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Avril Lavigne Talks Tattoo, Husband and Good Eats

Avril Lavigne Talks Tattoo, Husband and Good Eats

Just Jared (plus entourage) went to see Avril Lavigne in concert earlier this month at Nassau Coliseum in Long Island, New York. And it was crazy fun from start to finish!

The 23-year-old Canadian singer rocked out on her pink drum set, endeared with her piano-playing and jammed on her bejeweled electric guitar. Avril‘s voice also carried beautifully across the coliseum. It sounds fantastic live. If you watch her in concert yourself, you’d be impressed. Just be prepared for excessive amounts of marching and fist-pumping! Ra-ra-ra!

The whole night was crazy from start to finish, so I didn’t have time to chat with Avril then. But on Friday, Avril phoned up with Just Jared for a little heart-to-heart. Thanks to all my awesome readers who sent in their hundreds of questions. I asked her a few of them!

Avril opened up about her new tattoo, what she eats on the road and what she loves to do on her downtime with Sum 41 husband Deryck Whibley. Here’s how the interview went down (she was calling from Atlanta, GA):

JJ: Do you have a concert tonight?

AL: Yes, I do! But I just had two days off, which never happens. So my friend Allie and I went to NYC for two days and we just drove in and got here just a couple of hours ago. I’m trying to get ready for the show–we’re all like running around.

JJ: How did you spend those two days in NYC?

AL: I got a tattoo! I got a star on my [right] forearm, and Allie, my friend got like a little tattoo too. (Pictured here: Avril‘s new star tattoo)

JJ: What else did you do in the Big Apple?

AL: We just got our nails done and went shopping and then just partied and went to Koi. Because I’ve been on the road, I haven’t had sushi in for so long.

JJ: What number tattoo is this for you?

AL: Seven?

JJ: Are you gonna cover your body with tattoos or are you just getting little ones?

AL: All of my tattoos are super dainty and in little spots. I haven’t done the big tattoo yet.

Click inside to continue reading the exclusive interview and for more pics…


JJ: Your next three months are practically booked–you have concerts almost every night. How do you keep things fresh and new so it doesn’t get boring?

AL: Well that’s just how touring is, right? You play the same show every single night. So that’s kinda the reason why I wrote this record–really upbeat and fun so that is would always be fun. And that’s why I brought our dancers–there’s a lot of running around and it just stays fresh for me because of the crowd every night is so different. My goal every concert is to get the crowd going as much as I can.

JJ: How do crowds react differently in different parts of the States, or even the world?

AL: Every crowd is so different, from different countries, There are some crowds that are really over the top–like Paris. It’s like a moshpit. Europe is always crazy, the fans are just insane. The European lifestyle is to let go and be free. No one holds back so the concerts are always a hundred times more louder and intense…it’s totally different there.

I also play in South America, so I went to Brazil on my last tour and that was like crazy also. And then Asia. They’re really amazing over there. They’re really funny because they’re really quiet and reserved. Like in Japan, in between songs, they’ll be really quiet. Or if you’re playing a slow song they’ll be really quiet. But then when I play something like “Sk8er Boi”, they’re like bopping everywhere. So its really different everywhere, but I like that. It’s kinda neat to see.

JJ: How did the last tour differ from the current tour? How did you prepare differently?

AL: I didn’t even prepare for my last tour. I just went on tour and played my songs. Every night, I was always taking notes on my last tour and videotaping the show and sitting down and trying to make it better. This time, I started planning this tour and the tour treatment a year before the tour started. I was thinking about what set list, what covers to play, what kind of crowd stuff I wanna do. I knew I wanted to play the drums, so I was like, ‘What song am I gonna play it on?’

I prepared the treatment in a [Microsoft] Word document and then I brought in set director Jamie King. I just gave him my set list and told him what I wanted to do and he helped me make it all happen. Before my tour, I was really young, so I didn’t really know what worked. Like, I always had my voice, so I would just go onstage and sing but now my thing is I really want to be a good performer, not just a singer.

JJ: Who do you like seeing on tour yourself?

AL: Green Day was really good. I think Sum 41 is really good live. Of course I went and saw the Spice Girls. I don’t get out to a ton of concerts, but I like to if I can.

JJ: Do you like playing in the smaller intimate venues or doing the bigger shows with more theatrics?

AL: Well they’re both completely different. I love being in an arena that has like 10,000 people and huge crowds. I want to do a show at like the Viper room so badly. You know what I mean? Like go up on stage and thrash myself around, go jump into the crowd. You can effing swear, get drunk on stage and do whatever you want basically.

It’s not as serious but I like both. When I can do an acoustic set, I can sit down and sing. And then when I have a huge arena full of people, there’s nothing like that. It’s the coolest feeling in the world, but I also like to play small intimate shows because I feel you can connect a little more. And that’s something I had to learn–how to connect to a big audience versus the small one.

JJ: How do you manage your personal relationships such as your marriage while you’re touring?

AL: It’s all about the Blackberry, texting, email and Skype…

JJ: How did touring with the Jonas brothers come about? Was it your idea? Management?

AL: Well I’m only doing eight shows with them. Right now, my North American tour is two and a half months, so I’m doing that just with Boys Like Girls. And then I go to Europe for two months. I could be wrong but I’m kinda helping The Jonas Brothers out by introducing them over there. We’re gonna do eight shows there together.


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  • yanina

    she rocks!

  • yanina

    omg!, i was first!

  • Sam

    Nice one Jared!!!

  • lizzzaa

    shes introducing them? ahem
    they are introducing her-everyone already loves them isnt she the one with the bad ticket sales?

