Sum 41 - NewsThe latest news from Sum 41 Summer Festival 2016<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>Well see you at Chiemsee Summer Festival on August 24 - 27 in bersee, Germany! Get your tickets now at <a href=""></a>.</p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Thu, 04 Feb 2016 09:59:00 -0800 Interview<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>Derycktalks to Fuse.TVabout new music, recovery and more. Read the full interview<a href="">right here.</a></p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Sun, 31 Jan 2016 11:21:00 -0800 Festival 2016 <br /><img src="" /><br /><p>Excited to play at Lowlands Festival 2016 on Saturday, August 20 in Biddinghuizen, NL! Get your tickets now at <a href=""></a></p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Sun, 31 Jan 2016 11:17:00 -0800 Road to Van's Warped Tour 2016 <br /><img src="" /><br /><p>Weve been invited to play Road to Warped Tour 2016 in Anchorage, AK on Wednesday, June 22! Tickets go on sale Friday, February 5.</p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Sun, 31 Jan 2016 11:14:00 -0800 del Schlacko Festival 2016<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>Cant wait to see all the Skumfuks in Germany at Rocco del Schlacko Festival 2016 in Puttlingen on Thursday, August 11! Get your tickets now at <a href=""></a></p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Wed, 27 Jan 2016 12:43:00 -0800 Festival 2016<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>Well see you at Highfield Festival 2016 the weekend of August 19 - 21 in Grobsposna, Germany! Get your tickets now at <a href=""></a></p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Wed, 27 Jan 2016 12:40:00 -0800 2016 <br /><img src="" /><br /><p>Excited to play at Taubertal-Festival 2016 in Rothenburg, Germany on Sat Aug 13! Get tickets now <a href="">right here.</a></p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Mon, 25 Jan 2016 17:17:00 -0800 Press 2016 Most Anticipated Albums <br /><img src="" /><br /><p>Thanks to Alternative Press for including us in their 2016 Most Anticipated Albums list. Cant wait for them and all the skumfuks out there to hear it!</p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Tue, 12 Jan 2016 10:49:00 -0800 Primera Vez 2016<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>Excited to be coming to South America for Por Primera Vez in Buenos Aires, Argentina on December 13, 2015! Tickets go on sale Monday at 11am gmt <a href="">right here.</a></p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Fri, 30 Oct 2015 21:10:00 -0700 Air + Style Festival<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>Cant wait to play at the 2016 Air + Style Festival in Innsbruck, Austria on Saturday, February 6! Get your tickets now <a href="">right here.</a></p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Fri, 23 Oct 2015 15:25:00 -0700 Added: 2nd Show In Paris!<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>Paris sold out so quickly that we decided to add a 2nd show at Le Trianon on February 22! hope all you skumfuks are ready to spend 2 nights with us! Tickets go on sale this Thursday 10/15 at 10AM GMT.</p> <p>However due to changes in the tour schedule, our show at Melkweg Max in Amsterdam has been moved to February 21. All previously purchased tickets will still be honored.</p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Tue, 13 Oct 2015 08:32:00 -0700 "VIVO X El ROCK" 2015<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>Were coming to Lima, Peru this year! Get your tickets for Festival "VIVO X El ROCK" on December 12, 2015 now at <a href=""></a></p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Sun, 11 Oct 2015 08:46:00 -0700 Date Just Added!<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>Weve just added a show at Le Trianon in Paris on February 23, 2016! Get your tickets <a href="">RIGHT HERE.</a></p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Tue, 06 Oct 2015 15:58:00 -0700 Dates Add in Netherlands and Germany<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>After Kerrang! Tour 2016 well be coming through Netherlands and Germany! Tickets for all three shows are on sale now! Lets see where else we can stop by while we are in Europe...</p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Thu, 01 Oct 2015 07:28:00 -0700! Tour 2016<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>Attention all Skumfuks were coming back to the UK in February to headline the Kerrang! Tour 2016! Pre-sale for all shows starts this Friday 10/2 at 9am gmt and general on sale begins on Monday 10/5 at <a href=""></a>.</p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Wed, 30 Sep 2015 07:23:00 -0700 Pub Crawl<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>Were playing at the worlds largest gathering of zombies! get your tickets for Zombie Pub Crawl in Minneapolis on Sat Oct 17! Get tickets and info now at</p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Wed, 02 Sep 2015 11:50:00 -0700 Expo 2015 <br /><img src="" /><br /><p>Excited to announce that well be at Quebec Expo 2015 on Friday, August 21 at Parc d! Get your tickets and more information <a href="">right here.</a></p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Thu, 06 Aug 2015 17:33:00 -0700"#1 Punkest Moment at the APMA's" - FUSE<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>Thanks to our friends at Fuse for naming our set with DMC as the #1 Punkest Moment at the 2015 Alternative Press Music Awards! <a href="">Read about it right here.</a></p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Mon, 27 Jul 2015 14:53:00 -0700"Best Performance of the Night" - Billboard<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>This says it all. Thanks to Billboard Magazine and everyone at Alternative Press for having us at the 2015 Alternative Press Music Awards!<a href="">Read their review here.</a></p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Mon, 27 Jul 2015 14:40:00 -0700'RE BACK! Pre-order the new Sum 41 album and join us as we record our best music yet!<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>Words cant describe how good it feels to be back, so Ill just let the music do that instead. Its been a crazy few years for all of us in one way or another, but with this much needed break and a new lease on life Sum 41 is back and stronger and more excited than we have been in a long time. Its time to make a fucking great record!<br /> <br /> Head over to <a href="" target="_blank"></a> for details and to pre-order our new album today!<br /> <br /> By pre-ordering the album you will automatically get a digital copy on the day of release, but you will also get access to all of our behind-the-scenes, making of the album, videos and photos. You can hear sneak peaks of songs, watch us write and record and maybe even get into a fight or two! ha-ha.<br /> <br /> You can also get all kinds of things like merch, signed CDs and vinyl, hand written lyric sheets and MORE which will be added throughout the pre-order. You will also get access to a bunch of unique opportunities from us as well.<br /> <br /> ★IMPORTANT: SKUMFUKS UNITE/SHARE★<br /> <br /> Were really proud of these songs and we want to make sure our fans know its coming! After you pre-order, you will see a page that says Help spread the word. This page allows you to SHARE our pre-order news on your Facebook & Twitter accounts. Calling all Skumfuks to help spread the word all over the world. New Sum 41 is coming!<br /> <br /> Thanks to all the fans, the skumfuks! Your support has always been a blessing. We love you for it, and we cant wait to get back to your country, you city, your town, or even your backyard to come play a rock show! See you all soon.<br /> <br /> Deryck, Cone and Tom</p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Fri, 10 Jul 2015 10:23:00 -0700 Reaction <br /><img src="" /><br /><p>Were very excited to announce that well be performing a special show at Chain Reaction in Anaheim, CA on Sunday, July 19 before we leave for the Alternative Press Awards! Tickets are on sale now<a href=""> right here</a>.</p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Tue, 07 Jul 2015 13:38:00 -0700 Rock al Parque<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>I am very excited to announce that were coming to South America for the first time ever to play at Festival Rock al Parque in Bogot, Colombia the weekend of Aug 15 - 17! Get tickets + info now at <a href=""></a>.</p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Thu, 25 Jun 2015 13:33:00 -0700 Whibley and The Happiness Machines <br /><img src="" /><br /><div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.020833015441895px;"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Deryck Whibley and The Happiness Machines will be performing a run of small club shows next month in SoCal! Get tickets for all three shows beginning this FRI JUNE 19 at 10am pt.</font></div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.020833015441895px;"></div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.020833015441895px;"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">July 3: The Constellation Room at The Observatory Orange County</font></div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.020833015441895px;"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">July 5: Casbah San Diego</font></div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.020833015441895px;"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">July 7: The Lyric Theatre LA</font></div> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Wed, 17 Jun 2015 09:16:00 -0700 41 Oral History<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>Check out the Sum 41 oral history in this months issue of Alternative Press Magazine. We cant wait for the AP Awards in July!</p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Fri, 15 May 2015 13:41:00 -0700"Proud To Be A Skumfuk" Tee<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>Designed this limited edition tee for all you skumfuks out there! 100% of the proceeds from the shirt will go to researching the prevention and cure of liver disease.</p> <p><a href="">Click here to get yours now before theyre gone!</a></p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Thu, 02 Apr 2015 11:38:00 -0700 Alternative Press Music Awards<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>We cant imagine a better first show of 2015 than performing at the Alternative Press Music Awards on Wednesday, July 22 in Cleveland! AP has always supported our band so were really excited to be on board for this. tickets go on sale this Friday, April 3 at 10:00am et <a href="">right here.</a></p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Tue, 31 Mar 2015 12:06:00 -0700's Birthday Sale!<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>In celebration of Derycks birthday get a Sum 41 t-shirt + CD for only $15 - THIS WEEK ONLY! 50 lucky winners will also have their CD signed by Deryck. <a href="">Get yours right here.