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CONCERT REVIEW: A Night Of Nostalgia With Simple Plan

On a breezy February evening, the iconic pop-punk band Simple Plan reclaimed the stage at 013, turning the Tilburg venue into a sold-out sanctuary for punk enthusiasts. For us the evening started off with State Champs, the third support act of the evening.

State Champs were introduced by Queen‘s We Are the Champions. The band’s energy was infectious, compelling the crowd into a madness of jumps, claps, and crowd surfing. Their performance set a high bar for the night.

Then, Simple Plan came on stage with the Star Wars theme music, grabbing everyone’s attention right away. They played a great mix of new songs and old favorites like Jump, Astronaut and Shut Up!. Some of the older songs had to be sung in a lower octave, nevertheless, the vocal performance left nothing to be desired. The concert was visually stunning too, with confetti, big beach balls during Summer Paradise, and special visuals that made the show even more exciting.

At about two-thirds of the show, after playing two of their new songs, A Million Pictures Of You and Wake Me Up (When This Nightmare’s Over) they played a mash-up of famous cover songs All Star, Sk8er Boi and Mr. Brightside. During Where I Belong, they brought out both Dereks from the support acts, Derek DiScanio from State Champs and Derek Sanders from Mayday Parade.

Obviously, fan favourites Welcome To My Life, I’m Just A Kid and Perfect could not be missed. Even though the last song was a bit quiet and ended the night on a softer note, it was still a great show that proved why Simple Plan are so loved and how they can throw a party that everyone enjoys.

We can’t wait to see them again later this year at Dutch festival Jera On Air. If you want to check out Simple Plan at one of their shows this year, check out their show dates here.

Check out the photos we took below to get a glimpse of what the concert was like!

State Champs

Simple Plan

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Eva van den Bosch Head Editor, Photographer
Eva van den Bosch combines concert photography with a prominent editorial role at Strife Mag.