French-Canadian pop punk/alternative rock band “Simple Plan” are visiting Baltics – on 31st May they`ll perform at concert hall Palladium. Let`s learn about the very beginnings of their musical career.
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In mid 1999, drummer Chuck Comeau met with high school friends guitarists Jeff Stinco and Sebastien Lefebvre, and they created Simple Plan. Lead singer Pierre Bouvier joined the band six months later.
Their debut studio album “No Pads, No Helmets…Just Balls” was released in 2002 – the band was aiming at a pure pop punk record. In 2003 the band played as a headliner on the Vans Warped Tour. That same year “Simple Plan” opened for Avril Lavigne on her “Try To Shut Me Up” tour. In early 2003 the previously released album had sold one million copies, but later went to over than four million copies worldwide, making it the band`s best-selling album to date.
In 2004 “Simple Plan” released second album “Still Not Getting Any…”. The band still kept its style of downbeat lyrics matched to upbeat music. Even though the CD still carried the feeling of teen angst, it moved towards slightly deeper and more mature lyrical themes. After touring, the band entered studio in Los Angeles for pre-production of the next album, and later returned to Montreal, to finish it. And so the third studio album “Simple Plan” was released in 2008.
“Get Your Heart On!” was the band`s fourth album, which was released in 2011. The album featured collaborations with other artists like Natasha Bedingfield, K`naan, All Time Low and others. The song “Last One Standing” was even featured on the NASCAR The Game: Inside Line soundtrack.
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In March 2014, the band started recording the first demos for the new album. While producing the new album, “Simple Plan” performed at the FIFA Women`s World Cup Trophy Tour in Toronto. Finally the fifth album “Taking One for the Team” was released in February 2016. The album is described as “pure, no-frills, feel-good fun, a start-to-finish crowd-pleaser for fans of that classic pop-punk sound.”
Be sure to get your tickets to Simple Plan`s concert here.