Sum 41 are set to play an intimate show in London later this month. They are set to play Tufnell Park’s The Dome on January 20. The event is in association with the Slam Dunk Festival.
The ‘Fat Lip’ pop-punk rockers were recently announced as the second headliners for Slam Dunk 2020 as the second wave of acts were confirmed. They will be joined by acts including The Used, The Story So Far, Billy Talent, Your Demise and We Are In The Crowd.
Further acts confirmed for the 2020 run at Hatfield Park include LA punk rock outfit NOFX, Pennywise, Welsh post-hardcore group Dream State and Grayscale. Last year’s Slam Dunk saw Bullet For My Valentine, All Time Low and Glassjaw play.
Frontman Deryck Whibley told Kerrang!:
“Oh yeah, we’re very excited about that one. The offer to play Slam Dunk has come up a few times, but we weren’t able to make it work because of scheduling.”
“But we’ve always wanted to play it. I’ve heard nothing but amazing things about the festival.”
In an NME interview last July, Whibley reflected on the ‘Linkin Park & Friends’ show, in tribute of the late Chester Bennington, who lost his life to suicide in 2017. Deryck said:
“Both times were phenomenal and it was an honour to be asked. It was also nerve-wracking because you want to do right by Chester, the band, and the Linkin Park fans,”
Sum 41’s latest album, ‘Order In Decline’ received a positive review from Kerrang!.
Concluding their review, it reads: “It’s a wonderfully nuanced end to an album that is otherwise direct and often razor-sharp.”
“The edges are softened by those pop-punk melodies that still lurk deep in Sum 41’s DNA, but this is certainly not a pop-punk album. The evolution continues, and it remains an impressive thing indeed.”