Sum 41 Announce Intimate London Gig
Pop-punk icons Sum 41 have announced a special, one-off intimate show in London for later this month.
In association with Slam Dunk festival (which Sum 41 are headlining in May), the Canadian punks will play The Dome in Tufnell Park, London, on January 20. Tickets are available now.
Speaking to Kerrang! about returning to the UK to headline Slam Dunk festival, Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley said, “Oh yeah, we’re very excited about that one. The offer to play Slam Dunk has come up a few times, but we weren’t able to make it work because of scheduling. But we’ve always wanted to play it. I’ve heard nothing but amazing things about the festival.”
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Taking place in Leeds and Hatfield across May 23-24 weekend, Slam Dunk also plays host to Don Broco, Refused, State Champs, Bury Tomorrow, Billy Talent, NOFX, The Used and more. Get your tickets now.
Last year, Sum 41 released their seventh album Order In Decline. Speaking to Kerrang! about how that record compared to previous album 13 Voices, Deryck said: “13 Voices was a good first record for the band we are now, which is a five-piece. We had a new drummer [Frank Zummo], Dave had just come back into the fold for the first time in almost 10 years, and in general it just felt like a new band.
“With Order In Decline, we understand each other better and know what we can accomplish together musically, whereas with 13 Voices we were essentially just starting out – it was almost like a rehearsal. I wrote all of these new songs with each member in mind, thinking about how I could play to their strengths, and none of our previous records have really been written that way. It’s like a TV show: in its first season the characters are just discovering themselves, but by season two the writers are writing specifically for those characters because they know what those characters have become.”
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