Published Aug 06, 2010Though they're supposed to be returning to North America for a stint on the Vans Warped Tour, Sum 41 have had their tour stopped in Japan due to an incident involving the band's Deryck Whibley. The Sum 41 singer was apparently attacked by three men and is currently in hospital in Japan.
Late last night (August 5), Sum 41 tweeted "Deryck Whibley was attacked in a bar last night by 3 unknown people. He is in the hospital now. Japanese police are looking into the matter."
The band followed it up with an update on their blog, where they said, "It is unfortunate to say, but Deryck Whibley is still in the hospital. He was attacked late last night in Japan. We are waiting for results and we are hoping for the best. Thanks for your support."
While Whibley's exact condition is unknown, it's clear that this is a serious matter. All of the band's upcoming tour dates are listed below, although it is unclear at this point whether any will be cancelled.
8/7 Osaka, Japan - Makuhari Messe (Summersonic)
8/8 Tokyo, Japan - Chiba Marine Stadium (Summersonic)
8/11 Pomona, CA - Pomona Fairplex (Vans Warped Tour)
8/12 Sacramento, CA - Sleep Train Amphitheatre (Vans Warped Tour)
8/13 Boise, ID - Idaho Center Amphitheatre (Vans Warped Tour)
8/14 George, WA - The Gorge Amphitheatre (Vans Warped Tour)
8/15 Portland, OR - Washington County Fairgrounds (Vans Warped Tour)
8/31 Lausanne, Switzerland - Les Docks
9/2 Paris, France - La Maroquinerie
9/4 Bologna, Italy - I-Day Festival
9/6 Nuremberg, Germany - Hirsch
9/8 Prague, Czech Republic - Roxy
9/10 St. Petersburg, RU - Glav Club
9/11 Moscow, RU - B1 Maximum
9/12 Ekaterinburg, BY - Tele Club
2/26 Brisbane, AU - RNA Showgrounds
2/27 Sydney, AU - Eastern Creek Raceway
3/4 Melbourne, AU - Melbourne Showgrounds
3/5 Adelaide, AU - Bonython Park
3/7 Perth, AU - Steel Blue Oval