Avril Lavigne will visit twenty-one malls nationwide to preview songs from her second album, Under My Skin. Starting tomorrow in Minneapolis, Lavigne and co-writer/guitarist Evan Taubenfeld will play sets that feature three songs from Skin – including the first single, “Don’t Tell Me” – along with material from her hit debut, Let Go.
Fans can find out specific locations for the appearances forty-eight hours in advance by signing up at the tour’s Web site (avrillavigne.net).
Skin finds Lavigne no longer working with the hitmaking production team the Matrix, who helped shape the multi-platinum Let Go. In the fold this time out are the Marvelous 3’s Butch Walker, who recorded “Don’t Tell Me” (which goes to radio March 15th) and producer Don Gilmore (Linkin Park). Lavigne also collaborated with former Evanescence guitarist Ben Moody on “Nobody’s Home.”
“I have more creative control now,” says Lavigne. “This album is not as slick. I’m just writing the music I like. I listen to rock, and I listen to dark stuff, but I also like good pop songs. Everybody does.”
Among Lavigne’s promotional stops is a May 21st appearance in New York City for The Today Show’s summer concert series.