Sum 41 announce split after 27 years together, signing off with ‘thank you’
They'll do one last tour together, and then it's curtains.
Sum 41 have announced that they will officially disband, some 27 years since they first got together.
The Canadian punk rockers shared the announcement on Monday evening, devastating long-time fans.
The five-piece, known for hits like In Too Deep, Fat Lip, and Pieces, said that being part of the band has brought ‘some of the best moments of our lives’.
They added that they will finish up their current tour, then release one final album – titled Heaven :x: Hell – before heading out on one last farewell world tour.
Sum 41’s statement also said: “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 have been together – with a few line-up changes along the way – since 1996.
It currently consists of Deryck Whibley, Dave Baksh, Jason McCaslin, Tom Thacker and Frank Zummo.
Sum 41’s full farewell message said: “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.”
One person replied to the band: “We got blink 182 back, but lost sum 41. this stings a bit.”
YouTuber Roman Atwood said: “You all got me through so me serious times! Thankful for all your work.”
Someone else reminisced: “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.”