Modern punk acts Simple Plan and MxPx will co-headline a winter tour that will feature a total of four bands on all dates. Sugarcult is on board for the entire trek, which kicks off Jan. 26 in Kansas
Modern punk acts Simple Plan and MxPx will co-headline a winter tour that will feature a total of four bands on all dates. Sugarcult is on board for the entire trek, which kicks off Jan. 26 in Kansas City, Mo. The tour will be sponsored by music video channel Fuse.
Motion City Soundtrack will open shows through Feb. 8 in Washington, D.C., followed by Billy Talent, who will open dates beginning Feb. 9 in Philadelphia and wrapping Feb. 28 in Seattle.
Along with the sponsorship, Fuse will support the tour through programming and its Web site. Simple Plan will be featured in weekly segments the daily Fuse show "IMX: Interactive Music Xchange." Online, the band will be seen in a behind-the-scenes tour photo gallery and update fans through a road journal. The site will also boast streaming interviews and MP3 downloads.
Simple Plan, which recently released the DVD/EP set "A Big Package for You" (Lava/Atlantic), will wrap a busy year of touring with a slew of radio station-sponsored holiday shows through the end of the month. Among its upcoming shows are tonight's (Dec. 12) Q102 Philadelphia event in Camden, N.J., tomorrow's Kiss 98.5 Kissmas Bash in Buffalo, N.Y., and the Y100 Jingle Ball Sunday in Sunrise, Fla.
As previously reported, Simple Plan will ring in the New Year in New York's Times Square as part of MTV's celebration. Teen pop star Hilary Duff and rapper Ludacris are also on the bill.
The band's debut Lava/Atlantic album, "No Pads, No Helmets... Just Balls," peaked at No. 36 on The Billboard 200. The set has spawned three singles that have reached Billboard's Hot 100: "Perfect" (No. 24), "Addicted" (No. 45) and "I'd Do Anything" (No. 51).
Here are the Simple Plan/MxPx/Sugarcult tour dates:
Jan. 26: Kansas City, Mo. (Beaumont Club)
Jan. 28: Minneapolis (Quest Club)
Jan. 29: Milwaukee (The Rave/Eagles Ballroom)
Jan. 30: Chicago (Riviera Theatre)
Jan. 31: Saint Louis, Mo. (The Pageant)
Feb. 2: Cincinnati (Bogarts)
Feb. 3: Cleveland (Agora Theatre)
Feb. 4: Detroit (State Theatre)
Feb. 6: Boston (Avalon)
Feb. 7: New York (Roseland)
Feb. 8: Washington, D.C. (9:30 Club)
Feb. 9: Philadelphia (Electric Factory)
Feb. 11: Boynton Beach, Fla. (Club Ovation)
Feb. 12: Orlando, Fla. (University of Central Florida)
Feb. 13: Saint Petersburg, Fla. (Jannus Landing)
Feb. 14: Atlanta (Tabernacle)
Feb. 16: Grand Prairie, Texas (Next Stage at Grand Prairie)
Feb. 17: Houston (610 Arena)
Feb. 19: Phoenix (Celebrity Theatre)
Feb. 20: Las Vegas (House Of Blues)
Feb. 21: San Luis Obispo, Calif. (Cal Poly State University)
Feb. 22-23: Hollywood, Calif. (Hollywood Palladium)
Feb. 25: San Francisco (The Warfield)
Feb. 27: Portland, Ore. (Crystal Ballroom)
Feb. 28: Seattle (Paramount)