Billy Talent On Canadian Punk Tour

Billy Talent will lead a contingent of fellow punk rockers on a 13-city onslaught through the Great White North.

Billy Talent On Canadian Punk Tour
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Canadian punk revivalists Billy Talent will lead a contingent of fellow punk rockers on a 13-city onslaught through the Great White North beginning in late January, reports liveDaily.com. The Ontario foursome -- who continue to back their sophomore effort, "Billy Talent II," which hit stores back in June -- will be joined on the north-of-the-border excursion by Rise Against, Anti-Flag and Moneen. The 13-date arena tour kicks off January 18 in Victoria, British Columbia, and will sweep from left to right across the country, culminating in a few shows closer to the band's home province in early February. After finishing up the Canadian trek, Billy Talent will head to Europe for a few dates. The band's full European schedule can be found on its website. The band released its self-titled debut in 2003, and then took a break from touring and recording before issuing "II" last year. "We took some time off, spent time with our friends, family and all the different people that we need to be connected with," singer Ben Kowalewicz said in the band's online bio. "You need to have things to write about, you need real life to give you things to write about. I'm not going to write about touring up and down the highway." Tour dates are as follows: 01/18 - Victoria, British Columbia - Save On Foods Memorial Arena 01/19 - Vancouver, British Columbia - Pacific Coliseum 01/21 - Kelowna, British Columbia - Prospera Place 01/23 - Lethbridge, Alberta - Enmax 01/24 - Calgary, Alberta - Saddledome 01/25 - Edmonton, Alberta - Rexall Place 01/27 - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan - Credit Union Centre 01/29 - Winnipeg, Manitoba - MTS Centre 02/02 - Toronto, Ontario - Air Canada Centre 02/03 - Ottawa, Ontario - Civic Centre 02/05 - Montreal, Quebec - Bell Centre 02/06 - Quebec City, Quebec - Colisee Pepsi Arena 02/08 - London, Ontario - John Labatt Centre

