As we all get older, things just aren’t the same they were anymore. And, that’s really evident in the music world. The bands that we all loved to listen to growing up either are no longer relevant or aren’t even together (though, Blink-182 is back together now). And, another one bit the dust on Monday when the rock group “Sum 41” announced their breakup on social media.
The timing is interesting, as the group is going on tour. But, this appears to be the last act of their career together that spawned a ton of hits late 80’s and early 90’s babies listened to. Sum 41 announced the split on Twitter and other social media platforms Monday.
“Being in Sum 41 since 1996 brought us some of the best moments of our lives,” the band wrote in a statement. “We are forever grateful to our fans both old and new, who have supported us in every 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.
“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 and Hell, along with a final worldwide headlining tour to celebrate. Details will be announced as soon as we have them.
“For now, we look forward to seeing all of you s—— on the road and are excited for what the future will bring for each of us. Thank you for the last 27 years of Sum 41.”
Sum 41, which originates from Canada, was huge on the rock scene in the early 2000s, and their hit “Fat Lip” was one of the defining songs of the genre. Alongside bands like Green Day, Blink-182, Good Charlotte, and many others, they defined the edgy, pop-punk sound of the 2000s.
And, music fans are mourning the split of Sum 41, which has been around for 27 years.
we got blink 182 back, but lost sum 41. this stings a bit
— TDAWG (@tdawgsmitty) May 8, 2023
goodbye sum 41 we'll always have "fat lip" pic.twitter.com/NfC3uLINCF
— Jill Krajewski (@JillKrajewski) May 8, 2023
Me and the boys at the Sum 41 Farewell tour: pic.twitter.com/AdrSz9zMyY
— Soundwave (@LocalSoundwave) May 8, 2023
I’m sure that tickets to their final tour will be pretty pricey.