Global multi-million selling and streaming rock band Simple Plan have announced their South East Asia “The Harder Than It Looks” tour, titled after their latest album which was released earlier this year.
On returning to South East Asia, the band shares, “We are so excited to finally come back and play shows for our South East Asia fans! This is a really special place for our band: we’ve had some incredibly memorable concerts in Asia over the last 20 years and always enjoy visiting and spending time there. We’re counting down the days until March and can’t wait to play some kick-ass shows and hang out with all of you!”
Simple Plan released ‘Harder Than It Looks’ in May, following the 20th anniversary of their hit debut album ‘No Pads, No Helmets… Just Balls’. Their upcoming Asia tour will be Simple Plan’s first time back in the region since their successful ‘Taking One For The Team’ Asia Tour in 2016.
The tour dates are as follows:
Friday, March 4, 2022 – Jakarta, Indonesia | Everblast Festival
Saturday, March 5, 2022 – Surabaya, Indonesia | W Superclub
Monday, March 7, 2022 – Singapore | The Coliseum @ RWS
Tuesday, March 8, 2022 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | Zepp
Thursday, March 10, 2022 – Manila, Philippines | New Frontier Theatre
Saturday, March 12, 2022 – Davao, Philippines | SMX Convention Centre
From their new millennium rise to MTV superstardom through pop-punk’s modern resurgence that has introduced their iconic, multi-platinum sound to new audiences around the world, Simple Plan has been an indelible part of pop culture for more than two decades because they’ve never lost sight of what got them there in the first place: their fans.
“It’s amazingly complex to be in a band for 20-plus years, to keep going, stay relevant and manage all the challenges that come your way,” said vocalist Pierre Bouvier. “It’s the furthest thing from a ‘simple plan’ – it’s truly a lot harder than it looks. With some more perspective and maturity, we’ve also realized just how lucky we were to have the kind of career we’ve had and to still be here today.”
“Of course, we worked our asses off, but there’s so many amazingly talented musicians that also worked very hard and never got the same opportunities we did. We somehow beat the odds, and I think we understand just how much pure luck and good fortune played a major role in all of this and feel very fortunate and grateful. That’s what the title is about: being in a band for this long, it’s way harder than people think.”
Simple Plan will donate $1 from each ticket to the Simple Plan Foundation. Established in 2005, the Simple Plan Foundation aims to help young people in need. Focusing on giving back to their community and showcasing the power of music as a privileged tool to help young people in need find their passion in life. The Foundation has donated to over 20 charitable organisations over the years, with $350K alone raised within the first 6 months of its launch.
Tickets are on sale now at selected venues: https://officialsimpleplan.com/tour/