Avril Lavigne - O2 Apollo, Manchester
It's easy to forget that Avril Lavigne is nine years and four albums into her career now, with her music still rooted in the same bratty pop-rock that characterised her debut album, Let Go. But it's a formula that clearly works, with the Apollo packed to the rafters, mostly with word perfect teenage girls, who go nuts for her fast-paced hit heavy set. Where her peers surround themselves with onstage gimmicks, there no such distractions here, save for a wand and some stage smoke for her entrance, and a piano that she perches herself on for a surprisingly effective cover of Coldplay's 'Fix You'.
Black Star / What the Hell / Smile / Airplanes / My Happy Ending / He Wasn't / I Always Get What I Want / Don't Tell Me / Fix You / Wish You Were Here / Girlfriend / Sk8er Boi / I'm With You // I Love You / When You're Gone / Complicated
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