Avril Lavigne helped the Backstreet Boys kick off their American tour last weekend by playing as their opening act. According to TMZ, Avril opened for the Backstreet Boys at the Forum in Los Angeles on Friday, May 30, where she also held another one of her fan meet and greets.
The Canadian singer made headlines in April after holding a meet and greet in Brazil while she was on her South American tour. During her meet and greet with fans there, Avril’s team warned fans that they may take a photo with the singer after shelling out close to $400, but they were not allowed to hug, or otherwise touch the singer in any way.
In an earlier report by The Inquisitr, the South American meet and greet resulted in some extremely awkward photos, many of which became a viral sensation. Just check out a few for yourself:
— Karen Larios (@KaLarios) May 1, 2014
— AvrilSpain (@AvrilSpain) May 1, 2014
After all the negative backlash over these awkward photos it would seem like either Avril or her team have learned a valuable lesson about positive interactions with fans considering the rather dramatic turnaround she had for her fans here in the US.
While working as the opening act for the Backstreet Boys, the Canadian singer decided to hold another meet and greet, this time getting cozy with fans after they forked over some $200 to meet her. This time around, fans got to get close and even put their arms around Avril, resulting in a few good photos!
@AvrilLavigne Meet and Greet last night in LA pic.twitter.com/FuxjzGS99E
— Barbie&Avril (@DieguitoCja) May 31, 2014
Looks like the singer may be getting over her fear of being grabbed by a fan, or maybe she just needed some positive press after her summer got off to a rocky start with previous the meet and greet and the overwhelmingly negative press from her “Hello Kitty” music video. Either way, Avril Lavigne’s US fans seemed to have enjoyed themselves.