Review: Avril Lavigne - Black Star World Tour - HMV Hammersmith Apollo, London

Photo by Steve Stubbs

Wednesday 21st September: A sold out Hammersmith Apollo eagerly awaited Avril Lavigne's appearance last night for the UK leg of her Black Star World Tour, she was due on stage at 9pm but an incident had happened and she was on her way... Finally making it to the stage at 9.40pm.

Photo by Steve Stubbs
And it was worth the wait, Avril was fantastic!
Wearing black leather trousers and a long black top, Avril opened the show with Black Star and What The Hell.
With a five piece band, drums, keys, bass and two guitars, they went through a great setlist, the crowd going mad for the big hit Sk8er Boi complimented with some nice blue and pink lighting. Avril even did a somersault at the end of the song.

Airplanes was a moment for the crowd to sing along,  and during I Always Get What I Want, a grand piano was brought on stage by the crew ready for the rest of the show.
Avril sat on the piano for Alice and When You're Gone, and did a lovely cover version of Coldplay's Fix You.

The biggest sing along of the night was for I'm With You, the band in silence, and the audience pounding out the lyrics.

Photo by Steve Stubbs
With an encore of Complicated, Avril wrapped up a great set and was on stage for an hour and twenty minutes.
Avril owned the stage, and the audience were delighted.
Not only did Avril look good, she sounded excellent, with her vocals in fine voice on the night.
With support from Lawson, this was a great night out.
Welcome to the UK Ms Lavigne.

Avril plays another night at the Hammersmith Apollo tonight (Thurs 22nd Sept), followed by O2 Apollo Manchester on Friday 23rd Sept.

Set List:
Black Star
What The Hell
Sk8er Boi
He Wasn't
Airplanes / My Happy Ending
I Always Get What I Want
When You're Gone
Fix You
Wish You Were Here
Unwanted / Musical Piece
Don't Tell Me
I'm With You
Encore - Complicated