Simple Plan kick off South American tour with first show in Brazil: Sao Paulo & confirm David’s pre-recorded bass

The day so many Brazilians have been waiting for for the past 4 years finally arrived yesterday. Simple Plan returned to the country with a bang and delivered an amazing show to their first brazilian audience of the South American tour – in Sao Paulo. The concert took place at the Citibank Hall, which has the capacity of 7000 people and even though the concert wasn’t fully sold-out, from the pictures we can already tell that it was definitely one of the (if not THE) biggest headlining shows Simple Plan have done on the Taking One For The Team tour so far.

The guys came well prepared, as you can tell from Pierre’s words in Portuguese [see the image on the left], he wrote down before the show, to keep his speeches in the local language fluent and correct. Their preparedness was also seen from the fact how well was the band able to adapt to the fact that their bassplayer David Desrosiers had to pull out of this tour last minute, due to personal reasons. As we’ve reported before, Sebastien was seen picking up the bass here and there during the show, but played his electric guitars as well. According to SPB, it was said by Pierre on the stage that David actually pre-recorded some bass lines for the tour, so that his absence would not be as troublesome for the band. Check out Pierre’s speech below:

“It’s good to be back in Brazil! In case you didn’t notice, I’m sure you can see we’re missing someone here tonight. David couldn’t make it on this tour. But! We did not want to cancel our Brazilian tour for our fans here! So back home, we recorded David’s bass and he’s playing with us tonight. He’s here in spirit. And he’s here on stage with the music with us tonight.”

And now finally – the setlist! Just like we expected, not much has changed on the setlist overall, but the Brazilian fans did get to hear Perfectly Perfect live and the guys also kept Untitled on the setlist. Interestingly, the band decided not to perform the second single ‘Singing In The Rain’ at the show, quite possibly because they chose to perform ‘Perfectly Perfect’ instead.

Check out the full setlist below:

1. Opinion Overload
2. Jet Lag
3. Jump (‚I Gotta Feeling‘ snippet)
4. I’d Do Anything
5. Boom
6. Welcome to My Life
7. Addicted
8. Your Love Is A Lie
9. Perfectly Perfect
10. Party medley – Uptown Funk (Mark Ronson/Bruno Mars cover) & Can’t Feel My Face (The Weeknd cover)
11. Can’t Keep My Hands Off You
12. Farewell
13. Summer Paradise
14. Crazy
15. I’m Just a Kid

16. Shut Up!
17. Perfect World
18. Untitled
19. Perfect

For the first pictures from the show in Sao Paulo, check out the gallery – more to be added later!

Sebastien to replace David on bass for South American tour

Ever since the news of David not attending the South American leg of the Simple Plan tour due to personal reasons broke yesterday, the question on everyone’s mind [besides the actual reasons of his absense, which we urge you to leave be, as per request of the band] was who would take care of the bass during the shows. Whether it would be a member of the band or whether the band would hire an additional person to play the bass for the course of the tour.

The answer came today with another Instagram video by Herby Moreau (thanks Raph for pointing this out), which captures the start of Simple Plan’s first soundcheck in Brazil – in Sao Paulo – today. In this video, you can see that it was Sebastien, who picked up the bass. Sebastien was of course the obvious choice, as him and David do switch their instruments at every show for one part anyway.

It’s also fair to note that when the first part of the soundcheck attendees (due to the extreme amount of people at soundchecks in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, soundcheck people were sorted into three groups, each going in, listening to 2 songs at soundcheck, getting a group picture with the band, before the next group would be let in) got inside the venue, Sebastien was seen playing his regular mint guitar. It is therefore possible that he might switch between an electric guitar and a bass guitar throughout the shows on the South American tour.

Check out the video of Sebastien playing the bass at today’s soundcheck below:

Warped Rewind At Sea announced: Simple Plan, Good Charlotte and more on a 4-day concert cruise!

Kevin Lyman, the founder of the biggest alternative summer festival tour in the U.S. – Warped Tour – is planning something completely new and different for the upcoming year! Warped Rewind At Sea was confirmed today as a 4-day cruise across the Gulf of Mexico – from New Orleans to Cozumel, Mexico, which will be filled with an amazing throwback line-up of musical artists.

The line-up features Simple Plan, Good Charlotte, Less Than Jake, Cartel, Bowling For Soup, Reel Big Fish, 3OH!3, Emo Nite and more are to be announced soon.

The cruise will be taking place next year from October 28th to November 1st and it will not only feature concerts by these artists but also on-board activities and autograph sessions with them, along with other sets by various DJs and comedians. A Q&A with Kevin Lyman has also been confirmed.

Check out more info about this once in a life-time experience below:

28oct - 1novoct 288:00 amnov 1- 11:00 pmWarped Rewind At SeaEvent type:festival

VIDEOS: Fans welcome Simple Plan in Brazil

As expected, ever since the four members of Simple Plan arrived to Brazil, they have been in a constant surrounding of local fans, who wanted to take a glimpse at their favorite band and maybe even score an autograph or a selfie.

Firstly, the boys were made welcome in Brazil by their fans at the airport in Sao Paulo yesterday, and a large group of fans was also seen around their hotel or a the restaurant they decided to have dinner at. Each time, the members of Simple Plan took their time to hang out with the fans, who came out to see them, as you can see from the video they filmed in front of their hotel:

More videos that document Simple Plan’s spontaneous signing sessions in Sao Paulo, can be found here, here and here.

Simple Plan arrive in Brazil

Pierre, Chuck, Jeff and Sebastien have officially landed in Sao Paulo today, ready to kick off their South American tour tomorrow.

The guys were pictured at the airport with Herby Moreau, Canadian journalist, who has been revealed to be accompanying them on this tour, filming their tour for the second season of his documentary series Vie de tournée.

Check out their picture together, which captures SP’s first steps back on the Brazilian soil, in the gallery:

Herby also published a video from the airport on his Instagram, which you can check out here:

Ok guys let's do this ! tournage du documentaire #Viedetournée avec #SimplePlan au Brésil

Video zveřejněné uživatelem Herby Moreau (@herbymoreau),

David to not attend the South American tour due to personal reasons

A very sad news shocked not only the South American fans today, when Simple Plan announced that “due to personal reasons, David will unfortunately not be able to travel with [SP] and play the upcoming shows in South America.”

The rest of the announcement is as follows: “Out of respect for our friend, we will not comment further. However, we want everyone to know that we fully support David and his decision and that we are looking forward to having him come back and rock with us at our shows in 2017. On behalf of David and the band, we would like to apologize to all our South American fans who might be disappointed by this news. With David’s blessing, the shows will go on and we look forward to some amazing concerts in Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Paraguay and Peru!
See you there!”

It is currently unknown who will replace David on bass throughout the tour.

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