Avril Lavigne Writing Next LP, Yearns For The Open Road

By | September 5, 2002 at 12:00 AM

Avril Lavigne looked at home onstage during her Opening Act performance before Thursday’s MTV Video Music Awards, but she need not get too comfortable.

The Best New Artist in a Video winner will not actually tour until next year.

“My album just came out, so it’s been promotions, going to other countries,” Lavigne explained backstage at the ceremony. “I won’t be on a tour bus until after Christmas. I’m like, ‘Come on, hurry up!’ I know I’m going to love it. I’ll get to sleep in the same bed every night. And it will just be fun being with my best friends, my band. It’s going to be an amazing experience, performing every night, doing what I love.”

Lavigne did share some more encouraging news for fans. During her promotional blitz, she has been writing her next album.

“I write all the time,” Lavigne said. “That’s how I deal with my feelings and emotions. If all of this came to an end, I would still write and sit down with my laptop and work on my songs. It’s really important to me and I’m really excited about my second record.”

Let Go, Lavigne’s debut, has already gone platinum and sales will likely be bolstered by her VMA performance, presentation with Lisa Marie Presley (“She was awesome. She had the spikes on!”) and Best New Artist in a Video win for “Complicated”.

“I totally wasn’t expecting it,” the Canadian singer said shortly after snagging the Moonman. “Today my manager said, ‘Shouldn’t you at least think about what you’re going to say just in case?’ And then when they called my name, I was like, ‘Uhh.’ This is my first video. It’s crazy.”

Lavigne will play a few promotional shows in Europe early this month before returning to the States for a radio festival in Boston on September 21. Pink, David Gray, Def Leppard, John Mayer and Guster are also on the bill for Mix 98.5’s Mixfest.

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