Sum 41 announce tour for ’13 Voices’ album

Pop-punk veterans recently released their first album for five years

Sum 41 are to tour the UK in February.

The pop-punk veterans released their sixth album ’13 Voices’ last week, their first since ‘Screaming Bloody Murder’ in 2011.

Tickets for the eight shows go on general sale at 10am on Friday (October 14), priced £22.50-£23.50.

The shows mark the band’s first UK tour since singer Deryck Whibley became sober, having got clean in hospital in 2014 after he was diagnosed with liver failure from alcohol addiction.

Whibley told Canoe: “It was a very uncertain time, a lot of insecurities. I actually thought I was going crazy at one point. I thought I was turning schizophrenic or something.”

The frontman added that he was enjoying playing live more than ever since overcoming his addiction, saying: “I feel it more. You notice it more. What I also notice more is the audience reaction. You see it. When you’re drunk, you don’t really think about it. When you’re sober, you can see the emotion. Someone is singing back lyrics, not because they know them, but because it meant something to them at a certain point in their life.”

’13 Voices’ is Sum 41’s first album with new drummer Frank Zummo, formerly of Street Drum Corps, and their first since 2004’s ‘Chuck’ to feature founding guitarist Dave Baksh after he rejoined in 2015.

Sum 41 will play:
Birmingham O2 Academy (February 24)
Manchester Academy (25)
Leeds O2 Academy (26)
Glasgow Barrowlands (28)
Brixton O2 Academy (March 2)
Bristol O2 Academy (3)
Nottingham Rock City (4)
Southampton O2 Guildhall (6)