Sum 41’s Dave “Brownsound” Baksh Says He Is Cancer Free Following Recent Surgery

Sum 41’s Dave “Brownsound” Baksh has revealed that he recently underwent surgery to remove a cancerous tumor. Fortunately, the guitarist says he is now cancer free.

Baksh said the following:

“This one is a #thankyou letter to all of you. There was a time when I wasn’t sure if I could take part in our @sum41 @simpleplan @setitoff leg of #blamecanada Tour. Around March I found a lump and had it checked out, within two weeks I went through surgery in order to get rid of a tumour that ended up being #cancer Dont be concerned, my brush with this serious disease was very short lived thanks to the help of great doctors, a friend that helped me get a bone scan within weeks of my surgery, my family (extended included), the amazing people in #LDK (up the Kzinti!) and last but not least the emotional, physical and celery juice support that @krennykren and my wonderfully amazing gifted, did I mention wonderful kids gave me. Something incredible that this disease taught me is how many amazing and supportive people I have in my life. I’m beyond thankful for you and I’m forever in your debt. So as of now I’m cancer free and ready to enjoy tour life again with a fresh perspective on everything. If you have the time please pledge your support or join @krennykren and I at this year’s @relayforlife on Saturday #June11 We are attending in support of my mother who is beating cancer at this very moment and anyone else who’s life cancer has touched. The @cancersociety link for donations is [HERE].”

Sum 41 Planning To Release New Double Album “Heaven And Hell”

During a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Sum 41’s Deryck Whibley revealed that the band are planning to release a new double album titled “Heaven And Hell.” The effort is expected to feature pop-punk tracks on the “Heaven” side and metal tracks on the “Hell” side. Whibley said the following about the metal material:

“Some of the metal stuff comes with a lot of anger for people who have stolen from me and hurt me in the past.”

He also added the following about the pop-punk material:

“It all made sense to me why pop-punk is coming back: it’s feel-good music. There’s something that’s happy about it. Something young and innocent and free.”

Simple Plan And Sum 41 Announce Co-Headlining U.S. Tour

Simple Plan and Sum 41 have announced a co-headlining U.S. tour. Simple Plan will be performing “No Pads, No Helmets…Just Balls” in full on the trek, while Sum 41 will be performing “All Killer No Filler” in full. Set It Off and Magnolia Park will open on select dates.

Tour Dates:

With Set It Off:

04/29 Raleigh, NC – Ritz
04/30 Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues
05/02 Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
05/03 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
05/04 Silver Springs, MD – The Fillmore
05/06 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
05/07 Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony
05/08 New York, NY – Pier 17 – The Rooftop
05/10 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
05/11 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
05/13 Cincinnati, OH – Andrew J Brady ICON Music Center
05/14 Milwaukee, WI – Eagles
05/15 Chicago, IL – Radius
05/17 Minneapolis, MN – Myth
05/18 Kansas City, MO – Uptown
05/20 Council Bluffs, IA – Harrah’s Stir Cove
05/21 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
05/22 Nashville, TN – Marathon
05/24 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
05/25 Tampa, FL – Seminole Hard Rock
05/27 New Orleans, LA – Orpheum Theater
05/28 Dallas, TX – So What?! Music Festival

With Magnolia Park:

07/29 Tulsa, OK – Cains Ballroom
07/30 Austin, TX – Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
07/31 Houston, TX – House of Blues
08/03 Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
08/05 San Diego, CA – SOMA
08/06 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
08/09 San Francisco, CA – The Masonic
08/10 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
08/12 Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre (no Magnolia Park)
08/13 Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
08/14 Spokane, WA – The Knitting Factory
08/16 Garden City, ID – Revolution
08/17 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex (no Magnolia Park)
08/18 Denver, CO – The Fillmore (no Magnolia Park)

Sum 41 Release Reimagined Version Of “Catching Fire” Featuring Nothing,Nowhere

Sum 41 have teamed up with nothing,nowhere for a reimagined version of their song “Catching Fire.” Frontman Deryck Whibley wrote the track for his wife Ari Whibley after she tried to take her own life. The updated take on the track was released as part of Mental Health Awareness Month and its official video features fan-submitted stories of loss.

Whibley commented:

“Writing this song was cathartic for me in dealing with my emotions for the first time about almost losing my wife to suicide. When I first played it for her, it was the beginning of us having an open conversation about what she went through. In sharing her story, we are hoping to let others know they are not alone and that if you need help, there is no shame in saying so.”

nothing,nowhere added:

“As someone who has had to deal with mental illness throughout my life, it was a no-brainer when Deryck approached me to get on this song. I think it’s important to let those close to you know that you love them and that you are there for them unconditionally. I’m a lifelong Sum 41 fan and I’m honored to be a part of something like this.”

The original version of “Catching Fire” appears on Sum 41’s latest album “Order In Decline.”

Sum 41 Officially Release “13 Voices B-Sides” On Streaming Platforms

Sum 41 have officially released “13 Voices B-Sides” on streaming platforms as part of Hopeless Records’ “Hopeless Vault” series. The songs were previously available as bonus tracks on select editions of the band’s 2016 album “13 Voices.” With this news, Sum 41 have also released a limited edition shirt that will only be available for 72 hours.

