this is great news. Check out Buzz’s interview with her from earlier this month and even the supposed “revenge” website for kicks.

Update: John came across some die-hard Avril fans this morning:

Photo credit: John Bollwitt on Flickr

Update: Apparently things didn’t go so well at the concert.

Update: Thanks for reporting back guys! It’s nice to see the fans were happy. Here’s a link to a couple of the vids on YouTube [When You’re Gone][Don’t Tell Me][Don’t Tell Me][Girlfriend]


  1. bever says:

    woooo I’m so going!!

  2. Darren says:

    Hmm…is Ms. Lavigne falling on hard times, or is she just getting big money from Best Buy. She sure has dumped that screw-The-Man punk conceit of her early years, eh?

    At least she’s not playing at a Best Buy, which is what the Black Eyed Peas did a few years ago.

  3. Keira-Anne says:

    Wait – Avril Lavigne was punk?

  4. J.J. says:

    I soooooo want to go to this. Maybe Tracy will line up at Best Buy for me. hahaha!

  5. PatZ says:

    hahah when i saw that link to Perez Hilton i went “noooo! not her too!”
    that site is like a virus in at school, apparently some people changed the start pages on all the computers in our research lab to it.

  6. Elaine says:

    I’ve got tickets to the concert! I’m sooo excited!

  7. tara says:

    you say you have tix but it is free! and who is linning up at bestbuy? cant you read?!

  8. Miss604 says:

    tara: the only way to get into the ‘free’ show is to get your tickets at no cost from a Best Buy.

    “The first 350 people in-line at any of Best Buy’s stores in the Lower Mainland on Wednesday, November 28th and Thursday, November 29th before noon will receive a pair of tickets for Avril Lavigne’s live outdoor performance”

  9. DaNa says:

    omg i went, avril is the best and shes so pretty theres vids of it at youtube just search avril lavigne best buy and u’ll find them . i got front row =D

  10. Megan says:

    My mom and I went and, even though she was an hour late and we had to wait in the snow, she was worth waiting for. Avril gave a great concert and I’m going to the show in March.

  11. Sammy says:

    Actually she wasn’t late, Best Buy set the performance back an hour, some people didn’t bother checking online before going, because of you know… the weather.

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