“THIS SONG SAVED MY LIFE” SIMPLE PLAN TO BE HONOURED WITH THE 2012 ALLAN WATERS HUMANITARIAN AWARD
Toronto, ON (February 24, 2012) – The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) is thrilled to announce Montréal band Simple Plan as the recipients of the 2012 Allan Waters Humanitarian Award, sponsored by Bell Media. Through the Simple Plan Foundation, the JUNO Award–winning band has donated more than $750,000 to youth-focused charities since December 2005, helping both young people in need and children facing life-threatening illness in Canada and abroad. Thanks to the incredible success of the group’s most recent benefit concert with the Montréal Symphony Orchestra last fall, the Foundation will reach the outstanding milestone of $1 million in donations in 2012.
The Allan Waters Humanitarian Award recognizes outstanding Canadian artists whose humanitarian contributions have positively enhanced the social fabric of Canada. Named after CHUM Ltd. founder Allan Waters, the award is made possible by funding from Bell Media’s CTV-CHUM Benefits. It will be presented to Simple Plan band members Pierre Bouvier, Chuck Comeau, David Desrosiers, Sébastien Lefebvre and Jeff Stinco during the 2012 JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards on Saturday, March 31 in Ottawa, Canada’s Capital.
“Words cannot express how grateful we are to be the recipients of this award,” said Simple Plan band member Chuck Comeau. “To be recognized by CARAS and the JUNO Awards is a true honour for us. As a band we have been very fortunate to receive the constant support of our fans, which has allowed us to continue doing what we love for the last ten years. Because of that, we believe that it is extremely important for us to give back, and the Simple Plan Foundation is our way to do this. We are very proud of all of our Foundation’s initiatives — they have helped to define us as a band and have become a large part of who we are. There is no question that the Simple Plan Foundation will continue to grow and that we will be able to help our communities for many years to come.”
Simple Plan kicked off their Canadian tour last night (February 9th) at the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton, BC and played the following set:
Shut Up Can’t Keep My Hands Off You Jump When I’m Gone Addicted My Alien You Suck At Love Thank You Your Love Is A Lie Astronaut Summer Paradise Covers Medley: Fuck You (Cee-Lo Green)/ Dynamite (Taio Cruz) / Raise Your Glass (Pink) Jet Lag This Song Saved My Life Welcome To My Life I’d Do Anything Loser Of The Year I’m Just A Kid Perfect
You wanted it and you got it! Simple Plan will be sitting down to chat with you this Saturday night, live from their Canadian Tour in Vancouver! All you have to do is log on to SimplePlan.com this Saturday to join us.
Want to make sure you have the right time (hopefully I have listed them accurately below!): 2/11/12: 6pm PST | 7pm MST | 8pm CST | 9pm EST 2/12/12: 12am (Brazil) | 2am (London) | 3am (Italy, France, etc) | 9am (Jakarta) | 10am (Singapore) | 11am (Tokyo) | 1pm (Sydney) | 3pm (New Zealand)
WATCH: SIMPLE PLAN RING IN THE NEW YEAR AT NIAGARA FALLS
2012 is here and the boys rang in the new year in style. Check out today’s vlog of the boys rehearsing for their New Years Eve performance as Niagara Falls! SP are currently in China on their Asian tour before they tour Canada next month. Check out all the tour dates to see when they’ll be in a town near you!
From Sim: Right before the guys went on stage to sound check, they wanted to wish you all a very happy and healthy new year!. And that they will be touring all over the world in 2012. So get ready world, here we come…!!!!
09 - SIMPLE PLAN – Get Your Heart On! OZ Rated – 9/10 (View Review) This albummarked the band’s return to their core pop-punk sound, which had been overshadowed in their previous couple of releases. Get Your Heart On! really embodies the charms of Simple Plan and has to be one of the best pop/rock albums of the year.
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