For a few months now, the Italian fans have been over the moon after the announcement of Simple Plan returning to their country with not one but two No Pads shows: in Milan and Padova.
The promoters of the shows, Indipendente Concerti, revealed two brand new video shoutouts from the members of Simple Plan, in which they invite their local fans to the show in Padova, which will take place on June 14th and also to the show in Milan, which will take place two days later, June 16th. Read more about these shows and check out the videos of SP below:
Gran Teatro GeoxVia Tassinari, 1, 35136 Padova PD, Italy
Along with their song ‘This Song Saved My Life’, the members of Simple Plan sent their words of encouragement to the part-takers of the ‘Not In My School, Not In My Rez’ anti-bullying campaign, which seeks to pair Indigenous and non-Indigenous schools across Canada.
As a part of this anti-bullying campaign, seven students and three representatives of the Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation School (Saskatchewan) recently visited the Symmes-D’Arcy McGee High School (Gatineau, Quebec). The students of these schools worked together in order to try to establish a common action plan for their schools and communities. The plan for the future is for the Gatineau-based charity, I Love First Peoples, to coordinate these effort on a national scale.
Check out the video Simple Plan filmed to support this interesting project:
Simple Plan took some time yesterday to acknowledge Earth Day with a post on Instagram, in which the band posted a photo of the five of them in a field somewhere in Scandinavia last year with a the following message:
“We’ve been so lucky to have the chance to travel all over this spectacular planet and take in all the beauty it has to offer. Let’s make sure we all do our part to protect it for many generations to come.”
– Simple Plan –
Also, make sure to check out the new image in the gallery:
The SP record collection for the most hard-core fans would surely be incomplete without the limited edition of the 2004 live EP called ‘Live In Anaheim’, which features live versions of eight songs performed by the band in Anaheim, CA on February 21st 2004.
And here comes the real treat: the SimplePlanLive YouTube channel has just uploaded a very rare video that aired on FUSE, which documents on video everything that we’ve only known from the whole original Live In Anaheim EP through audio – even including the 3 songs which are not featured on the live EP: When I’m With You, Crash And Burn and I’m Just A Kid.
The setlist of the show was as follows:
1. You Don’t Mean Anything
2. The Worst Day Ever
3. When I’m With You
4. God Must Hate Me
5. Crash And Burn
6. Grow Up
8. One Day
9. I’m Just A Kid
10. One Day
11. I’d Do Anything
With NPNHJB celebrating its 15th anniversary this year and with the band touring with this very album right now, I’m sure the following video will give you all sorts of nostalgia, whether you’ve seen the No Pads tour already, or you’re still about to. As you will be able to see, not much has changed in Simple Plan’s live delivery of their No Pads songs – they are still as energetic and exciting live as they were 13 years ago.
Now make yourself comfortable for the next 33 minutes of Simple Plan throwback awesomeness and enjoy the show:
If there’s a guy who always has some interesting projects up his sleeve, it’s definitely Jeff Stinco. Thanks to SPB, it has now been revealed that Simple Plan’s lead guitarist will be featured in one of the upcoming episodes of a brand new TV series, which will air on APTN (Aboriginal Peoples Television Network) called ‘Méchant Trip’.
In each of the 13 episodes of Méchant Trip, an aboriginal person with certain skills will get to meet a well-known Canadian personality, who they will try to practice these skills with together. As you will be able to see from the trailer for this show that premieres on May 1st, in Jeff’s episode, he will meet Ève Custeau Wiscutie, an 18-year-old girl from the Algonkian Indian tribe. Together they will try to climb a 12 meters high wall, after which Jeff invited the girl for a home-made poutine and the Simple Plan show at Acton Vale (the episode was filmed in August 2016).
Check out the trailer below and also a couple of images from the filming in the gallery:
You may recall that back in December 2016 when Simple Plan headed to South America, during their 4-shows-long brazilian tour, the Canadian jouralist Herby Moreau accompanied the band on this Brazilian part of the Taking One For The Team tour along with his film crew. Their job was to document this tour for Moreau’s documentary series Vie de tournée.
We already know that many things such as fan encounters, backstage stuff and concerts were filmed for this documentary, but what we didn’t know was how close we were to actually seeing the outcome. Well – we seem to be very close! According to Herby Moreau’s Instagram Stories from yesterday, the documentary is currently in the editing process. Check out the story on the video below: