Simple Plan have announced they will hit the road on a US headline tour this March in celebration of the 15th anniversary of their 2X Platinum debut album "No Pads, No Helmets….Just Balls". The “No Pads, No Helmets….Just Balls 15th Anniversary Tour” will see the group performing their first album in its entirety. The tour kicks off on March 19th – the same date that No Pads, Ho Helmets….Just Balls was released in 2002 – at Revolution in Fort Lauderdale, FL and continues with dates across the US through April 15th, wrapping at The Filmore in San Francisco, CA. All dates below. Tickets will be on sale on Friday, January 13th and will be available at http://www.simpleplan.com/tour.
Of the upcoming anniversary tour, the band explains in a note to fans, “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… "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.” Read the note in its entirety below.
In addition to being certified 2x Platinum in the US and Mexico, No Pads, No Helmets….Just Balls is 5X Platinum in Indonesia, Platinum in Australia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines and certified Gold in Brazil, New Zealand, Singapore and the UK. No Pads, No Helmets….Just Balls features hits like “I’d Do Anything,” “I’m Just A Kid,” “Addicted,” and “Perfect.”
Last year, Simple Plan released their latest album, Taking One For The Team. The album, produced by Howard Benson (My Chemical Romance, All-American Rejects) features “Boom,” “Opinion Overload,” and “Singing In The Rain.” The band recently released a heartfelt video for “Perfectly Perfect” off of the album. Lead single “I Don’t Wanna Go To Bed (Feat. Nelly),” reached the top 10 in 25 countries spanning Vietnam and Brunei to Russia, Taiwan, and The Philippines. The album debuted at #1 on iTunes in 10 countries including Canada, Singapore, Mexico, Czech Republic, Thailand, Switzerland, Prague, Japan, Cambodia, and Macau; as well as debuted in the iTunes Top 10 in 25 additional countries.
Later this year, Simple Plan will join the Vans Warped Rewind At Sea Cruise, from October 28th through November 1st.