Sum 41, Senses Fail and As It Is at The Riverside Municipal Auditorium - 11.2.16

words + photos by Joe Cortez

Canadian rock band Sum 41 is back with a stellar new album, "13 Voices," (available now via Hopeless Records) and hitting the road in support of the new disc which debuted at number #9 on the Billboard Top Album charts. The band stopped by the Riverside Municipal Auditorium last Wednesday night for a triumphant show full of classic tunes and theatrical bombast.

Dubbed the "Don't Call It a Sum-back Tour," the tour finds the band celebrating 20 years as a pop-punk force. The tour also finds lead singer Deryck Whibley back at the peak of his prowess as frontman after a courageous and hard fought recovery from alcoholism. As I took in moments from the show in between grabbing shots of their set, there was no doubt in my mind: Sum 41 is back and they're better than ever.

Check out my photos from the night, also featuring openers Senses Fail and As It Is, below. For more on Sum 41, be sure to visit and follow @sum41 on Twitter.

Sum 41 Photo Gallery

Senses Fail Photo Gallery

As It Is Photo Gallery