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Sum 41 to Blast Boise From the Past

Wednesday, Jan. 23 at Knitting Factory


Twelve years after releasing its breakout album, All Killer No Filler, Canadian punk-pop outfit Sum 41 is still synonymous with its hit single, "Fat Lip."

A song that spoke for adolescents everywhere, "Fat Lip" found its way onto innumerable party playlists in the 2000s. The song was popular for its chunky guitar hook and lyrics like "Stormin' through the party like my name was El Nino / When I'm hangin' out drinking in the back of an El Camino." Though the lyrics were cheesy, few could deny their catchy melodies.

That album went platinum, launched Sum 41 on a tour of the globe, and spawned four more albums, including the 2011 release Screaming Bloody Murder. Sum 41 storms Boise's Knitting Factory Wednesday, Jan. 23, to mark the 10th anniversary of its second album, Does This Look Infected?