The ’90s hit rock band announce their split after 27 years together – and fans are devastated

A MASSIVELY popular rock band that started their career in the mid 90’s has decided to call it quits.

Canadian band Sum 41 have announced to their loyal followers that they are done.

Sum 41 quit, shocking fans


Sum 41 quit, shocking fansPhoto credit: Getty


“Sum 41 will be disbanding,” the band said on InstagramCredit: Instagram/sum41

The group took to their official Instagram to share the shocking news all at once opinion that contained no caption.

It read: “Being with Sum 41 since 1996 has given us some of the best moments of our lives. We are forever grateful to our fans, old and new, who have supported us in any way.

“It’s hard to articulate the love and respect we have for you all and we wanted you to hear that from us first.”

The statement continued, “Sum 41 will be disbanding. We will be completing all of our currently upcoming tour dates this year and look forward to releasing our latest album ‘Heaven :x: Hell…’.”

“Right now we’re excited to see you all skumf**s on the road and excited to see what the future holds for each of us,” the musicians added.

“Thank you for the last 27 years of Sum 41.”

This news didn’t sit well with fans who were quick to react in the comments section.

“Fucking brothers you just broke my heart,” one person said, while another added, “My dad is ruined.”

A devastated follower chimed in: “I’m crying like never before.”

“It’s not April 1st guys please,” one fan pleaded, hoping it was an April Fool’s joke.

Another commented: “I’m crying there’s no way.”


Sum 41 got together in 1996 but burst into the music world in 1999 when they were signed to Island Records, who released their Half Hour of Power EP the next year.

However, it wasn’t until 2001 that mainstream listeners took notice with the band’s debut album All Killer No Filler in 2001, which featured the huge hit single Fat Lip.

They weren’t done there when they released the well-received Does This Look Infected? in 2002 and albums in 2004 [Chuck]2007’s Underclass Hero and three other albums including 2019’s Order in Decline.

The band’s current line-up includes lead Deryck Whibley, along with Jason McCaslin, Tom Thacker, Frank Zummo and Dave Baksh.

It’s not all bad for Sum 41 fans as the boys are set to tour Europe soon this summer and in the fall they will be part of the Let the Bad Times Roll Tour with bandmates Simple Plan and The Off Spring.

Aside from his work in the music industry, Deryck is known for being married to another popular Canadian act: Avril Lavigne.

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The couple married in Montecito, California in 2006; However, the Sk8er Boi singer filed for divorce in 2009 and finalized it a year later.

“…I admire Deryck and have great respect for him. He is the most amazing person I know and I love him with all my heart. Deryck and I are parting ways and moving forward positively,” Avril wrote at the time.

The Canadian band will be touring this summer and fall


The Canadian band will be touring this summer and fallPhoto credit: Getty
Deryck Whibley has been the band's well-known frontman since the beginning


Deryck Whibley has been the band’s well-known frontman since the beginningPhoto credit: Getty
He was married to Canadian rocker Avril Lavigne for three years before they divorced in 2009


He was married to Canadian rocker Avril Lavigne for three years before they divorced in 2009Photo credit: Getty

Emma James

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