Simple Plan Premiere “Wake Me Up (When This Nightmare’s Over)” Video

Simple Plan have premiered a new video for their song “Wake Me Up (When This Nightmare’s Over).” That track is from the band’s new album “Harder Than It Looks,” which will be released on May 6. Notably, money generated from the clip on YouTube will be donated to the UNICEF Ukraine Emergency Appeal. Furthermore, the group will also be donating a portion of the proceeds from their current tour through The Simple Plan Foundation.

The band commented:

“When we saw the first images from the war in Ukraine, we felt so heartbroken and powerless. The impact on young children and families felt especially devastating and made us want to do something to help. The idea to do this video was sparked by discussions with our good friend and director Jensen Noen. We could feel just how important and personal the events in Ukraine were for him and from there, the concept for the video emerged.”

Noen added:

“Since the war started, I’ve gone through a range of emotions. From depression to rage, to an overwhelming sense of helplessness. I can’t describe what it’s been like to watch my home country being torn to shreds. Its people being raped and killed, innocent children and civilians dying every day. Many of my family and friends have already been affected by the war. I’m so grateful to Simple Plan for giving me an opportunity to tell the story of what’s going on in my country.

To be able to help raise awareness and money for this cause means the world to me. It feels so good to be doing something instead of just sitting around feeling helpless. To use my art to help tell the story of my people. And the fact that I got to work with a mainly Ukrainian cast and crew, made this whole experience even more special. I’m grateful to Simple Plan and all of our incredible cast and crew that donated their time to this cause.”

Simple Plan To Release New Album “Harder Than It Looks” In May, Premiere New Song “Congratulations”

Simple Plan will be releasing a new album, titled “Harder Than It Looks,” on May 6. You can check out the effort’s latest single, “Congratulations,” below:

“Harder Than It Looks” Track Listing:

01. “Wake Me Up (When This Nightmare’s Over)”
02. “Ruin My Life” (feat. Sum 41’s Deryck Whibley)
03. “The Antidote”
04. “A Million Pictures Of You”
05. “Anxiety”
06. “Congratulations”
07. “Iconic”
08. “Best Day Of My Life”
09. “Slow Motion”
10. “Two”

The band commented:

“We’re incredibly excited to finally share this news with our fans who have waited so patiently for this album. We poured our hearts and souls into these new songs and we’re so proud of this record.

More than 20 years into our career, we love being in this band more than ever and still have the same passion for playing music and writing songs together that we’ve had since day one.

We made a classic, quintessential Simple Plan record that our fans will absolutely love and it was amazing to go back to our roots and unapologetically embrace what has made this band special to so many people: fun, catchy, honest and emotional songs that will make you feel less alone, put a smile on your face and give you hope.

We truly can’t wait for the world to hear these new songs and to play them live everywhere.”

Simple Plan And Sum 41 Announce Co-Headlining U.S. Tour

Simple Plan and Sum 41 have announced a co-headlining U.S. tour. Simple Plan will be performing “No Pads, No Helmets…Just Balls” in full on the trek, while Sum 41 will be performing “All Killer No Filler” in full. Set It Off and Magnolia Park will open on select dates.

Tour Dates:

With Set It Off:

04/29 Raleigh, NC – Ritz
04/30 Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues
05/02 Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
05/03 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
05/04 Silver Springs, MD – The Fillmore
05/06 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
05/07 Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony
05/08 New York, NY – Pier 17 – The Rooftop
05/10 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
05/11 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
05/13 Cincinnati, OH – Andrew J Brady ICON Music Center
05/14 Milwaukee, WI – Eagles
05/15 Chicago, IL – Radius
05/17 Minneapolis, MN – Myth
05/18 Kansas City, MO – Uptown
05/20 Council Bluffs, IA – Harrah’s Stir Cove
05/21 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
05/22 Nashville, TN – Marathon
05/24 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
05/25 Tampa, FL – Seminole Hard Rock
05/27 New Orleans, LA – Orpheum Theater
05/28 Dallas, TX – So What?! Music Festival

With Magnolia Park:

07/29 Tulsa, OK – Cains Ballroom
07/30 Austin, TX – Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
07/31 Houston, TX – House of Blues
08/03 Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
08/05 San Diego, CA – SOMA
08/06 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
08/09 San Francisco, CA – The Masonic
08/10 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
08/12 Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre (no Magnolia Park)
08/13 Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
08/14 Spokane, WA – The Knitting Factory
08/16 Garden City, ID – Revolution
08/17 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex (no Magnolia Park)
08/18 Denver, CO – The Fillmore (no Magnolia Park)

Simple Plan Team Up With Sum 41’s Deryck Whibley For New Song “Ruin My Life”

Simple Plan have joined forces with Sum 41’s Deryck Whibley for a new song titled “Ruin My Life.” You can find an official video for that track below. The band commented:

“‘Ruin My Life’ is a song about overcoming adversity, going through a difficult life situation, and not only surviving it, but becoming an even stronger and more resilient version of yourself because of it. It’s fun, catchy, energetic and empowering and we’re so excited to share it with our fans. Having Deryck from Sum 41 sing on it with us makes it even more special!”

Wage War, Kublai Khan, Hawthorne Heights, Etc. Added To 2022 So What?! Music Festival

Wage War, Lil Skies, Mod Sun, Pouya, State Champs, Hail The Sun, Rebecca Black, Kublai Khan, Hawthorne Heights, Big K.R.I.T., and Oxymorrons have all been added to the 2022 So What?! Music Festival. That event will take place at Choctaw Stadium in Arlington, Texas on May 27-29 and the updated daily lineups can be seen in the below poster:

The Offspring Cancel Canadian Tour With Simple Plan

The Offspring have cancelled their Canadian tour with Simple Plan. The trek was unable to move forward due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Offspring commented:

“To our friends in the Great White North:

We’re bummed to be sharing this update, but after much consideration we’ve made the difficult decision to cancel the Canadian leg of the LET THE BAD TIMES ROLL TOUr with @simpleplan.

There’s no point in us asking you to come out and see our kick-ass show if there’s a chance that everything could shut down at the last minute. We’re disappointed, but let’s get through this mess together. You stay home and we’ll stay home, we’ll give you your money back and then wait for a better R naught number.

We’re working hard to find a new time frame and we’ll be back to rock with you guys as soon as we can.

Refunds for ticket purchasers will be processed automatically. Keep an eye out for more info from your point of purchase.”

Simple Plan Premiere “The Antidote” Music Video

Simple Plan have premiered a new video for their latest single “The Antidote.” You can check that out below:

The group commented:

“A lot of people are going through some tough times right now and the song talks about the importance of having someone or something to turn to when life gets really hard. For a lot of our fans and for us, it’s been music. Its power to heal, comfort, and be a lifeline has never been greater and more needed than now.

We wanted the music video to convey the same symbolic message: that music could be ‘The Antidote,’ the one thing that makes everyone feel less alone and brings us together. It was an amazing experience working with our friend and director Jensen Noen to try and tell that story and we’re really proud of the result. We hope our fans enjoy it too.”

I Prevail, Parkway Drive, Simple Plan, Sum 41, Etc. Set For 2022 So What?! Music Festival

The lineup has been revealed for next year’s So What?! Music Festival. The event will take place at Choctaw Stadium in Arlington, Texas on May 27-29 and the daily lineups can be found below.


May 27: I Prevail, Parkway Drive, The Ghost Inside, Alexisonfire, Hatebreed, Knocked Loose, Sleeping With Sirens, Bleeding Through, Born Of Osiris, Carnifex, Crown The Empire, Lorna Shore, Polyphia, Stick To Your Guns, Suicide Silence, AngelMaker, Chamber, Distant, Dropout Kings, Escape The Fate, Fire From The Gods, The Acacia Strain, The Black Dahlia Murder, Veil Of Maya, Gideon, He Is Legend, If I Die First, Jynx, Left To Suffer, New Years Day, Omerta, Signs Of The Swarm, Spite, The Callous Daoboys, The Word Alive, Traitors, UnityTX, Upon A Burning Body, and Volumes.

May 28: Blackbear, Simple Plan, Sum 41, 3OH!3, Grandson, The Maine, Against The Current, Maggie Lindemann, Nothing,Nowhere, Poorstacy, Set It Off, Stand Atlantic, Belmont, Bilmuri, Blackstarkids, Cemetery Sun, Chad Tepper, Concrete Castles, First And Forever, Girlfriends, Heart Attack Man, John Harvie, Keep Flying, Lil Aaron, Point North, Tramp Stamps, Tyler Posey, and With Confidence.

May 29: 2 Chainz, Rae Sremmurd, 24kGoldn, Snot, Princess Nokia, Trippie Redd, Tyga, Waka Flocka Flame, Bankrol Hayden, Cochise, IDK, Jasiah, Lil Darkie, Paris Texas, 10k.Caash, 22GZ, Boobie Lootaveli, Father, Freddie Dredd, Haarper, Kah-Lo, Kay Flock, Ken Carson, Kidd Kenn, Kodoku, Kxllswxtch, Lancey Foux, Lil Gnar, Matt Ox, Midwxst, Oliver Francis, OmenXIII, Ppcocaine, Rich Dunk, Robb Bank$, Savage Ga$p, SSGKOBE, Stunna 4 Vegas, Travie Mccoy, and YNG Martyr.

