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:
2. Jet Lag
3. Jump (‚I Gotta Feeling‘ snippet)
4. I’d Do Anything
6. Welcome to My Life
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
13. Summer Paradise
15. I’m Just a Kid
17. Perfect World
For the first pictures from the show in Sao Paulo, check out the SimplePlan.cz gallery – more to be added later!