- 25 May 22
Avril Lavigne's debut album Let Go was originally released in June 2002 by Arista Records.
Ailbhe Reddy and friends are raising money for Red Cross Ukraine by organising a special show marking 20 years of Avril Lavigne's debut album Let Go.
Taking place on June 30th from 8pm in the Main Room, tickets will go on sale this Friday (May 27th) for the special event.
Let Go was credited as the biggest pop debut of 2002 and was certified seven-times Platinum in the US. The album sold over 16 million copies worldwide, becoming Lavigne's highest-selling album to date and the best selling album of the 21st century by a Canadian artist.
According to Billboard, Lavigne's album was the 21st best-selling album of the decade. A Rolling Stone readers' poll also named Let Go the fourth best album of the 2000s. The album is considered one of the albums that changed the pop punk music scene, because it helped to bring pop punk music into the mainstream, contributing to the rise of female-fronted pop punk bands and female-driven punk-influenced pop music.
The Matrix-produced LP spawned hit singles like 'Complicated', 'Sk8r Boi', 'I'm With You' and the Grammy-nominated 'Losing Grip'. Irish alt-folk musician Ailbhe Reddy and her fellow artists will bring the album back to life at the end of next month to raise much-needed funds for the Ukraine crisis following the Russian invasion.
Ailbhe Reddy & Friends present
20 YEARS OF LET GO
June 30th, 8pm ‘til late
The Main Room
Tickets on sale this Friday, all proceeds to @RedCrossUkraine.
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Building her sound on gently compelling indie, the Dublin native is a rising force in the Irish music scene. Blending together the familiar sounds of alt-folk and pop with powerful vocals and masterfully crafted lyricism, Reddy uses sparse, but intentional production to craft a sound that is entirely her own.
Reddy has been finding strength in sensitivity since her 2016 debut EP Hollowed Out Sea. Since, she has shared 2017's Attach to Memory and her debut, critically acclaimed album Personal History. The latter garnered a nomination for Best Album from the Choice Music Prize, and extensive radio play on BBC 6. 'Inhaling' is Reddy's first release in two years, ahead of an appearance at The Great Escape festival this May.
the new single “is all about feeling drained and restless in life and looking back on my younger self and thinking that even if it was a totally chaotic disaster at times, at least I had feeling," the singer commented.
"At least I was experiencing new things and living in the moment. It's about missing being out with my friends partying and feeling alive and free. It's ultimately a song about freedom."
Read our brand new interview with Ailbhe Reddy about 'Inhaling' and Pride month here.