Simple Plan to perform at this year’s edition of the 24h Tremblant charitable event

After two years, Simple Plan will once again repeat their appearance at the largest philantropic sporting event in North America – 24h Tremblant, which will take place at Mont-Tremblant in the Quebec province from December 8th to December 10th. The official Facebook page of this event hinted on Simple Plan’s appearance after the band’s Montreal show earlier this week and according to the promoters, the band should be performing on Saturday, December 9th. Official announcement should be coming soon.

At 24h Tremblant, the participants take on three different sports challenges at the same time: ski, run and walk. The teams, made up of 6 to 12 members, register in one of the three sports and take part in a 24-hour relay. Participants raise funds with all proceeds going to three major children’s foundations. And every year this event is accompanied by a number of concerts.

You may recall that SP had already performed at 24h Tremblant once before – in 2015 when Pierre Bouvier unfortunately could not be present due to vocal haemorrhage, so the band had to call up a few of their friends to help out with the vocal parts – and so it happened that Marie-Mai, Janick Thibault, Rémi Chassé, Bobby Bazini and Jonas all sang with Simple Plan that night. This time around however, the promoters of 24 Tremblant promise Pierre will be performing.

Check out the details of this event below:

9dec7:00 pm24h TremblantEvent type:festival


Pierre drums with The Bottom Line on their final show in Canada – in Quebec City

Last night in Quebec City, the guys from Simple Plan had to say goodbye to their friends from The Bottom Line as their run on the tour was over and they had to head back to the UK for other shows. That is also why the fans in Quebec City got to experience a couple of sweet interactions of these two bands while on stage that night.

During the Simple Plan show, The Bottom Line brought back their “on-stage pranks” that they used to do on Simple Plan during their party medley’s in Europe (coming on stage while being dressed in something ridiculous) – and invaded their stage in Quebec City too to the point that Jeff actually fell down on his back, when one of the members of TBL brushed past him.

At first however, it was a member of Simple Plan who got on stage during The Bottom Line’s set – when the band invited Pierre to play drums with them on their song ‘Insecure’. Check out a video of this moment SP.cz captured in Quebec:



Simple Plan return to Montreal for a majestic sold-out hometown show

It has been a while since Simple Plan performed in a more intimate setting in their hometown of Montreal and the 15th anniversary of their first album was the perfect pretense to bring all their old school fans into a smaller venue. Metropolis, now renamed MTELUS, which fits 2300 people in the main auditorium and the balcony combined, was chosen as the perfect spot, where everyone gathered to see the Montreal boys go back to their roots.

Naturally, since it was their hometown show, lots of SP members’ friends and family were there to support their boys, as you’ll be able to see for example from the picture of Pierre’s parents who were backstage and also could be seen enjoying their son’s show in the back side of the stage [see gallery links below].

Before the show started, some of the fans outside got interviewed for VRAK TV about their love for SP and even Chady filmed the crowd for the band’s future video tour updates. Some fans also came up with the idea to surprise Chuck with little signs that said “Happy birthday, Chuck”, as it was the drummer’s birthday the day before. Chuck seemed very grateful for this nice act and eventually the crowd once again (just like in Toronto) sang him “Happy birthday” – except this time, in French.

Throughout the whole night, Pierre kept switching in between French and English, turning it into a very international night. And as expected, the band performed one of the encore songs – Jet Lag – in its French version, as they often do in French-speaking territories. This was the first time they’ve done so on the Canadian part of the No Pads tour.

Overall, Montreal can pride itself on an incredibly responsive and active crowd and extremely dedicated local fanbase. Make sure to check out our Instagram Stories before they disappear for a little look into what last night looked like.

This morning, Jeff posted about the show, calling it the best Montreal show his band has ever played. In it, he also called out a recent 99scenes article, posted right before the MTL show, which wasn’t too favorable for SP. However, anyone who was present last night can certainly attest that SP have certainly not lost any of their attraction:

Last night, we played a sold out show in our hometown of Montreal. I believe it was the best show my band has EVER played at home. I’m really proud of my band mates…like really proud (I think I did pretty well too). People are very critical in Quebec: some said that we came back too soon after our arena show in March. Yet, the show was packed and the energy was off the charts. It was a tough day: dealing with guests, press, being a soccer dad, too little sleep…but the show made it all worth it. Montreal is a complex city: that are so many things to love but there are certain things I just hate about it…last night, I fell in love again with playing in my own city.  

– Jeff Stinco –

Our own pictures will be up a bit later, but in the meantime you can enjoy some of the first shots from the Montreal show that already appeared online in our gallery:



Simple Plan celebrate Chuck’s birthday on stage in Toronto

On Saturday, the members of Simple Plan returned to The Danforth Music Hall in Toronto, Canada, also known as the venue where they filmed the concert scenes for the Singing In The Rain music video and SP.cz was there to document this show for you.

Fans started gathering around the venue already after 9am and then patiently waited all the way until 6pm when the doors opened and they were let into the venue.

This show was the only one on this Canadian run, where the fans were able to enjoy one very special opening act – the popular local band called Not By Choice, who have not performed in over 10 years and only reunited for this SP show. Not By Choice was the final opening act right before Simple Plan, preceded by Courage My Love and The Bottom Line.

When Simple Plan hit the stage, one could already tell by the extremely loud cheers from the crowd that we were about to witness quite an astounding show. And indeed we did! Jeff summed the concert in Toronto up with these words:

Toronto was the sickest show of our Canadian-No-Pads tour. Ontario is where it all started for us; we have tons of friends here that I’m really happy to have seen tonight. 

– Jeff Stinco –

The show was filled with enormous energy both from the band and from the crowd to the point where an incredible amount of crowdsurfers enjoyed the sea of people under them – sometimes even multiple times.

Simple Plan performed their usual setlist of this tour, however there was one additional song that appeared during the night, which was when Pierre decided that since we were just about 2 hours away from Chuck’s birthday (today, September 17th), it was time to sing him ‘Happy birthday’. I managed to capture a big of this moment on the video below:

And since we’re already talking videos, here’s a special little treat for you: ‘Opinion Overload’ live at soundcheck in Toronto:

The SimplePlan.cz gallery has now also been updated with a number of our pictures from the show in Toronto, which you can check out below:



Happy birthday Chuck!

Simple Plan’s drummer and song-writer Chuck Comeau is celebrating his 38th birthday today!. On behalf of SimplePlan.cz, I’d like to wish Chuck lots of happiness, love, luck, health and success – both with his band and also in his private life.

Happy birthday, Chuck!



Pierre’s brother Jay discusses his journey with lymphoma on BT Montreal

Yesterday, to support the World Lymphoma Awareness Day, Jay Bouvier, Pierre Bouvier’s brother, who went through lymphoma cancer about 10 years ago [and who inspired Simple Plan’s song ‘Save You’], appeared as a guest on the morning show Breakfast Television Montreal.

In the beginning of the spot, the connection between Jay and the Simple Plan song was made and Jay then talked about his journey with cancer and how he became a cancer survivor in the end and now helps support various related causes by discussing this illness publicly and in this case supporting the upcoming Take It To The Mat event supported by Lymphoma Canada.

Check out Jay’s segment on BT Montreal below:


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