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      October 31, 2019

      Thursday   7:00 PM

      261 Main Street
      Worcester, Massachusetts 01608

      Sum 41

      with The Amity Affliction, The Plot In You
      In the late summer of 2018, Sum 41 frontman, Deryck Whibley, stepped off the tour bus after three solidyears of worldwide touring, turned on the console in his home studio, picked up a guitar, and startedpouring out song after song. Feeling incredibly inspired from 2016s critically-acclaimed Europe ImpalaGold certified, #9 Billboard Top Albums charting, 13 Voices album and touring cycle, Whibley feverishlystarted putting together songs from the cascade of ideas flying throughout his mind. Relentless touringand immense energy from some of the largest crowds the band had ever played in front of bred amultitude of ideas that Whibley had stockpiled and couldnt wait to record. Within three weeks, themajority of the music for the new album, Order In Decline was written.With much of the music written, Whibley focused his attention on the lyrics. Ive always just let wordscome out and whatever they are, they are, Whibley remarks, I usually just follow and let them flow.Unconsciously, Whibley realized that there was a persistent theme in his stream of consciousness thatultimately became a critical response to the world and society at large. Traveling the world and observinghow pervasive division, racism, and hate had become, punctuated by the repulsive social and politicalturmoil invading his own home nations of the United States and Canada, Whibley found himself writingabout a great many things he didnt necessarily want to write about. The last thing I wanted to do waswrite a social or political protest record, and Order In Decline is not that, Whibley clarifies. Instead,OrderIn Decline is a burst of uninhibited feeling, a page out of his journal, a window into his soul that reflectson extremely personal and vulnerable events, because as he confesses, Its also very hard not to havefeelings about everything thats going on in the world.Armed with the most honest and personal songs of his career, Whibley continued to pour everything hehad into the album. Producing, engineering, and mixing the album in his home studio, Whibley painstakingly crafted and fine-tuned each song, highlighted by Derycks fast and full riffs, guitar solos fromlead guitarist/backing vocalist Dave Brownsound, harmonious chords from guitarist Tom Thacker, andthe heavy, heart-thumping rhythm section of bassist/backing vocalist Cone McCaslin anddrummer Frank Zummo. The result is undoubtedly Sum 41s heaviest and most aggressive album intheir storied career, while also being its most dynamic and raw.For each fiery, arena-rock entry (i.e. Out For Blood - a down-tuned skate-punk number with an insaneguitar solo and 45 (A Matter Of Time) a groove-heavy mid-tempo rager thats about exactly who youthink it is), there is an equally powerful, vulnerable ballad that hits just as hard. The honest process ofwriting Order In Decline, in which Whibley chose to not hold back any feelings, ultimately released aweight that has plagued the frontman in recent years. For the first time in Sum 41s 23-year career,Whibley excavated one of his most personal stories ever: Never There, a powerful track about theconnection he shares with his absentee father, who he has never met. He also shares his feelings onmental health awareness the best way he knows how, by closing out the album with a beautiful balladcalled Catching Fire about those he has lost and almost lost throughout his life. The song holdsmultiple meanings, as at its core, it is also a love song about his wife and the prospect of loving andlosing someone so significant to his life.After over 15 million records sold worldwide, a Grammy Award nomination, 2 Juno Awards (7nominations), a Kerrang! Award in 2002, as well as multiple Alternative Press Music Awards, Sum 41 isquite simply a rock band uncompromising and honest with no intention of slowing down.Sum 41 consists of five members including Deryck Whibley, lead guitarist/backing vocalist DaveBrownsound, co-lead guitarist/backing vocalist Tom Thacker, bassist/backing vocalist Cone McCaslin anddrummer Frank Zummo.

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