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Simple Plan Extend “No Pads No Helmets…” Anniversary Tour

Sometimes, the best things in life are anniversary tours and Simple Plan want to keep celebrating! Pierre, Chuck, David, Seb, and Jeff just announced a bunch of Canadian tour dates for the “NPNHJB” 15th Anniversary Tour starting in September with support from Courage My Love, Selfish Things, and Not By Choice.

This announcement is hot on the heels of extending the North American leg of the tour with Patent Pending and Set It Off.   Tickets for this leg of the tour go on sale April 13th at 10am local time.  Check out the Canadian tour dates below and get your tickets and VIP packages before they sell out!

“No Pads No Helmets…Just Balls” Anniversary Tour Fall 2017
Sept 5th – Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC – Buy Tickets
Sept 7th – Union Hall – Edmonton, AB – Buy Tickets
Sept 8th – The Palace – Calgary, AB – Buy Tickets
Sept 10th – Burton Cummings Theatre – Winnipeg, MB – Buy Tickets
Sept 12th – Community Auditorium – Thunder Bay, ON – Buy Tickets
Sept 14th – Guelph Concert Theatre – Guelph, ON – Buy Tickets
Sept 15th – FirstOntario Concert Hall – Hamilton, ON – Buy Tickets
Sept 16th – Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, ON – Buy Tickets
Sept 18th – Metropolis – Montreal, QC – Buy Tickets
Sept 19th – Capitole de Quebec – Quebec, QC – Buy Tickets
Sept 20th – Algonquin Commons Theatre – Ottawa, ON – Buy Tickets

Watch the announcement of the new dates below!

Grab a copy of “No Pads No Helmets…Just Balls” on iTunes or Amazon if your old copy got scratched or if you just want another copy.

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SecretFangirls.com Interview Seaway

If you haven’t heard of Seaway yet, you’re about to!  We first caught the band opening for Sorority Noise and Knuckle Puck almost a year ago and we’ve been hooked on their catchy pop punk tunes ever since.  Singer Ryan Locke, guitarist/vocalist Patrick Carleton, guitarist Andrew Eichinger, bassist Adam Shoji, and drummer Ken Taylor have perfected the art of crafting hook filled songs like “Slam”, “Airhead”, and “Trick (So Sweet)” that you can’t help but sing along to!  They also put on a super fun, high energy live show that is not to be missed. 

Hailing from Ontario, Canada, Seaway are currently on tour with fellow Canucks, Simple Plan in honor of the 15th Anniversary of “No Pads No Helmets…Just Balls.”  The tour officially kicked off in Florida last week and includes a stop in NYC on Saturday at Playstation Theater.  We can’t wait to hear them play their massive debut album front to back.  Catch us in the pit raging like our 13-year old selves would have wanted!

We had the chance to talk with Seaway guitarist Andrew Eichinger about what’s on their tour rider, and what to expect from the next Seaway album.  Read our interview with Andrew below!

SecretFangirls.com: You just kicked off the Simple Plan “No Pads No Helmets Just Balls” 15th Anniversary Tour for such an iconic pop punk album. What are you looking forward to most on this tour?
Andrew Eichinger: We’re really looking forward to playing in front of a ton of new people and doing our best to win them over. But it will also be very cool to see Simple Plan play that album front to back. Being from Canada, it was such a huge record for us when we were like 9/10 years old, so to be on this tour is one of those full circle moments for us and we’re super excited.

How would you describe a Seaway show in 3 words for those who haven’t seen you live before?
High Voltage Party

What are some “must haves” on your tour rider?
Nacho chips, queso and salsa. Not too spicy though lmao ;)~

Do you have any pre-concert rituals?
Not really. We’re pretty boring honestly. Usually just have a couple suds.

What artist have you or would you totally fangirl over if you met?
Shania Twain or Alanis Morissette.

The nostalgia is in full force with your album “Colour Blind” from the art to the sound.  What artists are your biggest influences as a band?
I think late 90’s / early 2000’s pop punk bands like Blink, Sum 41, New Found Glory and even Simple Plan are the obvious ones on that record because that’s the stuff that we grew up on. But we’re influenced by all kinds of different artists and bands on the pop and rock side of things that come out a little on Colour Blind and will continue to, on our next record.

You’ve been teasing photos from the studio lately, what can fans expect from a new Seaway album?
It’s hard to say right now but based on the songs we have it will be a natural progression from everything we’ve done in the past, but there will definitely be some new twists and turns in there as well.

