Simple Plan are putting the final touches on what could be THE gift item of the 2003 Holiday Season-A Big Package For You, the band’s forthcoming DVD, scheduled for release November 25th on Lava Records. The package is accompanied by a bonus EP which contains one exclusive, recently recorded new track as well as two previously unreleased songs from their September 2003 MTV Hard Rock Live performance.
A Big Package For You chronicles the band’s unprecedented antics from past to present, while containing nearly three hours of footage including the band’s entire video repertoire featuring “Addicted,” “I’d Do Anything,” “I’m Just A Kid” as well as their current hit single “Perfect.” For die-hard Simple Plan fans, the biggest surprise on the collection is the newly recorded track “Crash & Burn.” The song was recorded earlier this month in Montreal by producer Steve Thompson (Rollins Band, Butthole Surfers, Red Hot Chili Peppers.)
The DVD also includes a variety of exclusive, behind the scenes footage and interviews, as well as out-takes, bloopers and photos culled from the band’s experiences in the recording studio, on tour and their many travels across the globe.
Simple Plan is considered by many to be one of this year’s biggest success stories. The Canadian quintet’s signature high-energy punk rock combined with infectious pop melodies has propelled their debut album, “No Pads, No Helmets…Just Balls” to sales of over one million. The RIAA certified platinum album, fueled by several hit singles, including “I’d Do Anything” and their new single “Perfect” along with the chart-topping track “Addicted,” which went to #10 on the pop chart, reached #1 on TRL, resulted in a 2003 MTV VMA nomination, thus solidified the band’s position as the breakthrough punk rock band of 2003.