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Sum 41 Announces Return with “13 Voices”

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It has been 15 years since the release of Sum 41’s debut studio album, All Killer, No Filler, cracked the Billboard top 20 and launched the band towards the head of the oversized pack of pop-punk bands that arrived with the new millennium. Those 15 years have seen a lot of ups and downs, from working with Iggy Pop and hitting the Billboard top-10 twice, to a hiatus and lead singer Deryck Whibley’s announcement of liver and kidney failure caused by excessive drinking.

With a new perspective on life the band’s latest album, 13 Voices, was written. Set to be released October 7th on Hopeless Records, 13 Voices is the band’s first album since 2011.

“I am really excited to be releasing an album after everything I’ve been through recently,” said Whibley. “This new music represents the journey I’ve been on throughout the process of making this record. I had to fall in order to rise, and nothing feels better than to have something you love that you had to really fight for. I can honestly say that 13 Voices saved my life and I cannot wait to share it with all of you.”

The story of 13 Voices dates back to the end of Whibley’s four-month hospital stay. Having to relearn anything involving motor skills, from playing guitar all the way to walking, the album began to take shape as his health improved.

“It was really difficult, but at the same time, if I didn’t have a record to make, I don’t think I would have recovered as quickly. Writing music gave me a purpose. I had to get better,” recalled Whibley.

Leading up to the release of the album, Sum 41 will play the 2016 Warped Tour beginning June 22 and ending August 7.

SUM 41 – Upcoming Tour Dates
Jun 22 – Road to Warped Tour 2016 – Anchorage, AK
Jun 26 – NRG Park – Main Street Lot – Houston, TX
Jun 27 – Mardi Gras World – New Orleans, LA
Jun 29 – The Fairgrounds Nashville – Nashville, TN
Jun 30 – Lakewood Amphitheater – Atlanta, GA
Jul 01 – Vinoy Park – St Petersburg, FL
Jul 02 – Tinker Field – Orlando, FL
Jul 03 – Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL
Jul 05 – PNC Music Pavilion – Charlotte, NC
Jul 06 – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater – Virginia Beach, VA
Jul 07 – Lakeview Amphitheater – Syracuse, NY
Jul 08 – BB&T Pavilion – Camden, NJ
Jul 09 – Nikon at Jones Beach Theater – Wantagh, NY
Jul 10 – Xfinity Theatre – Hartford, CT
Jul 11 – The Pavilion at Montage Mountain – Scranton, PA
Jul 13 – Xfinity Center – Mansfield, MA
Jul 14 – Darien Lake Theme Park – Darien Center, NY
Jul 15 – First Niagara Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA
Jul 16 – Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
Jul 17 – PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ
Jul 19 – Klipsch Music Center – Noblesville, IN
Jul 20 – Blossom Music Center – Akron, OH
Jul 21 – Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
Jul 22 – The Palace at Auburn Hills – Auburn Hills, MI
Jul 23 – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater – Tinley Park, IL
Jul 24 – Canterburry Park – Shakopee, MN
Jul 26 – Marcus Amphitheatre – Milwaukee, WI
Jul 27 – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Maryland Heights, MO
Jul 28 – Providence Medical Center Amphitheater – Bonner Springs, KS
Jul 30 – Utah State Park – Salt Lake City, UT
Jul 31 – Pepsi Center Arena Lot – Denver, CO
Aug 01 – Balloon Fiesta Park – Albuquerque, NM
Aug 02 – Salt River Fields – Scottsdale, AZ
Aug 05 – Quallcomm Stadium – San Diego, CA
Aug 06 – Shoreline Amphitheater – Mountain View, CA
Aug 07 – Pomona Fairplex – Pomona, CA

Warped Tour tickets are on sale now and details on the presale of 13 Voices will be released soon.

Written by Nathan Badley

When Nathan is not writing about music, he might be writing material for his often neglected blog at nathanbadley.com. Or he might be writing something else. Or podcasting. Or playing music. Most likely he is just watching TV thinking about how he should be doing those things. You can tweet him @badlandsbadley and congratulate him on his mad 3rd person writing skills.

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