Sum 41 Nominated for 3 APMAs
Artist of the Year, Music Video of the Year, Best Drummer
um 41 has been nominated for three awards at the 2017 Alternative Press Music Awards! The nominations include Artist of the Year, Music Video of the Year for "Fake My Own Death," and Best Drummer for Frank Zummo. Fans can vote for these categories and more at http://www.altpress.com/vote.
Sum 41 released their latest album, 13 Voices, in the Fall and saw incredible success with Billboard charting positions that included #9 on the Top Albums chart. The 10-track album was recorded, produced and engineered by singer Deryck Whibley at his home in Los Angeles and marks the band's first LP in five years, following up 2011's Screaming Bloody Murder. Fans and press alike praised the album and the band has been touring nonstop to sold-out crowds around the world. Heralded by outlets like Billboard, Rolling Stone, People, Yahoo, Huffington Post, Entertainment Weekly, Ultimate-Guitar, myspace, Alternative Press and more, Sum 41 is back and better than ever. Fans can purchase 13 Voices now in stores at Target, on iTunes or streaming on Spotify.
Garnering a Music Video of the Year nomination for the APMA's is very exciting seeing as it was the bands first big return to their classic off the wall videos. Directed by Marc Klasfeld, who previously worked with SUM 41 on their videos for "Fat Lip", "In Too Deep" and "The Hell Song," "Fake My Own Death" depicts the band performing on a rooftop in downtown Los Angeles, where all their worst nightmares --including Kim Kardashian, Michael Jordan and Donald Trump-- come to attack them. Singer Deryck Whibley states, "The song is about leaving the past behind and moving on. With the video we're making fun of pop culture in a similar tone to some of our past videos like "Hell Song" and "Still Waiting". We're basically saying, that in the middle of all this bullshit we're just a rock band doing our thing." Fans can watch the video now:
In addition to "Fake My Own Death," the band released music videos for "War" and "God Save Us All (Death to POP)" from 13 Voices. Sum 41 also made their return to Late Night TV with a performance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. The band played fan-favorite "Fake My Own Death" and received a standing ovation only proving that the return from these Pop Punk veterans was exactly what people wanted.
The entire band is thrilled with drummer Frank Zummo's nomination. Born in New York, Frank Zummo began drumming around age 3, when he discovered his father's drum kit. By age 7, he was an award-winning drummer, taking home top prize in Long Island Drum Centers "Battle of the Beats". Looking at Zummo's impressive resume, it's clear to see he never stopped. Zummo has performed on many TV shows over the years (The Tonight Show w/ Jay Leno, Conan O'Brien Show, Hells Kitchen, Master Chef, American Idol & Glee). He has also recorded on many platinum & gold records with Artists Kelly Clarkson, Orianthi, Gary Numan & The Used as well as on scores for the films "Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World" and "Beautiful Creatures." The immensely talented drummer of punk-rocker band Sum 41, EDM duo Krewella, and Street Drum Corps has also recently joined the SJC Drum family. Frank and SJC partnered with Shepard Fairey, American contemporary street artist, graphic designer, activist, and founder of OBEY to create a custom drum kit, which Frank used on tour with Sum 41 in the fall. On the very exciting nomination, Zummo says, "I play drums because of my Father and he passed away recently and this award nomination is a tribute to him! Thank you AP & our fans! I am completely blown away by this nomination! Please vote and spread the word!"
Sum 41 is currently on the road with Pierce The Veil on the We Will Detonate! Tour, presented by Loudwire Live. With support from Emarosa and Chapel, the tour is hitting markets across the country with stops at a few festivals before wrapping up at Rocklahoma in Pryor, OK on May 26th. All tickets, including VIP packages, are available at http://www.sum41.com/tour. Be sure to catch songs from 13 Voices live on tour now!
Upcoming Sum 41 Tour Dates
4/25 - Austin, TX @ ACL Live At The Moody Theater
4/27 - New Orleans, LA @ House Of Blues
4/29 - Louisville, KY @ Expo Five
5/01 - Knoxville, TN @ The International
5/02 - Lancaster, PA @ Lancaster Convention Center
5/03 - Silver Springs, MD @ The Fillmore Silver Springs
5/05 - Memphis, TX @ Beale Street Music Festival
5/06 - Charlotte, NC @ Carolina Rebellion
5/07 - Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
5/09 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
5/10 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
5/12 - Council Bluffs, IA @ KIWR's Rockfest
5/13 - Somerset, WI @ Northern Invasion
5/14 - Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room/Old National Centre
5/16 - Portland, ME @ Aura
5/17 - Hampton Beach, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
5/19 - Columbus, OH @ Rock On The Range
5/20 - Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
5/22 - Houston, TX @ House Of Blues
5/23 - Pharr, TX @ Pharr Event Center
5/25 - Dallas, TX @ South Side Ballroom