The Offspring & Sum 41 Announce Australian/New Zealand Tour

The Offspring and Sum 41 have announced an Australian/New Zealand tour. Here’s the dates:

04/19 Perth, AUS – HBF Stadium
04/21 Adelaide, AUS – Entertainment Centre Theatre
04/23 Melbourne, AUS – Margaret Court Arena
04/24 Sydney, AUS – Hordern Pavilion
04/25 Brisbane, AUS – Riverstage
04/28 Auckland, NZ – Spark Arena

Sum 41 Cancel Paris Concert After Explosive Device Is Detonated Near Venue

Sum 41 were forced to cancel tonight’s (January 18) show at Les Etoiles in Paris, France after an explosive device was detonated near the venue. The band said the following in a since deleted social media post:

“During load in for tonight’s performance in Paris, an explosive device was detonated just outside of the venue door. Band, crew, the fans in line are all safe, and there were no injuries. Due to the intimate nature of our ‘Personal Space’ performances, we are unable to guarantee the safety of the fans in attendance. We are deeply saddened to announce that tonight’s show has been canceled. More information to follow.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Sum 41 To Celebrate 15th Anniversary Of “Chuck” On Upcoming Tour

Sum 41 have revealed that they will be celebrating the 15th anniversary of “Chuck” on their upcoming tour. The band plan to play a bunch of songs from the effort, along with new songs off “Order In Decline” and various fan favorites.

The group commented:

“While putting together a set list for the Order In Decline World Tour, we decided to do something special. In addition to launching this world tour for our new album, Order In Decline, we are also celebrating the 15th Anniversary of our album Chuck.

We’ll be playing songs from our two heaviest albums, as well as fan favorites from throughout our career into one behemoth sized set each night. We couldn’t let this monumental anniversary pass us by and we are so ready to bring this tour to fans across the United States.”

Tour Dates:

With The Amity Affliction & The Plot In You:

09/29 Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life Festival
10/01 McKees Rocks, PA – Roxian Theatre (feat. Of Mice & Men) (no The Amity Affliction)
10/02 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore (feat. Of Mice & Men) (no The Amity Affliction)
10/04 Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
10/05 Minneapolis, MN – Menace in Minneapolis at Skyway Theatre
10/06 Chicago, IL – The Riviera Theatre
10/08 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
10/09 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
10/11 Sacramento, CA – Aftershock Festival
10/12 Chico, CA – Senator Theatre
10/13 Seattle, WA – Showbox SODO
10/16 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
10/17 Los Angeles, CA – Palladium
10/18 San Diego, CA – Soma
10/20 Tempe, AZ – The Marquee
10/22 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live
10/23 Houston, TX – Revention Music Center
10/24 Memphis, TN – Soundstage at Graceland
10/26 Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
10/27 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore Silver Spring
10/28 New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
10/29 Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
10/31 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
11/02 Edmonton, AB – The 27th Annual Halloween Howler (feat. The Lazys & Kane Incognito) (no The Amity Affliction/The Plot In You)

With The Offspring & Dinosaur Pile-Up:

11/12 Halifax, NS – Scotiabank Centre
11/13 Moncton, NB – Avenir Centre
11/15 St Catharines, ON – Meridian Centre
11/16 Sudbury, ON – Sudbury Arena
11/17 Laval, QC – Place Bell
11/19 Sault Ste Marie, ON – GFL Memorial Gardens
11/21 Winnipeg, MB – Bell MTS Places
11/22 Moose Jaw, SK – Mosaic Place
11/23 Estevan, SK – Affinity place
11/25 Medicine Hat, AB – Canalta Centre
11/26 Calgary, AB – The Palace Theatre
11/27 Cranbrook, BC – Western Financial Place
11/29 Penticton, BC – South Okanagan Events Centre
11/30 Abbotsford, BC – Abbotsford Centre
12/02 Kamloops, BC – Sandman Centre

Sum 41:

12/14 Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
12/15 Belvidere, IL – The Apollo Theatre AC
12/17 Nashville, TN – Cowan
12/18 Orlando, FL – House Of Blues
12/20 Fort Wayne, IN – The Clyde
12/21 Grand Rapids, MI – Monroe Live

The Offspring & Sum 41 Announce Canadian Tour

The Offspring and Sum 41 will be hitting the road on a Canadian tour together. Dinosaur Pile-Up will open.

Tour Dates:

11/12 Halifax, NS – Scotiabank Centre
11/13 Moncton, NB – Avenir Centre
11/15 St Catharines, ON – Meridian Centre
11/16 Sudbury, ON – Sudbury Arena
11/17 Laval, QC – Place Bell
11/19 Sault Ste Marie, ON – GFL Memorial Gardens
11/21 Winnipeg, MB – Bell MTS Places
11/22 Moose Jaw, SK – Mosaic Place
11/23 Estevan, SK – Affinity place
11/25 Medicine Hat, AB – Canalta Centre
11/27 Cranbrook, BC – Western Financial Place
11/29 Penticton, BC – South Okanagan Events Centre
11/30 Abbotsford, BC – Abbotsford Centre
12/02 Kamloops, BC – Sandman Centre

Sum 41 Announce Fall Tour With The Amity Affliction & The Plot In You

Sum 41 have announced a fall headlining tour. The Amity Affliction and The Plot In You will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

09/29 Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life Festival
10/01 McKees Rocks, PA – Roxian Theatre (feat. Of Mice & Men) (no The Amity Affliction)
10/02 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore (feat. Of Mice & Men) (no The Amity Affliction)
10/04 Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
10/05 Minneapolis, MN – Menace in Minneapolis at Skyway Theatre
10/08 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
10/09 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
10/11 Sacramento, CA – Aftershock Festival
10/13 Seattle, WA – Showbox SODO
10/16 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
10/17 Los Angeles, CA – Palladium
10/18 San Diego, CA – Soma
10/20 Tempe, AZ – The Marquee
10/22 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live
10/23 Houston, TX – Revention Music Center
10/26 Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
10/28 New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
10/29 Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
10/31 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
11/02 Edmonton, AB – The 27th Annual Halloween Howler (feat. The Lazys & Kane Incognito) (no The Amity Affliction/The Plot In You)