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28 November 2023

Simple Plan Announce Major UK Shows With Avril Lavigne For 2024

Simple Plan Avril Lavigne Shows
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Punk-pop icon Avril Lavigne has announced a pair of UK shows next summer. The superstar will be joined by fellow Canadians Simple Plan for the two dates – which take place at Cardiff Castle on 2 July and Manchester’s Castlefield Bowl the following night. Tickets for the shows go on sale this Friday, 1 December.

“UK!” Lavigne said in a statement “I’m playing at Cardiff Castle and Castlefield Bowl with the one and only Simple Plan next July 2024. Come rock out with us!”

Prior to these dates with Avril Lavigne, Simple Plan will bring their Hard As Rock Tour to Manchester, Glasgow, Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds and London, where they’ll take over Hammersmith’s Eventim Apollo on 16 February.

The UK run of the Hard As Rock tour will follow shows across Europe between 19 January and 7 February, with support on all dates coming from Mayday Parade and State Champs.

The equivalent of $1 from each ticket sold will be donated to the Simple Plan Foundation. The band’s drummer Chuck Comeau said in a statement: “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.

He added, “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!”

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