Sum 41 will disband after the release of their 2024 two-part album ‘Heaven :x: Hell’ and its tour.
Frontman Deryck Whibley said of the band’s decision to split after the album’s release, “Once that album was finished, I’d realized, and I’d been thinking this for a while, that I felt like after all these years with my 1,000% focus on Sum 41 all day, every day, I felt like I don’t have much more of that in me to continue past this record.”
He continued, “I’ve been in this band since I was in tenth grade, and I just… I’m getting to a point where I’m thinking, I’d like to put some focus and energy into something else.”
Whibley concluded, “And I felt this is probably the best record we’ve ever made. And I think this version of the band is the best we’ve ever been live. And I thought, what a way to just go out on this one.”
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