Last May Billy Talent released a snippet of what was to come from their brand new album when they released ‘Viking Death March’. The first single was met with huge excitement and anticipation for their forth studio album ‘Dead Silence‘ – Set for release on the 10th of September. Following the single release, Billy Talent have also announced the second single to be released from Dead Silence; ‘Surprise Surprise’ will be released on the 17th of September.
To celebrate the release, last week Rock Sound announced that Billy Talent would be headlining their Rock Sound Riot Tour 2012 in November, kicking off on the 6 of November in Manchester. The guys will make their way around the country for an 11-date tour with a huge London show at the prestigious Roundhouse on 11 November. One not to miss!
Says Rock Sound editor Ben Patashnik: “It’s awesome to be working with Billy Talent, a band all at Rock Sound has loved for years, and it’s genuinely thrilling to be taking this step up into massive venues. Can’t wait for November!”
2012 is already proving to be an incredibly busy year for the Canadian punk-rockers with the band about to hit the UK for two very intimate and special shows in London on 16 August and Edinburgh on 20 August followed by performances at Reading and Leeds on 25 and 26 August respectively.
This foursome are just getting warmed up – the rest of the year holds huge things for these punk-rock pioneers and the release of ‘Dead Silence’ will remind everyone exactly why they are considered one of the greatest and perhaps underrated rock bands of a generation.
UPCOMING TOUR DATES
THURSDAY 16 LONDON The Garage
MONDAY 20 EDINBURGH Liquid Room
SATDAY 25 READING FESTIVAL
SUNDAY 26 LEEDS FESTIVAL
TUESDAY 6 MANCHESTER Academy
WEDNESDAY 7 NORWICH UEA
THURSDAY 8 NOTTINGHAM Rock City
SATURDAY 10 BIRMINGHAM HMV Institute
SUNDAY 11 LONDON Roundhouse
TUESDAY 13 NEWCASTLE O2 Academy
WEDNESDAY 14 GLASGOW O2 ABC
FRIDAY 16 PORTSMOUTH Pyramids
SATURDAY 17 LEEDS O2 Academy
SUNDAY 18 CARDIFF University
MONDAY 19 BRISTOL O2 Academy