Sum 41 played the final night of their 15th Anniversary tour of “Does This Look Infected?” Opening for the band was Seaway and Super Whatevr. Last time I saw Sum 41 which was on the 10th Anniversary tour of “Does This Look Infected?” when original drummer Steve Jocz was still and the band. In 2015 guitarist Dave Baksh returned to the band and Street Drum Corps’ Frank Zummo replaced Jocz. The lineup consists of founding member Deryck Whibley (lead vocasl/guitar), bassist Jason McCaslin who has been on all the band’s releases and tours since being signed in 1999. Also on guitar is Tom Thacker who originally a replacement for Baksh and has been a member since.
For most tours where I’ve seen a band celebrate an anniversary of an album by playing it in it’s entirety, it is typically beginning to end. For Sum 41, they played the full album but spread it out over their set. To start the show Sum 41 ripped into “The Hell Song,” after a curtain dropped and confetti shot out. From crowd surfers to fans jumping off the section dividers this was a real authentic punk show. For this being one of my favorite albums in middle school, this was a special night for me especially and fans likewise who were in their early to late teens when it was released.
Sum 41 is as fierce as ever and certainly made this last show go out with a band. On “Blood In My Eyes,” Whibley added a few of his favorite metal songs. For “Billy Spleen,” Sum 41 added in Pink Floyd’s Another Brick In The Wall as a big inflate misfits style skeleton popped up. The only full cover song played was Queen’s “We Will Rock You,” but played it as if it was one of their songs for it to fit in perfectly. The show also featured a drum solo from Zummo which included a Linkin Park Medley. I was lucky enough to have seen Linkin Park at the Wiltern in 2014. Sum 41 ended the show with an encore of “No Reason,” “Motivation,” “Underclass Hero, and Fat Lip.” Hopefully the next five years when the 20th anniversary comes up “Does This Look Infected,” won’t go by as quick as the last 15 since its release.