A MASSIVELY popular rock band that kicked off their career in the mid-90s has decided to call it quits.
Canadian band Sum 41 informed their loyal followers that they are done.
The group took to their official Instagram to share the shocking news in a statement that did not include a caption.
It read: “Being in Sum 41 since 1996 brought us some of the best moments in our lives. We are forever grateful to our fans both old and new, who have supported us in any 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.”
The statement continued: “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…”
“For now, we look forward to seeing all of you skumf**s on the road and are excited for what the future will bring for each of us,” the musicians added.
“Thank you for the last 27 years of Sum 41.”
This news did not go over well with fans as they were quick to react in the comment section.
“Damn bros, you just broke my heart,” one person said as another added: “My dad is ruined.”
A devastated follower chimed in: “I am crying like I never did right now.”
“It’s not the 1st of April guys, please,” a fan begged, hoping it was an April Fools joke.
Another commented: “I’m crying, there’s no way.”
Sum 41 got together in 1996, but entered the music world in 1999 when they were signed by Island Records who released their EP Half Hour of Power the next year.
However, it was not until 2001 that the mainstream listener took notice with the band’s debut album All Killer No Filler in 2001, which included the huge hit single Fat Lip.
They were not done there as they followed that up with the well received Does This Look Infected? in 2002, and albums in 2004 [Chuck], 2007’s Underclass Hero, and three more albums including 2019’s Order in Decline.
The band’s current lineup includes lead Deryck Whibley, as well as Jason McCaslin, Tom Thacker, Frank Zummo, and Dave Baksh.
It’s not all bad for Sum 41 fans as the guys will soon head on their European tour this summer, and in the fall they will be a part of the Let the Bad Times Roll Tour with fellow bands Simple Plan and The Off Spring.
Besides his work in the music industry, Deryck is known for being married to another popular Canadian act: Avril Lavigne.
The couple tied the knot in 2006 in Montecito, California; however, the Sk8er Boi singer would file for divorce in 2009, finalizing it a year later.
“… I admire Deryck and have a great amount of respect for him. He is the most amazing person I know and I love him with all my heart. Deryck and I are separating and moving forward on a positive note,” Avril wrote at the time.
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