Right from Montreal this pop-punk quintet has achieved big commercial success and now the hometown boys are one of the first acts to play at the newly named MTelus (formerly Metropolis). And it is not like they have a new album to promote as their last release, Taking One for the Team, was released in the winter of 2016.
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 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.
-Date: September 18, 2017
-Venue: MTelus (formerly Metropolis)
-Ticket Purchase: www.evenko.ca
-Ticket Prices: $57.75 (plus handling charges)
-Show Time: 7:00 p.m. (Doors @ 5:30 p.m.)
-Opening Act: Courage My Love and Selfish Things