</a></p> <p><img alt="" src="" style="width: 575px; height: 288px;" /></p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:10:00 -0700<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>Our friends at Kerrang! have included "In Too Deep" + "Fat Lip" in their annual <strong>#KerrangRock100</strong>! vote -> <a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Tue, 10 Mar 2015 11:58:00 -0700 @ "I Create Music" Expo<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>Ill be appearing at the ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO April 30 - May 2 in LA. Come hang if youre a musician + in the area -> <a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:15:00 -0800 @Sum41 on Instagram<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>Hi guys - Deryck here. Just wanted to let you know that Ive switched from my personal Instagram to <a href="" target="_blank">@SUM41</a>. Be sure to follow me for pics + videos from the studio and lots of other stuff.</p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Wed, 14 Jan 2015 13:51:00 -0800 Night at the Studio<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>Late night at the studio...</p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Mon, 12 Jan 2015 09:41:00 -0800 New Year!<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>Happy New Year Skumfuks + thank you for all of your continued support! Weve got A LOT to come in 2015, so get ready...</p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Wed, 31 Dec 2014 13:50:00 -0800 Cone!<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>So excited to announce that Cone is now a dad!<br /> <br /> Meet the newest edition to the Sum 41 family - Max Grey McCaslin who was born on December 22, 2014.</p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Fri, 26 Dec 2014 13:49:00 -0800 Piven and Deryck Whibley Rock Out in Hollywood<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>While Horrible Bosses 2 was premiering at the TCL Chinese Theater, the best party in Hollywood last night was rocking just a block awayat a bowling alley of all places.<br /> <br /> In support of The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank and hosted by Lucky Strike Live at the corner of Hollywood and Highland, the charity event was pure entertainment for the couple-hundred fans, friends, and family of the performers.<br /> <br /> The night began with the band Toddsplanet, fronted by H20 founder and touring Offspring guitarist Todd Morse. The 10-piece orchestra featured a talented, energetic brood of musicians specializing in rock-hip-hop-groovy-hybrid cover songs mostly from the late 20th century. As they opened their set with covers of Back in Black, t No Rest for the Wicked, and the Rolling Stones Miss You, the bowling alley turned into the House of Blues.<br /> <br /> About halfway through the set, Morse called into the crowd for a guest drummer: strutting to the stage in a light-blue blazer came Entourage star Jeremy Piven. After a quick twirling of the drumsticks, Piven and the rest of Toddsplanet rocked a spot-on cover of Tom Pettys Mary Janes Last Dance.<br /> <br /> Later on, the bearded Piven would explain that his biggest influences in the drummers seat are Creams Ginger Baker, and Nirvanas Dave Grohl. And it showed. Piven never missed a beat.<br /> <br /> One of the biggest surprises of the night was when Morse called upon Sum 41 lead singer and guitarist Deryck Whibley to join the pumped-up musicians on stage in slaying a passionate rendition of the Rolling Stones .<br /> <br /> Many in the packed bowling alley knew that seeing the 34-year-old Canadian rocker Whibley on stage was a special experience. Only six months ago, Whibley nearly died of alcohol-induced liver and kidney failure. But now, Whibley looks as healthy as ever on stage doing what he clearly loves most with six strings and amplified distortion.<br /> <br /> When asked about how hes doing, Whibley said with poise and pride, I feel absolutely greatjust making new stuff for Sum 41.<br /> <br /> Although Whibley and Piven were spotted taking pictures together in the middle of the crowd, it is not likely that the Emmy award-winning actor will be filling the vacant drummer job for Sum 41.<br /> <br /> The night continued, until a 4-minute dance party erupted with Toddsplanet finishing their set with a cover of OutKasts Hey Ya!<br /> <br /> And as if the night needed any more entertainment, several Playboy Bunnies were in attendance. At one point, they joined Toddsplanet on stage for some backup dancing. The scene was fitting, since Todd Morses wife Kim Phillips was Playboys Miss September 2009.<br /> <br /> Punk fans would be delighted to know that also spotted in attendance were legendary stage manager Kenny Leath, former Bad Religion guitarist Greg Hetson, and Sugarcults Marko DeSantis. By the end of the night, the Lucky Strike bowling alley no longer felt like the House of Blues. As Morse described, it felt like a bunch of friends having fun and raising money for a great cause by rocking out in their garage.<br /> <br /> Source: <a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:19:00 -0800 Box Promo Sells Out in 3 Days!<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>Deryck would like to send out a huge thank you to everyone who participated in the $6 Blind Box Sale that began on Friday. As you can see, we sold out of items in just 3 days! We hope everyone enjoys their goods. If you missed out, head over to the <a href="">store</a> to pick up your Sum 41 merch today.</p> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Mon, 24 Mar 2014 16:37:00 -0700$6 Blind Box Sale<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>To celebrate Derycks birthday today, Deryck wanted to do something special for all of his fans...With a fun twist!<br /> <br /> From now until we run out, you can head over to the <a href="">store</a> and receive ANY MERCHANDISE ITEM (excluding CDs) for only $6 + S&H.<br /> <br /> The Twist?<br /> <br /> Its a "Blind Item" sale - you wont know what youre going to get until it arrives on your doorstep*. For $6 though, what can you lose?<br /> <br /> Get it. Keep it. Gift it. Pass it.<br /> <br /> Youll have the opportunity to possibly get a T-Shirt, a Tote Bag & more! So what are you waiting for? <a href="">Get yours now!</a><br /> <br /> *No returns/refunds/exchanges<br /> <br /></p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Thu, 20 Mar 2014 16:12:00 -0700 of ‘Little Dreamer’ by Trevor Kidd<br /><img src="" /><br /><p><strong>Make Music Matter announces release of My Song for Change winning song and video.</strong></p> <p><strong>Toronto, ON (December 11, 2013)</strong> After months of submissions, voting, recording and preparation, Make Music Matter is excited to announce the release of Little Dreamer by Trevor Kidd, the winner of My Song for Change. Kidds song was chosen out of 183 submissions from Canadian musicians coast to coast.</p> <p>The contest was hosted by Make Music Matter Inc., a Canadian charity that focuses on using the transformative power of music to connect, heal and enrich lives. Sponsored by Western Union, the contest set out with the intention of using music as a tool to connect themselves with others Canada wide with the idea that a song can change the world.</p> <p>The ability of music to restitch the soul and deliver a message is something that as a music producer I witness time and time again. Trevor Kidds Little Dreamer is an important exemplar of that adage and Im excited to have his song as the My Song for Changes first official release. said Darcy Ataman, Founder and CEO, Make Music Matter Inc.</p> <p>Kidds song was professionally recorded at Metalworks Studios in Mississauga and produced with Cone McCaslin of Sum 41, Ian DSa and Aaron Solowoniuk of Billy Talent and Grammy award-winning producer David Bottrill.</p> <p>It was an incredible experience to have won My Song For Change and I am so grateful for all the new friendships Ive built over the process, said Kidd, I feel more inspired than ever to keep moving forward with music after the time I spent at Metalworks Studios.</p> <p>After an online voting period, the top 10 finalists were judged based on lyrical creativity, melody, song structure and dynamics, and relevance to the contests theme by a qualified panel which included Darcy Ataman, Ian DSa, David Bottrill and Western Unions Joycelyn David.</p> <p>Check out the song on <a href="" target="_blank">iTunes</a>, <a href="" target="_blank">YouTube</a>, and <a href="" target="_blank">Soundcloud</a></p> <p></p> <div></div> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Thu, 12 Dec 2013 13:52:00 -0800 Sale!<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>Dont miss out on some great savings in the <a href="">U.S. Sum 41 Merch Store</a>. Enjoy a 20% discount on all items for the month of December! Your discount will be applied at check out.</p> <p><a href="">Happy Shopping!</a></p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Tue, 26 Nov 2013 11:14:00 -0800 Discount in US Merch Store - Limited Time<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>Head over to the offical <a href="">Sum 41 US Merch Store</a> and take advantage of the 20% discount sale thats going on for a limited time. Sale ends on Monday 8/12. No promo code needed! (Discount is applicable on most items).</p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Mon, 05 Aug 2013 15:00:00 -0700 Day Merch Sale!<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>Check out the "41 Day Merch Sale" in Sum 41s UK store! <a href="">Click here</a> to shop. All of the items with a red SALE banner across them are available at discounted rates.</p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Mon, 01 Jul 2013 11:18:00 -0700 ROMA<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>Born on June 10, 1994 and raised in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Nicky is popular, loves music, and always has a smile on his face. He knows how to make people laugh and has always had a positive attitude, which would be put to the test later on in his young life. Mid-way through his final year of high school, on Dec 24, 2011, Nicky was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. After months of chemotherapy Nickys cancer was in remission. He was able to attend his high school prom and graduate with his friends from St. Paul High School. But on July 10, 2012 that would all change. He was back in the hospital with severe septic shock. He was put on life support and suffered a number of blood clots throughout his body. He lost circulation to his extremities resulting in the amputation of both his hands and both his feet.<br /> <br /> Nickys positive attitude would carry him through some of the darkest times imaginable. His determination and strength are incredible. He has overcome such odds and has become such an inspiration to so many people. Nicky will need prosthetics for all four limbs, he will need extensive rehabilitation, and his family will need to re-fit their home. The costs are extensive. Monetary issues should not be an issue for Nicky or his family. Please watch <a href="">Nickys video</a> and see what an amazing young man he is.