Sum 41 announce UK/European tour with Simple Plan

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Sum 41 have announced an autumn European tour with fellow Canadian pop-punks Simple Plan.

The Does This Look All Killer No Filler tour will launch in Stuttgart, Germany on September 20, and close out with its sole UK show, at London's Alexandra Palace, on October 21.

The two bands are currently on tour together in the US.

“We’ve been having such a great time on our tour with Simple Plan in the States and cannot wait to bring the party over to Europe,” say Sum 41's Deryck Whibley.

“We’re so excited to celebrate the anniversaries of some of our favourite albums along with other hits and favourites with you on the Does This Look All Killer No Filler tour!”

The scheduled dates are as follows:

Sep 20: Stuttgart Porsche-Arena, Germany
Sep 21: Frankfurt myticket Jahrhunderthalle, Germany
Sep 23: Bordeaux Arkea Arena, France
Sep 24: Bilbao Bilbao Arena, Spain
Sep 26: Lisbon Altice Arena Sala Tejo, Portugal
Sep 27: Madrid WiZink Center, Spain
Sep 29: Paris Accor Arena, France
Oct 01: Prague Sportovin Hala Fortuna, Czech Replublic
Oct 03: Warsaw EXPO XXI, Poland
Oct 05: Vienna Arena Open Air, Austria
Oct 06: Bratislava Incheba Expo Hall, Slovakia
Oct 08: Bologna Unipol Arena, Italy
Oct 10: Munich Olympiahalle, Germany
Oct 11: Hamburg Edel Optics Arena, Germany
Oct 12: Berlin Max-Schmeling-Halle, Germany
Oct 14: Dusseldorf Mitsubishi Electric Hall, Germany
Oct 17: Esch-sur-Alzette Rockhal, Luxembourg
Oct 18: Tilburg O13, Germany
Oct 19: Brussels Forest National, Belgium
Oct 21: London Alexandra Palace, UK

Sum 41 will also play the Slam Dunk festival in the UK next month.

The band recently revealed that part of their upcoming double album Heaven and Hell is going to be a metal record. Split neatly down the middle, the Heaven portion of the record was written to go back to the sunny pop punk of their first two albums, while Hell would be more metallic fare.

In an interview with Rolling Stone, Deryck Whibley explained why the band had decided to explore their heavier side.

 “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 said, going on to cite bad relationships, friendships and even a former manager as inspiration for the songs. 

Heaven And Hell is expected later this year, though the official release date is TBA.

Paul Brannigan
Contributing Editor, Louder

A music writer since 1993, formerly Editor of Kerrang! and Planet Rock magazine (RIP), Paul Brannigan is a Contributing Editor to Louder. Having previously written books on Lemmy, Dave Grohl (the Sunday Times best-seller This Is A Call) and Metallica (Birth School Metallica Death, co-authored with Ian Winwood), his Eddie Van Halen biography (Eruption in the UK, Unchained in the US) emerged in 2021. He has written for Rolling Stone, Mojo and Q, hung out with Fugazi at Dischord House, flown on Ozzy Osbourne's private jet, played Angus Young's Gibson SG, and interviewed everyone from Aerosmith and Beastie Boys to Young Gods and ZZ Top. Born in the North of Ireland, Brannigan lives in North London and supports The Arsenal.