Published Aug 12, 2013This year marks the 10th anniversary of Billy Talent's self-titled debut album, and to celebrate the occasion, the Toronto arena punks will be taking the album on a special Canadian trek being dubbed "A Return to the Roots Tour."
The trek currently includes a modest five shows, which will find the band hitting up Toronto, Quebec City, Montreal, Vancouver and Calgary in October and early November. There are fairly long gaps between the shows, so it's possible that more will be added. Three of the gigs include Anti-Flag as the opening act.
Not only does this mark the 10th anniversary of the album Billy Talent (or as it's sometimes known Billy Talent I), but it celebrates the band's 20th anniversary together. They spent their first decade known as Pezz, but changed the moniker due to an American band with the same name.
See the schedule below. It also includes a number of international dates, plus a selection of Ontario stops in September for the Sirius XM Road Trip.
08/15 Gampel, Switzerland - Open Air Festival
08/16 Leipzig, Germany - Highfield Festival
08/17 Sankt Pölten, Austria - FM4 Frequency Festival
08/19 Hannover, Germany - Capitol
08/23 Cape Town, South Africa - City Hall Auditorium
08/24 Pretoria, South Africa - Pretoria Botanical Gardens (Post aKOPPllyptic Punk Picnic)
09/02 Ottawa, ON - The Bronson Centre (The SiriusXM Road Trip Across Ontario)
09/04 Hamilton, ON - Molson Canadian Studio (The SiriusXM Road Trip Across Ontario)
09/05 Peterborough, ON - The Venue (The SiriusXM Road Trip Across Ontario)
09/06 London, ON - London Music Hall (The SiriusXM Road Trip Across Ontario)
09/08 Kingston, ON - Ale House & Canteen (The SiriusXM Road Trip Across Ontario)
10/05 Sterling Heights, MI - Freedom Hill Amphitheatre (Chill on the Hill)
10/06 Niagara Falls, NY - The Rapids Theatre
10/12 Toronto, ON - Sound Academy *
10/16 Quebec City, QC - L'Imperial du Quebec *
10/18 Montreal, QC - Métropolis *
10/29 Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
11/02 Calgary, AB - Flames Central
11/09 Berlin, Germany - Berlin Arena (Vans Warped Tour)
11/10 Eindhoven, Netherlands - Klokgebouw, Eindhoven (Vans Warped Tour)
11/16 London, UK - Alexandra Palace (Vans Warped Tour)
11/17 London, UK - Alexandra Palace (Vans Warped Tour)
* with Anti-Flag