Sum 41 guitar tech Brian Keith Diaz explains the band’s tour cancellations due to Deryck Whibley’s back issues.
"This decision was not made as a snap judgement call. Doctors and others have been telling him to rest and have surgery, etc. for a long time now. But, being the way this industry is, Sum 41 has to continue touring in order to promote their record and continue making money. This isn’t an arbitrary "let’s just cancel a bunch of shows" decision. This puts everyone’s life on hold: the guys in the band, the people who work for them, everyone… Until this unfortunate setback there were no plans to stop touring regardless of how well the record was selling, or whether people think the promotion was lacking, whatever. “
Read the entire statement here.