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="" width="560"></iframe></p> <p>All International donations can be made at any bank with the following information:<br /> <br /> Swift TDOMCATTTOR<br /> ABA# 026009593<br /> <br /> TD BRANCH ADDRESS<br /> 3643 Portage Road<br /> Niagara Falls Ontario<br /> L2J 2K8<br /> <br /> If people are set up for e-mail transfers they can be sent to: <a href=""></a> with the password <br /> <br /> Essentially Nick will need 4 new limbs at $50,000 per limb to allow him to be mobile, and hopefully play bass again the family home will also have to go under massive renovations to make it suitable for Nick. The total cost of all of this is looking to be $500,000. Every bit really does help in this situation.<br /> <br /> Thx<br /> Sum 41</p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Thu, 06 Jun 2013 15:15:00 -0700 Message From Stevo<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>Im sorry to announce that Ive decided to leave Sum 41.</p> <p>Touring with the band has been an amazing experience that has taken us far beyond our old practice space in my parents basement to countless countries around the world. Ive had the opportunity to see and experience so much and for that I am truly grateful.</p> <p>I just want to thank all of our fans for making the last 17 years possible. I had a blast.</p> <p>Thanks again, Stevo.</p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Thu, 18 Apr 2013 10:45:00 -0700 41 Shred Calgary<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>It was love at first power chord for the boys in <a href="" target="_blank">Sum 41</a> and their rabid fans on this Wednesday night. Front man Deryck Whibley addressed the admiring throng as if trying to stir them into a froth. Come on motherf was the battle cry. And they did come on. To every song.</p> <p>Although fully popular enough to headline the show, this hard driving quartet is touring this time in support of <a href="" target="_blank">Billy Talent</a>. Long time friends, the two bands had long been looking for the opportunity to tour together and finally made it happen. Now that is bang for your buck!</p> <p>Sum 41 Whibley guitar and vocals, Tom Thaker, guitar, Jason McCaslin bass and Steve Jocz drums, muscled their way through a brain bubbling set that had the mosh pit operating at full tilt. At one point, Whibley handpicked several audience members to watch the show from stage side, inviting them to see the show from the bands perspective. The thrilled few made their way up while Jocz kept solid time. There they remained for the rest of the show.</p> <p>These guys are tight. I was blown away by the heavy syncopation between bass and drums and the clever guitar interplay. Whibley delivered his impassioned vocals as if this might be his last time on stage. One might expect this veteran band to be showing signs of tiring. In fact they give every indication that they are still hungry to make it. You have to be good to be this loud and they were loud enough to strip the paint off the ceiling of the Corral center. In fact, I was worried at one point that my moustache was going to fall off. They were real, real good.</p> <p>I admit to having known little about Sum 41 before this night (other than that they are from Ajax and that they have an international following), so I havent tried to fill you up with a bunch of facts you can research reliably elsewhere. What I will tell you reliably, is that these harbingers of punk/pop/metal (theyve been described as many things) kick some serious butt.</p> <p>Check out the full article written by Keith McTaggart on<a href="" target="_blank">Music Express</a>.</p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Thu, 04 Apr 2013 18:15:00 -0700 Review: Sum 41 at Mill City Nights in Minneapolis, MN<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>Minneapolis got quite the Easter treat this past weekend. Sum 41s first Minnesota performance in years was one to remember. Out on their Does This Look Infected? 10 year anniversary tour, the band made it feel like 2002 again.<br /> <br /> Does This Look Infected?, Sum 41s second full length, was one of those albums that brings out the nostalgia in everyone. With songs like Still Waiting, The Hell Song, and Over My Head (Better Off Dead), its hard to ignore the early-2000s goodness. Personally, I was too young to appreciate what a great album DTLI was, but thats besides the point. Sum 41 helped a lot of kids feel socially accepted when they werent able to fit in with their peers. A lot of those kids have waited years to see Sum play Minnesota. The last time they were scheduled to play MN was 2010 Warped Tour, but the band cancelled at the last moment.<br /> <br /> The bands show at Mill City Nights was, to say the least, gratifying. Ive heard a lot about how incredible the band performs live, and I was pleased to find the truth in that statement. Deryck Whibleys stage presence is interesting? He reminded me of a Billie Joe Armstrong combined with the Joker from Batman, but in the best of ways. Whibley doesnt bullshit on stage, rather, he works the crowd to his advantage. Multiple times throughout the night he thanked the crowd for showing up and supporting the band.<br /> <br /> The crowd, lets talk about the crowd. Craziest. Crowd. Ive. Ever. Seen. There wasnt a mosh pit, the entire floor was a mosh pit. Crowd surfing: everywhere. I just wish the venue allowed stage diving. Also, the sing-along during Fat Lip was the loudest sing-along Ive ever heard.<br /> <br /> To wrap it up, the performance was incredible. I really cant be critical of a band like this. If you get the opportunity, go see Sum 41. Its definitely an experience.<br /> <br /> 10/10<br /> <br /> Setlist:<br /> The Hell Song<br /> Motivation<br /> All Too Blame<br /> In Too Deep<br /> Walking Disaster<br /> Skumfuk<br /> Over My Head (Better Off Dead)<br /> A.N.I.C.<br /> No Brains<br /> Mr. Amsterdam<br /> Sick Of Everyone<br /> Pieces<br /> Underclass Hero<br /> Still Waiting<br /> <br /> We Will Rock You (Queen cover)<br /> Fat Lip<br /> Pain for Pleasure<br /> <br /> To check out the full review by Kyle Kotajarvi for Venture Mag, click <a href="" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Tue, 02 Apr 2013 20:55:00 -0700 Express Recognizes Sum 41's Dedication<p>Its been a whirlwind couple of years for Deryck Whibley and his bandmates in the Canadian alternative rock band Sum 41.<br /> <br /> The quartet has been on tour for more than two years, following the release of their 2011 studio album, Screaming Bloody Murder. Its a trek that has seen them criss-cross the globe many times and which wraps up with a jaunt across Canada throughout March and April.<br /> <br /> Once the band gets off the road, its no rest for the wicked and they will begin work on a follow-up album, which Whibley hopes to have released later in 2013.<br /> <br /> It feels like weve been on tour for almost three years straight, when you consider we were actually touring for a while before the last album was even released. Its been a long haul, but its been great, said Whibley from his home in California, where he was taking a short break before hitting the road again.<br /> <br /> He said part of the challenge of such a prolonged tour is deciding the set list night after night. With material from six albums to choose from, and a plethora of hit songs and popular album tracks, its not always an easy proposition.<br /> <br /> We try to put something from every single record into the show. We can play three or four songs off every record, and that works out to about 25 songs on the night. So its pretty much a mix of everything. Over the past six or eight months, weve actually been introducing stuff that we have never played before live. When you put out a new record, you cant play every song off of it live. So certain songs just never get played. We were pulling out songs that were on records from 10 or 12 years ago that we have never played since we recorded them, Whibley said.<br /> <br /> Over the course of the bands star-studded career, which began as a humble venture between teenaged pals in Ajax, Ontario in the mid-1990s and has now grown to include 20 million albums sold and two Juno Awards, Whibley has been the groups primary songwriter. For each album, he finds he takes a different approach to writing, including for this new record.<br /> <br /> s so drastically different from album to album. In the past I would write songs on the road, and then there are times when I didnt. But we have been touring so much that there just hasnt been time. And most of the touring has been out of North America. When we were touring mostly in Canada at the United States, wed have a bus. So I could bring a little studio and have it in the back lounge. Most of the touring in the last few years has been done using planes. So theres no way of bringing along the gear I need, he said.<br /> <br /> s weird, because its so different each time. The way I used to do it in the beginning was to treat it like a job. I would sit down and try to write every day for hours. But I learned that creativity kind of comes without your control. Whether you force yourself to sit down every day and try, youre not always going to come up with stuff. So I was torturing myself. I found when I stopped doing that, and only wrote when I was inspired and feeling creative, I came up with the same amount of songs. I would sit down for eight hours a day for two weeks straight and I might end up with one little piece. So then I realized, what if I went out and had a nice dinner, walk on the beach, party, do this and that. I would still get that some one piece over two weeks.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="" width="560"></iframe><br /> <br /> I liked the songs that came that way better. Everything was coming easier the more I just lived my life. Its more inspirational. Its coming more organically. The musical parts were just as good, but I discovered that the words, the lyrics were better. I found that I had more to say, because I was out there living life.<br /> <br /> And the tone of the next record is going to be something that long-time fans are going to be interested in seeing.<br /> <br /> Sum 41, which also features Tom Thacker, Jason McCaslin and Steve Jocz, has never been easy to pin down, genre-wise, flitting from being seen as punk, pop, pop/punk, melodic hardcore, alternative metal and just plain alternative.<br /> <br /> Whibley has never claimed to be any of these things, and doesnt seem to care how his band or his music is categorized.<br /> <br /> I dont consider myself a punk, and I never really cared if we were called punk or not. I just dont care what anyone thinks, so I guess that mindset makes me To me, punk rock is about doing whatever the f*** you want, and thats all I have ever done, he said, as he discussed his approach to the new album.