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Sum 41 launch ’41’-themed ticket promotion

Sum 41 have unveiled a unique ticketing offer for their European swansong.

The Canadian rock band have announced they will perform their final concert in Europe at Paris La Défense Arena in France on 23 November 2024.

The presale for the show, promoted by AEG Presents France, starts this Monday 26 June at 4.41pm CEST, with 4,141 standing tickets available at €41 for 41 hours. The general sale will then take place on Wednesday 28 June 28 from 12:41 pm.

Paris La Défense Arena is Europe’s largest indoor arena with a scalable capacity from 10,000 to 40,000.

The gig will mark the climax of the European leg of Sum 41’s When the Sum Sets farewell tour, with further dates still to be announced.

Last month, the group revealed they would be splitting up at the end of the tour after nearly 30 years together

Last month, the group, whose international agent is Wasserman Music’s Geoff Meall, revealed they would be splitting up at the end of the tour after 28 years together.

“Being part of Sum 41 since 1996 brought us some of the best times of our lives,” they said at the time. “We are forever grateful to our fans, both old and new, who have supported us in every way. It is hard to articulate the love and respect we have for all of you and we wanted you to hear this from us first.

“Sum 41 will be disbanding. We will be still be finishing all of our current upcoming tour dates this year and we’re looking forward to releasing our final album Heaven :x: Hell, along with a final worldwide tour to celebrate. Details will be announced as soon as we have them.”

The five-piece are also set to bring their Let the Bad Times Roll Tour with The Offspring and Simple Plan tour to the US for 24 dates this August and September.

 


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Sum 41 cancel Paris show due to explosion

Canadian rock band Sum 41 cancelled a show in the French capital on Saturday night (18 January) after an “explosive device” was detonated outside the venue they were to appear in.

Saturday night’s show, which was to be held at Les Etoiles (500-cap.) nightclub, formed part of the band’s ‘No Personal Space’ performances, “special shows in tiny clubs”.The band, currently on their Order in Decline world tour, played an arena date in Paris at the 6,800-capacity Zénith on Friday.

According to reports, the band posted the following statement on social media, which was later deleted: “During load in for tonight’s performance in Paris, an explosive device was detonated just outside of the venue door. Band, crew, the fans in line are all safe, there were no injuries.

“Due to the intimate nature of our ‘Personal Space’ performances, we are unable to guarantee the safety of the fans in attendance. We are deeply saddened to announce that tonight’s show has been canceled [sic]. More information to follow.”

“Unfortunately, the Sum 41 show at Les Etoiles is cancelled tonight”

The band later posted a new statement on the Twitter, saying “Unfortunately, the Sum 41 show at Les Etoiles is cancelled tonight. All tickets will be refundable with your tickets, Further details will be posted ASAP.”

The manager of the venue, Vincent Le Gall, told Franceinfo that the explosion was caused by a firecracker thrown by gilets jaunes (yellow vests) protesters. Thousands across France took to the streets last week for a new wave of the protests, which began in November 2018 in response to rising fuel prices.

Sum 41 are playing a second sold-out ‘No Personal Space’ show at the Dome (500-cap.) in North London, before heading to Amsterdam’s Afas Live (6,000-cap.), Dusseldorf’s Mitsubishi Electric Halle (7,500-cap.) and Zenith in Munich (6,000-cap.). Details of dates and ticket prices can be found here.

Photo: Stefan Brending/Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 4.0)

 


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