David Desrosiers officially returned to touring with Simple Plan last night at Warped Tour after 2 years

Guess who’s back, back again, David’s back, tell a friend!

That’s right! Last night, the members of Simple Plan gathered at the first of three 25th anniversary Warped Tour installments in Cleveland, but this time around it wasn’t just the four of them. After battling depression, focusing on his own mental health and not touring for 2 whole years (ever since May 2017), David Desrosiers, Simple Plan’s bassist and backing vocalist, made a grand return on stage with his band right there yesterday at Warped Tour.

We’re sure you’re as excited as us to finally see him perform with SP, so here you can check out the full Warped Tour set of Simple Plan from last night in Cleveland, OH. Make sure to watch especially the beginning, where at mark 2:08 Pierre officially welcomed David back on stage:

[the video is missing the band performing the first song of the setlist – ‘I’d Do Anything’ – however you can watch it here at mark 5:52:15]

David’s bandmates also couldn’t contain their excitement of their friend being back on the road with them, so some of them took to their social media to express their feelings and properly welcome him back. Let’s have a look at what they wrote:

We are so happy to welcome back our friend and brother @daviddesrosiers on stage with us tonight in Cleveland after a 2 year hiatus. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻

It’s been a long and difficult journey for David fighting depression and mental health issues and we are so thrilled to know he’s doing better and feels ready to join us again on the road.

We look forward to having him play with us at all our shows this summer and be a part of our new SP album.

David and the band would like to extend our thanks and gratitude to all our fans for the support you have shown him during his time away. Your messages of love and encouragement have meant so much and we can’t wait to play for you and share our new music. 🖤🖤🖤🤘🏻🤘🏻🤘🏻

– Simple Plan –

Such a pleasure to have our brother David Desrosiers back with us after such a long absence! So happy to see you healthy and strong my man! It wasn’t the same without ya. #davidsback

– Pierre Bouvier –

Welcome back, David! 🙌🏻 Can’t wait to rock with you again tonight and every night!!

– Chuck Comeau –

You can also check out some of the first picture’s from David’s return in Cleveland, OH in our gallery:

Finally, we’d like to ask all the fans to keep being as respectful to David, as they’ve been so far for the past 2 years of his journey to recovery. Even though David is back on tour with Simple Plan, it doesn’t mean that we’ll see him take part in all other SP-related activities (interviews, events etc.). Let’s give David a proper welcome and ease up his return as much as we can. We’re ecstatic you’re back, David!