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    zAg1619
    These guys are not punk.. Unfortunately, punk has died a good while ago..
    SappyAKA
    howaceisjoe wrote: penis rash wrote: in the title it should say pop punk tour mug
    maybe not pop punk but whatever, theyre music is NOT PUNKROCK.
    Mikeeman95
    us people in the maritimes always get shit pretty much... we've had Guns n' roses, barenaked ladies, black eyed peas, juno awards, but where is all the other bands? Where is Billy Talent? Where is The All-American Rejects? My Chemical Romance? Three Days Grace?
    superchris
    haha cheers, i was expecting a list of bands whod beeen around for years, rather than some slightly more modern badns included as well =] and i agree with the punk in the underground line as well but i would stil regard billy talent as a form of punk, just a modern variation of what there was
    mike2
    stiff little fingers radio birdman angel city outcasts a global threat adicts agnostic front agent orange bad brains black flag blanks '77 the buisness the buzzcocks circle jerks and im to bored to list more so go look em up =] and punk ain't dead, only ignorant fools say that punk is dead, people who aren't involved in the scene say punk is dead. punk is alive in the underground. just go find it.
    superchris
    ok, i need a little help here can somebody who is saying billy taltent ARNT a punk band, name some bands they regard as punk for me..... =]
    Mikeeman95
    ^ and when these bands do come they come for 1 night and they only come like once every 10 years not even...
    mike2
    billy talent aint even pop punk. c'mon guys. this ain't punk at all. niether is anti flag or rise against. seriously, this is sad.
    masterometal666
    mya/shmoosh wrote: i would say they were pop punk
    I would say that they were good. But they aren't, least not for me.
    Miasmatic
    I_Dont_Know wrote: SING ABOUT THINGS YOU KNOW ABOUT. and the person who said they have 3 songs about girls, that's a lot, you woulnd't have 3 songs about child abuse.
    Your username is accurate, you really don't know what the hell you're on about.
    justin_fraser
    Ya this should be a good show. I am not going but my older bro got tickets to the one in Winnipeg. Should be one heck of a show.
    Tedward
    Id like to go to the one here in Winnipeg but i dont know if i can still get tickets. Ian D'sa is in my opinion an extremely original guitarist. I like how he can switch from clean chord rythm to heavy distortion for every song and make them different and for the most part good.
    Animeguy
    the Sex Pistols, the Casualties, and the Ramones have songs about girls and they're not pop-punk Anti-Flag is pretty darn radio-friendly though... i dunno
    Stolenidentity1
    funny i just spammed too...anywho im not into that music i dont even know why im looking at this article lol
    Zuka
    Ben said himself they are, quote: "A Punk/Rock Band". What say you?
    mike2
    no they are not punk, they are part of warner music group, so that drains away from the diy originality that was in the punk mantality.
    CapnKickass
    People get too wrapped up in genres. Why complicate things? Whatever.. Oh yeah, I'm Canadian and american, so I win? It pisses me off that I didn't get around to buying a ticket. (I lose XD) Billy and Rise Against are good.
    Richardt
    nah man, i cant go there right now, i got exams and school. that sux. maybe u should come to canada, billy talent show is coming and its here in less then a weeek! come to toronto dude.
    OneStruggle89
    btw rich...if you wanted to settle that...i live in GA of the USA and im pretty sure i could whoop the **** out of you...so...anytime you happen to be in the neighborhood...
    Cassy_Lee
    I went to the Edmonton show. It was ****ing amazing! Best show I've ever been to.
    guitar_god333
    OneStruggle89 wrote: Richardt wrote: americans are SOOOOO STUPID!!! YOU GUYS SUCK SO MUCH!!!! YOU GUYS WISH BILLY TALENT WAS COMIN TO AMERICA BUT NO! THERE COMIN TO CANADA! CANADA RULEZ, UGUYS ARE AMERICAN SHIT! man that guys and idiot..."ha ha...look at me, im Richardt and I can agree with myself cause im a dip**it...ha ha...im in love with canada because i can't move to america, so i make fun of them...ha ha"... no offense to any REAL canadians...because anyone who actually believes in their own country doesn't feel the need to put down people in another country...especially considering this...275,000,000 ppl in america...and 274,999,950 ppl DONT run the country...so RichardT is just a dumbf**k b/c he thinks he runs canada or something... btw Billy Talent is awesome and I'd go up to Canada to see them if i could
    haha agreed.. and im canadian
    OneStruggle89
    Richardt wrote: americans are SOOOOO STUPID!!! YOU GUYS SUCK SO MUCH!!!! YOU GUYS WISH BILLY TALENT WAS COMIN TO AMERICA BUT NO! THERE COMIN TO CANADA! CANADA RULEZ, UGUYS ARE AMERICAN SHIT!
    man that guys and idiot..."ha ha...look at me, im Richardt and I can agree with myself cause im a dip**it...ha ha...im in love with canada because i can't move to america, so i make fun of them...ha ha"... no offense to any REAL canadians...because anyone who actually believes in their own country doesn't feel the need to put down people in another country...especially considering this...275,000,000 ppl in america...and 274,999,950 ppl DONT run the country...so RichardT is just a dumbf**k b/c he thinks he runs canada or something... btw Billy Talent is awesome and I'd go up to Canada to see them if i could
    Richardt
    Richardt wrote: americans are SOOOOO STUPID!!! YOU GUYS SUCK SO MUCH!!!! YOU GUYS WISH BILLY TALENT WAS COMIN TO AMERICA BUT NO! THERE COMIN TO CANADA! CANADA RULEZ, UGUYS ARE AMERICAN SHIT!
    i agree with that guy. he's tellin the truth.
    guitar_man_guy
    Metal_Faith wrote: Me and my friens got floor tickets for the show in Kelowna. It's gonna be tight. My sister gave them to us for christmas. Man i would go to this concert just for rise against and just for moneen.
    I'll see you there, mate.
    some_rock_fan
    I like Rise Against but I can't say much for the other bands. Ben's voice is too whiny for me.
    misirlou
    listen, i'm not elitist, but billy talent are not punk. and i'm not saying they're a bad band because they are not punk. i mean, i think they're a bad band, but i don't think it's because they're not punk. they're a bad band for totally different reasons. but i'm getting long-winded. the point is they sound nothing like "real" (for lack of a better word) punk, and i'm not sure, but i think there's a good chance they'd agree with me.
    Richardt
    americans are SOOOOO STUPID!!! YOU GUYS SUCK SO MUCH!!!! YOU GUYS WISH BILLY TALENT WAS COMIN TO AMERICA BUT NO! THERE COMIN TO CANADA! CANADA RULEZ, UGUYS ARE AMERICAN SHIT!
    Richardt
    america sucks, u guys are all stupid idiots. i hope u all die and burn in hell
    Hooyahman
    ok all you people who are talking about whether they're punk or emo or wutever. #1 punk as it used to be does not exist anymore except for underground bands. #2 does it matter wut genre you call them? I mean, if you like the music then you like it and if you don't, you don't. Don't hate or like a band because they're classified as a certain genre. (And I love Billy Talent.)
    vanhapelto
    last time they played in Thunder Bay,Ontario they got shit thrown at them on stage so Moneen,Rise Against,and Anti-Flag are all playing in Thunder Bay on January 30th,but Billy Talent wont because they hate Thunder Bay.
    The_Offspring99
    octopig wrote: I know what your sayin man, its the most retarted thing ever. I live in Nova scotia and the only big concert that they've had at the halifax metro centre was when Freakin simple plan came(and they Freakin suck!!)
    Didn't Guns N'Roses come to Halifax last fall? That's a step up from Simple Plan...
    pnblwzrd
    Hell, Id go just to see .moneen., think the toronto shows are sold out though...
    INDUSTRIALMETAL
    It's a shame they don't go east. Even thought I am in BC, and am no fan of this band, the maritimes always get screwed over.