After 27 years, Sum 41 are breaking up. The band revealed the news on their social media pages but didn’t cite a specific reason for the split. They did say they’d release a final album and would head out on a farewell tour before they stop for good.
The news comes as a surprise since they were recently announced as support for The Offspring’s summer tour and will also be playing various European festivals next month. They’re also slated to appear at When We Were Young festival in Las Vegas.
Their statement reads:
“Being in Sum 41 since 1996 brought us some of the best moments of our lives. 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 :x: 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 skumfuks 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.”
Read their statement below.