SIMPLE PLAN

'No Pads, No Helmets...Just Balls' 15th Anniversary

Australian Tour 2018

with very special guests

EAT YOUR HEART OUT & STATESIDE

 
 
 

SIMPLE PLAN

bring 'No Pads, No Helmets...Just Balls' 15th Anniversary world tour to Australia in April 2018

PLAYING DEBUT ALBUM IN FULL AT EACH SHOW

with very special guests

EAT YOUR HEART OUT + STATESIDE


 

REAL FRIENDS OUT / STATESIDE IN SIMPLE PLAN AUSTRALIAN TOUR

There isn’t long to go before multi-platinum pop-punk stars SIMPLE PLAN touch down in Australia for their national No Pads, No Helmets… Just Balls 15th Anniversary Tour.  

Unfortunately REAL FRIENDS have had to cancel their upcoming appearances as support to SIMPLE PLAN on these dates.

The following statement is from Dan Lambton, the band’s frontman, and we wish him all the best in his battle with mental health.

Hello everybody, Dan here. I will get right to the point and let you all know that Real Friends will have to cancel our upcoming international appearances in Australia, Europe, and the UK."

“Since coming home from recording, I am sober, on new medication, and undergoing an intensive outpatient group therapy program per the recommendation of my therapist. We all want to be the best possible versions of ourselves as individuals and in turn be the best possible version of Real Friends. We appreciate your support and understanding, and we want to note that this conversation about mental health will continue, but for now I'll be continuing my treatment. Thank you all for your love and support”.

Read the full statement here.

In more positive news, it can be announced that STATESIDE, who are one of the hottest young rising female-fronted acts in the country have been handpicked by SIMPLE PLAN and will be joining the tour. With the likes of Alternative Press recently singing their praises and Don’t Bore Us championing them as “Australia’s next huge pop punk export”, Chugg Entertainment and Destroy All Lines are thrilled to have them joining the tour.

The STATESIDE live performance is nothing short of exhilarating with Wall Of Sound recently exclaiming “This talented bunch are clearly going to go far and it’s always a pleasure watching them flaunt their talented musician and showmanship!

There are still tickets available to catch SIMPLE PLAN’s upcoming No Pads, No Helmets… Just Balls 15th Anniversary Australian Tour this April.


 

Multi-platinum Canadian pop-punk legends SIMPLE PLAN today reveal they will bring their No Pads, No Helmets… Just Balls 15th Anniversary World Tour to Australia in April for a special run of East Coast dates.

Opening to rave reviews across North America, the No Pads, No Helmets… Just Balls 15th Anniversary Tour is a killer night chock-a-block full of Simple Plan’s pop-punk classics, and now Australian fans get their one and only chance to hear the album in its entirety!

In a statement, the band said that, “After releasing our 5th album last year and playing more than 100 shows in over 40 countries, we felt it was important take this opportunity to look back and celebrate the amazing adventure we've had as a band and as friends. It felt important to do something special, something we've never done before to mark this landmark in our lives. This is why we wanted to do this tour.”

And the reviews are flooding in from the shows with Canadian Beats exclaiming it was “a truly epic performance by a group of pop-punk icons…a party that wouldn’t stop!” and Billboard stating “Everyone in the audience knew every single word, screaming them out almost as loudly as the band was playing.”

US pop-punkers REAL FRIENDS will join Simple Plan on their East Coast dates. Real Friends have proved they are more than capable of writing next-level pop-punk and pushing the envelope in a genre that’s continued to decline in creativity and sheer consistency of output in recent years. It’s proof they are proudly carrying the pop-punk torch in 2018 and beyond and “cements Real Friends' place as new-school pop punk's lead dogs” – Alternative Press.

Led by frontwoman Caitlin Henry, local rockers EAT YOUR HEART OUT will kick things off with their grungy pastiche of emo energy, punk power and pop palatability. Having recently signed a worldwide deal with Fearless Records the future is blazingly bright for the Newcastle five-piece.

With a slew of awards a mile long and over 10 million album sales globally, this is going to be a MUST SEE for any Simple Plan fan. Rolling Stone recently named No Pads, No Helmets… Just Balls in their Top 50 Greatest Pop Punk albums of all time and with tickets on sale Wednesday 17th January they are sure to go quick!

TICKETS ON SALE WEDNESDAY 17TH JANUARY, 10AM LOCAL TIME

SIMPLE PLAN | 2018 TOUR DATES

With Special Guests Real Friends + Eat Your Heart Out*

Presented by Destroy All Lines & Chugg Entertainment

AUCKLAND - Thursday 19th April – Powerstation (All Ages)

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GOLD COAST - Saturday 21st April – NightQuarter (All Ages Event**)

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BRISBANE - Sunday 22nd April – Eatons Hill Hotel (All Ages)

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MELBOURNE - Monday 23rd April – Forum

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MELBOURNE - Tuesday 24th April – Forum - SOLD OUT

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NEWCASTLE - Thursday 26th April – NEX

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SYDNEY - Friday 27th April – Big Top Luna Park (All Ages)

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*Supports not playing Auckland show

**Minors must be accompanied by a Responsible Adult

 

Locations & Dates

Thursday 19 April - 8:00pm
Powerstation
33 Mt Eden Rd, Eden Terrace, Auckland (Lic A/A)
Simple Plan
Tickets available here.

Saturday 21 April - 4:00pm
NightQuarter
1 Town Centre Dr, Helensvale (All Ages Event ** 18+. Minors permitted with a legal guardian who is over the age of 25**)
Simple Plan + Eat Your Heart Out + Stateside
Tickets available here.

Sunday 22 April - 6:00pm
Eatons Hill Hotel
646 South Pine Road, Eatons Hill (Lic A/A)
Simple Plan + Eat Your Heart Out + Stateside
Tickets available here.

Monday 23 April - 6:30pm
Forum Theatre
Corner Russell & Flinders Streets, Melbourne (18+)
Simple Plan + Eat Your Heart Out + Stateside
Tickets available here.

Tuesday 24 April - 6:30pm
Forum Theatre
Corner Russell & Flinders Streets, Melbourne (18+)
Simple Plan + Eat Your Heart Out + Stateside
SOLD OUT.

Thursday 26 April - 6:30pm
NEX Wests Newcastle
cnr King Street & Union Street, Newcastle West (18+)
Simple Plan + Eat Your Heart Out + Stateside
Tickets available here.

Friday 27 April - 6:30pm
Big Top 
1 Olympic Drive, Milsons Point (14+ Licensed)
Simple Plan + Eat Your Heart Out + Stateside
Tickets available here.

 
 

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