Avril Lavigne postpones six U.S. dates

Mon May 5, 2008 11:59pm EDT

Singer Avril Lavigne poses on the red carpet at the start of the Juno Awards, the Canadian Music Awards, in Calgary, Alberta, April 6, 2008. REUTERS/Todd Korol

Singer Avril Lavigne poses on the red carpet at the start of the Juno Awards, the Canadian Music Awards, in Calgary, Alberta, April 6, 2008.

Credit: Reuters/Todd Korol

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)

May 7: San Jose, Calif. (HP Pavilion At San Jose)

May 9: Spokane, Wash. (Spokane Arena)

May 10: Everett, Wash. (Comcast Arena/Everett Events Ctr.)

Reuters/Billboard

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