Simple Plan announces 15th anniversary tour for debut album


For those who grew up in the hey-day of pop-punk in the 2000s, it’s hard t believe that it wasn’t just yesterday that we were rocking to old-school Good Charlotte and Blink-182. On Tuesday (Jan. 10), Simple Plan made us all feel a little bit older when they announced plan to hit the road in the spring to celebrate the 15-year anniversary of their debut record, No Pads, No Helmets…Just Balls. Not only will they be celebrating the momentous occasion, they will also play the album in full as well as some fan-favorites.

“It’s hard to believe that this year, we will be celebrating the 15th anniversary of our debut album, No Pads, No Helmets…Just Balls,” the band write in a letter to fans. “To commemorate this very special milestone, we are extremely excited to announce that we will be heading out on tour performing our entire first album all over the US.”

The tour will kick off on March 19 at Revolution Live in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. As pointed out by the band, March 19 is the exact date that the album was released in 2002. “Even cooler, the tour kicks off on March 19th, the exact date the album came out, back in 2002.”

The month-long tour will conclude on April 15 at the Fillmore in San Francisco. Florida-founded Set It Off and fellow Canadians Seaway will join Simple Plan for the full excursion. Tickets for the shows will go on sale beginning this Friday, Jan. 10.

No Pads, No Helmets…Just Balls helped launch Simple Plan into the mainstream and consists of fan-favorites likes “I’d Do Anything,” “I’m Just a Kid,” and “Addicted.” Last year, the Canadian band released their fifth studio album, Taking One for the Team, and toured non-stop behind it.

The complete list of tour stops for the “No Pads, No Helmets…Just Balls 15th Year Anniversary” tour can be seen below.


March 19 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution Live

March 21 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

March 22 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore

March 24 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues

March 25 – New York, NY @ PlayStation Theatre

March 26 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage

March 28 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Living Arts

March 29 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom

March 31 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues

April 3 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall

April 4 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues

April 5 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave

April 7 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant

April 8 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre

April 9 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall

April 11 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren

April 13 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues

April 14 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern

April 15 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore