Simple Plan, Sum 41 bringing 'Blame Canada' co-headlining tour to Tampa this summer

The Seminole Hard Rock Event Center is snagging all the shows.

click to enlarge Simple Plan. - PHOTO BY JOSH BRADLEY
Photo by Josh Bradley
Simple Plan.
Remember blasting No Pads, No Helmets…Just Balls by Simple Plan over the ragefits you had in your sophomore year in high school? Well, whether it’s your girlfriend, your parents, or a boss you’re pissy about, you have a new chance to catch Simple Plan live this summer.

After pulling out of last year’s “Pop Punk’s Still Not Dead” tour with New Found Glory, the Canadian band will be bringing a new, co-headlining “Blame Canada” tour with Sum 41 to Tampa’s Seminole Hard Rock Events Center on Wednesday, May 25.

Tickets to see Simple Plan and Sum 41 at the Seminole Hard Rock Events Center go on sale this Friday, and appear to start at $115.


Opening the show will be Tampa Bay pop punk band Set It Off. And that’s not in an effort to give local bands and artists a chance at opening for their heroes. Cody Carson and friends will actually have a presence on most of the tour.

And just an FYI for the Disneyheads who tune in, Simple Plan will also be a part of EPCOT’s Garden Rocks concert series this year, playing three half-hour shows a day between June 3-6.

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Josh Bradley

Josh Bradley is Creative Loafing Tampa's resident live music freak. He started freelancing with the paper in 2020 at the age of 18, and has since covered, announced, and previewed numerous live shows in Tampa Bay, even as the live music industry continues to get back on its feet.
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