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Simple Plan & State Champs
November 17, 2019 @ 6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
About Simple Plan:
Simple Plan, the multi-platinum, Montreal-based band boasts worldwide sales topping 10 million. Accolades include a 2005 Teen Choice Award, 2006 JUNO Fan Choice Award, 2012 Allan Waters Humanitarian Award, 2012 Yahoo! Canadian Impact Award, 2012 NRJ award and the 2013 Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit Award.
Also, They have played at some of the music industry’s most prestigious events like the 2010 Winter Olympics closing ceremony, the 2004 Live 8 benefit concert, the MTV Music Awards as well as multiple TV appearances on shows like The Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, the 2008 NHL All-Star Game and 2015 NHL Winter Classic game where they sang the Canadian National Anthem and the Macy’s Day Thanksgiving Parade, among others. Last year the band performed throughout the USA as one of the headliners for the final Warped Tour and were featured at the two monumental Warped finale events in Atlantic City and San Francisco this summer.
The band continues their philanthropic initiatives and $1 of every ticket sold on this tour will go to the Simple Plan Foundation. Together with State Champs, the band has decided that all the money raised on this tour will be donated to help children affected by the ICE immigration raids in the USA.
About State Champs:
Albany, New York-based pop-punk band State Champs began in 2010, basing their quick-paced and emotive sound on the influence of masters of the genre like Fall Out Boy, the Story So Far, and New Found Glory. Based around singer Derek Discanio’s wailing vocals, the band was filled out by guitarists Tyler Szalkowski and Tony Diaz and bassist William Goodermote; they were eventually joined by drummer Evan Ambrosio. After a demo circulated, the band released the Overslept EP in late 2012, and followed with full-length The Finer Things in 2013. An acoustic revamp of The Finer Things — The Acoustic Things EP — was released in late 2014. A year later, the band released their second LP, Around the World and Back, on Pure Noise Records. The album would prove to be somewhat of a breakout for State Champs, reaching number 30 on Billboard’s Top 200 and laying the foundation for two years of hard touring. They issued a deluxe version of the same album with a DVD and a number of bonus songs in early 2017. ~ Fred Thomas, Rovi