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