The members of Sum 41 have announced they are splitting up after 27 years together, saying they are “excited about what they will bring to each of us in the future.”
In a statement posted on Twitter, the punk rock band said on Monday that it was disbanding and grateful for nearly three decades of support.
“We are forever grateful to our fans, both old and new, who have supported us in every way possible,” the band said.
The band, which consists of frontman Derrick Whibley, lead guitarist Dave Backsch, bassist Jason McCaslin, guitarist Tom Thacker and drummer Frank Zum, said they will continue their upcoming tour and release their latest album, Heaven :x: Hell. They will also embark on a final world headlining tour to celebrate the release.
Sum 41 was formed in 1996 in Ajax, Ontario and achieved commercial success in the early 2000s with hits such as “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 seven Juno Awards – Canada’s top music award – and won three of them.
“For now, we look forward to meeting all of you Scamfukes and excited for what the future holds for each of us. Thank you for the last 27 years of Sum 41,” the band said Monday.
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