Atlantic recording group Simple Plan has announced details of their long awaited new single. “Saturday” – the multi-platinum band’s first new music in almost four years – is available now in the iTunes Store and DSPs worldwide, and can be heard below. Produced by two-time GRAMMY nominee Howard Benson, “Saturday” heralds Simple Plan’s hugely anticipated new album, set for worldwide release later this year with further details to be announced soon.
“We are extremely excited to finally release a new song for our fans! After spending the last two years writing and recording, we cannot wait for them to hear the entire album new album and to start playing shows everywhere!” says Simple Plan’s Pierre Bouvier.
Following the release of “Saturday,” the band will celebrate by hitting the road with a wide-ranging summer tour schedule highlighted by a series of top-billed dates on the 2015 Vans Warped Tour beginning July 19th at Holmdel, NJ’s PNC Bank Arts Center. From there, the band crosses the Atlantic for select headline dates and appearances at such legendary European festivals as England’s Reading/Leeds Festival. As if that weren’t enough, Simple Plan will be among the stars performing at the second annual Journeys Alternative Press Music Awards, fueled by Monster Energy Drink, set for July 22nd at Cleveland, OH’s Quicken Loans Arena. For complete details and ticket information, please visit www.simpleplan.com/tour.
“Saturday” marks Simple Plan’s first new music since 2011’s internationally successful Get Your Heart On! Produced by Brian Howes, the album found the ever-inventive combo joined by an array of like-minded artists, including All Time Low’s Alex Gaskarth, Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo, and UK songstress Natasha Bedingfield. “Jet Lag,” the collection’s lead single, was an immediate worldwide smash, earning chart success and commercial milestones including 2x platinum certification from Australia’s ARIA.
“Summer Paradise” – the album’s next single, released in two distinct versions featuring Somali/Canadian rapper K’Naan and GRAMMY Award-winning dancehall superstar Sean Paul – proved even more successful, ascending to the top 10 in Australia, Austria, Canada, Germany, Israel, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Scotland, Slovakia, Sweden, and Venezuela and earning gold, platinum, and multi-platinum sales in Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Italy, and Switzerland.
Get Your Heart On! also drew critical applause from all corners. People awarded the album three-out-of-four stars, noting that the band “explore new ground…yet remain edgy.” Entertainment Weekly commended Simple Plan for “augmenting their fidgety guitar assault with suburban reggae and club-friendly drum machines,” further hailing “Jet Lag” as “a loud and surprisingly lovely pop-punk pounder.” “The group sound recharged,” declared Alternative Press in its three-and-a-half starred lead review, praising the collection’s “buoyant energy” and “airtight power-pop hook(s).”
Simple Plan has earned widespread acclaim and a global fan following for their genre-defying blend of classic punk energy and modern pop sonics. Since coming together in 1999, the Montreal-based combo has achieved worldwide sales in excess of 7 million, with releases including 2002’s RIAA 2x-platinum debut, No Pads, No Helmets…Just Balls, 2004’s platinum-certified follow-up, Still Not Getting Any and 2005’s “MTV HARD ROCK LIVE.”
2008’s Simple Plan proved an international blockbuster upon its release, reaching the #1 spot on the iTunes Store’s “Top Pop Albums” chart while also scoring top 3 successes in Mexico, Brazil, Japan, and the band’s native Canada. Furthermore, the album premiered in the top 10 in such far-away lands as Hong Kong, Sweden, Austria, Switzerland, Australia, and Germany, with top 20 debuts in Spain, Finland, and France.
In addition to their studio forays and frequent touring, Simple Plan has long been involved in philanthropic efforts spearheaded by their own Simple Plan Foundation. Created in 2005, the Simple Plan Foundation supports a variety of social and medical organizations dedicated to helping young people in need. The Simple Plan Foundation has raised over 1.5 million dollars in donations to date. For more, please see simpleplanfoundation.org.
SIMPLE PLAN US TOUR 2015
All Dates w/the 2015 Vans Warped Tour
19 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
21 Scranton, PA The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
24 Detroit, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills Parking Lot
25 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheater
Simple Plan is: Pierre Bouvier – vocals; Chuck Comeau – drums; David Desrosiers – bass, backing vocals; Sebastien Lefebvre – guitar, backing vocals; Jeff Stinco – lead guitar.
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