Is it true that bands that play together stay together? Well, it looks like that may be the case when it comes to the guys in Simple Plan, State Champs, and We the Kings.
On Friday (Oct. 11), the three groups (and soon-to-be tour mates) unleashed their collaborative new song “Where I Belong.” Taking inspiration from all three bands’ sound, the three-minute tune gives us some of that summertime/Vans Warped Tour vibes with pop-punky goodness.
Listen to “Where I Belong” above.
The song comes a day after all three bands had one job: to break some “super important news.
The first to get enlisted were the guys from Simple Plan. Sadly, every single member was busy doing something that needed their “undivided attention (hi David, it’s great to see you’re back and busy eating a banana).
When they finally had a moment to break the news, they had to head on stage for a show. Instead, they decided to leave the job to the guys in State Champs.
Like the dudes in Simple Plan, State Champs were also a little preoccupied. We understand entirely as building trust with a judgmental kitten and documentaries are super important.
Like Simple Plan before, the guys in State Champs left the job to the guys in We the Kings. Frontman Travis Clark was the one to answer the call, but like everyone before, something went wrong. First, it was a collection letter from the toll pass (we’re assuming this is Florida, so SunPass). Then it was a letter from his daughters’ school.
After asking his wife where the “super important announcement” document is, he opens it only to find out his kids got to it first. What can you do?
The three acts are set to hit the road later this month. The joint trek kicks off on Oct. 29 at the National in Richmond, Virginia and wraps up on Nov. 24 at the Fillmore in San Francisco. The full list of tour dates can be seen below.
SIMPLE PLAN / STATE CHAMPS / WE THE KINGS TOUR DATES:
10/29 – Richmond, VA @ The National
10/30 – Silver Springs, MD @ Fillmore Silver Springs
10/31 – Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
11/02 – Niagara Falls, NY @ Rapids Theatre
11/04 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
11/05 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
11/07 – Grand Rapids, MI @ 20 Monroe Live
11/08 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
11/09 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
11/10 – Indianapolis, IN @ Old National Centre
11/12 – Kansas City, MO @ Truman
11/13 – Sauget, IL @ Pop’s
11/15 – San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theatre
11/16 – Houston, TX @ Revention Music Center
11/17 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
11/19 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
11/20 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
11/22 – Los Angeles, CA @ Palladium
11/23 – San Diego, CA @ Soma
11/24 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore