Is it 2022 – or 2002? It was hard to say when Avril Lavigne took the stage with Travis Barker to perform one of his big hits from the turn of the millennium.
Look who puts the “rocker” in Dick Clark’s New Years Eve! While Ryan seacrest holds the fort in New York on December 31 Ciara hosted a slew of great artists on the LA stage to celebrate goodbye to 2021 and hello to 2022. Among them were two of the biggest names in music of the early 2000s and today: Avril Lavigne and Travis Barker. The duo performed April’s biggest hit, Sk8er Boi, decked out in their best NYE. Back on stage after a decade of absence Rockin ‘eve, Avril brought a solid punk look to the occasion, teaming a leather dress with a black tutu and a “Happy New Year” paper headband! As for Travis, well, he kept it simple with a black tank top and beanie. Hey, at least he matched!
But that’s not all! The West Coast has had a number of other big names on stage, with thrilling performances from acts like Grand Boi and Sleepy Brown, D-Nice, Don Omar and Nio Garcia, French Montana, Macklemore with Ryan lewis and Windser, Mae Muller, Måneskin, Masked Wolf, A Republic, Polo G and Walker hayes.
But keeping the vibes of the early 2000s, Ashanti & Ja ruler took over in Times Square just before Avril and Travis continued. The iconic pair performed their most beloved duets, “Mesmerize” and “Always on Time,” putting on their feet the smaller-than-usual but still pumped up Times Square.
– New Years Eve (@RockinEve) January 1, 2022
Dick Clark’s New Years Eve got off to a rough start earlier in the week, when headliner LL Cool J was forced to withdraw from the show, due to testing positive for Covid-19. Chloe bailey Also scheduled to perform in New York for the live show, but also pulled out this week, though the reason is unknown. But the show will continue, with performances by Journey, and Karol G everything happens in Times Square before the ball drops.
2021 has been good for both rockers. For Avril, that meant the start of her comeback.
She released her first single in years in November, shortly after signing with Travis’ label, DTA Records, and since then has been skyrocketing. Meanwhile, Travis is making music, but people have become much more interested in his love life, given that he spent most of 2021 in the arms of Kourtney kardashian. Are things going to get more serious in 2022? We will see!
Reference from hollywoodlife