Long-running Canadian pop-punk band total 41 After 27 years together, they announced their separation with their ninth studio work, their last album.
“Being at Sum 41 since 1996 has brought us some of the best moments of our lives,” the group wrote in a social media post Monday. “We are forever grateful to our fans, old and new, who support us in every way. It is very difficult to express the love and respect we have for all of you in words, and we wanted you to hear it first.
“Sum 41 will disband,” he continues. “We will continue to wrap up all our current tour dates this year and look forward to releasing our latest album ‘Heaven :x: Hell’ along with a final worldwide headline tour to celebrate. Details will be announced as soon as we receive them.
“For now, we look forward to seeing you all on the road and are excited about what the future holds for each of us.”
The band, currently consisting of lead singers Deryck Whibley, Dave Baksh, Jason McCaslin, Tom Thacker and Frank Zummo, started out as a NOFX cover band in 1996; Of the original series, which has changed over the years, only Whibley remains.
The group signed to Island Records in 1999 and released their first EP, “Half Hour of Power” the following year. Their debut album “All Killer No Filler” was released in May 2001 and included hits such as “Fat Lip”, “Motivation” and “In Too Deep”. The album was eventually certified platinum in the US and UK and three times platinum in Canada.
Having toured extensively, the band enjoyed a hot streak of successes throughout the 2000s, with albums such as “Does This Look Infected?”, “Chuck” and “Underclass Hero” going gold or platinum in multiple countries, and plunged into a steady level of legacy success. Since then, all of her albums have been charting well in Canada and elsewhere. The members also explored solo projects; Among other acts, Whibley produced a pair of songs specifically for Avril Lavigne, to whom he had been married for four years in 2006.