It's hard to believe it was 15 years ago when Simple Plan came into our lives with their debut album. 2002's No Pads, No Helmets...Just Balls brought the world pop-punk classics like "I'd Do Anything," "Perfect" and "Addicted," and the guys are going on tour to celebrate where it all began.
The French-Canadian rockers will commemorate the anniversary of No Pads... with a U.S. tour where they'll perform the album in its entirety every night. Set It Off and Seaway will be the supporting acts.
Simple Plan shared a heartfelt message about the anniversary, which you can read below:
"These last 15 years have been an incredible journey for us. From rehearsing and writing songs in our parents' basements to selling millions of albums and playing shows all over the world, we got to live so many of our dreams because of this band and we couldn't be more grateful. The best part is that we got to do it all with the same 5 friends who started the band together; we couldn't be more proud of that!
After releasing our fifth album last year and playing more than 100 shows in over 40 countries, we felt it was important take this opportunity to look back and celebrate the amazing adventure we've had as a band and as friends. It felt important to do something special, something we've never done before to mark this landmark in our lives. This is why we wanted to do this tour. No Pads, No Helmets...Just Balls changed everything for us and we are so excited to play all these songs again and relive a time in our lives full of so many amazing memories.
More than anything, we wanted to do this tour for you, our fans, who have been there since day one, supporting us and giving us the chance to do what we love the most in life. So many of you have told us how much these songs have meant to you over the years and how this record had a big impact on your lives. We wanted to do this tour to celebrate the emotional connection we all share with these songs. We hope these shows can make you feel like a kid again, make you want to sing your heart out and bring you back to a time where nothing mattered except listening to music, hanging out with friends and going to concerts.
2017 is gonna be an amazing year of celebration for the band and we really hope you'll be able to join us for these very unique shows. Thanks for all your support and see you very soon!
Pierre, Chuck, Sébastien, Jeff and David."
The tour kicks off on March 19 which, fun fact, is the exact date in 2002 the LP was released. Tickets and VIP experiences go on on sale Friday, Jan. 13:
March 19 – Ft Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
March 21 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
March 22 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte
March 24 – Boston, MA – House of Blues – Boston
March 25 – New York, NY – PlayStation Theatre
March 26 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
March 28 – Philadelphia, PA – Theater of Living Arts
March 29 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
March 31 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues – Chicago
April 3 – Detroit, MI – St Andrew’s Hall
April 4 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues – Cleveland
April 5 – Milwaukee, WI – Rave
April 7 – Saint Louis, MO – The Pageant
April 8 – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theatre
April 9 – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
April 11 – Phoenix, AZ – Live Wire
April 13 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues – Anaheim
April 14 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
April 15 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
October 28-November 1 – New Orleans, LA – Warped Rewind At Sea
Next, watch a Fuse interview with the dudes of Simple Plan: