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Deryck Whibley Of Sum 41 Announces ‘Heaven And Hell’ Memoir

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Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley has announced that he’ll be releasing a memoir. Aptly titled Walking Disaster: My Life Through Heaven And Hell, after different songs from the pop-punker’s popular act, the book will be released on Oct. 8 via Gallery Books. Fans can pre-order a copy of the book here.

Whibley posted the announcement on his Instagram, saying he is “extremely honored and excited” about this opportunity. This comes after the Canadian act’s statement that they will disband later this year. The novel includes Whibley’s reflection on his trials and tribulations and a backstage look at how Sum 41 came to be.

The description of the book explains, “Raised by a single mom and constantly moving from place to place, Deryck [Whibley] was used to being the new kid, starting fights (or finishing them), and finding friends who shared his sensibility for chaotic fun and loud music. Sum 41 was born of a group of friends who loved to jam, shared a DIY ethos, and were determined to be rock stars one day.” It boasts 256 pages of his recountings from his darkest days to the current bright flame he’s curated for himself and his bandmates.

The band’s final release, Heaven :x: Hell, is scheduled to drop later this month on March 29 via Rise Records. The “Fat Lip” band is currently on their final performance run. Grab tickets to one of their last shows here, and check out the tour dates below.

Tour Dates:

  • March 19—Nagoya, Japan @ Zepp
  • March 21—Hiroshima, Japan @ Blue Lives
  • March 22—Fukuoka, Japan @ Zepp
  • March 23—Osaka, Japan @ Punkspring*
  • March 30—Monterrey, Mexico @ Pa’l Norte*
  • April 19—Omaha, NE @ The Astro^ 
  • April 20—Wichita, KS @ Wave^ 
  • April 21—Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater^ 
  • April 23—Minneapolis, MN @ The Armory^ 
  • April 24—St. Louis, MO @ The Factory^ 
  • April 26—Grand Rapids, MI @ GLC Live at 20 Monroe^ 
  • April 27—Milwaukee, WI @ Rave^ 
  • April 29—Baltimore, MD @ Pier 6^ 
  • April 30—Boston, MA @ MGM Music Hall at Fenway^ 
  • May 1—Portland, ME @ Cross Insurance Arena^ 
  • May 4—Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony Summer Stage^ 
  • May 6—New York, NY @ Brooklyn Paramount^ 
  • May 8—Reading, PA @ Santander Arena^ 
  • May 9—Raleigh, NC @ The Red Hat Amphitheater^ 
  • May 11—Atlanta, GA @ Coca-Cola Roxy^ 
  • May 12—Daytona Beach, FL @ Welcome To Rockville*
  • May 14—Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium^ 
  • May 15—Charlotte, NC @ Skyla Credit Union Amphitheatre^
  • May 17—Columbus, OH @ Sonic Temple*
  • May 18—Philadelphia, PA @ Skyline Stage at The Mann^ 
  • May 19—Norfolk, VA @ Chartway Arena^
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  • June 14—Hradec, Czechia @ Rock For People*
  • June 15—Nickelsdorf, Austria @ Nova Rock*
  • June 16—Derby, United Kingdom @ Download Festival*
  • June 19—Dublin, Ireland @ Fairview Park
  • June 21—Neuhausen ob Eck, Germany @ Southside Festival*
  • June 22—Lyon, France @ Slamdunk*
  • June 23—Schneesel, Germany @ Hurricane Festival*
  • June 26—Viviero, Spain @ Resurection*
  • June 28—Ysselsteyn, Netherlands @ Jera on Air*
  • June 29—GeiselWind, Germany @ Mission Ready*
  • June 30—Marmande, France @ Garorock*
  • July 4—Nantes, France @ La Nuit de ;’Erdre*
  • July 5—Werchter, Belgium @ Rock Werchter*
  • July 6—Belfort, France @ Les Eurockéennes*
  • July 7—Hunxe, Germany @ Ruhrpott Rodeo*
  • July 9—Milan, Italy @ I-Days*
  • July 11—Argeles sur mar, France @ Les Deferlantes*
  • July 12—Madrid, Spain @ Madcool*
  • July 13—Lisbon, Portugal @ Nos Alive*
  • August 1—Rimouski, Quebec @ Parc Beausejour
  • August 7—Saguenay, Quebec @ La Baie’s Harbor Village Agora*
  • August 8—Québec, Quebec @ Quebec City Old Port Agora*
  • August 9—Victoriaville, Quebec @ Rock La Cauze*
  • September 4—San Francisco, CA @ Masonic Auditorium^
  • September 6—Portland, OR @ Alaska Airlines’ Theater Of The Clouds^ 
  • September 7—Seattle, WA @ Wamu Theater^ 
  • September 8—Boise, ID @ Revolution Concert House and Event Center^ 
  • September 10—Salt Lake City, UT @ The Lot at The Complex^ 
  • September 11—Denver, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre^
  • September 12—Des Moines, IA @ Vibrant Music Hall^ 
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  • September 14—Detroit, MI @ Masonic Temple^
  • September 15—Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center^ 
  • September 17—Coraopolis, PA @ UPMC Events Center^
  • September 23—Miami, FL @ The Fillmore Miami Beach^ 
  • September 24—Orlando, FL @ Orlando Amphitheater^
  • September 28—Austin, TX @ H-E-B Center at Cedar Park^ 
  • September 29—Houston, TX @ 713 Music Hall^ 
  • September 30—Irving, TX @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory^ 
  • October 2—Phoenix, AZ @ Arizona Financial Theatre^
  • October 3—Los Angeles, CA @ YouTube Theater^ 
  • October 5—Las Vegas, NV @ Bakkt Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino^ 
  • November 23—Nanterre, France @ Paris La Défense Arena—SOLD OUT
  • January 30, 2025—Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena—FINAL SHOW

* Festival Appearance
^ With The Interrupters as support.

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