<br /> <br /> I havent come up with a direction yet. Its in the back of my mind. I do have a couple of things, a couple of guitar riffs that I have been working on, but not full songs. I do think it will be an evolution from the last record. Id like to keep it heavier and darker like that one, but I would also like to go bigger and different and add some new instruments. I dont know exactly what, but I do want to change some things up.<br /> <br /> Interestingly, early in the bands career, Sum 41 wasnt all that interested in the recording process, preferring to play live as often, and as loud as they could. That energy and passion for performance has made the band a consistently popular touring act around the globe.<br /> <br /> s funny, right from the beginning, when we were 15 years old; it was always about playing live. We always hated the studio, we didnt like writing, we didnt like anything but we knew we had to do it to get to the stage, Whibley, adding that the band has become more comfortable in the studio, and he has become something of a wizard in the studio, producing, or co-producing most of the bands music.<br /> <br /> And another interesting fact is that, for a band with provocative lyrics for songs like Fat Lip, In Too Deep, Were All to Blame, Pieces and Screaming Bloody Murder, Whibley struggles writing the words for his musical concoctions.<br /> <br /> I have always hated writing words. Although it comes a lot easier now that I am older and have done it more, but in the early days writing lyrics was a lot harder, and its always the last part of the songwriting process for me. Sum 41 hits the road with Billy Talent starting March 14 in Hastings Park, British Columbia, travelling through the west and into Ontario for dates in London, Toronto, Kitchener, Sudbury, Kingston and Ottawa before ending the jaunt in Halifax on April 16.<br /> <br /> Click <a href="" target="_blank">here</a> to read the full article from The Music Express.</p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Tue, 26 Mar 2013 14:37:00 -0700 Online Magazine Celebrates 10 Years of Sum 41's Infection<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>Since 1996, Sum 41 has been unleashing its impenitent punk stylings on the masses, including its highly successful debut album, All Killer, No Filler, which went platinum in Canada, the U.S., and the U.K.<br /> <br /> But regardless of chart success, the bands focus has always been on live performances. When the guys were looking at an end of 2012 tour in the U.S., they really wanted to do something that connected with fans. So, they actually reached out to them to see what they wanted, and as a result, planned the Does This Look Infected? Tour to celebrate the 10th anniversary of that album.<br /> <br /> "From talking to a lot of fans online and at shows we kind of knew Does This Look Infected?was pretty much the fan favorite album out of all our albums," said Bassist Jason "Cone" McCaslin. "When you put on an anniversary-type tour you never know if anyone will show up or if anyone still cares about the album from 10 years ago."<br /> <br /> They did.<br /> <br /> "A lot of people showed up," McCaslin said. "We sold out a bunch of shows and I think everyone had a good time."<br /> <br /> Now the band is on the Dead Silence Tour with Billy Talent through mid-April. But given the success of its last stint through the U.S., the guys are planning another brief visit to this side of the border in the middle of its Canadian tour.<br /> <br /> "Billy Talent are going to go home for Easter weekend," McCaslin said. "There were some cities we missed on our U.S. tour, so it was a good time to dip into the States and play a few of them."<br /> <br /> But whats next for Sum 41? More touring? A new album, perhaps?<br /> <br /> "We are doing this Canadian tour right now and then possibly coming off the road to concentrate on writing a new album," McCaslin said. "No songs have been written yet, but its in the backs of our minds that we want to get something new going soon ... Safe to say, there wont be anything out this year though. Its only mutterings at this point."<br /> <br /> Click <a href="" target="_blank">here</a> to read the full article on</p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Tue, 26 Mar 2013 12:22:00 -0700 Spotlights Interview with Cone McCaslin from Sum 41<br /><img src="" /><br /><p><strong>How did you guys get involved in the upcoming Dead Silence Tour with Billy Talent?</strong><br /> <br /> Weve known Billy Talent for a long time now. We actually took them across Canada in 2003 before their first album came out. Weve been talking about doing another tour together for a long time but were always on opposite schedules. Either were making an album and their touring or vise versa.<br /> <br /> When this tour came up Ian [guitar player] who is a really good friend of mine told me they were talking about us for it and so we started the ball rolling and here we are.<br /> <br /> <strong>Over the past sixteen years you guys have played many concerts. What has been your most memorable moment?</strong><br /> <br /> Thats a tough question. I guess stuff like Reading + Leeds Festivals were great cause of the amount of people. Same with Summer Sonic Festival in Japan. Selling out the Wembley Arena in London was amazing. Selling out the Le Zenith Arena is Paris was cool. We also did a song with Iggy Pop called Little Know It All and got to play a few awards shows where we played that song and Lust For Life together and that was one of the coolest things ever.<br /> <br /> <strong>At what point in time during your career did you feel like you made it big in the music industry?</strong><br /> <br /> Thats a really tough question because of the way this industry is now. You find yourself forever trying to work harder than before. You can never just sit back and say, well weve made it, I can relax now. I have the frame of mind that we still have to do bigger and better things as a band.<br /> <br /> <strong>Who were some musicians you looked up to?</strong><br /> <br /> Early days I started playing bass because the grunge scene that was happening in the early 90s. Mainly Nirvana obviously. I was 14 and that was the big thing at the time. Then I started getting more and more into Socal Punk stuff when I started playing in Sum 41 in 1998. Now some of favorite bands are The Clash, David Bowie, and even more acoustic indie folk music as well. So Im kind of all over the map now.<br /> <br /> <strong>Can we expect Sum 41 to play any of this years Summer Music Festivals?</strong><br /> <br /> Not sure. We are going to tour until mid-April for sure as of right now.</p> <p><a href="">Click here</a> to check out the original interview at <a href=""></a></p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Thu, 21 Feb 2013 17:39:00 -0800 Chicago Magazine Interview with Steve Jocz<br /><img src="" /><br /><p><strong>Alex Kluft</strong>: Is this the first time Sum 41 is doing Does This Look Infected live?<br /> <strong>Steve Jocz</strong>: Ya, I think so. When the album came out, we didnt play everything. Its not a particularly long album so were going to try to rip through all that stuff then were playing stuff like Fat Lip, and songs from the new album. Our fans liked Does This Look Infected the most. Thats why were doing it.<br /> <br /> <strong>AK: Did you think 10 years later it would be just as big as when it came out?</strong><br /> <strong>SJ</strong>: One of the things I think is funny with music in general now with YouTube, a lot of the videos from that album and before have millions of hits. Kids can go watch the Still Waiting and Hell Song videos. Theyre still fresh and cool so it kind of gives it new life. Our fans still love that album, so it will be a fun thing for us to do.<br /> <br /> <strong>AK: Do you have a favorite song to play live?</strong><br /> <strong>SJ</strong>: Regardless of the Does This Look Infected tour, I always like to play Still Waiting. The ones that we like playing are the ones that really get the crowd going. Weve probably played Fat Lip more than any other song, because weve played it since our first album. Its still fun to play. Theres stuff from the new album thats fun to play, but thats relatively new so its the old stuff that shows we still really like it after playing it for 12 years.<br /> <br /> <strong>AK: Will the set change each night after playing Does This Look Infected?</strong><br /> <strong>SJ</strong>: Were probably going to change it up. Were going to do the Does This Look Infected Stuff then once thats over well switch it up and do a bunch of different songs.<br /> <br /> <strong>AK: How did you get into playing drums?</strong><br /> <strong>SJ</strong>: Wow, that is a long time ago. My dad played guitar when I was a kid. He bought me a guitar when I was really young. He was like Boy, this a G-String and he strummed it and every string on the guitar broke so my career as a guitar player was shot in one go. A few years later someone we knew had a drum kit then there was a guy that moved in next door around when I was 11 that offered drum lessons. I took lessons from him for a bout a year then started getting into bands. I met Deryck when I was 14. We started Sum 41 shortly after that. It jus kind of happened when random things fell into place.<br /> <br /> <strong>AK: Sum 41 started when you guys were still in high school.</strong><br /> <strong>SJ</strong>: I had met Deryck and played in another one of his bands. Then we dissolved that group and started Sum 41 when I was either 15 or 16. Jason [McCaslin, Bass] joined when were 18, and Dave [Baksh] our old guitar player joined early on. Now we have a newer guy Tom [Thacker] whose in the Canadian punk band Gob. In the early Sum 41 days we brought Gob on tour all the time and now hes in the band. Ive been in the same band for 16 years now. Its lasted a lot longer than we thought it would.<br /> <br /> <strong>AK: Who are some of your influences?</strong><br /> <strong>SJ</strong>: Early on it would have been Dave Grohl and John Bonham, all the rock music you grow up listening to. Then we got into the southern California punk scene so Erik Sandin from NoFx, Byron McMackin from Pennywise, Josh Freese from the Vandals, and Brooks Wackerman all of the guys helped develop that style of fast playing. I couldnt really point to anyone specific. I was also into heavy metal so Lars Ulrich and Clive Burr. Ive actually met all of those guys I just mentioned and know them to a certain degree. Its cool to have grown up listening to these guys then kind of know them whether or not you talk about drumming at all which we never do. When were on an early warped tour back in 2001 I got to watch Wackerman and Freese and see how they do things. That was a great opportunity to see people that are that good everyday. Then you get to become friends with them and ask how to play certain things.<br /> <br /> <strong>AK: How many Warped tours have you done now?</strong><br /> <strong>SJ</strong>: Weve done a lot, but from beginning to end of the tour only once or twice. Maybe 8 times altogether including the times we did a few shows. Its a great tour to get on especially back a few years ago. When we first started it was all bands we were into and grew up with that were major influences on our band.<br /> <br /> <strong>AK: Whats your drum set up going to be for the upcoming tour?</strong><br /> <strong>SJ</strong>: Its usually the same kit 1 rack tom, 2 floor toms with Zlidjian cymbals. I think its a brand new one, because when we toured in Europe it was all rentals. This is going to be the first time I play on it.<br /> <br /> <strong>AK: Do you do any backup vocals live?</strong><br /> <strong>SJ</strong>: Not really, Jason and Tom do that. It just sounds like sh*t for the sound guy if theres has a bunch of drum sounds blending in with the mic, and Toms a better singer than I am anyway.<br /> <br /> <strong>AK: How did you become a director for music videos?</strong><br /> <strong>SJ</strong>: I havent done that in a while, but its really fun to do. In all of our videos Ive been really involved and the guy that did all the classic Sum 41 videos. His name is Mark Klasfeld. I was doing videos in Toronto, and when I moved to California he hit me up. He asked if I wanted to videos for his company. I did a bunch with him. It was something I enjoyed doing that was fun. Because I knew him he helped me to do. I never went to film school. I dont really know how that stuff works, thats we have a director of photography. I like coming up with the ideas.<br /> <br /> <strong>AK: Are the Sum 41 videos a collaborative effort among you and the other members?</strong><br /> <strong>SJ</strong>: Not necessarily, whoever is directing will come up with the idea, then all of us agree on what the idea is. Everyone has a say in editing. For the actual filming thats more of the directors job. The guys trust me not to f$%k it up. When someone else is doing it we do the same thing. As far as coming up with the idea or at least accepting the idea, were kind of involved in the stages of how its going to look. Each video is very different. Sometimes we might be very involved, other times less involved. With the most recent video Blood In My Eyes, we were part of the beginning stages, but on the day of the shoot, we just showed did the performance part and left. It was the easiest shoot weve done. In earlier videos like In Too Deep, it was like filming a movie. We did it over 2-3 days in different locations.<br /> <br /> Click <a href="" target="_blank">here</a> to read the full article by Alex Kluft for</p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Tue, 19 Feb 2013 12:41:00 -0800 41 Found The Right Treatment in St. Louis<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>So you like the metal, do you? Deryck Whibley, lead singer of the punk rock bandSum 41 asked the vociferous at Pops Nightclub in Sauget Tuesday night early on as the band rocked through many of their hits, and paid homage to artists that helped pave the way for their style of music throughout their set.<br /> <br /> Sum 41 cruised through an 18 song set that relied heavily on their marquee album Does This Look Infected. That is not just by chance, however, as the band is celebrating the albums 10th year of release with this tour.<br /> <br /> With a style heavy on the punk side, but with obvious nods to metal and pop/rock, the guys established a vibe that resonated throughout the venue, starting with their first song "The Hell Song" and never looked back.<br /> <br /> During re All Too Blame Whibley invited several people up on the stage to watch the rest of the show from the side of the stage. Handpicking who came up onto the stage the crowd surged forward to try to catch the roving eye of Whibley.<br /> <br /> All through the set the tempo was kept at a feverish pace, and the band (drummer Steve Jocz, bassist Jason McCaslin and guitarist Tom Thacker) were exceptionally tight for the entire set, just like a good veteran band should be. But what was surprising was they didnt have the attitude of a veteran band. That is, they still seemed hungry, real hungry, the type of hungry that an unsigned band has playing for its life and the opportunity to finally catch their big break. Many bands lose that hunger after over a decade in the spotlight. But Sum 41 still appears to have that hunger, and the audience certainly fed off it.<br /> <br /> It was interesting to hear punk versions of Queens We Will Rock You and the Beastie Boys , as they brought a unique spin to a couple of great rock songs.<br /> <br /> It would be hard to pick just one highlight from this night and the crowd surfing and rowdiness just complimented an already stellar night. The band will be taking some time off this summer to record a new album. So if anyone has brushed off this band as has-beens needs to see them live to have a change of heart.<br /> <br /> Hunter Valentine and IAMDYNAMITE opened and the duo who is IAMDYNAMITE played a spirited set and sounded much fuller than just a guitar and drums. The women who compromise Hunter Valentine (Guitarist/vocalist Kiyomi McCloskey, drummer Laura Petracca, bassist Veronica Sanchez and guitarist Aimee Bessada) just flat out rocked and set the tone for the night with a splendid lively set.<br /> <br /> Sum 41 Setlist:<br /> 
1) The Hell Song<br /> 
2) Motivation<br /> 
3) Were All To Blame<br /> 
4) In Too Deep<br /> 
5) Walking Disaster<br /> 
6) Skumfuk<br /> 
7) Over My Head (Better off Dead)<br /> 
8) My Direction<br /> 
9) A.N.I.C.<br /> 
10) No Brains<br /> 
11) Mr. Amsterdam<br /> 
12) Sick of Everyone<br /> 
13) Underclass Hero<br /> 
14) Still Waiting<br /> 
Encore<br /> 
15) We Will Rock You (Queen cover)<br /> 
16) Sabotage (Beastie Boys cover)<br /> 
17) Fat Lip<br /> 
18) Pain for Pleasure</p> <p><a href="">Check out the full article by Sean Derrick for</a> (includes photo slide show)</p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Wed, 30 Jan 2013 15:41:00 -0800 Review: Sum 41 Live at The Knitting Factory in Boise<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>Making even the wallflowers jump and join in on some of the moshing action, its no surprise that when Sum 41 played through "Still Waiting" and then said "goodnight", the screaming Knitting Factory was craving more from the Grammy nominated punk crew.<br /> <br /> It was a chilly night on January 23rd but the band brought on the heat with their opening "The Hell Song" This made the whole room erupt and singing every word of the song gave a very warm welcome to the band. Through the course of the entire show, there was a continually growing circle pit and when Sum 41 began playing, the moshers were doing their thing at full force to the powerful boom of their unapologetic tunes. Although this show was part of the project to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their second album, "Does This Look Infected?", the band rocked some favorites such as "In Too Deep" which had the whole place jumping with excitement.<br /> <br /> So what all happened with the wallflowers in the beginning of Sum 41s time on stage? About three songs into the set, Deryck decided to ask the audience a very important question, "So who wants to get up here and watch the whole show from on stage with us?" Fans went absolutely nuts when he asked them to be one of the few who were chosen to come on stage with the band. Who knew that this would help fuel crowd energy for the remainder of the set? People went nuts!<br /> <br /> What really surprised everyone was when Deryck was discussing with the crowd about playing the only love song they had ever written. Most of us werent expecting said "love song" to be "A.N.I.C." Although this was a surprise, it was quite a pleasant surprise. Along with some older favorites, they tore up "Sick of Everyone" off their most recent album "Screaming Bloody Murder". This album is most often described as old Sum 41 being built upon which is pretty accurate but its not just that. Its a side of Sum 41 that no one has seen before which makes for a wonderfully, musically diverse concert to see on a Wednesday night.<br /> <br /> At the end of the set, they kept the energy flowing through the crowd with "Still Waiting" which got a ton of audience participation. When the song was over and Tom and Deryck were beginning to put their guitars away (Cone and Stevo 32 still wanted to jam for a bit before they left the stage), die hard fans and the newbies to the Sum 41 fanbase were chanting for them to come back on stage. Finally, after a few minutes of chanting for the amazing team of performers to return one last time for the night, they appeared back on stage for an encore. They opened their encore set with their own rendition of "We Will Rock You" by Queen which was awesome and gained a ton of audience participation also. The second jam they belted out was one of my absolute favorites from Beastie Boys, "Sabotage".<br /> <br /> When they started "Fat Lip" everyone who thought they couldnt get any crazier, did ! The place exploded like mad and everyone screamed each word as loud as their lungs would allow them. They ended the show with "Pain for Pleasure" with Stevo on vocals and a giant, walking beer bottle to help out on drums. That was a whole lot of fun.<br /> <br /> Boise, ID really loved Sum 41 paying a little visit to their community. We loved them! Deryck, Cone, Tom and Stevo pulled off an amazing show once again. The staff that helped everything run smoothly at the Knit was amazing and super nice. Sum 41, keep rocking.</p> <p>You guys were great!</p> <p><a href="">Click here to check out the full article by Megan Schuessler with photos at</a></p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Fri, 25 Jan 2013 16:05:00 -0800 VIP Packages On Sale Now<p>More VIP packages have been released for purchase! Get yours while you still can. Packages are available at all of the dates listed below:<br /> <br /> <a href="">Jan 21 - Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory</a><br /> <a href="">Jan 23 - Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory</a><br /> <a href="">Jan 25 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot</a><br /> <a href="">Jan 26 - Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre</a><br /> <a href="">Jan 28 - Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater</a><br /> <a href="">Jan 29 - Sauget, IL @ Pops</a><br /> <a href="">Jan 30 - Fayetteville, AR @ Georges Majestic Lounge</a><br /> <a href="">Feb 01 - Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live</a><br /> <a href="">Feb 02 - Dallas, TX @ Trees</a></p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Fri, 18 Jan 2013 10:39:00 -0800 Review: Sum 41 Live in Reno<p>Platinum selling/Grammy nominated punkers Sum41 came out to a crazed house in Reno Nevada last night and when all was said and done the crowd was chanting for "one more song ".<br /> <br /> Sum 41 is currently touring in celebration of the tenth anniversary of their sophomore release "Does This Look Infected?" Now ten years you say isnt really that long especially when other bands are doing 25th and 30th anniversary album shows. Well with all the guys have been though from recording an album in a war zone, highly publicized divorce, and personal demons Im sure it seems like a lifetime.<br /> <br /> Opening with "Hell Song" the band quickly took control of the crowd and it was game on. After ripping through several tracks off of "Does This Look Infected". they rounded out the show with several other hits including "Motivation" and "In To Deep" all which had mosh pits going the whole time. During the show Deryck invited a handful of fans to join them on stage. They played a heavy version of the Queen hit "We Will Rock You". A real solid cover of this tune and the crowd let them know. The closer was their big hit "Fat Lip". Everyone of all ages was moving to this song. I even saw staff rocking. What a way to end the night with the crowd chanting "One more song !!!".<br /> <br /> Singer/guitarist Deryck Whibley was on fire and I was really surprised at how good his voice sounded. The crowd roared when he introduced himself "my name is Deryck and Im an alcoholic". Bassist Cone McCaslin was rocking and is a trip to watch especially when hes rocking doing his twitch arm swing while playing. Way to cool ! A member in the band that I think is under rated is drummer Steve Jocz. Ive always enjoyed Steves drumming/singing and what a pleasure this night to watch the maturity hes gained in his playing. Newest member Tom Thacker on guitar was all over the place and seemed like hes been in the band since the start.<br /> <br /> Theres nothing like watching a great polished veteran band when all cylinders are hitting. Sum 41 not only had the pedal to the metal this night but hit the nitrous bottle from the get go. We here all had a blast at the show and can not recommend this band highly enough. If your looking for a raucous good time then catch these guys live while you can.</p> <p><a href="">Click here for the full article by Fred Tavernier for</a></p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Fri, 18 Jan 2013 02:09:00 -0800 41 at The Glass House (Show Review)<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>After a long hiatus, it was unknown if Sum 41 were even alive. On Thursday, January 10, the band made it obvious that they were very much still alive. Super nostalgic were a couple words that came to mind on this day, and Sum 41 rocked the Glass House stage in Pomona, CA in front of an enthusiastic, and ever so rowdy audience.<br /> <br /> While the band is touring on the 10th anniversary of second full-length Does This Look Infected?, dont expect frontman Deryck Whibley, bassist Cone McCaslin, drummer Steve Jocz, and lead guitarist Tom Thacker to play the album in its entirety. Rather, the nights set boasted of tracks spanning the bands catchy discography (Still Waiting, In Too Deep, Fat Lip, and the latest Blood In My Eyes being among them) with some covers in the mix. It would be a night to remember as the crowd sang along, broke out into circle pits, and brought forth a continuous flow of crowd surfers throughout the night.<br /> <br /> Sum 41s tour continues forth through North America until the beginning of February. before going overseas.</p> <p><a href="">Click here</a> for the full article by Lan Nguyen for as well as a handful of photos from the show.</p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Mon, 14 Jan 2013 13:21:00 -0800 Sum 41 Bring Back Memories at The Ritz<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>Teenage angst returned and flooded my body Friday night at the Ritz Ybor in Tampa whenSum 41 took the stage and filled our heads with rants against the government and society.<br /> <br /> A decade has gone by since their second album, Does This Look Infected, came out in November 2002, and this tour celebrated the anniversary. Its hard to believe I have been listening to this band since age 11 and never saw them before Friday night. I wish I could of seen them in their prime, but now, Sum 41 is back and ready to pound out old punk rock favorites. And even 10 years later, these guys still know how to rock.<br /> <br /> The crowd was a mix of young and old, but by far one of the more rowdy crowds I have been around in a while. As soon as lead singer Deryck Whibley hocked a loogie and the band clamored into The Hell Song (above),the moshing commenced.<br /> <br /> When Does This Look Infected was released, it featured a harder and edgier sound then previous records. But the part that stuck out most to me were the lyrics. They had a more serious outlook on current events. The band had something to say, and wanted to be heard. Their first song is a great example: "Everybodys got their problems, everybody says the same thing to you. Its just a matter how you solve them, and knowing how to change the things youve been through." As a teen, these songs were my therapy.Even though the punk rock image may be rough and tough, they really have a lot of important things to say, and the youth of the 21st century listened.<br /> <br /> They kept in order of the album by playing Over My Head Better Off Dead, My Direction,Still Waiting, No Brains, ANIC (which Whibley comically dubbed as a love song) and Mr. Amsterdam.<br /> <br /> For the past 10 years, this album has played the anthems of my life. Still Waiting kick started a fire in my heart about the corrupt world we live in: "So am I still waiting, for this world to stop hating. Cant find a good reason, cant find hope to believe in." The message is something we can easily relate to, and the fast-paced music just pumps me up! All together, Sum 41 have made five albums, so of course they threw in some other old favorites. Were All To Blame was definitely a crowd favorite. The song starts off very heavy -- crunchy guitar riffs, pounding drums, and screechy half-screamed vocals, then the chorus brings down the volume into a single guitar strum with Whibleys perfectly pitched vocals and some harmonies. The entire crowd was singing along, hands in the air. Then at the bridge, Whibley directed everyone on the count of three to scream "Sacrifice!" The entire night was a screaming contest. He even invited a couple fans on stage to rock out with them.<br /> <br /> The band took us way back and played In Too Deep off of their first album All Killer No Filler. From their fourth album they played Walking Disaster and Underclass Hero, released in 2007.<br /> <br /> The band sort of went on hiatus from 2007 till 2011. During that time Whibley got married to, then divorced, fellow Canadian rock star Avril Lavigne. In 2011 they released their sixth studio Screaming Bloody Murder. Its not hard to see how heartbroken/pissed off Whibley was after listening to this album. Instead of scream-singing about how much the government sucks, this album focuses a lot more on personal triumphs and failures. Its a side of Sum 41 we havent seen before.<br /> <br /> For an encore, the band came back out and played a punk version of We Will Rock You. The crowd seemed to like it for the most part, but I thought it was kind of weird. We wanted to hear more Sum 41, not Queen.<br /> <br /> Finally, the last song delivered what we had all been waiting for: Fat Lip. This was the bands first single, and it achieved significant chart and commercial success. It topped the U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart as well as many other charts around the world. The song remains the bands most successful song to date, which was very apparent Friday night when the crowd went berserk.<br /> <br /> The band announced that in 2013 they will head back to the studio and get to work on a new album. Im hoping for the Sum 41 I grew up listening to -- lots of angst and songs about how screwed up this world is and teaching fans to not be afraid of what they believe in.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="" width="560"></iframe></p> <p><a href="">Read the full article by Kate Cillian for</a></p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Fri, 14 Dec 2012 11:08:00 -0800 Silence Tour 2013<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>Sum 41 is heading out on a Canadian tour with Billy Talent, Hollerado & Indian Handcrafts starting in March 2013. All tickets will go on sale Dec 7th, except where otherwise noted.</p> <p>Check out all the dates below:</p> <p>Dead Silence Tour 2013</p> <p>March 14th - Pacific Coliseum - Vancouver, BC<br /> March 16th - Interior Savings Centre - Kamloops, BC<br /> March 18th - EnCana Events Centre - Dawson Creek, BC - <strong>On sale 12/6</strong><br /> March 19th - ENMAX Centrium - Red Deer, AB<br /> March 20th - Stampede Corral - Calgary, AB<br /> March 22nd - Shaw Conference Centre - Edmonton, AB<br /> March 25th - Mosaic Place - Moose Jaw, SK - <strong>On sale 12/8</strong><br /> March 26th - Credit Union Centre - Saskatoon, SK<br /> March 28th - MTS Centre - Winnipeg, MB - <strong>On sale 12/8</strong><br /> April 3rd - Budwesier Gardens - London, ON<br /> April 5th - Air Canada Centre - Toronto, ON<br /> April 6th - The Aud - Kitchener, ON<br /> April 8th - Sudbury Arena - Sudbury, ON<br /> April 9th - K-Rock Centre - Kingston, ON<br /> April 11th - Colisee Pepsi - Quebec City, QC<br /> April 12th - Scotiabank Place - Ottawa, ON<br /> April 13th - The Bell Centre - Montreal, QC</p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Fri, 30 Nov 2012 15:49:00 -0800 41, LIVE FROM THE STONE PONY<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>Punk music is just something that always makes me weak in the knees, yet few bands in particular really stand out in the genre. That being said, one of them goes by the name of Sum 41.<br /> <br /> On Sunday night, I celebrated 10 years of amazing music with their albumDoes This Look Infected, to a line around the infamous Stone Pony in Asbury Park. As we all know, the Jersey Shore has been devastated due toHurricane Sandy, and some good music is just what we needed. Little did I know that I was in for one of the most epic nights, ever.<br /> <br /> The night kicked off with some local openers including NJ rockers Set It Free, along with a two-piece called I Am Dynamite. As the night progressed, the venue got more and more crowded. I could only imagine how hyper the pit was going to be when Deryck and the boys hit the stage, for the crowd was getting warmed up with some Beastie Boys and Kiss blaring through the house system. 10:15 rolls around, and Sum 41 finally take the stage, kicking the night off with a bang with Hell Song, as hundreds of fans start to mosh, crowd surfing and fist pumping in full affect.<br /> <br /> It had been quite some time since I had seen Sum 41 in concert, and I was amazed to see how tight they were. They literally sounded exactly like they do on their records, and their sound had aged incredibly. Maybe it was because I was so young the last time I saw them, but I really appreciated it more this time around.<br /> <br /> Derycks vocals were extremely on point, Cone and Steve did their thing as always, and Steve-O mastered the drums like a king. Their energy was just indescribable. They continued to soar through hits on Does This Looked Infected, including Still Waiting, which turned the energy in a whole new direction. You could feel the room shake on this one, while Deryck and Cone stood high above the crowd on speakers, bringing five lucky fans on stage to watch the entire concert from an extremely intimate view.<br /> <br /> As the night went on, the boys took on some partial covers, including We Will Rock You and even a little Seven Nation Army by The White Stripes. Of course, their biggest hits were thrown in the mix as well, including In Too Deep and Fat Lip.<br /> <br /> All in all, it took one show to make me realize how much this band truly rules. They deserve to have been in the business for 10 years, and I hope this anniversary tour embeds that in peoples brains. If youre lucky enough to have this tour wreck your town, do yourself a favor and get tickets as soon as you can. Its honestly one of the best shows I have been to in quite some time.<br /> <br /> Long live the punk revival that is Sum 41!</p> <p>Check out the full article at <a href=""></a>by Maria Ciezak</p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Wed, 28 Nov 2012 11:23:00 -0800 41 CELEBRATE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF ‘DOES THIS LOOK INFECTED?’ WITH NOSTALGIC NYC SHOW<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>Sum 41 are the reason I chose to dedicate my life to music. That may seem like an odd statement coming from an extreme metal fanatic, but at age 15, I got my hands on Sum 41s 2002 album, Does This Look Infected? and subsequently discovered my lifes path. A decade later, Sum 41 have launched a tour to celebrate the albums 10th anniversary, playing the entire record from front to back for rabid and nostalgic fans, and we were there to cover it all.<br /> <br /> When Sum 41 released their breakthrough 2001 album, All Killer, No Filler, the early 2000s pop-punk explosion began to hit its fever pitch. MTV was already airing videos from established bands such as Blink-182 on heavy rotation, but when Sum 41s Fat Lip hit in the summer of 2001, mainstream music began to notice a breed of younger pop-punk acts.<br /> <br /> By 2002, pop-punk was mainstream rocks hottest genre, with albums such as New Found Glorys Sticks and Stones, Finchs What it is to Burn, and the Starting Lines Say It Like You Mean It, all achieving massive success, and much like Sum 41, all three bands are touring to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their respective records.<br /> <br /> Simple Plan, Good Charlotte and Bowling for Soup also rose up as popular mainstream acts, but Sum 41 offered a more aggressive form of the genre. They focused on their heavy metal roots and the more side of pop-punk, with tracks such as the politically infused Still Waiting and the thrash-meets-old-school-Offspring track Mr. Amsterdam. Along with the gravely yell of Deryck Whibley, Sum 41 drifted from their contemporaries while remaining a radio-friendly act.<br /> <br /> Although Sum 41 have fizzled slightly in the modern day, the New York City crowd for the bands Nov. 14 show spoke volumes about the groups legacy. Stepping past the doors and into the threshold of New York Citys Irving Plaza, I was expecting to see an older fan base, as the show was focusing specifically on an album released 10 years ago, but surprisingly, the venue was absolutely packed with an impressive mix of young and older fans.<br /> <br /> As Sum 41s crew prepared the stage for the show, a myriad of thunderous chants, which could rival musics most beloved bands, filled the venue from front to back, and once Sum 41 hit the stage, the crowd absolutely exploded. As Sum 41 performed Does This Look Infected? from front to back (sans Thanks For Nothing), the energy level never diminished, even as the band busted out the deepest cuts of their 2002 album. The second half of the set was filled with both old and new fan favorites including Fat Lip, re All to Blame and Underclass Hero.<br /> <br /> Having personally seen Sum 41 in 2003 while witnessing the rise of the pop-punk heroes in real time, an absolutely befuddled realization hit me like a crowd surfer kick to the back of the head nothing had changed. I was suddenly the 15-year-old kid in the black Chucks, Dickies shorts and multi-colored wristbands again, surrounded by the same personified energy conjured by Sum 41 in their most definitive of times; only I wasnt the youngest kid in the pit anymore.<br /> <br /> Despite the departure of guitarist Dave Baksh in 2006, the band was the same Sum 41 theyve always been, with the same magic radiating throughout the crowd that I first identified nearly a decade ago. Drummer Stevo32 even maintained the tradition of swapping places with Whibley for the bands classic concert finisher, Pain for Pleasure.<br /> <br /> Weve all grown up listening to the sounds of the present mixed in with the milestones of the past. Sum 41 may never make another All Killer, No Filler or Does This Look Infected?, but on this cold Novembers night in New York City, the crowds visceral reaction along with its noticeably diverse age group points to something incredibly important: a legacy.<br /> <br /> Ten years before Does This Look Infected? was released, Rage Against the Machine unleashed their self-titled record, Alice in Chains unveiled Bad Religion gave the world and Green Day unleashed These landmark albums were celebrated the year they were released, praised 10 years later in 2002, and remain incredibly important to rock fans of all ages even after hitting the 20-year mark in 2012.<br /> <br /> In my eyes, Sum 41 have hit two out of those three milestones, and if future generations remain hungry to delve into the gems of the past, we may very well find ourselves reporting on the 20th anniversary tour of Does This Look Infected?.<br /> <br /> This is who we are, and nothings gonna change.</p> <p>Check out the full article & more photos at <a href=""></a> - Article by Graham Hartmann</p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Mon, 19 Nov 2012 12:07:00 -0800 Review: Sum 41 Rocks the Paramount<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>This weekend concert goers battled the nightmare that is Friday night traffic in Long Island (or were smart enough to take a train) to catch badass Candian rockers Sum 41 at the Paramount. Though the band first burst onto the MTV scene back in 2001 as rambunctious youngins who combined pop-punk and hip-hop elements to create hit single "Fat Lip", their sound has blossomed into fierce melodic metal with the occasional power ballad thrown in for good measure.<br /> <br /> Their current tour celebrates the anniversary of their 2002 CD "Does This Look Infected?" Where their prior CD, 2001s "All Killer No Filler" leaned more to the pop-punk side of things, "Does This Look Infected?" helped set them on the metal path they continue on today. Songs like "Still Waiting" and "Mr. Amsterdam" differed greatly from their earlier tunes like "In Too Deep" and "Summer."<br /> <br /> As a result of the maturation of their sound over the years, the crowd that turned out Friday evening spanned a much larger age range than their early shows ten years ago, which saw mostly young teenagers populate the front row. Those same young kids have grown up, and in some cases, have graduated college and entered the work force. Still, Sum 41 continues to attract angst-filled teenagers ready to rock out, as was evidenced by that nights crowd.<br /> <br /> Beginning their set with a top-to-bottom performance of all the tracks off "Does This Look Infected?", the band then played a second set of songs taken from other albums "Chuck", "Underclass Hero" and their latest "Screaming Bloody Murder." They also did a metal-infused cover of "We Will Rock You" by Queen, and a brief tribute to the Beastie Boys with "Sabotage." After appeasing the TRL Generation with the aforementioned high-energy hit "Fat Lip", Sum 41 finished with "Pain For Pleasure." While back in 2001 it was taken as a tongue-in-cheek tribute to metal, "Pain For Pleasure" now seems like a natural fit with the bands 2012 material.<br /> <br /> Check out my slideshow from the show <a href="">here</a>, with additional shots <a href="">here</a>.<br /> <br /> Follow the author of this article Lorraine Schwartz <a href="">@ConcertExaminer</a></p> <p>Full article available at <a href=""></a></p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Mon, 19 Nov 2012 12:03:00 -0800 Anniversary Tour Episodes<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>If you havent seen them yet, we have been adding new <em><strong>Does This Look Infected Anniversary Tour </strong></em>episodes to the Videos page on a regular basis.</p> <p>Episode #3 was just added. Check it out below:</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="" width="560"></iframe></p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Fri, 16 Nov 2012 16:45:00 -0800 Sandy and Starland<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>Due to damages the Starland Ballroom sustained as a result of Hurricane Sandy, it is necessary to cancel most scheduled shows at the Sayreville, NJ venue until Spring 2013.<br /> <br /> The following shows are canceled, with no makeup dates or relocations scheduled: Rusko (10/30), Social Distortion (11/1-2), Matisyahu (11/3), Pretty Lights (11/6), Cody Simpson (11/7; a new show has been set at the Count Basie Theatre though Starland tickets will not be honored), Robert Randolph & The Family band (11/8), Motion City Soundtrack (11/10), Motionless In White (11/11), A$AP Rocky (11/17), 40 Below Summer (12/1), X - Reverend Horton heat (12/7), Monster Magnet (12/15), New Found Glory (12/10), Artie Lange (12/23), Killswitch Engage (12/28), Clutch (12/30), Badfish (1/5), Yellowcard 1/12), DATSIK (12/18), Black Veil brides (1/20), Aaron Lewis (1/24, originally 11/4), Lee Brice (2/1), Almost Queen (3/29)<br /> <br /> Fans that have purchased tickets to other upcoming shows at the Starland Ballroom may redeem their tickets for a full refund from the original point of purchase. Refunds for tickets purchased at Starland Ballrooms Box Office can be turned-in for a full refund plus service fees during new hours of operation - Thursdays and Fridays from 3-6pm and Saturdays from 11am-2pm. The Box Office will not be open on Thanksgiving. 2012 SeasonPass ticket holders will be permitted to use remaining vouchers in 2013.<br /> <br /> Please stand by for final word on our shows with Scott Weiland, The Starting Line, The Used and Hot Water Music.<br /> <br /> Previous show-shuffling:<br /> <br /> Our Megadeth show scheduled for Wednesday 11/14 has been moved to the Best Buy Theater, 1515 Broadway at W. 44th St. in New York City. All tickets marked for Starland will be honored at Best Buy Theater.