Ahead of the release of their 5th studio album this coming September 2012, Canadian punk rockers Billy Talent have officially confirmed a brand new Irish Tour Date. Music Scene is delighted to reveal that Billy Talent shall be gracing the stage of Dublin’s Academy venue this summer! Billy Talent will be performing live on stage at The Academy in Dublin on Wednesday the 22nd of August 2012. Tickets for Billy Talent live at The Academy in Dublin are priced from €25 including booking fee and are on sale now through Ticketmaster and usual outlets nationwide. Click here to buy tickets for Billy Talent live at The Academy in Dublin this coming August 22nd 2012.
Billy Talent (formerly known as Pezz) are a Canadian punk rock band from Streetsville, Ontario, Canada. Billy Talent formed in 1993 with Ben Kowalewicz as the lead vocalist, Ian D’Sa on lead guitar, bassist Jon Gallant and drummer Aaron Solowoniuk.
Billy Talent existed for almost a decade before mainstream success. The members met and played under the name Pezz and remained underground in Toronto’s indie music scene until 2001. The band renamed itself Billy Talent after running into legal trouble with the old name. It was then that Ben Kowalewicz’s connection with an employee of Warner Music Canada’s A&R department landed Billy Talent a record deal and launched them into mainstream success.
Since then, Billy Talent have made two multi-platinum records in Canada, and continues to expand their success overseas, this included touring for 20 months supporting their third album. They released their fourth studio album Billy Talent III in July 2009. At an intimate gig in Brighton’s Concorde 2 on May 29th 2012, lead singer Ben Kowalewicz revealed that the Billy Talent‘s fifth studio album will be released in September 2012.
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