By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This Wednesday, May 30th, Canadian band Simple Plan will perform at Circo Voador, in Lapa, at 9PM. Returning to a Carioca stage after one and a half years, the pop punk band will deliver a nostalgia filled night to the audience, celebrating the 15th anniversary of its debut album “No pads, no helmets… just balls”.
Composed of Pierre Bouvier (vocal), Chuck Comeau (drums), David Desrosiers (bass), Sebastien Lefebvre (rhythm guitar) e Jeff Stinco (lead guitar), the Montreal-born band stands out for blending classic punk with modern pop music elements, being considered one of the most important groups from this scene.
Released in 2003, “No pads, no helmets… just balls” soon became a huge success among youngsters from all over the world, having sold over 2 million copies only in the Unites States.
What’s more, the album earned Simple Plan several international prizes, including the Platinum Album Award in Mexico, the United States, Australia, Indonesia, Japan and Malaysia; and also the Golden Disc Award in Brazil, New Zealand and Singapore.
Even though Simple Plan launched other seven albums throughout its career, “No pads, no helmets… just balls” remained the band’s most emblematic and favorite work until the present day.
After hitting the Brazilian cities of Curitiba, Porto Alegre and São Paulo, Simple Plan arrives in Rio tonight, May 30th, to celebrate the 15th anniversary of its debut album. The show promises to thrill the audiences with singles like “I’d Do Anything”, “I’m Just A Kid” and “Addicted”.
The repertoire might also include hits like “Shut up”, “Jump”, “Jet lag”, “Boom!”, “Summer paradise”, “Crazy” and “Welcome to my life”, from Simple Plan’s more recent albums.
What: Simple Plan – “No pads, no helmets… just balls” 15th Anniversary Tour
When: this Wednesday, May 30th – 9PM
Where: Circo Voador – Rua dos Arcos, s/n – Lapa
Entrance: R$100 – R$280