Simple Plan Celebrate 20 Years of NO PADS, NO HELMETS… JUST BALLS with Summer Tour
Simple Plan made a memorable entrance 20 years ago this week on March 19, 2002, when the Canadian band released their pop-punk powerhouse debut, No Pads, No Helmets… Just Balls on Atlantic/Lava. The irresistible appeal of iconic hits like "I'm Just A Kid" and "Perfect" helped spur the album to platinum certification in the band’s native Canada, Australia, and the U.S.
The popularity of No Pads, No Helmets… Just Balls continues to grow two decades after its release. Just this week, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) announced three songs from the album have reached higher sales certifications. "Addicted" and "I'd Do Anything" were certified gold, while "Perfect" graduated to platinum status to join "I'm Just A Kid" as the album's second platinum single.
Simple Plan is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the album this year by playing live all across North America. The group just completed a Canadian tour with The Offspring and will return to the road in April for four shows in Mexico. Then, fellow Canadians Simple Plan and Sum 41 will join together for a massive co-headlining tour of America that begins on April 29 in Raleigh, North Carolina. The "Blame Canada Tour" will stay on the road through the summer before winding down on August 18 in Denver, Colorado.
Simple Plan’s new album, Harder Than It Looks, marks the band’s first release since 2016's Taking One For The Team. Pre-orders for the album, which features previous singles "The Antidote" and "Ruin My Life," and most recently "Congratulations" are available now right here. See Simple Plan's full summer tour itinerary here.