<br /> <br /> Fans unable to make it to the Best Buy Theater are entitled to a refund. To obtain your refund, return your tickets to their original point of purchase. You must request your refund by 10pm on Tuesday, Nov. 13. If you bought online or via phone, call 800.745.3000 to obtain your refund. If you bought via a retail outlet, return tickets to that location to obtain your refund. If you bought tickets at the Starland Ballroom box office, you will not need to request your refund by Nov. 13. Please stand by for information on the re-opening of the Starland box office. (Note: Only tickets purchased at Starland qualify for the 11/13 exemption.) Doors open at 7pm at the Best Buy Theater, and tickets are $41.50 advance, $45 day of show + applicable surcharges. Tickets for this show are on sale now via, phone charge at 800.745.3000 and the Best Buy Theater box office.<br /> <br /> Our November 24th Sum 41 show has been moved to the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ and will now take place on Nov. 25. All Starland tickets will be honored at this new location. Fans unable to make it to the Stone Pony are entitled to a refund. To obtain your refund, return your tickets to their original point of purchase. You must request your refund by 10pm on Monday, Nov. 19. If you bought online or via phone, call 800.745.3000 to obtain your refund. If you bought via a retail outlet, return tickets to that location to obtain your refund. Refunds for tickets purchased at Starland Ballrooms Box Office can be turned-in for a full refund plus service fees during new hours of operation - Thursdays and Fridays from 3-6pm and Saturdays from 11am-2pm. The Box Office will not be open on Thanksgiving. 2012 SeasonPass ticket holders will be permitted to use remaining vouchers in 2013. Tickets for this show are on sale now via, phone charge at 800.745.3000 and the Stone Pony box office.<br /> <br /> Starland Ballrooms Taking Back Sunday shows on Nov. 16 and 25 will combine into one on Sunday, Nov. 25 at Pine Belt Arena, on the campus of Toms River High School North in Toms River, NJ. Bayside, The Menzingers and Kenny Truhn will open. Tickets marked for both Starland Ballroom shows will be honored at Pine Belt Arena. This relocation means that more tickets will be available for these previously sold-out shows. These tickets are on sale now via, phone charge at 800.745.3000 and at the Pine Belt Arena box office. Taking Back Sunday, Bayside, The Menzingers, Kenny Truhn and AEG Live will donate a portion of ticket sales to the Toms River Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund.<br /> <br /> Canceling or postponing Starland shows is always our last resort, and we regret any inconvenience these changes may cause. Were working hard to get things back to normal, and like the rest of our great Garden State, we know itll happen and well be better than ever.<br /> <br /> Thank you for your patience and understanding. #jerseystrong<br /> <br /> RESCHEDULED SHOW TICKETS: Tickets marked for the original date will be honored. If youre unable to make this original date, return to your original point of purchase for a refund. If you bought online, refer to the customer service info in your email confirmation or call 800.745.3000. Refunds for tickets purchased at Starland Ballrooms Box Office can be turned-in for a full refund plus service fees during new hours of operation - Thursdays and Fridays from 3-6pm and Saturdays from 11am-2pm. The Box Office will not be open on Thanksgiving. If you bought from an artist fan club, that purchase will carry over to the new date, or you can contact them to obtain a refund.<br /> <br /> CANCELED SHOW TICKETS: If you bought tickets online or via phone, you will receive an automatic refund within 7-10 business days. If you bought tickets from a local band, the band is responsible for your refund. Refunds for tickets purchased at Starland Ballrooms Box Office can be turned-in for a full refund plus service fees during new hours of operation - Thursdays and Fridays from 3-6pm and Saturdays from 11am-2pm. The Box Office will not be open on Thanksgiving. If you bought from an artist fan club, contact them to obtain a refund.</p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Tue, 13 Nov 2012 19:12:00 -0800 LIVE: SUM 41<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>SUM 41 PHOENIX CONCERT THEATRE, TORONTO / NOVEMBER 8TH<br /> <br /> Were not afraid to admit it: Does This Look Infected? and the rest of 2002 were a pretty big deal in our lives as we prepped for and a life full of East Coast alternative and Tony Hawk Pro Skater.</p> <p>Most of all, it was a massive intro to the bottomless pit that is music and SUM 41s riff-friendly show in Toronto was a clear reminder as the Ajax punks ripped through their sophomore record and a set full of chomps of nostalgia (Fat Lip, In Too Deep, Pain For Pleasure) and ear-carving chords (Sick Of It All, re All To Blame, ). Like everyone else in the sold-out audience that night, were still waiting for the sense of euphoria to pack up its bags and leave us alone.</p> <p>Check out the article by Joel Pilotte & more photos at <a href="">Blare Magazine</a></p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Tue, 13 Nov 2012 19:09:00 -0800 41 Infects Town Ballroom<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>As four middle-aged men with iconic spiky hair walked onto the wooden stage, fans screamed and anticipated a blast from the past.<br /> <br /> Veteran Canadian punk rockers Sum 41 commanded the Town Ballroom stage Wednesday night to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the groups third album, Does This Look Infected? The bands hour and 45-minute set contained all of the songs from that album as well as other fan favorites.<br /> <br /> Frontman Deryck Whibley did not waste any time as he began to sing the opening lyrics of 2002 hit Still Waiting. The crowd automatically began to push forward, entangling their arms around each other. Whibleys vocals remain unchanged by age, as he still screams every lyric with passion while jumping around his bandmates.<br /> <br /> I wouldnt mind playing Still Waiting over and over again, said drummer Steve Jocz. The crowd goes nuts, and its a badass song for a badass band.<br /> <br /> Sum 41 surprised the crowd when they kicked into a song about the deceased Anna Nicole Smith. The band had stopped playing the song during its set when the actress passed away but decided to bring it back after a few years had passed.<br /> <br /> Whibley took time in between songs to ask everyone how they were doing and to advise those in the mosh pit to keep going. The band wanted to keep the energy high and ensure its fans were satisfied. Bassist Jason McCaslin knew the Buffalo fans would be energetic. The band played in Buffalo date during the 2011 Vans Warped Tour and expected the smaller crowd to still keep up.<br /> <br /> Florian Gollier, a junior physics intended major, and Garrett Rice, a sophomore mechanical engineer major, had anticipated the show for weeks.<br /> <br /> Rice heard Sum 41 delivers a great presence on stage and couldnt wait to mosh, while Gollier was more nostalgic.<br /> <br /> Blink-182 and Sum 41 were the bands everyone listened to in middle school, Gollier said. ll always have a place in my heart and tonight is a night to be in middle school again.<br /> <br /> Sum 41 then chose songs to play off all its other albums. Tracks such as from 2011s Screaming Bloody Murder and Makes No Difference from the groups debut album Half Hour Of Power were scattered through the remainder of the set to please both old and new fans. The crowds energy continued through the sweat and being kicked in the head by crowd surfers.<br /> <br /> Whibley smiled when past radio hit In Too Deep from All Killer No Filler started. No voice was silent in the ballroom as the famous song transitioned into the chorus.<br /> <br /> When Whibley said goodnight to the crowd, there were chants of an encore and Sum 41 obliged. The frontman reappeared with the band minutes after, donning a captains hat and playing a cover of Queens We Will Rock You, which progressed into Beastie Boys <br /> <br /> Fat Lip, the song that brought obscurity to popularity, was the final song of the night. Nobody could stand still as Whibleys guitar and Joczs drumming cascaded under the rebellious lyrics.<br /> <br /> We knew 10 years ago we would still be in music, Jocz said. But we didnt think we would still be performing at shows that actually had people, we are very fortunate our fans still love us.<br /> <br /> After the Does This Look Infected?tour concludes on Dec. 9, Sum 41 will possibly tour on the West Coast and overseas.</p> <p>Check out the full article by Felicia Hunt for The Spectrum <a href="">here</a></p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Tue, 13 Nov 2012 19:02:00 -0800 for Sum 41<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>If youre in a band and you want to open for Sum 41, you wont want to miss this.</p> <p class="p2">Sum 41 are on tour now in a city near you to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their hit album "Does This Look Infected?". They want one of YOU to be their opening actyeah you heard it right.</p> <p class="p2">Along with your fans, Sum 41 and TopBlip will be choosing their opening act in select cities! So get your bands ready and start those video cameras because you could be the next big thing on stage! Oh and if you want to really impress Sum 41 you better cover one of their songs!</p> <p class="p2">The deadline for entry is different for every city that is a party of this contest. So <a href="">click here</a> to enter and learn all the details. Dont miss out on your chance!</p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Wed, 24 Oct 2012 20:27:00 -0700 Anniversary Album Cover Design Contest<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>Attention Skumfuks! Sum41 is heading out on a North American tour to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of "Does This Look Infected?"!<br /> <br /> But before the band hits the road, we want to see how you would design a 10th Anniversary album cover for "Does This Look Infected?". Sum41 will choose their favorite entry to win a signed copy of "DTLI?"!!</p> <p><strong>GUIDELINES:</strong><br /> Your album cover design must include: The album title "Does This Look Infected?" and "10 Years" or "10th Anniversary"<br /> <br /> **Album cover design can be drawn or computer generated<br /> <br /> **One Entry Per Household<br /> <br /> **Entry Deadline: October 27th<br /> <br /> **Prize: One Signed Copy of "Does This Look Infected?"<br /> <br /> <strong>TO ENTER:</strong><br /> Send your entry to with the title "DTLI? Contest" and the following information:<br /> <br /> - DTLI? Album Cover Design Image (attached or linked) **entry file size maximum: 800x800 pixels<br /> - Full Name<br /> - Full Mailing Address</p> <p>If you have questions check out <a href="">this link</a></p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Wed, 24 Oct 2012 20:19:00 -0700