International music superstar Avril Lavigne had a bit of a slow night last night, as the Vancouver Sun reports that she played to a "sparse" crowd at the city's Rogers Arena.
According to the Sun, the concert was meant to be an intimate and up-close performance by the Belleville, Ont.-born singer. But in the large Rogers Arena (which can seat up to 19,000 people), the concert reviewer says, Lavigne's voice echoed throughout the "awkward setting" and the seats looked empty.
The reviewer said that there were 4,000 in attendance (though he later admits that might be a generous guess). Sparsely attended or not, though, Lavigne came out shouting, "It's pretty bad-ass to be back in Canada! We're going to need you to go f---ing crazy!"
Lavigne's fans seemed to enjoy the show and roused her for an encore, and she delivered, with her most popular hit, "Complicated."
Regardless of how the Vancouver show went, Lavigne doesn't seem to slowing down, as the video below suggests. In addition to promoting her album, "Goodbye Lullaby," she's also expanding her new Abbey Dawn fashion line.