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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…

JUST JARED’S INTERVIEW WITH AVRIL LAVIGNE

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.

STAY TUNED! PART TWO OF THIS INTERVIEW WILL BE POSTED TOMORROW!

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more like JB helping her..

hey jared! i did’t know until now that you are asian. You’re cute!

get your facts right because the jb do have
fans in europe considering their show in london
sold out in what 5 minutes was it?!

punk turned pink = no

itzzzkimmm @ 04/22/2008 at 12:19 am

Looking good Jared!

Bakleeta Aketch @ 04/22/2008 at 12:19 am

So that’s how u look like JJ.

Yes the JB are known in Europe but not as much as Avril. At least be happy that they are going to the UK etc. Jeezzz…AVRIL rocks!

Avril must be like the most dumbest person ever. I think the jonas brothers are lik waaaaay huger than her. Didnt she have like massively bad ticket sales until jb was added to the line up? I think the jonas brothers are the ones doing her the favour!

She DOES introduce them, lizzzaa. The Jonas Brothers are huge in the USA but they’re complete strangers in Europe. Sorry to burst your bubble.

@ Jade: Yeah right…I’m sure Avril is huger than the JB in Europe. Not that I’m against them. She was the best selling solo artist last year. And how many did the JB sold? And that bad selling tickets were just rumors by Perez Hilton. Goshh..the JBfans are so nice…

Well. Lets be serious. For the moment Avril sells much more than J. Bros.
Last year She was the female artist who sold more CDs. Do not forget that USA is just a country not all the world. In Asia, for instance She was the foreign Artist who sold the most. Girlfriend was the most downloaded
song in the world in 2007. I have nothing against The Jonas Brothers

For those who are intelligent enough to like the truth:

1/02/2008:
ALBUM TOTALTOT+7,5 Linkin Park Minutes To Midnight 5251000 /5644825 Soundtrack High School Musical 25216000/ 5607200 Avril Lavigne The Best Damn Thing 4819000 / 5180425 Mika Life In Cartoon Motion46720005022400 Eagles Long Road Out Of Eden45890004933175 Michael Bublé Call Me Irresponsible43520004678400 Josh Groban Noel43120004635400 Alicia Keys As I Am41540004465550

http://www.worldwidealbums.net/

jnkfjonaslover @ 04/22/2008 at 7:06 am

ahemm.. no offense avril but yah i think the Jonas Brothers are the one helping you out..
I mean have u guys just seen their UK tour and concerts their shows are like sold out in minutes…
well not like,,
Their shows are sold out in minutes…
lol

original jpf @ 04/22/2008 at 8:13 am

Good for you JJ!

That is you right? Such a cutie pie!

jpf

JB aren’t popular here so she would totally introduce them.. I hope they’ll be popular here…
I live in slovakia and I know only 3 people who know about them

lolz at how american teenage wh!@#$ think that jonas bros are big in europe. nobody there knows who those noobs are, and who can blame europians for that? these 13 year-olds who overuses words like awesome, amazing and incredibly talented, should buy some brain. the ****? even a monkey with broken arms could play and sing better than the jonas brothers :D. and that avril chick should just stop speaking like she’s 12. fffffkn idiot.

what did she learn one song on the drums to try and impress people??
im ashamed to be from the same country as her..

hilzelina…You Should not because Avril is a Person of a High Value and a very good Role Model for young girls. You should be proud and honored that She is Canadian. Since i knew Her i feel much respect when i see words like Napanee, Ontario or Canada and i am not Canadian… i am just a citizen of the World born in Madeira, lived for some time in Lisbon and Paris beeing french and portuguese. I thank Canada for allowing us the honnor of listen to that BIG, BIG SINGER and very kind Person.

hey i went to her concert and it was so much fun, i loved it and avril roxs, no one can beat her! great interview thanxs just jared! :)

so cool jared!
u rock

I just googled for JB are you serious???
Well I don`t really know what you americans are thinking but over here in Europe NOBODY knows them!!! ^^
How old are you guys? 13??? OMG get a life!!! ;)

It’s a fact that the Jonas Brothers are veery popular in America but trust me, I live in Europe and no one knows them here. Avril is way more popular then them. And she is also playing in bigger arenas then they are.
I’m not really a Avril fan but I don’t like Jonas Brothers either. In Europe, SHE is doing THEM a favor.

Wow Jared, you’re really cute. Single by any chance? ;)

Avril!! your on tour with the jbros!!! How cool!! arent they amazing!!! ur cool too but they rock and they’re as cool as Fok!! lol<333

When she says her friend Allie – she’s speaking of Brittney’s cousin the famous Allie Sims.

erm.. What?! im not an Avril hater, i like her music and everything but i do know that she’s not introducing the Jonas Brothers, isn’t she the one with bad ticket sales and they’ve sold out shows in minutes.

She’s going to be surprised at how many people are actually there just for the jonas brothers..especially in England, they’ve already got crazy fans there and they haven’t even put their music out there properly

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