SUM 41 PULL OUT OF KERRANG! TOUR SPONSORED BY RELENTLESS ENERGY DRINK. THE BLACKOUT REPLACING THEM

Sadly due to a recurring back injury frontman Deryck Whibley has been suffering from, Sum 41 have had to pull out of the imminent 2012 Kerrang! Tour sponsored by Relentless Energy Drink.

“I feel really terrible about letting down the fans,” says Deryck. “I injured my back about eight months ago and the doctors are saying that I could be in a wheelchair. So, as much as I wanted to be able to do it, I’ve got to look at reality, and for the first time I’ve got to listen to somebody else and not just myself. We’re all really upset about this; we’ve had such a great relationship with our UK fans. We were really looking forward to thistour.”

But of course, the show(s) must go on, and this morning Kerrang! announced that The Blackout were set to replace them on the tour with the rest of the previously announced bands New Found Glory, letlive and While She Sleeps.

“We’re delighted to step in for Sum 41 at the last minute!” says The Blackout’s co-vocalist Sean Smith. “We’ve played the tour once before [in 2010] and we know what a total laugh it is. But hopefully Sum 41 fans won’t try and murder us! This should be a really, really great tour and we’re all really excited to watch the other bands every night.”

Tickets are still on sale for the tour via all the usual outlets, the full listing of which can be found here.

REMINDER: KERRANG RELENTLESS ENERGY DRINK TOUR

Just to remind everyone that tickets for the 2011 Kerrang! Relentless Energy Drink Tour are still available if you’re looking for something to splurge that extra Christmas money on. Line-up consists of The Wonder Years, Framing Hanley, Four Year Strong AND Good Charlotte – so there’s something to suit everyone! Tickets are available from aloud.com and the dates are as follows:

Kerrang! Relentless Energy Drink Tour 2011

3.02 – Dublin, Academy – EXTRA DATE!
4.02 – Dublin, Academy – SOLD OUT
6.02 – Southampton, Guildhall
7.02 – Norwich, UEA – SOLD OUT
8.02 – Bristol, Academy
10.02 – Cardiff, University Great Hall
11.02 – Leeds, Academy
12.02 – Newcastle, Academy
14.02 – Glasgow, Academy
15.02 – Manchester, Academy – SOLD OUT
17.02 – Birmingham, Academy
18.02 – London, Roundhouse

THE WONDER YEARS ADDED TO KERRANG RELENTLESS ENERGY DRINK TOUR 2011

We are very excited about the addition of The Wonder Years to this year’s Kerrang! Relentless Energy Drink Tour with line-up being completed by Framing HanleyFour Year Strong and Good Charlotte.  The Wonder Years went down a treat at this year’s Slam Dunk festival and we can’t think of a better band to open these killer shows.  Tickets are going fast, so be sure to grab yours ASAP.

Kerrang! Relentless Energy Drink Tour 2011

4.02 – Dublin Academy
6.02 – Southampton Guildhall
7.02 – Norwich UEA
8.02 – Bristol O2 Academy
10.02 – Cardiff University Great Hall
11.02 – Leeds O2 Academy
12.02 – Newcastle O2 Academy
14.02 – Glasgow O2 Academy
15.02 – Manchester Academy
17.02 – Birmingham O2 Academy
18.02 – London Roundhouse