Canadian punk rock band Sum 41 has announced that they are disbanding after a 27-year-long career. While the group did not provide a specific reason for the split, they confirmed plans to release a final album, titled “Heaven :x: Hell,” and embark on a farewell tour.
The unexpected decision to break up comes during a busy period for Sum 41, as they were recently revealed as the supporting act for The Offspring’s Summer 2023 US tour, which runs from early August through early September. The band is also set to perform at several European festivals in June.
On Monday, May 8th, Sum 41 shared a heartfelt statement on their social media pages:
“Being in Sum 41 since 1996 brought us some of the best moments of our lives. We are forever grateful to our fans both old and new, who have supported us in every way. It is hard to articulate the love and respect we have for all of you, and we wanted you to hear this from us first.
Sum 41 will be disbanding. We will still be finishing all of our current upcoming tour dates this year, and we’re looking forward to releasing our final album Heaven :x: Hell, along with a final worldwide headlining tour to celebrate. Details will be announced as soon as we have them.
For now, we look forward to seeing all of you skumfuks on the road and are excited for what the future will bring for each of us. Thank you for the last 27 years of Sum 41.”
The band’s farewell headlining tour is expected to begin in the fall, following their stint on The Offspring’s tour. More details regarding the tour and the album release will be shared in the coming weeks.
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Formed in 1996 in Ajax, Ontario, Sum 41 achieved widespread success with their 2001 full-length debut album “All Killer No Filler,” which included the hit singles “Fat Lip,” “In Too Deep,” and “Motivation.” Over the years, the band has released a total of seven albums, with “Order in Decline” from 2019 being their most recent work.
Fans can view Sum 41’s breakup announcement on their Instagram post and watch a 2019 video interview with frontman Deryck Whibley by Consequence
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