On Wednesday night, Simple Plan announced that they will be postponing their tour dates across Canada. This postponement includes their Ottawa concert date for November 19th at TD Place. There is no rescheduled date for the Ottawa show as of yet. Tickets purchased for the original scheduled show date will be honoured. Refunds available at point of purchase until December 1st.
From their press release…
We are extremely disappointed to announce that we have to reschedule our Eastern Canadian tour dates to March next year.
While singing in the studio this week, Pierre started feeling pain in his vocal cords and consulted his voice doctor. After examination, Pierre was instructed to go on immediate vocal rest. He was also advised to refrain from singing for the next 4 weeks to avoid any permanent vocal cord damage.
After a grueling touring and traveling schedule and playing over 100 headlining shows all over the world since “Taking One For The Team” came out last February, we all decided together as a band that taking this precautionary measure was the best course of action for the long-term health of Pierre and for our career.
We absolutely hate to not be able to play these shows and have to reschedule. Our Canadian shows are always extremely special to us and it really breaks our hearts to have to make this announcement. We hope you will understand the situation and the fact that we didn’t come to this conclusion lightly or easily. We know a lot of you had been looking forward to these shows for a very long time and that some people were traveling from all over the world to attend. We want to sincerely apologize to everyone who is disappointed or if we caused you any inconvenience.
We look forward to seeing at the shows next March and we thank you all for always supporting us, even in difficult situations like this. We also want to reassure you that with the proper rest, Pierre’s voice will be back to 100% and healthy again and that we will resume playing shows starting in Brazil in early December for our South American tour.
The new dates that are now confirmed are:
March 11 – London Music Hall – London
March 13 – Centre Videotron – QC
March 14 – Air Canada Centre – Toronto
March 15 – Bell Centre – Montreal
We’re working on Ottawa and Halifax dates and will announce them soon.
Unfortunately, our friends All Time Low won’t be able to join us on the new dates, but we are already working on finding a great new support act.
Thank you for your support.
Pierre, Chuck, Seb, David and Jeff.