Simple Plan Books 15th Anniversary Tour

Simple Plan is inviting fans to join in on the celebration marking the 15th anniversary of its debut album, No Pads, No Helmets … Just Balls. The pop punk/rock band is playing the LP in its entirety during a U.S. tour that spans from East Coast to West this spring.

Forget about sending the group crystal or an anniversary card – the best way to help Simple Plan commemorate the milestone is to be in the audience in March and April.

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Oro Valley Music Festival, Golf Club At Vistoso, Tucson, Ariz.

The French-Canadian group released a lengthy statement explaining that the debut “changed everything for us,” as the group went from “rehearsing and writing songs in our parents’ basements to selling millions of albums and playing shows all over the world.”

No Pads, No Helmets … Just Balls included the singles “I’m Just A Kid,” “Addicted” and “Perfect.” Mark Hoppus is featured on the track “I’d Do Anything” and Joel Madden appears on the song “You Don’t Mean Anything.” BuzzFeed named the 2002 release on its list of “36 Pop Punk Albums You Need To Hear Before You F**king Die.”

“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,” Simple Plan wrote. “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!”

All five of the members have been with the band since the beginning: lead vocals/acoustic guitarist Pierre Bouvier, drummer Chuck Comeau, rhythm guitarist/backing vocalist Sébastien Lefebvre, lead guitarist Jeff Stinco and bassist/backing vocalist David Comeau.

The tour kicks off March 19 – the exact date No Pads, No Helmets … Just Balls was released in 2002. Here’s the routing: 

March 19 – Fort Lauderdale, Fla. , Revolution Live
March 21 – Atlanta, Ga. , Heaven At The Masquerade
March 22 – Charlotte, N.C. , Fillmore Charlotte
March 24 – Boston, Mass. , House Of Blues Boston
March 25 – New York, N.Y. , PlayStation Theater
March 26 – Baltimore, Md. , Baltimore Soundstage
March 28 – Philadelphia, Pa. , Theatre Of Living Arts
March 29 – Sayreville, N.J. , Starland Ballroom
March 31 – Chicago, Ill., House Of Blues
April 3 – Detroit, Mich., St. Andrews Hall
April 4 – Cleveland, Ohio, House Of Blues
April 5 – Milwaukee, Wis., The Rave
April 7 – St. Louis, Mo., The Pageant
April 8 – Lawrence, Kan., Granada Theatre
April 9 – Denver, Colo., Summit Music Hall
April 11 – Scottsdale, Ariz., Livewire
April 14 – Los Angeles, Calif. , The Wiltern
April 15 – San Francisco, Calif., The Fillmore 

Tickets are available now. Visit for more information.