Simple Plan Concert Preview

Right from Montreal this pop-punk quintet has achieved big commercial success and now the hometown boys are headlining their own show at the Bell Centre.  And it is not like they have a new album to promote as their last release, Get Your Heart On!, was released in the summer of 2011.  The fact that they can still pack the Bell Centre is impressive.

After they got together in 1999, Pierre Bouvier, Sebastien Lefebvre, David Desrosiers, Chuck Comeau, and Jeff Stinco, and named their band after the novel and 1998 film, A Simple Plan starring Cate Blanchett and Billy Bob Thorton.  In 2002 they released their debut album, No Pads, No Helmets…Just Balls.  The album was a big hit selling 4 million copies worldwide and spawned the hit singles “Perfect” and “Addicted”.  The album featured vocals by Joel Madden of Good Charlotte and Mark Hoppus from Blink-182.  Their sophomore album, Still Not Getting Any…, was released in 2004 and continued their hot streak.  “Welcome to My Life”, “Shut Up!” and “Crazy” were released as singles.  Then came Simple Plan (2008) and finally in 2011 Get Your Heart On!.

Besides their music careers the members of Simple Plan are also very socially conscious.  Throughout their careers they have made it a priority to help out advocacy and nonprofit groups.  They have worked with and raised funds and awareness for MADD and Make-A-Wish Foundation amongst others.

Additional Information:

-Website:  www.simpleplan.com

-Ticket Purchase:  www.evenko.ca

-Ticket Prices:  $42.50, $58.00 (plus handling charges)

-Show Time:  7:00 p.m.

-Opening Act:  All Time Low, These Kids Wear Crowns, Marianas Trench

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