Canadian pop-punk rockers Simple Plan are swinging through Moose Jaw for the first time ever on Aug. 11th and they will be jamming out for a good cause.
For each ticket sold, the band will put one dollar into the Simple Plan foundation, an organization that helps youth struggling with illness or addiction.
“We have a lot of young people who come to our concerts and a lot of them go through difficult issues,” said drummer Chuck Comeau. “It comes from all these fans that told us what they’re going through. We’re glad that our songs are helping them out… but we wanted to do more to help them.”
The band was recently recognized for their humanitarian work at the 2012 Juno Awards where they received the Allan Waters award, joining a long list of names like Neil Young and Sarah McLachlin.
“It was cool to see all of our peers come together and say ‘hey you guys are doing a good job,’” said Comeau. “It’s definitely one of the most special awards we ever won and one of the most special evenings in our lives. The foundation is something that’s really close to our hearts.”
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