Photos: Sum 41 at Phoenix Concert Theatre
Although we were told Don't call it a sum back tour, it definitely feels safe to say that Sum 41 is back. An energetic and lively Deryck Whibley hit the stage and immediately captured the jam-packed Phoenix Concert Theatre. "Ladies and gentlemen, ladies and gentlemen," he theatrically addressed the audience.
They started off the night on a high note with The Hell Song (off their 2002 album Does This Look Infected?). New tracks were played from their latest release 13 Voices (via Hopeless Records) including Fake My Own Death and Goddamn I’m Dead Again, which is to be expected, but there were mixed in perfectly with crowd favourites. Original members Cone and Dave “Brownsound”, along with new additions Tom Thacker and Frank Zummo hammered through a wide variety of the band’s repertoire including In Too Deep, Still Waiting, Underclass Hero, Screaming Bloody Murder, and We’re All To Blame. Even the slower – yet emotional-filled Pieces had the crowd belting out every word.
There didn't appear to be a single soul that headed out pre-encore, as we all knew what was coming. As the band broke out into the first few notes of Fat Lip (2001's All Killer No Filler), the Phoenix reached new levels of excitement and nostalgia. The confetti cannons helped keep the crowd going, and as the final note was played, we all left confident that we’ll be seeing Sum 41 for years to come.
Check out all the photos from their set below: