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Simple Plan rocks thousands in Jakarta

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Jakarta  /  Mon, September 5, 2016  /  04:17 pm
Simple Plan rocks thousands in Jakarta

Punk rock group Simple Plan performed a concert in Jakarta on Sunday as part of their global tour titled Taking One For the Team. (twitter.com/simpleplan/-)

French-Canadian pop-punk group Simple Plan, who have been around since 1999, performed at Ecovention Ecopark Ancol in North Jakarta on Sunday evening. The band, who without an opening act entertained a hyped crowd of 1,500 spectators, were very interactive with fans throughout the show. 

The crowd immediately screamed as band members Pierre Bouvier, Jeff Stinco, Sebastien Lefebvre, David Desrosiers and Chuck Comeau came out on stage. The Montreal-based group opened the show with "Overload Opinion," then the crowd became even louder when they followed up with "Jet Lag."

(Read also: Morrissey's October Jakarta concert confirmed, tickets on sale today)

Upon getting to the third song, "Jump," tempo.co reported that Bouvier interacted with the crowd by asking them to jump as they sang along. "To those in front, standing in the middle and those up there, if you can hear me, jump with me!" the vocalist said. He then asked the audience to start dancing and swaying, telling them not to be shy.

Punk rock music warmed the evening in a concert that was part of their tour titled Taking One For the Team. After playing its eighth song, "Your Love is a Lie," the band returned in a blaze of fire when Pierre sang "Summer Paradise."

After nearly one and a half hours of performance, concertgoers were encouraged to lift up their mobile phones and turn on their flash features as the band played their last song of the night, "Perfect." Bouvier then closed the show with a “Thank you, I love you.” (kha/kes)

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