Simple Plan and Sum 41 in SLC

Simple Plan and Sum 41 in SLC

Powerhouse rock bands Sum 41 and Simple Plan have joined forces for the first time ever to announce the “Blame Canada Tour,” their upcoming two-part, full U.S. 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 tour will make a Salt Lake City stop at The Complex on August 17, 2022. 

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!” Whilbey 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!” 

TICKETS: General on sale for tickets starts on Friday, February 25 at 10 a.m. MST 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.

Stuart is the founder, writer and wrangler at several sites including Gastronomic SLC, Utah Now and, The Utah Review; Stuart is a former restaurant critic of more than five years, working for the Salt Lake Tribune and has worked extensively with other local publications from Utah Stories through to Salt Lake Magazine and Visit Salt Lake.