The members of the band Sum 41 have announced that they are parting ways after 27 years together and say they are “excited for what the future holds for each of us”.
In a statement posted on Twitter, the punk rock band said Monday that they are parting ways and are grateful for nearly three decades of support.
“We will be forever grateful to our fans, both old and new, who have supported us in every way,” the band said.
The band, made up of frontman Deryck Whibley, lead guitarist Dave Baksh, bassist Jason McCaslin, guitarist Tom Thacker and drummer Frank Zummo, said they will continue their upcoming tour dates and release their final album, Heaven: x: Hell”. They will also launch one last headlining world tour to celebrate the release.
Sum 41 formed in 1996 in Ajax, Ontario and found commercial success in the early 2000s, with hits like “Fat Lip”, “In Too Deep”, and “Motivation”. The band was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance for “Blood in My Eyes” in 2012. They were also nominated for and won three Juno Awards, Canada’s top music honor.
“For now, we look forward to seeing all of you skumfuks on the road and are excited for what the future holds for each of us. Thank you for the last 27 years of Sum 41,” the band said on Monday.
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