The Best Damn Tour: Live in Toronto

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The Best Damn Tour: Live in Toronto
Video by Avril Lavigne
Released September 5, 2008 (2008-09-05)
Recorded April 7, 2008
Genre Pop punk, alternative rock
Length 75 minutes
Label RCA
Director Wayne Isham
Producer Dana Marshall
Avril Lavigne chronology
Bonez Tour 2005: Live at Budokan
(2005)
The Best Damn Tour: Live in Toronto
(2008)

The Best Damn Tour: Live in Toronto is a live music DVD from Franco-Canadian singer Avril Lavigne. It was shot at the sold-out Air Canada Centre concert, in Toronto, Canada on April 7, 2008[1] during the Best Damn Tour. It was released on September 9, 2008 in North America and on September 5, 2008 in Europe. In the USA there were clean and explicit versions of the DVD.

Synopsis[edit]

The concert starts off with an anonymous source spraying "Avril" on the screen in black graffiti, and then is colored in with a bright pink. When its fully colored, pink lights shine, stars flash on the screen, and her back up dancers run on with pink flags displaying the logo of her third album. A short instrumental of "Girlfriend" plays, as the flags are waved across the stage. Lavigne comes up on an elevator to perform "Girlfriend". Lavigne briefly talks to the audience, and introduces the next track I Can Do Better. Throughout the concert, Lavigne plays acoustic and electric guitar, drums and piano. A selection of tracks include "Sk8er Boi", "My Happy Ending", "When You're Gone", and the remix of "Girlfriend" featuring Lil' Mama.

DVD track listing[edit]

DVD[2]

  1. "Girlfriend"
  2. "I Can Do Better"
  3. "Complicated"
  4. "My Happy Ending"
  5. "I'm with You"
  6. "I Always Get What I Want"
  7. "Best Damn Dance Break"
  8. "When You're Gone"
  9. "Innocence"
  10. "Don't Tell Me"
  11. "Hot"
  12. "Losing Grip"
  13. "Bad Reputation Video Montage" (Joan Jett cover)
  14. "Everything Back But You"
  15. "Avril on Drums"
  16. "The Best Damn Thing"
  17. "I Don't Have to Try"
  18. "He Wasn't"

Encore

  1. "Girlfriend (Remix)"
  2. "Sk8er Boi"

Palladia version[edit]

Palladia aired a shortened 54-minute version of this concert in true HDTV 1080p format on January 10, 2009. It has been repeated regularly ever since.[3] Set list:

  1. "Girlfriend"
  2. "Complicated"
  3. "My Happy Ending"
  4. "I'm with You"
  5. "When You're Gone"
  6. "Innocence"
  7. "Don't Tell Me"
  8. "Losing Grip"
  9. "Bad Reputation Video Montage" (Joan Jett cover)"
  10. Avril on drums medley:
  11. "The Best Damn Thing"
  12. "He Wasn't"
  13. "Girlfriend (Remix)"
  14. "Sk8er Boi

Mistakes[edit]

  • On the back of the DVD, the Girlfriend Remix is misspelled as "Girlfiend Remix".[4]
  • In the setup of the DVD, "Losing Grip" is mistakenly titled "Losing My Grip".

Credits[edit]

  • Directed by Wayne Isham
  • Directed for the stage by Jamie King
  • Produced by Dana Marshall
  • Executive producers: Samantha Lecca, Joseph Uliano and Neil Maiers
  • Audio mixed by Deryck Whibley

Charts[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label
Germany,[16] Brazil[17] September 5, 2008 Sony BMG
US, Canada September 9, 2008 Sony BMG
Japan[18] September 10, 2008 BMG Japan
UK,[19] Russia[20] September 15, 2008 Sony BMG
Italy[21] September 19, 2008 Sony BMG
Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Hong Kong, Australia September 25, 2008 Sony BMG

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Canada (Music Canada)[22] Gold 5,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

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