On May 31st Canadian pop-punk and alternative rock band Simple Plan will perform in concert hall “Palladium”. This will be their first show in Latvia, and the band is coming to our country within support of their latest album “Taking One For The Team”.
Asked about the album, the band members said: “We have been working on these new songs for almost 2 years now and we cannot wait to share them with you. We all feel like this is our best album yet.”
Although Simple Plan has its roots at the end of the 90’s, more prominence is gained by the debut album “No Pads , No Helmets … Just Balls ” (2002) release. It contains 4 singles, of which the most popular are Perfect and I’m just a kid. Album is also relevant with participation of Mark Hoppus, the member of Blink 182, and Joel Madden from Good Charlotte. Overall the album was sold in more than 5 million copies, what is the best commercial success for the Simple Plan so far.
In 2004 second album was released, it is called “Still Not Getting Any…”, which was produced by top-level professional Bob Rock (Metallica, The Offspring, Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Mötley Crüe, etc.). The most successful singles from this album are Welcome To My Life and Untitled (How Could This Happen To Me?).
Four years later the next album comes out, which the members decide to call simply after the band’s name “Simple Plan”. Remarkable that the single When I’m Gone achieves the biggest prominence so far and gets in to UK Top 40.
In 2011 “Get Your Heart On” is released – where like in the debut album Simple Plan collaborates with other musicians again, including Natasha Bedingfield. The noteworthy single of this album is Jet Lag.
The latest release of the band “Taking One For The Team” came out just recently, on February 19th. I Don’t Wanna Go To Bed, the collaboration with raper Nelly, is the album’s first official and so far most popular single.
During their musical career Simple Plan have received a prestige Canadian Juno award twice, MuchMusic Video award for 6 times, and at least once NRJ Music, Teen Choice and many other awards.