  • pernille

    She seems really nice here. thank J!

  • kat

    good for you jared. =)

  • ds

    I think the tattoo is cute but for some the place where it’s at disturbs me(:

  • Brandi

    I met Avril when she came to my city on her tour. She is amazingly down to earth and cool – and you’re right, she’s waaaaaaay better live than people give hre credit for. =)

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  • Evii

    thats awesome jared

  • Lizzie

    i was at that show!! it rocked!!

  • aeon

    Look at you Jared, you are so grown and super cute. Rock on man.

  • Lol

    Jared is a cutie.

  • anna

    hmm…well, I like Avril and the jonas brothers.. I’m pretty sure though most people will be coming to see them though and not her in the england shows. she’ll be surprised.

  • jess
  • hmm

    what a nice group of asians

  • daniel

    Avril rocks! and jiens brothers suck, avril is playing for them to make them a favour, cuz jonas brothers are only known in the US, avril rocks

  • miley sucks

    is there even a point to getting a tat that small?

    it could pass as a freckle

    and it was probably like 50 bucks

  • Maddyboy

    Jared – I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again, you are adorable!!!


  • Marco

    Kind of a worthless tattoo, but she seems nice! Nice shirt Jard.

  • sarah

    She’s referring to Britney’s cousin, Alli, as she is very good friends with Avril. So that’s where Alli Sims went after Britney threw her to the curb!

  • carmela

    forget avril…you look like the celebrity, you’re hot!!!

  • Sunny

    tats suck when youre young, even moreso when you get older. Jewelry is where its at and when you get bored with it you just get different bling.

  • ozzy88

    Wish she would quit with the fake blonde hair and go back to her natural brunette. Looks too hookerish.

  • gaby

    im sorry but the jobros are way better then her their doing her the favor

  • kelllay

    lmao, shes so dumb.
    the jonas brothers are DEFINITELY helping her out.
    i dont even know why she would even say that.
    omg, wtf!

  • LaurenLOvesZac

    haah thats funny.

    in the UK, the jonas brothers are WAY bigger than avril.

    isnt she the one with poor ticket sales and the jonas brothers are the ones who have sold out shows in minutes?

    cough. avril, theyre introducing YOU. they already ahev UK fans =] COUGH COUGH.

  • haley jonas

    ahahha, she isn’t introducing them, everyone knows who they aree

  • tulip

    im not a avril hater but i dont think she is introducing the jonas brothers but they are introducing her…really i think they r much bigger than her….but im not sure…and im not a qvril hater…just a jonas lover

  • a realist

    You’re a cutie pie Jared.

  • Steph

    You’re sexy, Jared! =)
    And I have to thank you for asking Avril my question about the Jonas Brothers! I love this site!

  • Steph

    I’m sorry, I just absolutely love Asians. Haha! =)

  • MJ

    That’s bullcrap. JB is so much bigger than her. She’s an idiot.

  • Joey

    Just jared…you are a cutie

  • mrs.nickjonas

    wtfhhhh?? uhmmmm im pretty sure the jonas brothers have wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy x22849058590 euro fans than she does! does she realize that her tickets go for $9 and the jonas brothers go for like $75 and they sell out in approximately two minutes?! i think she needs to wake up and realize that the jonas brothers are introducing her.

  • gengengenevieve

    SO STOKED WHEN SHE COMES TO SEATTLE. ahhhhhghaalksjdfeiwo :D

  • Lisa

    is she a crackhead? the jonas brothers are way bigger than her. thats why she had the join the tour, so her desperate ticket sales could sell out in a minute.

  • bataglio

    jj, i lurvses me a cute asian boy, and i have to give it to you – yum!


    psh yeah rightt. NOT. the jonas brothers are helping her! shes the one whos had muchos problemos with ticket sales. she should be opening for them they dont need any help.

  • Ale

    The Jonas Brothers suck. They are not well-known in Europe, indeed she is making them a good favour… I think Avril can do so much better. Out there are REAL artists with who she can tour.

  • Ale

    And about the poor ticket sales. That’s knot true. She has sold-out shows! You really need to look for it insted of believing what people say about her tour.

  • F.A.bulously thin

    Jared, you look great, what a cutie you are. You need a little brown sugar in your life, Jared. Come to Mama.

  • Kirstie

    ya. she is definitely NOT helping by introducing them.
    they dont need to be introduced. they are already WAY known.

    she is using them to sell tickets because she cant sell them any other way.

    HA. they are helping HER out.

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  • Jeff Gillooly

    she still needs to say sorry formally to Nancy Kerrigan…

  • daniela

    cough THEY are introducing HER cough. :]

  • lUCY

    Amazing pictures and interview!
    Can’t wait to read the rest!
    Avril is really cute!

    I don’t know why Jonas Brothers fans are so angry because she said she is going to introduce them…
    I’ve never heard about them, just now they are going to open her concerts.

    She is one of the most famous singers in the world, and yeah, they can be famous, but for people under 12 years-old, because really, they are not for people who is older…

    And almost everyone in the world already heard about her.
    About Jonas Brothers?
    I don’t think so…

  • megan fox rocks

    ewwww u r ugly

  • LC

    OK Avril… you are DEFINITELY NOT HELPING THE JONAS BROTHERS… THEY’RE HELPING YOU… The only reason they’re on tour with her is so that her PATHETIC ticket sales would increase due to like insane amounts of Jonas fans… The only people honestly going to see Avril are probably her parents and depressed emo kids… seriously Avril get the facts straight EVERYONE WANTS TO SEE THE JONAS BROTHERS NOT YOU THEY DON’T NEED YOUR HELP!!!!!!