Simple Plan turns Barcelona’s Sant Jordi Club into an explosive pop-punk party

Simple Plan BCN - Pierre
Simple Plan BCN - Pierre


The iconic pop-punk band, Simple Plan, brought their electrifying “The Hard as Rock” tour energy to Barcelona, creating a night that fans will remember for ages.

The Canadian-based group led by vocalist Pierre Bouvier landed (Cap-Cap Produccions) in the Catalan city on Monday 22nd of January to rock the stage at Sant Jordi Club, delving into a high-energy rock performance that had the crowd exhilarated and buzzing from start to finish.

Mayday Parade, State Champs, and AIRxYEL: Special guests on Simple Plan’s show

Before the quartet took the stage, the young soloist AIRxYEL kicked off the event with a selection of covers and showcasing her original songs.

Following her performance, American rock band Mayday Parade took over, treating the audience to a set filled with some of their greatest hits from their seven studio albums.

The Florida band took the opportunity to play some anthems like Oh Well, Oh Well, Black Cat, Jamie All Over, and More Like a Crash.

State Champs, the alternative punk band from Albany, New York, appeared on stage right after the Mayday Parade’s show.

Lead singer Derek DiScanio and his bandmates electrified the venue with a blend of energetic pop-punk tracks and infectious melodies, including hits like Outta My Head, Fake It, and Act Like That.

The dynamic performance by the four-piece group paved the way for Simple Plan’s headline act (Kinda Agency).

“The Hard as Rock” Tour by Simple Plan: Celebrating 25 years in music

Simple Plan, Barcelona 2024
Simple Plan, Barcelona 2024

The clock struck 9.30 PM and it was time for the night’s main course, which was announced with the unmistakable Star Wars main theme by John Williams, signaling the anticipation of something extraordinary.

Simple Plan wasted no time in delivering a setlist packed with hits spanning their extensive career.

From the moment they launched into their opening number with the classic I’ll Do Anything, the crowd was swept up in a frenzy of excitement and nostalgia.

Following the opener, anthems like Shut Up, Jump!, and Jet Lag followed, with AIRxYE stepping in to replace Natasha Bedingfield in the live version of the latter.

Following was a repertoire perfectly delivered by the band, ensuring that every moment of the show was filled with non-stop action and adrenaline.

The setlist included Simple Plans’ biggest hits from the last 25 years, including Welcome to My Life, Astronaut, Addicted, Take My Hand, The Antidote, and Summer Paradise.

Simple Plan BCN - Jeff
Simple Plan BCN – Jeff

Before the encore, the band took the chance to play some covers featuring Sk8ter Boy by Avril Lavigne, All Star by Smash Mouth, and Mr. Brightside by The Killers.

As the concert drew to a close with an explosive encore featuring fan favorites like I’m Just a Kid and Perfect, there was a sense of euphoria in the air.

Simple Plan’s show in Barcelona was more than just a concert; it was a 25-year journey embodied in an unforgettable party, bringing together fans of all ages to celebrate the essence of pop-punk music.

One thing is sure with this show: Simple Plan’s performance from the “Hard As Rock” Tour at Sant Jordi Club has left fans eagerly anticipating their next visit to the city of Barcelona, setting a new standard for their live concerts.

Simple Plan BCN - Sébastien
Simple Plan BCN – Sébastien

Written by Thaïs Parvez

Creadora de Hot BuZz (Mag). Periodista, productora de contenido SEO-friendly (EN, ES & CAT), rockera, guitarrista y amante de los viajes y la fotografía.


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