|Tue 24 Apr, 2007||The Arena, Brisbane|
|Wed 25 Apr, 2007||Corner Hotel, Melbourne|
|Sat 28 Apr, 2007||Metro Theatre, Sydney|
Billy Talent - Australia 2007
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“Every once in a while, a band comes along that makes your blood pump faster than normal, Billy Talent is that band.” – Rolling Stone
A performance by rocking Toronto-based quartet Billy Talent will leave you breathless, exhausted and wanting more. That’s why it gives The Frontier Touring Company great pleasure to announce the first ever Australian tour for the fearsome Canadian rockers. The tour will hit Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney this April.
The last three years have been a rock n roll dream for the Billy Talent boys. From humble beginnings playing at rented suburban halls and local gigs in Toronto, the foursome have now achieved international success, playing to adoring crowds by the thousand overseas.
After taking a short break following the success of their self-titled debut, Billy Talent is now ready to take on Australia. They’ve just released their much-anticipated second album: Billy Talent II (out now through Warner Music Australia) and word is that it’s a gem.
Rolling Stone awarded the album four and a half stars. “Billy Talent II is a work of pure genius, combining hard beats, melodic vocals, testosterone-filled guitar and bass riffs – and the odd scream thrown in for good measure… Many that have not warmed up to Billy Talent as of yet, may find themselves sweating and jumping to one of the hardest performing bands going.”
Their boisterous riffs and screaming enthusiasm have foundations in solid rock. Unique yet completely accessible, front man Ben Kowalewicz's poignant lyrics tell many stories. From drug addiction to unfaithful lovers, there is something on this record that will touch everyone.
Live, Billy Talent are a force to be reckoned with. Contactmusic.com described them as “blistering with energy, captur[ing] the spirit, attitude and explosiveness that first launched rock's rebel cause. The group musically captures a pressing sense of urgency devoid of anything trite or gimmicky.”
“They have a unique charm, a respect for their fans and a passion for music that is unbridled.” Manchestermusic.co.uk
In short, Billy Talent rock, and as happens with all good bands, the hype surrounding them is on the rise. So, make sure you’re one of the privileged few who get to experience their explosive live show. You will not be disappointed!
PRE-SALE FOR FRONTIER MEMBERS commences at noon AEST on Wednesday 28 March and runs until noon AEST on Thursday 29 March (or until the pre-sale allocation is exhausted).
GENERAL PUBLIC ON-SALE FROM 9AM LOCAL TIME ON FRIDAY 30 MARCH
BILLY TALENT II is available now through Warner Music Australia