Is there anything you’d like to say to your fans?
Shout out to the fans who are spending a little more than usual to come see us on this tour. It means a lot to us to have our fans there wildin out while we play in front of a sea of people that haven’t heard us before.

Catch Seaway on tour with Set It Off and Simple Plan on the “No Pads No Helmets…Just Balls” 15th Anniversary Tour!

Grab a copy of “Colour Blind” on iTunes or Amazon so you can sing along on tour!

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The Vamps & Becky G To Headline Canada’s Big Ticket Summer Concert Series

We’re just a few weeks out from The Vamps’ headlining tour of the US and we couldn’t be more excited!  They didn’t forget about our neighbors to the North – The Vamps just announced a string of tour dates in Canada with Becky G.  The tour runs August 15-August 25th in seven cities across Canada, featuring the biggest names from The Family Channel as well as up and coming acts like Shane Hart and The Tide!  This is one event that you won’t want to miss.  Canada’s Family Channel brought out R5 and Zendaya a few years ago, and just last year, they had Cody Simpson and Sabrina Carpenter.

Tickets go on sale Friday, June 5th at 10AM local time.

Family Channel Big Ticket Concert Series  Ft. Becky G & The Vamps
Aug15th – Abbotsford Centre – Abbotsford, BC – Buy Tickets
Aug 17th – Stampede Corral Arena – Calgary, AB – Buy Tickets
Aug 18th – Rexall Centre – Edmonton, AB – Buy Tickets
Aug 19th – SaskTel Centre- Saskatoon, SK – Buy Tickets
Aug 20th – MTS Centre – Winnipeg, MB – Buy Tickets
Aug 23rd – Molson Amphitheatre – Toronto, ON – Buy Tickets
Aug 25th – Mile One Centre – St. John’s, NL – Buy Tickets

Pick up a copy of “Meet The Vamps” on iTunes or Amazon now.

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Shawn Mendes Premieres “Never Be Alone” Video

The excitement for Shawn Mendes’ debut album, “Handwritten,” is getting real.  He keeps surprising us with more amazing things, from tour dates to meet and greets to new songs.  Shawn just premiered the video for another track from his album, “Never Be Alone.”  Watch it below!

Pre-order your copy of “Handwritten” on iTunes now!  The album isn’t out until April 28th, but we’re sure Shawn will make sure we’re not alone during the long wait.

Be sure to follow Shawn Mendes & Secret Fangirls for more updates!

The Real Reason To Watch The Olympics

Now that the 2014 Winter Olympics are well underway in Sochi, Norway leads the pack with 12 medals over all!
But who watches the Olympics for the medal counts? We like to watch for the cute boys…and sometimes for the ridiculous team uniforms (Norway Curling Team.…we’re looking at you in your wacky albeit snazzy pants).

We picked a few of Olympians that we think are the hottest – even based on their horrific “official” mugshots. We don’t know who takes those or when but it looks like they put the athletes on a 32-hour flight from New York to Russia and snapped them as soon as they got off the plane.

Mark McMorris – The 20 year-old Canadian took the bronze medal in Men’s Slopestyle Snowboarding and then he took our hearts. We did a quick Google search and discovered just how cute this kid is!  Click HERE for his official Sochi profile, follow Mark on Twitter and don’t forget to “like” his Official Facebook!
Mark McMorris - Facebook picture

Staale Sanbech – Not exactly our typical “hottie” but when he debuted his shocking new haircut on the podium for slopestyle snowboarding (Staale took silver) we were curious about the 20 year-old Norwegian. Check out Staale’s official Sochi profile, follow him on Twitter, Instagram, and his official Facebook! Honestly, we don’t know how this InstaVideo hasn’t gone viral yet.

Magnus Hovdal Moan – Another Norwegian athlete who we discovered via sifting through the Sochi official profiles, Magnus is married with two sons (boo!!) but that doesn’t make him any less attractive! We clicked around on his Instagram and Twitter and realized he is extremely good looking!!  Again, we have no clue when they photograph the Olympians but those official photos do not do some of them justice.
Magnus Hovdal Moan - Norway Nordic Combined Event (source)     vs.  Magnus Moan - instagram photo (source)
Some of the athletes don’t always tweet in English (that’s what Google Translate is for, right?) but they will most definitely fill your Twitter and Instagram feeds with some pretty faces!
Let us know who your favorite hottie athletes in the Olympics are in the comments.