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Sum 41 on the resurgence of pop-punk: “It’s a wild and surreal thing to go through”

Sum 41 have spoken to NME about the recent resurgence of pop-punk, and discussed how it was a “wild and surreal” thing for them to experience as a band.The topic arose when the band spoke to NME ahead of their massive set at Mad Cool Festival 2024 in Madrid. It took place following the release of ‘Heaven :x: Hell’ – which marks Sum 41’s final-ever album – and ahead of their farewell tour dates across Europe and the UK later this year.During the interview, the band were asked about the huge rise in popularity of pop-punk music seen over the past couple of years, and told us about how it felt to embark on these huge tour dates as the genre reaches new heights.“Being lucky enough to have any sort of relevance that allows you to see the rise and fall and the rise again of whatever genre you’ve been placed into… it’s a pretty crazy compliment and a really wild and surreal thing to go through,” guitarist Dave Baksh said.“Especially because I think we don’t take ourselves too seriously, so as far as watching all this and seeing younger bands saying like: ‘I grew up on your music’, it’s a wild experience.

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Watch Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox cover Blink-182’s ‘Dammit’ in new Sunday Lunch video
Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox have shared a new Sunday Lunch video, during which they cover Blink-182‘s ‘Dammit’ – watch the spirited cover below.On Sunday (April 28), Willcox and Fripp shared the latest of their Sunday Lunch videos, for which they began recording and posting covers of popular songs in 2020 amidst the COVID-19 lockdowns and have been running with ever since due to its popularity.For their latest cover, Fripp and Willcox have taken on Blink-182’s ‘Dammit’, beginning with a false start. After putting on a spirited performance, Toyah calls it an “elderly edition” of Sunday Lunch, causing her spouse to erupt in laughter.Watch Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp’s cover of ‘Dammit’ below.The pair’s recent covers include the Beastie Boys classic ‘Fight For Your Right’, Michael Jackson’s ‘Give In To Me’, Bon Jovi’s ‘You Give Love A Bad Name’, The Black Keys’ ‘Lonely Boy’, and Richard Berry’s ‘Have Love, Will Travel’.Later this year, Fripp and Toyah Willcox are set to embark on a string of string of live dates during the holidays following the success of their Sunday Lunch YouTube series and their critically acclaimed Tour of ’23.The couple will kick off the shows on December 16 at the Queens Hall in Edinburgh.
Blink-182 announce new 2024 US tour dates “with new production elements”
Blink-182 have unveiled new 2024 US tour dates, teasing “new production elements” for their upcoming leg – see all details below.The pop-punk band announced the news on an Instagram story, where they revealed their new US leg would begin in June this year with 30 extra dates.The new show will also come with increased seat capacity and a full 360-degree view of the stage for fans.Blink-182 also announced a slew of support acts, including the likes of Pierce The Veil, Alexisonfire, Astronoid, Drain, Ekkstacy, Hot Milk, Jxdn, Landon Barker and Live Without.Tickets for the new leg can be purchased here, whilst VIP package options for the tour can be viewed and purchased here. See all dates below:JUNE20 – Orlando, FL – Kia Center *21 – Miami, FL – Kaseya Center *24 – San Antonio, TX – Frost Bank Center ^25 – Fort Worth, TX – Dickies Arena ^27 — Denver, CO — Ball Arena %30 – San Diego, CA – Petco Park +JULY02 – Glendale, AZ – Desert Diamond Arena +03 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena + 06 — Los Angeles, CA — SoFi Stadium +08– Fresno, CA – Save Mart Center +09 – San Francisco, CA – Chase Center +11 – Salt Lake City, UT – Delta Center <13 – Portland, OR – Moda Center <14 – Quincy, WA – Gorge Amphitheatre <21 – Flushing, NY – Citi Field #23 – Boston, MA – Fenway Park #24 — Hartford, CT — The XFINITY Theatre #26 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center >27 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena >29 – Greenville, SC – Bon Secours Wellness Arena >30 – Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena >AUGUST: 01 – Lexington, KY – Rupp Arena >02 – Indianapolis, IN – Gainbridge Fieldhouse >06 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center >07 – Milwaukee, WI – Fiserv Forum >09 – Kansas City, MO – T-Mobile Center >10 – St. Louis, MO – Enterprise Center +12 – Detroit, MI –
Green Day covers side-project The Coverups announce intimate London shows
Green Day side-project The Coverups have announced two intimate London shows – find all the details below.Formed in 2018, the group features Billie Joe Armstrong and Mike Dirnt along with Green Day touring member Jason White, their audio engineer Chris Dugan, tour manager Bill Schneider (also of Pinhead Gunpowder), and musician Greg Schneider.Today (February 22), The Coverups confirmed that they’ll take to the stage at The Garage in Highbury, North London next Tuesday (February 27) before returning for a second set the following Friday (March 1).The band will be joined at the 600-capacity venue by support act Lovebreakers on both dates.Tickets went on sale earlier today (February 22) – you can buy yours here (subject to availability).Captioning an official poster for the upcoming shows, The Coverups wrote: “Hello London! Come have fun with us!” They had previously teased the performances by sharing a photo of the Union Jack, writing: “I’m so bored.” See both posts below.A post shared by Thecoverups (@the__coverups)A post shared by Thecoverups (@the__coverups)The Coverups brought 2023 to a close by staging a New Year’s Eve show at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles, California. Per Setlist.FM, the 31-track set saw the outfit take on hits by The Strokes and The Clash, and cover The Pogues in honour of Shane MacGowan.On New Years Eve 2022, The Coverups played songs by the likes of Nirvana and Ramones during a special set at the legendary Viper Room in Hollywood.