Simple Plan Announce ‘The Hard As Rock Tour’ With Mayday Parade And State Champs Support

Simple Plan have announced a major European and UK tour set to take place early next year – with special support from Mayday Parade and State Champs.

The tour is set to commence on January 19 with a two-night run at Paris’ Bataclan before dates in the likes of Barcelona, Milan and Berlin.

‘The Hard As Rock Tour’ will have made its way to the UK by February, where it will start at Manchester’s O2 Victoria Warehouse on February 09, before dates in Birmingham, Bristol and London.

All tickets will be on sale from 10am local time on August 04 via the band’s site.

Simple Plan drummer Chuck Comeau has shared the band’s immense anticipation for the tour, saying: 

“We’re super excited to be coming back to Europe and the UK early next year! After an amazing arena tour with our good friends Sum 41 last fall and some incredible festival shows this spring, we’re thrilled to come back on our own headlining tour, playing full shows for our UK and Euro fans all over the continent.

“It’s gonna be great to play a bunch of new songs from our latest album ‘Harder Than it Looks’ as well as all the fans’ favourites from our early records. We might even throw in a few jams we rarely play live to celebrate, as 2024 marks the 25th anniversary of the band and the 20th anniversary of our second album,‘Still Not Getting Any!’

“We’re stoked to bring our friends State Champs and Mayday Parade with us, two fantastic bands that we and our fans love! This is probably one of the strongest UK / European tour line-up we’ve ever put together and we can’t wait for it to kick off next year!”

As well as playing some much-beloved tunes, Simple Plan will be maintaining their highly admired charitable endeavours on this tour: $1 from each ticket sold will be going to the Simple Plan Foundation. 

Established in 2005, this charity focuses on helping young people in need and showing how music can be a tool to find purpose in life.

Since its inception, it’s donated over $2 million to various charitable causes in Canada and been presented numerous awards for its philanthropy. 

See the full ‘Hard As Rock Tour’ dates below – and for more information and to buy tickets, visit the band’s site.


19: PARIS Bataclan

20: PARIS Bataclan

22: BARCELONA Sant Jordi Club

24: LAUSANNE Docks

25: MILAN Fabrique

26: MUNICH Tonhalle

28: PRAGUE Forum Karlin Hall

29: WARSAW Stodola

30: VIENNA Gasometer


01: BERLIN Columbiahalle

02: HAMBURG Edel Optics Arena

04: COLOGNE Palladium


07: ANTWERP De Roma

09: MANCHESTER O2 Victoria Warehouse

10: GLASGOW O2 Academy

11: BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy

13: BRISTOL O2 Academy

15: LEEDS O2 Academy

16: LONDON Eventim Apollo

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