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Sum 41 & Simple Plan Announce Co-Headline ‘Blame Canada’ US Tour

The 36-date jaunt is set to kick off in Releigh, North Carolina, on 29 April.

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Sum 41 and Simple Plan have joined forces for the first time ever to announce the ‘Blame Canada’ Tour, their upcoming two-part, full US co-headline run. Fans will be able to join in as the bands celebrate their debut records, with Sum 41 performing All Killer No Filler to celebrate the 20 year anniversary of the record and Simple Plan performing No Pads, No Helmets…Just Balls .

Produced by Live Nation, the 36-city ‘Blame Canada’ tour kicks off on April 29 at The Ritz in Raleigh, NC making stops across the U.S. in Philadelphia, New York, New Orleans, San Francisco and more before wrapping up in Denver, CO at The Fillmore on August 18. The first leg kicks off on April 29 and will feature support from Set It Off. The second leg featuring Magnolia Park starts on July 29.

“We’re so happy to finally be able to play shows again and couldn’t be more excited to head out on the ‘Blame Canada’ tour with Sum 41!” Pierre Bouvier, Chuck Comeau, Sebastien Lefebvre, Jeff Stinco of Simple Plan share. “It’s hard to believe this will the first time we will co-headline a tour together, but the timing couldn’t be better as we both celebrate the 20th anniversary of our debut albums!”

“We have known the guys in Simple Plan for a very long time and know these shows are going to be great,” shares Sum 41 frontman and vocalist Deryck Whibley. “We cannot wait to hit the road with them!”

Whibley continues, “We have a lot of fans in common and we know they have waited for this for a very, very long time! After not being able to tour for almost 2 years due to the pandemic, we’re gonna go out there and play our hearts out, enjoy every second of being on these stages and we’ll make sure everyone in the crowd has the time of their lives!”

General on sale for tickets starts on Friday, February 25 at 10AM local time on Sum41.com & OfficialSimplePlan.com.

As part of the upcoming tour, $1 of each ticket sold will help raise funds for the Simple Plan Foundation and Sweet Relief’s COVID-19 Fund. Since 2005 the Simple Plan Foundation has donated over $2M to various charitable causes in Canada to help young people in need. In 2020 Sweet Relief started the Covid-19 Fund to provide emergency financial assistance to music industry professionals who have been devastated by the pandemic.

Sum 41 and Simple Plan play the following ‘Blame Canada’ Tour dates:

Apr 29 – Raleigh, NC @ Ritz
Apr 30 – Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
May 2 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
May 3 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
May 4 – Silver Springs, MD @ The Fillmore
May 6 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
May 7 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony
May 8 – New York, NY @ Pier 17 – The Rooftop
May 10 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
May 11 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
May 13 – Cincinnati, OH @ Andrew J Brady ICON Music Center
May 14 – Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles
May 15 – Chicago, IL @ Radius
May 17 – Minneapolis, MN @ Myth
May 18 – Kansas City, MO @ Uptown
May 20 – Council Bluffs, IA @ Harrah’s Stir Cove
May 21 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
May 22 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon
May 24 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
May 25 – Tampa, FL @ Seminole Hard Rock
May 27 – New Orleans, LA @ Orpheum Theater
May 28 – Dallas, TX @ So What?! Music Festival
Jul 29 – Tulsa, OK @ Cains Ballroom
Jul 30 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
Jul 31 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
Aug 3 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
Aug 5 – San Diego, CA @ SOMA
Aug 6 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
Aug 9 – San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic
Aug 10 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
Aug 12 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre
Aug 13 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
Aug 14 – Spokane, WA @ The Knitting Factory
Aug 16 – Garden City, ID @ Revolution
Aug 17 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
Aug 18 – Denver, CO @ The Fillmore.

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