August 8, 2016 – Warner Music Canada recording artists Billy Talent have claimed the #1 spot on the Nielsen Soundscan Top Albums chart with their new album Afraid of Heights.  This is the fourth consecutive #1 studio album debut for the group, going back to their sophomore release Billy Talent II.  In addition to topping the sales charts, the band have also knocked fellow Torontonian Drake from atop the Billboard Canadian Albums consumption chart (measuring sales plus streaming data) after a three consecutive week run.  On top of all this success in their home country, Billy Talent have also topped the sales charts in Germany, where earlier this year they closed out the Rock am Ring festival to 100,000 screaming fans.

In addition to ruling the charts, this week also sees Billy Talent ascending to the #1 spot on the Active Rock chart at Canadian radio.  This follows last week’s chart topping week at Mainstream Rock, and sees “Afraid of Heights” join “Rusted from the Rain,” “Stand Up and Run” and “Surprise Surprise” as #1 radio hits for the group.

Billy Talent will spend the rest of the year on the road with a 60 date worldwide tour, featuring stops in America, Australia, Japan, Germany, and the UK.  Keep watching for Canadian dates to be announced soon, and see below for a full list of dates.

In the 13 years since their inception, Billy Talent sold well over one million albums in Canada alone and nearly 3 million albums internationally.  Their albums Billy Talent I and II and III have all received multi-platinum certifications, with platinum status for the last studio album Dead Silence.

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Tour dates

August 11

Max Watts

West End, Australia

August 13

Metro Theatre

Sydney, Australia

August 14

170 Russell

Melbourne, Australia

August 16

Fowler’s Live

Adelaide, Australia

August 17


Perth, Australia

August 20

Summer Sonic

Tokyo, Japan

August 21

Summer Sonic

Osaka, Japan

September 3

Riot Fest

Denver, CO

September 5

The Riot Room

Kansas City, MO

September 6

Varsity Theater

Minneapolis, MN

September 7

The Rave Bar

Milwaukee, WI

September 9

Rapids Theatre

Niagara Falls, NY

September 10


New York, NY

September 11

The Sinclair

Cambridge, MA

September 13

The Foundry @ The Filmore

Philadelphia, PA

September 14

Rock & Roll Hotel

Washington, DC

September 16

The Pyramid Scheme

Grand Rapids, MI

September 17

District Square

Kalamazoo, MI

September 18

Riot Fest

Chicago, IL

September 20

The Rave Bar

Milwaukee, WI

October 12


Norwich, UK

October 13

O2 Academy

Bristol, UK

October 15


Manchester, UK

October 16


Glasgow, UK

October 17

O2 Academy

Newcastle, UK

October 19

O2 Institute

Birmingham, UK

October 20

O2 Academy

Leeds, UK

October 22

Rock City

Nottingham, UK

October 23


London, UK

October 24


Cardiff, UK

October 26

O2 Guildhall

Southampton, UK

October 27

Elysee Montmarte

Paris, France

October 28


Antwerpen, Belgium

October 30


Amsterdam, Netherlands

November 1


Esch-Sur-Alzette, Luxembourg

November 2


Copenhagen West, Denmark

November 3


Stockholm, Sweden

November 5

Logomo Club

Turku, Finland

November 6


Helsinki, Finland

November 19

Tratro Barcelò

Madrid, Spain

November 20

Sala Barts

Barcelona, Spain

November 22

Volkshaus Zürich

Zurich, Switzerland

November 23

Les Docks

Lausanne, Switzerland

November 25


Linz, Austria

November 26


Vienna, Austrai

November 27


Graz, Austria

November 29


Munich, Germany

November 30


Stuttgart, Germany

December 2

Swiss Life Hall

Hannover, Germany

December 3

Mitsubishi Electric Halle

Düsseldorf, Germany

December 4


Frankfurt, Germany

December 6


Hamburg, Germany

December 7

Haus Auensee

Leipzig, Germany

December 9


Berlin, Germany

December 10


Lingen, Germany

December 12

Klub Esskulap

Ponzan, Poland

December 13

Progresja Music Zone

Warsaw, Poland

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