Pop punk veterans Sum 41 will be performing on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on October 3rd. The band will be playing a song from their upcoming album release, 13 Voices out October 7th on Hopeless Records.Sum 41 consists of five members including Deryck Whibley, lead guitarist/backing vocalist Dave Brownsound, co-lead guitarist/backing vocalist Tom Thacker, bassist/backing vocalist Cone McCaslin and drummer Frank Zummo.
The members of Sum 41 are beyond thrilled to perform on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
Singer Deryck Whibley states, “This is a huge life goal of mine. The idea of performing on Colbert played a huge part of my recovery process in motivating me to stay on track and get better. My motor skills were completely messed up. I used to say to myself that I need to get better and release a good record, and I HAVE to play Colbert, and now it’s happening and I couldn’t be happier. I’m such a huge fan of his.”
The band recently released a single and music video for their singe, “War,”
The first track released from 13 Voices received critical praise for the bands triumphant return in over 5 years. The standout song “Fake My Own Death” currently has over 4.3 million views on the video. The ten-track album follows 2011’s Screaming Bloody Murder, which featured the Grammy Nominated song “Blood In My Eyes.
Whibley began writing for 13 Voices immediately following his four-month stint in the hospital.
“I had to learn how to do everything again-my motor skills, learning how to play guitar again… I couldn’t even walk at the time. 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, or even at all. Writing music gave me a purpose.”
The Sum 41 fans have been coming out in overwhelming numbers to the recent live shows, with the band playing to some of the biggest crowds of their career.