Avril Lavigne Is Going On Tour And She’s Stopping In Michigan
This kind of slipped through the news on Monday, but Avril Lavigne announced she’s going on tour this late summer/early fall.
Seriously, she’s doing a month-long, 15 city tour starting September 14th in Seattle and winding through the U.S. with a stop in Detroit at Fox Theatre on September 28th.
The tour, Avril’s first in five and a half years, is named after a prayer she said to God, while she was battling Lyme disease and was stuck in bed, she told Billboard Magazine.
“I had accepted that I was dying,” she says. “And I felt in that moment like I was underwater and drowning, and I was trying to come up to gasp for air. And literally under my breath, I was like, ‘God, help me keep my head above the water.’ ”
Even as she lay there, thinking she was dying, she pulled out her phone and made a note, which later became a song, and then a tour, according to Billboard.
She has since started the Avril Lavigne Foundation, which aims to “lead and inspire a community including, fans, friends, families, advocates, and partners who can come together to provide unity and support for those in need.”
I tell you all that, because after her announcement, she posted a separate Instagram post explaining that proceeds from the tour will go to the foundation,
Excited to announce that a portion of the proceeds from every ticket sold on my “Head Above Water” Tour will be donated to The Avril Lavigne Foundation to raise awareness & fund treatment for those in need!
If you want to get presale tickets, here’s a LINK