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Avril Lavigne starts Japan tour in Hamamatsu

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Canadian rock singer Avril Lavigne , 23, this week started her Japan tour in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture. About 5,000 attended the opening concert on Wednesday night, according to the organizers.

Lavigne will tour Niigata, Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, Fukuoka and Hiroshima through Sept 24. In the Tokyo concert on Sept 16, Japanese artists such as Ai Otsuka and Puffy, will join her on stage.

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Niigata?! Good grief!

Apparently she's playing the convention centre where my old office is. That's quite a coup for Niigata (I'm not a fan of Avril myself, but she's unquestionably a big name). I think the last Western artist of any renown to play Niigata was Yngwie Malmsteen (saw him twice - not a bad was to spend an evening), and before that, Radiohead (the year before I went to Niigata).

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Apparently there's not enough crappy pop here already, they've got to import it.

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I missed the show, had to work. Interesting to know how it went. She should have been able to pack more than 5,000.

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ai otsuka, good eye candy to warm up the crowd

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Im out of the loop music-wise, is this just a case of "big in Japan" and fizzled out overseas or is she still popular overseas?

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eresay: "Avril Lavigne’s second album offering entitled Under My Skin debuted at number one in 2004, not only in the U.S., but in Canada, the UK, Ireland, Germany, Australia, Japan, Mexico, Thailand, Spain, Hong Kong, Argentina, and Korea as well."

"The new tour promises to be bigger than ever, and Avril Lavigne is slated not only to sing, but to play guitar, piano and drums as well. The album, The Best Damn Thing, released in April of 2007, debuted at number one in the United States."

I just googled that for you. It wasn't that difficult, really...

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Wow you can use google? Im impressed! I was actually looking for something indicating popularity NOW, not 4 years ago or even a year ago - an eternity in the fickle pop market.

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Her music is not that good. But to each there own.

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"rock singer" hahahaha

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yeah she's a rock singer haha, puts her feet on the monitors, splits the audience in two for a contest and yells "screeeeammmm for me Nigaaaata, screeeeeeeeam for me Nigaaaaata!"

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You've been to an Yngwie concert in Niigata then, Lipscombe? :-)

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eresay: I think the only one who's fickle is yourself.

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pizzaboy

Oh, Im fickle? Please justify your cheap throwaway comment.

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