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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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104 Responses to “Avril Lavigne Talks Tattoo, Husband and Good Eats”

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  1. 76
    kat Says:

    as christian siriano would say ” I love Asians! Asians are fierce!” Lol

  2. 77
    zanessa4eva!! Says:

    ther r lotz of jb fans in the u.k!!

  3. 78
    Mara Says:

    Hey Jared….Avril mentioned your blog on the radio…check out John Jay & Rich show (website) in Arizona …i heard it online ..just wanted to let you know if you didn’t already

  4. 79
    Annie Says:

    Over here in Europe no one knows who the Jonas Brothers are but Avril is popular so i guess she’s right!

  5. 80
    zoe Says:

    that little ***** bag thinks she is introducing the jonas brothers they are like ten times more famous than her and she has been doing it for twice as long i cannot believe she said that, she is a rude little butt face punk princess with no career!!!!!!!!!!

  6. 81
    cadence Says:

    Kay i know that avril is big and all but honestly, totally not being mean when i say this, the jonas brothers really are bigger than her and they’re already massive over there but ya know what ever =)

  7. 82
    Colleen Says:

    Hahahh yeah right she not introducing the jonas brothers to englands, they’ve already gone world wide

  8. 83

    what does she mean with :
    - I’m kinda helping The Jonas Brothers out by introducing them over there.
    hey avril, you are awesome, but the jonas are already introduced and they are a big sucess !

  9. 84
    jbloover:) Says:

    AVRIL LAVIGNE, you are a such idiot girl if you REALLY think that you are helping the jonas brothers out, they are making a huge sucess all over the world, maybe in Canada people doesn’t know them very well, but wait, in a few weeks they’ll be in every magazine! and you’ve allready had you time, you if couldn’t get it, blame it on you. Now you are married, so, why don’t you do something better to do with your husband, and donnot keep saying this stuff about the JB ♥ they are awesome, the are hot, and they are waaay bigger than you ! I mean, you are a 23 years old woman, and no one buys your tickets, BUT, the Jonas (15,18 and 20), get their tickets sold out in TWO MINUTES!
    so, wake up and see that the world aren’t spinning only arround YOU and your music ! i’m not a avril hater, but I think that she couldn’t say that because she thinks she is better than the jb, and she is NOT!
    JB ever ! ♥

  10. 85
    Pop Says:

    Who the hell are Jonas Brothers? Maybe only cheap and classless people knows them… Avril is a grammy-engaged hottie and she proved a lot than any other pop stars! So c’mon… be constructive, Avril’s still popular, real and great… Jonas Brothers? Who the hell are they… a cheap boy band maybe… hahahahaha!

  11. 86
    lauraa Says:

    honestly i wouldnt be going to her show in birmingham if the jonas brothers werent there.. nuff said.

  12. 87
    Kailey Says:

    She’s not helping the Jonas Brothers out, they’re helping her out X( Lmao

  13. 88
    diana Says:

    omg i was there!!! & if thats you in the pic…probably? i saw you! hah i was first row in the standing room[:

  14. 89
    Ale Says:

    To jbloover:) :
    Excuse me, with Avril don’t think everything is about her. She is very down to earth. She has been working a lot for her career. The JB? Oh God, no one knew about them until Disney put them into their label. And if those guys are famous in America – yes, they are, but they got like a fanbase of 12-year-old girls – they are not very well known in Europe. So, she is helping them there.

    To AA: About the poor sales of her tickers. Oh, I do know about it. A lot, since I have been checking the places where they sell her tickets. She has sold-out shows, and guess what? Those Jonas-whatever aren’t in those shows. She is touring with Boys Like Girls – a REAL band -

    People, stop believing all the crap that’s on the internet, specially on Perez Hilton’s Blog. He is a mand with no life that likes to make gossips about celebrity, because he is jealous.

  15. 90
    Dan Says:

    She is the veteran musician the Jonas Brothers are relatively new, hence ‘introducing them’ thats what she means.

    Avril is not having trouble selling tickets, thats a myth. most of her shows have been sell outs, or nearly full shows. Generally her fans dont pre-buy the tickets, they kind of just come to the show and buy tickets at the venue.

  16. 91
    mimi Says:

    who the **** are the Jonas Brothers. no one knows them here in europe but you americans really think just because they’re famous in your contry they’re famous all over the world^^ omg! you’re so dumb, ignorant and in love with yourself. america isn’t the world, get used to that.
    believe me cuz I know better. I’m the one who is living here in europe and by the way: avril has no problems selling her tickets

  17. 92
    gem Says:

    the tattoo is quite small but i like it. it is better than havin a huge tattoo up ur arm no point unless it means sumthing. gemloveavril xxxrockonavxxx

  18. 93
    Ale Says:

    Yes, she’s not having problem with the tickets. The “problem” is that her management booked big venues and just some sections of the are available to buy. But her tour is doing pretty well.

  19. 94
    Vjnet Says:

    Jared, What a fun interview. You must have had a blast! Wow, Avril has 7 little tattoos. Keep up the great work on the site everyone. I <3 :)

  20. 95
    loveToAvril Says:

    we aalredy know the jonas brothers so that’s not the point ;)
    And don’t worry, u can get drunk on a big stage also :P

  21. 96
    Greg Says:

    I don’t care how good she is live, she still sucks the fun out of everything else.

  22. 97
    April Says:

    I absoulutely LUV avril!!!!!!!! I’m going 2 her concert with The Jonas Brothers on July 25th it’s going 2 be AWESOME!!!!! Avril, if there’s any way possible ur reading this, I luv ya girl and u frickin ROCK!!!!!!

  23. 98
    iann Says:

    yeah jb is big;but she has tour over there 4 times! [not including this tour]
    yeah jb is known over there;
    but not like her she BIGGER than they are over
    So shut up cause you all know nothing.

  24. 99
    ?????? Says:

    what the ****?
    jonas brothers are not bigger then avril in the uk?
    i had’nt a clue who they were until i saw them surporrting her.

  25. 100
    Robert Says:

    You can hate her or love her if you want. But she can sing live and you have to aceppt it.

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