Ontario-based pop-punk band Sum 41 has announced their decision to call it quits after nearly 27 years. The band, best known for their hit tracks “Fat Lip” and “In Too Deep,” posted to their official Twitter account, informing their fans of the news on Monday.
Sum 41 will complete their current tour, release their final album “Heaven :x: Hell,” and perform one last worldwide tour before finally going their separate ways.
“Being in Sum 41 since 1996 brought us some of the best moments of our lives,” the band shared in their statement. “We are forever grateful to our fans, both old and new, who have supported us in every way. It is hard to articulate the love and respect we have for all of you, and we wanted you to hear this from us first.”
Sum 41 became a staple in young millennials’ iPods when the band reached peak fame in 2001 with their iconic track “Fat Lip.” The song was played repeatedly on MTV’s Total Request Live and eventually reached the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Alternative Airplay chart.
The Canadian band’s lineup included frontman Deryck Whibley, guitarists Dave Brownsound and Tom Thacker, bassist Cone McCaslin, and drummer Frank Zummo. Despite the band’s split, their impact on pop-punk music is sure to live on.