Formed in Ajax, Ontario, Sum 41 honed its unique blend of punk rock, thrash and hardcore metal in the alternative music scene of the 1990s. With a large range in style and tone, the band has cited Nirvana, Anthrax, Foo Fighters and The Beatles as major influences. Originally known as Kaspir, the band changed its name in 1996 on the 41st day of its summer vacation, hence the name Sum 41. Sum 41 offers fans high-energy concerts that are loud and exciting.
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Sum 41 formed in 1996 from the collaboration of singer Jon Marshall, guitarist Deryck Whibley, bass guitarist Richard Roy and drummer Steve Jocz. Still trying to find a cohesive lineup, the band experienced plenty of tumult in its early years with the departure of both Marshall and Roy. After Whibley became lead singer and the lineup finally stabilized, Sum 41 released an untitled demo tape in 1998 and an extended play album known as Half Hour of Power in 2000. A year later, Sum 41 finished recording its first full-length studio album, All Killer No Filler, which sold more than a million copies in the United States. The first single "Fat Lip" topped the US Alternative chart and became a hit. The band followed it up with Does This Look Infected? in 2002, Chuck in 2004 and Underclass Hero in 2007, all of which performed well in the United States and their native Canada. In 2012, "Blood in My Eyes" from the album Screaming Bloody Murder received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance. Sum 41 is also the recipient of seven Juno Award nominations. It won twice for 2002 Group of the Year and the 2005 Rock Album of the Year. Following the departure of longtime drummer Steve Jocz, the band released 13 Voices in 2016 and Order in Decline in 2019. Sum 41 is prolific on the festival circuit all over the world, including the Shamrock Fest in Washington, D.C., the Rock im Park Festival in Nuremberg and the Summer Sonic Festival in Tokyo.
Where can I purchase Sum 41 tickets?
Fans of Sum 41 can purchase tickets at StubHub, a worldwide vendor for concerts and events.
Is Sum 41 touring in 2019?
Sum 41 is touring throughout Canada and the United States for the remainder of 2019 to promote the band's latest album, Order in Decline.
Sum 41 plays a selection of its hit songs, including "Walking Disaster," "Fake My Own Death," "We're All to Blame," "Blood In My Eyes," "Over My Head (Better Off Dead)," "In Too Deep," "Fat Lip," "Still Waiting," "The Hell Song," "Motivation," "Underclass Hero," "A Death in the Family," "Some Say," "No Reason" and "Machine Gun." The band will also sometimes play covers of other famous songs such as "We Will Rock You" by Queen.
Who are the members of Sum 41?
Apart from lead singer Deryck Whibley, Sum 41 consists of lead guitarist David Baksh, also known as Dave Brownsound, in addition to bass guitarist Jason "Cone" McCaslin, keyboard player Tom Thacker and drummer Frank Zummo. While on tour, Deryck's cousin, keyboard player Matt Whibley, will sometimes join the band.
Which artists are similar to Sum 41?
If you are a fan of Sum 41, then you might also want to check out the punk rock band New Found Glory.Back to Top
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