After months of promising fans that more information about their upcoming album would be revealed, Simple Plan has now come through on that promise. On Monday (Nov. 30), the Canadian band took to social media to announce the title of their fifth studio album. The impending record will be titled Taking One for the Team and is scheduled to be released on Feb. 19, 2016.
In a post on Twitter, they disclose that they had been working on Taking One for the Team for about two years, hence the endless teasing on their social media accounts. “We have been working on these new songs for almost two years now and we cannot wait to share them with you,” they write. In the same post, they admit that they feel this album might be their career best. “We all feel like this is our best album yet and there’s nothing better than knowing that in a few months, you will be able to hear the final results.”
In addition to the title of the album as well as its release date, the band also announced plans to hit the road in 2016. The tour will be titled the “Taking One for the Team” World Tour and will begin in Europe. While only a handful of European dates have been confirmed, the band has assured fans that more tour announcements will be made within the next couple of months.
Check out the complete list of tour dates here.
Prior to the new record announcement, Simple Plan debuted several songs including “Saturday,” “BOOM,” “I Don’t Wanna Be Sad,” and “I Don’t Wanna Go to Bed.” While there has been no official confirmation, we can only assume all four tracks will be featured on the upcoming album.