Pop/punk heavyweights Good Charlotte and Simple Plan will team for a North American tour later this spring. Although the itinerary has yet to be confirmed, the outing is expected to begin May 3 in Kan

Pop/punk heavyweights Good Charlotte and Simple Plan will team for a North American tour later this spring. Although the itinerary has yet to be confirmed, the outing is expected to begin May 3 in Kansas City, Mo., and wrap June 5 in a city to be announced. Relient K will open all shows.

"We know fans of both bands have been waiting for this tour to happen for a very long time," Simple Plan drummer Chuck Comeau says of the trek, plans for which were hatched last month when the groups played the MTV Asia Aid fundraiser in Thailand. "They talked about it at shows, they send E-mails and post everywhere on the Web and now it's finally happening."

Good Charlotte will be out behind its 2004 Epic album, "The Chronicles of Life and Death," which debuted at No. 3 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 886,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Simple Plan's new Lava/Atlantic set "Still Not Getting Any" also debuted at No. 3 on The Billboard 200 last fall. It has sold 938,000 copies to date.

Good Charlotte is in the midst of a European tour that rolls into Milan tomorrow (March 3) and wraps with a March 29-30 stand in Dublin. On Saturday, Simple Plan begins a six-show run supporting Green Day in Australia and New Zealand, to be followed by an eight-date visit to Japan, Indonesia and Singapore.