New York, Ny – Considered long overdue, multi-platinum artists Simple Plan and Good Charlotte are joining forces in what many consider the hottest concert this Spring. The two bands are planning a full-scale North American tour, which is tentatively scheduled to kick off May 3rd in Kansas City and expected to continue on through June 5th. The tour plans were hatched earlier this month when both bands performed at the MTV Asia Aid event in Thailand, which raised money to benefit Tsunami victims and families. The tour routing will be announced in the coming days along with specific city and venue information. Relient K is confirmed as the opening act on all the upcoming dates.
“We are extremely happy to hit the road with our friends in Good Charlotte,” remarked Simple Plan drummer Chuck Comeau. “We know fans of both bands have been waiting for this tour to happen for a very long time. They talked about it at shows, they send emails and post everywhere on the web and now it’s finally happening. It will be an amazing tour and we intend to enjoy every second of it. We cannot wait to get going!”
“I think this tour is going to be great for our fans,” states Good Charlotte lead singer Joel Madden. “From start to finish it will have something for everyone and will be worth all these kids’ hard earned money. That’s what every tour should be, but sadly these days it’s not, so us and Simple Plan are trying to give that to the kids.”
This tour supports the platinum release The Chronicles of Life and Death by Good Charlotte, which features the singles “Predictable” and “I Just Wanna Live” (both of which landed in the top slot on MTV’s TRL countdown) as well as the upcoming single “We Believe.” For more on Good Charlotte log onto www.goodcharlotte.com.
Simple Plan will be touring in support of their recently released sophomore album Still Not Getting Any. The disc, which has sold over 1 million albums in a little over 4 months, features the Top-10 pop track “Welcome To My Life,” and their current hit single “Shut Up” which went to #1 on MTV’s daily countdown TRL. Already receiving accolades for the new album, Simple Plan were recently nominated for three Juno Awards including Album of the Year, Pop Album of the Year and Group of the Year. In addition, the band recently received a MTV TRL Award nomination for “Best Band That Actually Plays Instruments” and were nominated in the Viewers Choice Award category at the 2004 MTV Video Music Awards.
Simple Plan’s debut album No Pads, No Helmets…Just Balls, was released on Lava Records in 2002 and sold over 2 million albums and spawned several top 10 hits including “I’d Do Anything,” “Addicted” and “Perfect.” For more up-to-date Simple Plan information log onto www.simpleplan.com.