Simple Plan Tapped for Avril Lavigne's Upcoming North American Tour

By | January 28, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Multi-platinum recording artist/skater girl Avril Lavigne has called upon fellow Canadians Simple Plan to join her on her first-ever, North American headline tour. Dubbed the “Try To Shut Me Up” tour, the dates kick off April 15th in Cleveland and will continue through May 17th in Philly. The tour, also featuring pop-punkster’s Gob, is expected to be one of the hottest tickets in town and shows are already selling out.

Simple Plan will perform songs off their debut album “No Pads, No Helmets…Just Balls,” featuring the massive hit single and MTV staple “I’d Do Anything.” The band’s album, which entered the Billboard Top 50, currently presides at the #44 spot. With their album jumping over 100 chart positions in just four weeks, Simple Plan continues the upward trend that started with Greatest Gainer honors.

Simple Plan’s success can be attributed to non-stop hard work. The band performed over 300 shows in 2002, supporting artists such as blink-182, Good Charlotte and the Mighty Mighty Bosstones. Simple Plan were one of five featured artists for the first-ever MTV “Spankin’ New Band’s Week,” performing their hit single “I’d Do Anything,” live on the station, followed by a half hour of more live power on MTV2. The band will perform live on the Late Night With Conan O’Brien show January 28 as well as the Jimmy Kimmel Live show February 4.

Simple Plan are Pierre Bouvier (vocals); Chuck Comeau (drums); David Desrosiers (bass, vocals); Sebastien Lefebvre (guitar, vocals) and Jeff Stinco (guitar).

Get With The Plan…Catch Simple Plan In The Following Cities:

  • 4/15 Cleveland, OH CSU Convocation Center
  • 4/16 Pittsburgh, PA Petersen Events Center
  • 4/17 Indianapolis, IN Conseco Fieldhouse
  • 4/19 Chicago, IL UIC Pavilion
  • 4/20 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
  • 4/27 Portland, OR Memorial Coliseum
  • 4/28 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome
  • 4/30 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion at San Jose
  • 5/01 Long Beach, CA Long Beach Convention Center
  • 5/02 Phoenix, AZ Arizona Veteran Memorial Coliseum
  • 5/04 Dallas, TX Fair Park Coliseum
  • 5/05 San Antonio, TX Freeman Coliseum
  • 5/06 Houston, TX Reliant Arena
  • 5/08 Duluth, GA Gwinnett Civic Center
  • 5/09 St. Louis, MO Savvis Center
  • 5/10 Auburn Hills, MI Palace of Auburn Hills
  • 5/12 Fairfax, VA Patriot Center
  • 5/13 Uniondale, NY Nassau Coliseum
  • 5/15 Lowell, MA Paul E. Tsongas Arena
  • 5/17 Philadelphia, PA First Union Spectrum

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