Avril Lavigne Makes ‘Difficult Decision’ to Postpone European Tour Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

Avril Lavigne was originally set to tour the U.K. and Europe at the beginning of 2022. Due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the singer decided to push back the European tour until 2023. Lavigne let music fans know about the tour’s postponement on social media.

Avril Lavigne attends the 2022 iHeartRadio ALTer EGO
Avril Lavigne | JC Olivera/Getty Images for iHeartRadio

Avril Lavigne decided to postpone her European tour because of the coronavirus

On Feb. 7, Lavigne posted a statement on Instagram letting fans know that her Love Sux Tour is postponed until 2023. In a statement, Lavigne called the announcement “unfortunate.”

“To my fans in Europe and the UK, I have some unfortunate news to share with you all about my UK and European dates,” Lavigne wrote in an Instagram post. “I have to make the difficult decision to postpone this tour until 2023.”

The statement continues, “Due to the on-going issues surrounding the pandemic, there are a series of travel and venue restrictions from country to country that have made the tour not possible to happen.”

RELATED: Avril Lavigne Is Turning Her Hit Song ‘Sk8er Boi’ Into a Movie

Avril Lavigne’s ‘Love Sux Tour’ will take place in 2023

While fans in the U.K. and Europe will not be able to see Lavigne perform the Love Sux Tour when expected, the singer assured fans that the tour will still occur in 2023.

“It’s not an easy decision, but it’s one that will help ensure that we are able to play every single date of the tour, put on the best show possible at full capacity, and operate in a safe environment,” Lavigne wrote in the statement. “It really breaks my heart to have to do this, but I know it will be worth the wait.”

At the end of the statement, Lavigne shared that tickets already purchased for the tour will be “valid” going forward.

“The tour is now rescheduled for April-May 2023. All existing tickets are valid for the new dates. You can find all the updated info at www.avrillavigne.com,” the singer concluded.

RELATED: Avril Lavigne: Did She Ever Have a No. 1 Hit Song?

What are the new concert dates?

Lavigne’s Love Sux Tour will continue in Canada as planned. The Canadian leg of the tour will take place over the course of 15 tour dates through May 2022.

The rescheduled European dates for the Love Sux Tour are:

  • April 12, 2013: Paris, France
  • April 14, 2023: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • April 15, 2023: Berlin, Germany
  • April 17, 2023: Hamburg, Germany
  • April 18, 2023: Offenbach, Germany
  • April 20, 2023: Munich, Germany
  • April 21, 2023: Zurich, Switzerland
  • April 23, 2023: Padova, Italy
  • April 24, 2023: Milan, Italy
  • April 26, 2023: Prague, Czech Republic
  • April 27, 2023: Vienna, Austria
  • April 28, 2023: Stuttgart, Germany
  • April 30, 2023: Lodz, Poland
  • May 3, 2023: Cologne, Germany
  • May 4, 2023: Brussels, Belgium
  • May 6, 2023: Manchester, U.K.
  • May 7, 2023: London, U.K.
  • May 9, 2023: London, U.K.
  • May 10, 2023: London, U.K.

The Love Sux Tour will support Lavigne’s upcoming album Love Sux, which drops on Feb. 25.

RELATED: The Kelly Clarkson Hit That Was Inspired by Avril Lavigne’s Life