Pop Punk Rockers Sum 41 have announced that the band will headline for the Kerrang! Tour in the UK next February.
It will be the first shows in the UK since lead singer Deryck Whilbley started the long road to recovery after his almost life-ending battle with alcoholism.
Deryck says his recovery is going well–but it’s not complete yet.
The tour will be in support of the release of its sixth album; created via a crowd-sourcing pledge campaign. The campaign opens with the following message: “Words can’t describe how good it feels to be back, so I’ll just let the music do that instead. It’s been a crazy few years for all of us in one way or another, but with this much needed break and a new lease on life Sum 41 is back and stronger and more excited than we have been in a long time. It’s time to make a great record!”
The band has some creative ways for fans to pledge, including a 15 minute call with Deryck for $250.00, a guitar lesson or jam session for $400.00, and even a visit to the recording studio in LA for $500.00.
Now what fan in their right mind could resist that call to action?
Whibley said in July: “After being in this band for 20 years, I didn’t know what else I had to say. Now, two years later and with everything I’ve gone through, I do have something to say. Now I’m ready.” Good on you, Deryck, we’ll be ready and waiting.
Tickets go on sale at 9am on October 5 (Monday).
Feb 10: Dublin Academy
Feb 11: Cardiff University Great Hall
Feb 12: Birmingham Institute
Feb 13: Glasgow ABC
Feb 15: Newcastle University
Feb 16: Norwich UEA
Feb 18: Manchester Albert Hall
Feb 19: London Forum
Story: Tony Fennell