Simple Plan are back with their sixth studio album, Harder Than It Looks. This is Simple Plan’s first-ever self-released project.

In a press release, the band discussed the creation of the album and their newfound creative freedom.

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“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,” they say.

Frontman Pierre Bouvier adds that part of the band maturing meant understanding that “our sound is an asset, not a liability.”

“On this album, we said, ‘Let’s just embrace who we are and not be afraid to do what we do best,’” he says. “Making a good Simple Plan record is just as hard as making something off the beaten path.”

The band are currently on the Blame Canada tour with Sum 41. Buy your tickets here, and check below for Harder Than It Looks and a list of tour dates.

Simple Plan 2022 tour dates

05/10 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore *

05/11 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues *

05/13 – Cincinnati, OH @ Andrew J Brady ICON Music Center *

05/14 – Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles *

05/15 – Chicago, IL @ Radius *

05/17 – Minneapolis, MN @ Myth *

05/18 – Kansas City, MO @ Uptown *

05/20 – Council Bluffs, IA @ Harrah’s Stir Cove *

05/21 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant *

05/22 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon *

05/24 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle *

05/25 – Tampa, FL @ Seminole Hard Rock *

05/27 – New Orleans, LA @ Orpheum Theater *

05/28 – Dallas, TX @ So What?! Music Festival

07/29 – Tulsa, OK @ Cains Ballroom ^

07/30 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater ^

07/31 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues ^

08/03 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren ^

08/05 – San Diego, CA @ SOMA ^

08/06 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues ^

08/09 – San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic ^

08/10 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades ^

08/12 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre

08/13 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo ^

08/14 – Spokane, WA @ The Knitting Factory ^

08/16 – Garden City, ID @ Revolution ^

08/17 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex

08/18 – Denver, CO @ The Fillmore

08/25 – New York, NY @ Pier 17 *

08/26 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony Summer Stage *

08/28 – Worcester, MA @ Palladium *

* with Set It Off

^ with Magnolia Park

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