Today, pop rock icon and global recording superstar Avril Lavigne announces three-time Grammy award winner Rob Thomas as the first special guest performer to join her one-of-a-kind livestream benefit concert, set to take place on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 5pm PT. The one night only event, presented by Global Lyme Alliance, will be hosted by actor, producer and activist Wilmer Valderrama, to raise awareness and fund treatment for individuals affected by Lyme disease during this ongoing time of need. Having personally been affected by Lyme disease, Avril is dedicated to making an impact in conquering this often debilitating illness that impacts millions worldwide.
The eight-time Grammy-nominated singer will perform a career spanning-set filled with her biggest hits, fan favorites and songs off her sixth studio album Head Above Water, released in February 2019 via BMG. Head Above Water marked Avril’s first new album in 5 years and debuted in the Top 10 upon its release. The record’s title track and lead single details the personal side of her journey through a life-changing battle with Lyme disease and her first-hand knowledge of the struggle, hope and determination it takes to overcome.
In addition to Thomas and Valderrama, Avril will be joined by a collection of friends and musicians to be announced over the next few weeks. The livestream event will be the only chance fans have to see Avril perform in 2020 and is not to be missed.
“I’m so excited for fans and friends from all over the world to join me and my very special guests for #FightLyme, which will benefit the Lyme community,” said Avril Lavigne “Go to www.AvrilLavigne.com and get your tickets – its going to be an evening to remember full of hope, great music, and exciting surprises! With your help, The Avril Lavigne Foundation and Global Lyme Alliance can continue to transform lives. Tune in and enjoy!”
Tickets for the livestream concert are available for purchase now at www.avrillavigne.com. Exclusive VIP Packages and unique ticket & merch bundles are also available to fans for purchase. Bulldog DM, the industry leader of premium live-streamed experiences will be hosting the stream, and ticket buyers will be able to log into the device of their choice to view the event, using their unique access code.
100% of all proceeds from the concert will be donated to The Avril Lavigne Foundation and Global Lyme Alliance. The Avril Lavigne Foundation supports people with Lyme disease, serious illness or disabilities. Through programs and grants, it provides prevention resources, funds treatment grants, and accelerates scientific research in order to provide hope and transform lives. Since its inception in 2010, The Avril Lavigne Foundation, Avril and her fans around the world have been impacting lives for the better. Funds from this event will help The Avril Lavigne Foundation directly impact individuals affected by Lyme disease.
Global Lyme Alliance is dedicated to conquering Lyme and other tick-borne diseases through funding innovative research, offering effective education and awareness programs, supporting the needs of patients and caregivers, and advancing, through science and data, reliable diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and an eventual cure. Their vision is to improve the quality of life for individuals who suffer from Lyme and tick-borne diseases.
TO LEARN MORE ABOUT LYME DISEASE AND AVRIL’S CHARITABLE EFFORTS PLEASE VISIT THE AVRIL LAVIGNE FOUNDATION HERE