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Simple Plan And Bluenotes Team Up To Help Raise Money For Kids Help Phone
November 21 2011

<strong>SIMPLE PLAN T-SHIRT AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 25 FOR LIMITED TIME</strong> Continuing ongoing commitments to raise funds in support of Kids Help Phone, both Simple Plan and Bluenotes have teamed up to release exclusively-designed girls and guys t-shirts, available for a limited time starting Friday, November 25. The Simple Plan t-shirts – co-designed by the band – will be available until December 18 at over 100 Bluenotes locations across Canada. Canadian and American fans of Simple Plan can also order the t-shirts at www.bluenotes.ca. Bluenotes will also be hosting a contest on www.bluenotes.ca, in which a winner from Toronto will get the chance to help Simple Plan present a cheque for the funds raised from the sale of the t-shirts to Kids Help Phone, in addition to 2 tickets to see the band perform live in concert, a complete Simple Plan discography, a Simple Plan swag bag and a $250 Bluenotes gift card. As well, working alongside Bluenotes, Simple Plan and Live Nation will be giving away a pair of tickets to each of the band’s 2012 Canadian tour dates. Simple Plan will tour in support of their gold-certified summer release Get Your Heart On! starting February 9 in Penticton, BC. The members of Simple Plan have been long-time supporters of Kids Help Phone, a youth counselling service providing free, anonymous, confidential, professional counselling services 24/7/365 in English and French. The Montreal-based band has donated $10,000 to the community-based charity in 2008 through their Simple Plan Foundation, has invited Kids Help Phone to set up an information booth at their concert dates, and has recorded a video testimonial for teens that is often presented at high school tours across Canada. Since 1997, Bluenotes has been a proud and major sponsor for Kids Help Phone, raising more than $1.3 million throughout its years of involvement. “The spirit of generosity that comes from every facet of our community, including the creative and corporate world, is a major part of the heart and soul of Kids Help Phone,” says Sharon Wood, President and CEO of Kids Help Phone. “This partnership with Simple Plan and Bluenotes is one that brings together two of our long-time supporters. The collaboration between the two has resulted in a youthful, energetic, and inspiring campaign, the prefect combination for Kids Help Phone.” Get Your Heart On!, the Montreal-based band’s fourth studio album, was released in June and spawned the platinum-certified single “Jet Lag” – a duet with Natasha Bedingfield on the English version and Marie-Mai on the French version – and the new hit single “Astronaut.” 2012 will mark the 10-year anniversary of Simple Plan’s debut album, No Pads, No Helmets...Just Balls. The band has been voted Favourite Canadian Band an unprecedented five times by viewers of the MuchMusic Video Awards. Accolades also include the 2006 JUNO Fan Choice Award and the 2005 Teen Choice Award. Simple Plan is: Pierre Bouvier (Vocals) / Chuck Comeau (Drums, Backing Vocals) / David Desrosiers (Bass, Backing Vocals) / Sebastien Lefebvre (Guitar, Backing Vocals) / Jeff Stinco (Lead Guitar). <strong>About Kids Help Phone:</strong> Kids Help Phone is Canada’s only phone and online counselling service for youth. It’s free, anonymous and confidential. Professional counsellors are available any time of the day or night, 365 days a year, to help young people deal with concerns large or small. As a community-based national charity, Kids Help Phone relies on individual and corporate donations to fund these vital services. <strong>About Bluenotes:</strong> Since its establishment in 1984, Bluenotes remains one of Canada’s leading denim retailers. Bluenotes currently operates 125 stores in Canada, including an online store, www.bluenotes.ca, which has successfully crossed over the border continuing to ship to a growing number customers in the US. Denim is the foundation of Bluenotes and our customer's wardrobe. Our knowledge in denim has made it possible to deliver the latest fits, washes and fabrics in the best quality to our customers. With denim as the base, our mandate is to style our customer's casual lifestyle, providing trendy, comfortable, and bright wardrobe essentials as part of our assortments. <strong>About Simple Plan Foundation:</strong> The members of Simple Plan have used their global popularity for good by starting the Simple Plan Foundation, which raises money for a variety of charities. Established in 2005, the Simple Plan Foundation works to support youth through the difficult passage to adulthood, encouraging youth to find their life’s passion. The Foundation also supports youth living with life threatening illnesses through their collaboration with music therapy programs. In 2009, proceeds from the sale of the band's single, Save You, were distributed to various cancer charities. Most recently, the Foundation donated $10,000 towards the Red Cross in support of the Japan earthquake and tsunami relief effort. <strong>2012 Simple Plan Canadian Tour Dates:</strong> February 9 – Penticton, BC – South Okanagan Events Centre February 11 – Vancouver – Pacific Coliseum February 13 – Calgary – Stampede Corral February 14 – Edmonton – Rexall Place February 16 – Winnipeg – MTS Centre February 19 – Toronto – Air Canada Centre February 20 – London – John Labatt Centre February 21 – Kitchener – Memorial Auditorium February 23 – Montreal – Bell Centre February 24 – Ottawa – Scotiabank Place February 26 – Halifax – Metro Centre February 28 – Chicoutimi – Centre Georges-Vézina February 29 – Shawinigan – Centre Bionest -30- For more information contact: Adam Gonshor, Warner Music Canada P: (416) 758-1196 E: adam.gonshor@warnermusic.com