The Offspring Announce Canadian Tour With Simple Plan

The Offspring have announced a headlining Canadian tour. Simple Plan will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

01/27 Moncton, NB – Avenir Centre
01/29 Halifax, NS – Scotiabank Centre
02/01 Quebec City, QC – Centre Videotron
02/02 Montreal, QC – Centre Bell
02/05 Kingston, ON – Leon’s Centre
02/06 Ottawa, ON – Canadian Tire Centre
02/08 Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
02/09 London, ON – Budweiser Garden
02/11 St. Catharines, ON – Meridian Centre
02/14 Winnipeg, MB – Canada Life Centre
02/15 Regina, SK – Brandt Centre
02/17 Saskatoon, SK – SaskTel Centre
02/19 Grande Prairie, AB – Bonnetts Energy Centre
02/20 Red Deer, AB – Centrium at Westerner Park
02/22 Lethbridge, AB – Enmax Centre
02/23 Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place
02/25 Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome
02/27 Prince George, BC – Prince George CN Centre
02/28 Kamloops, BC – Sandman Centre
03/02 Penticton, BC – South Okanagan Events Centre
03/03 Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena

Simple Plan Drop Off “Pop Punk’s Still Not Dead” Tour, Less Than Jake & Hot Mulligan Added

Simple Plan will no longer be joining New Found Glory and LØLØ on the “Pop Punk’s Still Not Dead” tour. Less Than Jake and Hot Mulligan will be taking their place.

Tour Dates:

08/31 – Dallas, TX @ GMBG
09/01 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s
09/02 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall (Downstairs)
09/04 – Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee Theatre
09/05 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
09/06 – San Diego, CA @ SOMA
09/08 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
09/09 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
09/11 – Berkeley, CA @ The UC Theatre (no Less Than Jake)
09/12 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom (no Less Than Jake)
09/13 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
09/15 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
09/16 – Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium
09/18 – Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest
09/19 – Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest
09/21 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Fillmore
09/22 – Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater
09/23 – Chesterfield, MO @ The Factory
09/25 – Columbus, OH @ Express Live!
09/26 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
09/28 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
09/29 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
10/02 – Buffalo, NY @ Buffalo Riverworks (no Less Than Jake)
10/03 – Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall
10/05 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
10/06 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
10/08 – New York, NY @ The Rooftop at Pier 17
10/09 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
10/10 – Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz
10/12 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
10/14 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live
10/15 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
10/16 – Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues
10/17 – Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues

Simple Plan issued the following statement:

“We are very disappointed to announce that we have made the difficult decision to drop-off of the “Pop-Punk’s Still Not Dead” tour with New Found Glory. If you bought a ticket for the tour and would like a refund, you will be able to request one – keep an eye out on your email.

When we announced the rescheduled dates for the tour last May, the situation with the pandemic was very different from where it is now and we were cautiously optimistic that going back on tour could be safe for everyone.

Although we are all vaccinated and despite the very strict protocols we had planned to put in place, we are very concerned at the thought of going out on such an extensive tour.

After many tough discussions and internal debate, we have come to the conclusion that it just feels too soon for us.

There’s nothing we would love more than to be out there and play for all of you, but we have to follow our gut and do what feels right for us at this time.

We know a lot of you were really looking forward to seeing us play live again and will be disappointed by this news and might disagree with our decision. We want you to know that we acknowledge and respect your opinions, and that we are so sorry to let you down.

Our friends in New Found Glory have made the decision to move forward with the shows. They’re an amazing live band and we’re sad we won’t have the chance to see them play every night. We wish them the best and hope that everyone involved in the tour and all the fans who choose to attend will stay safe and healthy.”

New Found Glory also commented:

“Pop Punk’s Still Not Dead Tour has some news! The tour will now feature New Found Glory, Less Than Jake, Hot Mulligan, and Lolo! Due to unforeseen circumstances, Simple Plan are no longer part of the lineup. Other than Warped Tour, New Found Glory and Less Than Jake have not done a proper tour together since the infamous Honda Civic Tour back in 2003 so we are very excited that they were able to step in! Hot Mulligan is an awesome new band that most of you have probably heard of and we’re happy to still have Lolo on the tour. Also, many cities, venues and promoters are requiring proof of a negative COVID-19 test result or full vaccination, as well as mask mandates in some areas, to attend shows. We encourage you to check your local venue’s websites for any mandates that they have put in place for everyone’s safety. Our tour party will be following all local protocols and abiding by these mandates to insure our safety as well. It’s been so long since we’ve all been able to be in a room together and we’ve worked really hard to bring you an amazing show so let’s do all we can to make it as safe and enjoyable for everyone! Get ready for an awesome night!! We are ready to shred!!!”