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Avril Lavigne postpones three Canadian shows due to a positive COVID-19 test “within the tour”

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Just hours before a concert in Laval, Quebec on Sunday, Avril Lavigne called off that show and two others, due to a positive COVID-19 test in her touring entourage. She also postponed two other shows: one in New Brunswick and one in Nova Scotia.

In a statement, Avril wrote, “To my fans and friends in Laval, QC, Moncton, NB and Halifax, NS, we are sincerely sorry to let you know that we are postponing these shows due to a positive COVID case within the tour and subsequent exposures..I/we sincerely apologize and want you to know that this was not a decision we made lightly. We remain focused on everyone’s safety and can’t wait to see you all very soon.”

The show in Laval has been rescheduled for May 7, while new dates for Moncton and Halifax will be announced soon.

As previously reported, Avril joined Olivia Rodrigo on stage Friday in Toronto.  Avril’s Canadian tour is scheduled to run through the end of May, and then she’ll join Machine Gun Kelly for U.S. dates this summer.

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