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When We Were Young Festival loses Avril Lavigne, Death Cab and Underoath added to lineup

Sadly, she will not be able to make it to WWWY on October 29th as planned.

This weekend’s When We Were Young Festival in Las Vegas would not feature a performance by Avril Lavigne, despite prior announcements to the contrary.

Earlier this year, it was reported that My Chemical Romance and Paramore would headline the 2022 event, which was billed as including “an epic line-up of emo and rock artists from the past two decades.”

This weekend was a rough start for the event because the first day (October 22) was canceled owing to weather warnings and resulting safety issues.

The second day of the festival went off without a hitch, with both My Chemical Romance and Paramore performing as scheduled. At the end of her performance, Lavigne was joined by All Time Low to perform a cover of “All The Small Things” by Blink-182.

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The event tweeted, “We had the nicest time on Sun with @AvrilLavigne,” confirming that Lavigne will not be performing this weekend. We regret to inform you that she will not be able to attend the WWWY on October 29th due to unforeseen circumstances.

Avril, you’ll be sorely missed. The festival announced the addition of Death Cab for Cutie and Underoath, as well as revised set times for this Saturday’s show.

This weekend was the second installment of the When We Were Young Festival, with performances by Paramore, My Chemical Romance, and others scheduled for Sunday, October 29.

The following year, on October 21, the event will return to Las Vegas with a lineup that includes Blink-182, Green Day, 30 Seconds to Mars, The Offspring, Good Charlotte, Rise Against, and many more.

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In other news, Death Cab for Cutie recently debuted a new song and performed a rendition of R.E.M. on their Live From Home webcast. The band performed a rendition of R.E.M.’s “Near Wild Heaven” and an unreleased version of “Pepper” from their upcoming 10th studio album, “Asphalt Meadows,” on a special edition of Live From Home.

NME gave the album four stars, saying, “‘Asphalt Meadows’ is as assured and stately as you’d expect and hope for from indie veterans now ten albums and 25 years into their career, but this beaut is as consistent and fulfilling as their early-mid ’00s career high.”

I’ve never seen a band so infatuated with their craft as this one.


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