"Thank you for the last 27 years": Canadian band Sum 41 announces breakup, final tour
Canadian rock band Sum 41 is splitting up after 27 years of service to pop-punk.
The iconic band started out in Ajax, Ontario. On Monday morning, they announced their breakup in a tweet.
“We are forever grateful to our fans old and new, who have supported us in every way,” the band told followers.
— Sum 41 (@Sum41) May 8, 2023
In 1996, Sum 41 started out as a NOFX cover band. Their tracks “In Too Deep” and “Fat Lip” remain a staple on rock radio stations around the world.
Most recently, the band comprised Deryck Whibley, Tom Thacker, Dave Baksh, Jason McCaslin, and Frank Zummo. Only frontman Deryck Whibley remains from the band’s original lineup.
Sum 41 says their upcoming ninth studio album, Heaven :x: Hell, will be their last.
They confirmed that the band will be finishing all their current upcoming tour dates. In addition, they announced a worldwide headlining tour as a final celebration of Sum 41.
“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,” the band said.
Sum41 fans, known as “skumfuks” after the band’s song of the same name, were devasted by the news of the spilt.
— Young Faux (@youngfaux) May 8, 2023
Many took to Twitter to express their gratitude to Sum 41 for their contribution to music and for getting them through tough times.
Thanks for all the amazing memories 🤍
— Ghost Killer Entertainment (@GKEOfficial) May 8, 2023
First single I ever bought was In Too Deep. Still love that song to this day!
— Ric (@elesensi2293) May 8, 2023
Thank you for helping get me through my High School years and beyond
— Dex (@DEXB0T) May 8, 2023
My first gig was you guys at the Manchester arena in 2001 i think? One of the best days of my youth, cheers for all the music, you’ll never know how much you helped me get through some very lonely years.
— Jim (@jimstallone) May 8, 2023
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