A decade and a half since their debut studio album's release, Simple Plan is still together and stronger than ever. The LP that made sense of all of your teenage angst, No Pads, No Helmets...Just Balls is turning fifteen this year, and to celebrate, Pierre Bouvier, Jeff Stinco, Sébastien Lefebvre, David Desrosiers, and Chuck Comeau are hitting the road to perform the 2X Platinum album in its entirety for fans across the US.
To break it down for you, this means that you'll be able to hear pop punk classics such as "Addicted", "Perfect", "I'm Just A Kid", and "I'd Do Anything" back-to-back in all their glory, live onstage. Here's to hoping for a surprise guest appearance from one of the LP's collaborators, Mark Hoppus of Blink-182 and Joel Madden of Good Charlotte.
All five of the band's original members (who've stuck together since they formed in Montréal in 1999), will be present for the landmark occasion. In a joint press release, the "Welcome To My Life" creators said, "We wanted to do this tour to celebrate the emotional connection we all share with these songs. We hope these shows can make you feel like you’re just a kid again, make you want to sing your heart out and bring you back to a time where nothing mattered except listening to music, hanging out with friends and going to concerts."
To make it take much more special, the tour will kick off on March 19 in Ft. Lauderdale—the exact date the album was released back in 2002. Tickets to this blast-from-the-past celebration will go on sale Friday, January 13 on their website, so be sure to mark your calendar and Track the five-piece so you don't miss them when they're in a city near you!