Nova Rock change: Simple Plan to perform on the last day of the festival with Green Day!

Important news for all of you who are planning to see Simple Plan at the Nova Rock festival in Austria this June, which so far features one of the greatest alternative/pop-punk music line-ups of all European summer music festivals!

Despite the earlier announcement made by Simple Plan that they would be performing at this festival on June 14th, that is on the first day, alongside Linkin Park, according to the newly released schedule by the festival organizers, Simple Plan will in fact perform on the very last day of Nova Rock – on June 17th – the same day as Green Day, Rancid (and also David Hasselhoff) (big thanks to Alexandra for the info).

With the release of this information, the festival will also start released ultra limited day tickets, starting tomorro at 10am CET (for 85 €). You’ll be able to find them here.

This is a very interesting change, which tells us that the guys are indeed still working on their European tourdates, and it’s very possible that they wanted to make room for more NPNHJB tourdates in Europe, which are expected to be tied to the timing of the already announced European festivals. This change gives Simple Plan almost a full week in between Download festival in the UK and Nova Rock in Austria. Where would you like them to go with the NPNHJB tour? (Please be aware that is more then certain that the festival appearances will not include the “NPNHJB” treatment, that is expected only of regular headlining shows).

And while we wait for more information regarding Europe to be released, check out the full programme of Nova Rock below:

17jun8:00 pmNova RockNickelsdorf, AustriaEvent type:festival

Simple Plan themed iMessage stickers now available

If you are an Apple user and would like to spark up your iMessage conversations with your SP friends, you can now download these new iMessage SP stickers that Atlantic Records released today on iTunes.

Go get them for free here.

Another sold-out U.S. show: San Francisco!

If you’re going… to San Francisco… in April and forgot to purchase the tickets to the Simple Plan show at The Fillmore Theatre, I’ve got some bad news for you: the show is now officially sold-out!

The final U.S. show of Simple Plan’s No Pads, No Helmets… Just Balls 15th anniversary tour with Seaway and Set It Off, which will take place on April 15th, is the second show of the tour that has been sold-out since the tickets went on sale this past Friday. However, while Simple Plan had a day off in their schedule after the Chicago show to make a second show in the city possible, it seems like this won’t be the case with San Franscisco [keep checking back if anything changes, though!]. VIP upgrades to both sold-out shows are still available.

In the meantime, if you still don’t have your tickets to the U.S. tour, make sure to act quickly – most venues are of the same size as Chicago and San Francisco (1000-2000 in capacity) and are expected to sell out soon as well. You don’t want to miss out on this tour, trust me! Check out all the tourdates here.

15apr7:00 pmSold-outSan Francisco, CA, USAOpening bands: Set It Off + SeawayEvent type:concert,NPNHJB tour - USAStatus:SOLD-OUT

RECAP: Chuck reveals more info about NPNHJB anniversary tour in a live webchat

As announced earlier, Alternative Press hosted a special Simple Plan webchat on their Facebook page regarding their upcoming NPNHJB tour yesterday, which was initially supposed to feature both Pierre and Chuck, however it was only Chuck who eventually turned up for the 50-minutes-long livestream.

In the webchat, Chuck opened up about the band’s plans for the NPNHJB anniversary tour, places they want to visit with this tour, what the setlist could look like and a lot more.

Since the webchat was quite long and some questions from fans kept repeating, if you don’t wish to watch the whole thing again, let me bring you up to speed of what has been said in the following recap:

NPNHJB 15th anniversary tour

– The band wishes to bring this tour to many countries throughout the whole of 2017

– The closest plans for this tour as of right now is Europe in spring/summer around the already announced tourdates, which translates to May/June – dates should be announced “as soon as possible”, as the guys are still sorting out the scheduling for these shows

Other places that SP wish to bring the tour to (and which Chuck mentioned in this webchat) include Mexico, South America, Australia, Japan and Canada. Most, if not all of these countries should get their No Pads tour around fall 2017.

– Regarding Canada, the band is aware that they are doing a tour in march that includes only 4 cities, which will not get the “No Pads” treatment, which is why they plan on doing a proper cross-country Canadian tour sometime in 2017.

The setlist

– It seems that the setlist will follow the order of the songs on the NPNHJB album – the band will play all the songs from the album and throw in also a couple of No Pads b-sides (such as Grow Up, One By One, Surrender etc.)

– After playing the whole No Pads album, for an encore, the band will return to the stage with a series of their greatest hits, which will include songs like Welcome To My Life, Jet Lag, Shut Up, Your Love Is A Lie, Boom etc.

Other info

– Chuck mentioned he wanted to put a cover of Justin Timberlake’s ‘Can’t Stop The Feeling’ on the band’s party medley for the TOFTT tour, however his bandmates said no

David will be back for the Canadian shows in March (first SP shows this year)

– Chuck will try to get Mark Hoppus from Blink 182 (who was featured on I’d Do Anything) to come to one of the NPNHJB shows

– there are plans on the release of special NPNHJB 15th anniversary merch for this tour

Rejected sketches of illustrations for Get Your Heart On! uncovered

Our colleagues over at made quite the discovery recently, as they uncovered some never seen before sketches and rejected illustrations for what later on became the artwork behind the GYHO era. You will sure find some of the illustrations familiar from the Get Your Heart On! album, as well as from it’s sidekick EP (Get Your Heart On! – The Second Coming) and various other places, such as merch, website, etc.

There illustrations were created by Simple Plan’s graphic designer Fred Jerome and illustrator Simon Mallette St-Pierre and the rejected ones include depictions of a tour bus, a dragon, a dog, a heartbroken devil and many many more. Check out over 20 images filled with these excellent drawings in our gallery:

Simple Plan announce opening bands for Canadian tour: Plain White T’s, Set It Off and Seaway

Despite the earlier rumors of different possible opening bands for the Canadian tour, Simple Plan just officially announced the full line-up of this Taking One For The Team tour in their homeland. The band will be joined by the same bands as on the U.S. NPNHJB tour – Set If Off and Seaway – and to make this tour even more special, the guys will be bringing also their old friends Plain White T’s!

But read carefully – you won’t be able to see all four bands share one stage! While Set It Off will perform at each of the 4 tourdates, Seaway will perform only at the first date in London, Plain White T’s will then replace Seaway and perform in Quebec City, Toronto and Montreal.

SP and Plain White T’s have quite a long history together. Back in 2005, the bands toured together in the U.S., Pierre named his dog Delilah after one of PWT’s most popular songs ‘Hey There Delilah’, they also got to catch up a couple times over the years and most importantly, the lead singer of Plain White T’s Tom Higgenson co-wrote the song ‘Perfectly Perfect’ with Pierre and Chuck.

Will be get to hear Tom on stage with SP again in March and possibly sing ‘Perfectly Perfect’ together? We shall see!

Check out all the upcoming tourdates here.

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