Sum 41 are breaking up after 27 years!
The popular five-piece rock band, which originated in Canada, took to social media on Monday morning (May 8) to share the sad news with fans.
“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,” the group revealed in a statement.
Read Sum 41’S Full Statement Below
The band went on to share that despite the split, they will still be moving forward with what will be their final album, and “finishing all of our current upcoming tour dates this year.”
The group went on to share that they will complete all of their announced tour dates as well as release a final project, Heaven :x: Hell, which will be a double album. Sum 41 will also announce a farewell tour to celebrate their career in the coming weeks.
“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,” the band continued.
“For now, we look forward to seeing all of you skumfuks on the road and we 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 statement concluded.
Dozens of fans quickly took to the comments of their breakup announcement to express their sadness.
“Thank for shaping an entire genre. WE LOVE YOU FOREVER!!” one fan wrote, while another added, “Heart-wrenching news 😭.”
Other commented: “im crying like i never did rn,” “gonna miss y’all 😢,” “thanks for making the last 27 years so rad ❤️,” “this can’t be true 🥺🥺🥺,” “Nooooooooooo!!!! 😢” and more.
Recently Celebrated 22nd Anniversary of All Killer No Filler
The news comes after the 22nd anniversary of their seminal album, All Killer No Filler, which featured the massive hits “In Too Deep” and “Fat Lip.”
Sum 41, whose current members consist of lead singer Deryck Whibley, guitarist Dave Baksh, bassist Jason ‘Cone’ McCaslin, keyboardist Tom Thacker, and drummer Frank Zummo, was formed in 1996 by Whibley. Originally called Kaspir, the group began as a cover band for NOFX.
The Grammy-nominated group’s first hit – and most successful single, to date – came in 2001 with the uptempo punk-leaning “Fat Lip,” from their successful platinum-certified debut album, All Killer No Filler.
The full-length project rose to the No. 13 spot on Billboard’s 200 chart and landed at No. 1 on Billboard’s Alternative Play chart. Sum 41’s follow-up tracks, “In Too Deep” and “Motivation” from the same album, also achieved success as a No. 1 hit and a Top 5 hit, respectively.
Since its formation, Sum 41 has produced seven full-length albums in the span of their nearly three-decade long career. They include, All Killer No Filler (2001), Does This Look Infected? (2002), Chuck (2004), Underclass Hero (2007), Screaming Bloody Murder (2011), 13 Voices (2016), Order in Decline (2019).
Final Album, Heaven :x: Hell
Heaven :x: Hell, the group’s eighth album, is slated to be a double album with the first side, Heaven, finding them returning to their early pop punk sound and the second half, Hell, leaning into the band’s darker, heavier metal sound.
While the band have announced their final album, Heaven :x: Hell, the group has yet to reveal a release date for the project.
Sum 41 has not yet announced the upcoming dates for their anticipated worldwide headlining tour, which will follow their 2022 run with Simple Plan. In June, the band will make their way to Europe for s run of shows, capping off a final date on June 16 in Clisson, France.
Let The Bad Times Roll Tour
Additionally, the band is scheduled to take the road as part of The Offspring’s recently announced 2023 Let The Bad Times Roll Tour, named after their current album.
The trek, which also includes Simple Plan, launches on Aug. 1 in Auburn, Wash., and runs through Sept. 3 with its final show taking place in Mansfield, Mass.
The band is also set to take the stage at the 2023 When We Were Young Festival in Las Vegas in October.
At this point, Sum 41 hasn’t revealed why they are disbanding, but more information will be shared as it comes available.
See A Full List Of Sum 41’s Upcoming Tour Dates Below
1 | Rimini, Italy | Slam Dunk Italy
3 | Nuremberg, Germany | Rock Im Park
4 | Nurburgring, Germany | Rock Am Ring
5 | Zurich, Switzerland | X-TRA – Haus der Musik
7 | Crans-Pres-Celigny, Switzerland | Caribana Festival
8 | Nickelsdorf, Austria | Nova Rock Festival
10 | Jesolo, italy | Palazzo del Turismo Jesolo
11 | Opatija, Croatia | Summer Stage
12 | Brno, Cech Republic | Vystaviste
14 | Lille, France | Zénith de Lille
16 | Clisson, France | Hellfest Open Air Festival
1 | Auburn, WA | White River Amphitheatre
3 | Salt Lake City, UT | USANA Amphitheatre
5 | Mountain View, CA | Shoreline Amphitheatre
6 | Irvine, CA | FivePoint Amphitheatre
8 | Chula Vista, CA | North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
9 | Phoenix, AZ | Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre
11 | Austin, TX | Germania Insurance Amphitheater
12 | North Little Rock, AR | Simmons Bank Arena
13 | Dallas, TX | Dos Equis Pavilion
15 | Atlanta, GA | Lakewood Amphitheatre
16 | Tampa, FL | MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
18 | Charlotte, NC | PNC Music Pavilion
19 | Bristow, VA | Jiffy Lube Live
20 | Darien Center, NY | Darien Lake Amphitheater
22 | Cuyahoga Falls, OH | Blossom Music Center
23 | Clarkston, MI | Pine Knob Music Theatre
25 | Noblesville, IN | Ruoff Music Center
26 | Tinley Park, IL | Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
27 | St. Louis, MO | Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
29 | Milwaukee, WI | American Family Insurance Amphitheater
30 | Cincinnati, OH | Riverbend Music Center
1 | Burgettstown, PA | The Pavilion at Star Lake
2 | Wantagh, NY | Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
3 | Mansfield, MA | Xfinity Center
For tickets, a full list of tour dates and additional information, visit Sum 41’s official website HERE.