16 years ago, one of pop-punk’s finest bands, Simple Plan, decided to release their debut record. Needless to say, they had no idea just what sort of impact this record would have on the face of popular music, and have been in awe of what they created ever since. Now, the group are set to return to Australia once again to help celebrate this phenomenal record’s anniversary.
No strangers to Australian shores, Canada’s Simple Plan are returning yet again this April for a huge tour, celebrating the 15th anniversary of their debut record No Pads, No Helmets…Just Balls. Of course, we’re aware that by the time that the band lands in Australia, the record will have turned 16, but hey, are we really going to complain?
“After releasing our 5th album last year and playing more than 100 shows in over 40 countries, we felt it was important take this opportunity to look back and celebrate the amazing adventure we’ve had as a band and as friends,” said Simple Plan. “It felt important to do something special, something we’ve never done before to mark this landmark in our lives. This is why we wanted to do this tour.”
Playing a run of shows in the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Melbourne, Newcastle, and Sydney, Simple Plan are set to play the entirety of their debut record in full, whilst complementing their set with a number of their greatest hits. Seriously, could this gig get any better? Well, actually…
Coming along for the ride are two of the finest punk supports you could ever ask for; America’s Real Friends, and Newcastle’s Eat Your Heart Out. Having released their last record, The Home Inside My Head, back in 2016, Real Friends are keen to treat Aussie audiences to a selection of all their best hits, while locals Eat Your Heart Out will kick off proceedings with some of the finest punk tunes you’ll hear on this side of the Pacific Ocean.
Tickets to these shows go on sale 10am, local time, on Wednesday, January 17th. Be sure to get in quick, because these performances are going to pretty popular.
Check out Simple Plan’s classic debut single, ‘I’m Just A Kid’:
Simple Plan’s ‘No Pads, No Helmets…Just Balls‘ 15th Anniversary Australian Tour:
Supported by Real Friends (USA) and Eat Your Heart Out
Sunday, April 22nd
Eatons Hill Hotel, Brisbane, QLD (All Ages)
Tuesday, April 24th
Forum Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday, April 26th
NEX, Newcastle, NSW
Friday, April 27th
Big Top Luna Park, Sydney, NSW (All Ages)
Tickets on sale Wednesday, January 17th, 10am local time.