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July 03, 2008 17:18 ET

Support Acts Added to Simple Plan's August 28 Performance at Scotiabank Place

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 3, 2008) -

SIMPLE PLAN

With Special Guests...

METRO STATION

FABER DRIVE

CUTE IS WHAT WE AIM FOR

THURSDAY, AUG. 28, 2008

SCOTIABANK PLACE - OTTAWA

Doors: 6:30 P.M. Show: 7:30 P.M.

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Canada's favourite rambunctious rockers, Simple Plan, have announced their cross-Canada tour. The national tour is presented by Rogers and will begin in St. John's, Newfoundland and will hit Halifax, Moncton, Saint John, Chicoutimi, Montreal (two dates), Toronto, Ottawa, London, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver. The Canadian tour is presented in conjunction with MuchMusic.

Fans across Canada are counting down the days until Simple Plan kicks off their Canadian Tour in support of their self-titled third album. This tour continues to get bigger and better - Cute Is What We Aim For has just been confirmed to join buzz band Metro Station (on select dates) and Faber Drive.

Cute Is What We Aim For is a four-piece power pop band from Buffalo, NY. In 2006, Cute Is What We Aim For released their Billboard 200 charting debut album entitled, The Same Old Blood Rush. The band has toured with Fall Out Boy and Plain White T's in the past year and now joins Simple Plan on their upcoming Canadian tour. Cute Is What We Aim For have just released their new album "Rotation."

Metro Station recently released their critically acclaimed eponymous debut album which features a collection of sounds and lyrics reflecting the energy of our moment. Metro Station are the perfect addition to the Simple Plan tour as their hook-filled danceable pop sounds promise to entertain fans across the country.

Faber Drive is a pop punk band from Mission, BC. They are known for touring with bands such as Hedley, Marianas Trench and now join the upcoming Simple Plan tour. Faber Drive released their debut album, "Seven Second Surgery" in 2007.

Following Simple Plan's Quadruple Platinum debut release in 2002, the band have released two subsequent albums, a live album, a DVD, had a string of radio hits with "I'd Do Anything," "Addicted," "Perfect," and "Welcome To My Life," crossed five continents and played thousands of shows. Along the way, the band picked up a few hundred thousand fans and sold more than seven million albums worldwide. Simple Plan's 2004 release Still Not Getting Any has also surpassed Quadruple Platinum certification in Canada. The band has been recognized with many, many awards in Canada over their career including: "Favourite Canadian Band Award" at the MuchMusic Video Awards for a record breaking four years in a row (2003-2006), "People's Choice Award for Favourite Canadian Group" at the 2006 Junos, the "Rock Group" at the 2005 Teen Choice Awards and the 2006 ADISQ award for "Most Popular Artist Outside of Quebec."

Simple Plan recently released their self-titled third album and it has already surpassed Platinum certification in Canada. Simple Plan is not just an album but a statement of artistic ambition and growth from the Montreal-based quintet. As you'd expect from any band that would call its debut album No Pads, No Helmets...Just Balls, the self-titled release is a fearless, without-a-net excursion into dynamic music-making, taking what we love best about Simple Plan - the unbridled energy, the ripping guitars, the hook-filled melodic sensibility - and incorporating a slew of inventive sonic approaches informed by new collaborators such as Nate "Danja" Hills (Timbaland, Justin Timberlake, Duran Duran, Nelly Furtado), Max Martin (James Blunt, Kelly Clarkson, Avril Lavigne), and Dave Fortman (Evanescence, Mudvayne).

Don't miss Simple Plan when they take the stage in Ottawa at Scotiabank Place on August 28. A worldwide legion of fans can testify to the power of one of the fiercest live shows ever to hit the stage.

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