This will be the band’s first show in Vietnam, which aims to raise public awareness of combating human trafficking.
“We are proud to stand together with MTV EXIT and their partners in the fight against human trafficking. We can’t wait to play in Vietnam for the first time and are looking forward to informing our fans on how they can get involved and help out,” said a representative of Simple Plan.
Simple Plan is a French-Canadian pop punk band from Montreál, Québec. The band has had no lineup changes since its inception in 1999. Members are Pierre Bouvier (lead vocals), Jeff Stinco (lead guitar), Sébastien Lefebvre (rhythm guitar, backing vocals), David Desrosiers (bass guitar, backing vocals) and Chuck Comeau (drums and percussion).
They have released four studio albums: No Pads, No Helmets...Just Balls (2002), Still Not Getting Any... (2004), Simple Plan (2008) and Get Your Heart On! (2011); as well as two widely marketed live albums: Live in Japan 2002 (2003) and MTV Hard Rock Live (2005).
The members of Simple Plan have helped nonprofit and advocacy groups by donating to many established organizations such as the MTV Asia Aid benefit, MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving), RADD (Recording Artists, Actors, and Athletes against Drunk Driving), and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
According to some sources, two South Korean bands – Brown Eyed Girls and Kara – may join the MTV Exit concert besides some Vietnamese singers.
Singer My Tam will be appointed as the new ambassador of MTV Exit in Vietnam. She is also the presenter in a 30-minute documentary entitled “Enslaved: An MTV Exit Special”. This documentary brings about a true view of human trafficking and exploitation in Vietnam to the audience.
The upcoming MTV Exist concert in May is the continuity of the four concerts in Vietnam in 2010. Thanh Van