Photo by: Jordan Kelsey Knight

Official press release:

Earlier this week, multi-million selling and streaming rock band Simple Plan announced their highly anticipated new album Harder Than It Looks, set to be released on May 6th, 2022. They also shared a brand new single called “Congratulations”. Check out the video below or stream it here. Harder Than It Looks marks the band’s first release since 2016’s Taking One For The Team. Pre-orders for the album, which features previous singles “The Antidote” and “Ruin My Life”, are available now at this location.

The band explains: 

“We’re incredibly excited to finally share this news with our fans who have waited so patiently for this album. We poured our hearts and souls into these new songs and we’re so proud of this record. 

More than 20 years into our career, we love being in this band more than ever and still have the same passion for playing music and writing songs together that we’ve had since day one. 

We made a classic, quintessential Simple Plan record that our fans will absolutely love and it was amazing to go back to our roots and unapologetically embrace what has made this band special to so many people: fun, catchy, honest and emotional songs that will make you feel less alone, put a smile on your face and give you hope. 

We truly can’t wait for the world to hear these new songs and to play them live everywhere.”

 Fans can look forward to hearing new music live this spring as Simple Plan hits the road for the Blame Canada Tour with Sum 41. The first leg kicks off on April 29th and will feature support from Set It Off. The second leg featuring Magnolia Park start on July 29th. For a full list of dates, please see below or visit

Harder Than It Looks track listing:

  1. “Wake Me Up (When This Nightmare’s Over)”
  2. “Ruin My Life” feat. Deryck Whibley
  3. “The Antidote”
  4. “A Million Pictures Of You”
  5. “Anxiety”
  6. “Congratulations”
  7. “Iconic”
  8. “Best Day Of My Life”
  9. “Slow Motion”
  10. “Two”

4/29 Raleigh, NC – Ritz *
4/30 Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues *
5/02 Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore *
5/03 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE *
5/04 Silver Springs, MD – The Fillmore *
5/06 Worcester, MA – The Palladium *
5/07 Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony *
5/08 New York, NY – Pier 17 – The Rooftop *
5/10 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore *
5/11 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues *
5/13 Cincinnati, OH – Andrew J Brady ICON Music Center *
5/14 Milwaukee, WI – Eagles *
5/15 Chicago, IL – Radius *
5/17 Minneapolis, MN – Myth *
5/18 Kansas City, MO – Uptown *
5/20 Council Bluffs, IA – Harrah’s Stir Cove *
5/21 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant *
5/22 Nashville, TN – Marathon *
5/24 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle *
5/25 Tampa, FL – Seminole Hard Rock *
5/27 New Orleans, LA – Orpheum Theater *
5/28 Dallas, TX – So What?! Music Festival
7/29 Tulsa, OK – Cains Ballroom ^
7/30 Austin, TX – Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater ^
7/31 Houston, TX – House of Blues ^
8/03 Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren ^
8/05 San Diego, CA – SOMA ^
8/06 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues ^
8/09 San Francisco, CA – The Masonic ^
8/10 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades ^
8/12 Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre
8/13 Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo ^
8/14 Spokane, WA – The Knitting Factory ^
8/16 Garden City, ID – Revolution ^
8/17 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
8/18 Denver, CO – The Fillmore

* – w/ Set It Off
^ – w/ Magnolia Park

Simple Plan is:

Pierre Bouvier – vocals
Chuck Comeau – drums
Sebastien Lefebvre – lead guitar
Jeff Stinco – rhythm guitar