TAMPA (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The Tampa Bay Rays were forced to issue an apology after Avril Lavigne treated the team's fans to a string of profanity during her post-game performance on Saturday night. Lavigne was performing at Tropicana Field as part of the team's summer concert series. Other performers in the series include the GooGoo Dolls, Miranda Lambert, Miranda Cosgrove, REO Speedwagon and The Wiggles.
Lavigne's ill-considered expletives came after the singer experienced some technical problems with her mic during the first song in her performance that drew boos from the crowd. Lavigne then reportedly went on an expletive laden explanation of how things like that tend to happen at a live performance, particularly, she said, at a baseball stadium.
Many of the 24,717 Rays fans who'd attended the Rays 7-3 loss to the Cleveland Indians had stayed after the game for the concert.
"The Rays demand profanity-free performances from all of our concert performers and we are extremely disappointed by the language used in last night's show," Rays spokesman Rick Vaughn said in a statement the following day. "It is not consistent with the family-friendly atmosphere that Tropicana Field is known for." – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers