Celebrating their twentieth anniversary as a band and tenth anniversary of the release of their multi-platinum debut album, Billy Talent will be hitting the road this fall for a special tour across Canada.
The special tour starts on October 12 in Toronto and continues on to Quebec City, Montreal, Vancouver and Calgary. The band is returning to its roots, performing their entire debut album, followed by a series of their most popular hits from throughout their career.
Originally formed in 1993, Billy Talent was originally called Pezz. The group began building a strong local following from their home region in Mississauga, Ontario. They were known for their self-promotion and building stages with strapped together milk cartons. The band changed their name in 1999, when they learned of another American band by the same name who had international rights to the name.
The band took the opportunity to breathe new life and set out writing new songs and re-branding as Billy Talent. In 2002 they signed their first major label deal. In 2003 they released their first self-titled album through Warner Music Canada, selling over 300,000 copies and winning 2 Casby awards, 3 Juno awards, and 3 MuchMusic video awards.
Tickets for the Tuesday, October 29 show at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver go on sale Friday, August 16 at 10:00am online or by phone at 1-855-985-5000. Tickets start at $42.50 plus applicable service charges.