Update: Sum 41 Forced to Cancel Warped Tour Appearances Following Attack in Japan
Published Aug 12, 2010Last week, Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley was hospitalized in Japan after being attacked by three men in a bar. The news was vague, only explaining that Whibley was in the hospital and was hoping to recover in time for the band to return to North America and complete their stint on the Vans Warped Tour. Now, the band have cancelled their remaining dates, as Whibley has not yet recovered.
According to Alternative Press, Whibley re-aggravated a slipped disk in his spine, which was originally injured in 2007. Against doctor's orders, Whibley still performed at Sum 41's scheduled Japanese shows, but his condition did not improve at all. As a result, the band have been forced to cancel their upcoming dates on the Vans Warped Tour.
"Being a part of Warped Tour this summer meant a lot to us," drummer Steve Jocz said. "We haven't toured in two years and the bands, the crowds and the entire Warped Tour crew have been amazing to us. We were excited to be back in front of our fans and are very disappointed that we have to pull off the tour. We know that it would be more frustrating for the fans if we can't give it our all. Deryck is doing everything he can to get himself better and we're there for him."
The following dates are cancelled:
8/13 Nampa, ID - Idaho Center Amphitheatre
8/14 George, WA - Gorge Amphitheater
8/15 Hillsboro, OR - Washington County Fairgrounds
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