May 13, 2016 – Warner Music Canada recording artists Billy Talent have announced the release of their new album Afraid of Heights.  The album is heralded by the title track, which premiered on Alternative Press last night.  Click here to listen.  Fans who preorder Afraid of Heights will receive an instant download of this single with five more instant grat tracks to follow leading up to the album’s release.  Those who order through the band’s webstore will have access to a host of additional package options, including a limited-edition custom Klipsch Groove portable Bluetooth® speaker with the Afraid of Heights album artwork on the front grill.  Go to for more details.  What’s more, all physical copies of the album will come with a unique download code that allows fans to access a special Mastered for Headphones edition of the album.

Billy-Talent-III-billy-talent-7585404-1280-1024Of the album, the band say, “This record is about struggle, both within ourselves and within the society we live. It’s about asking questions. It’s about friendship and loyalty and it’s about choosing not accept things that don’t apply to us. That don’t represent us. It’s about believing in the person that’s reflected in the mirror and taking responsibility. It’s about the pressures that society creates and how we’re all trying to figure out where we fit in. It’s about following your dreams and knowing that when you get knocked down you have to get back up. It’s about listening to our planet and learning to respect her. It’s about love and loss and life… but more importantly it’s about the power of ROCK ’N ROLL”

In addition to the new album, the band have also been running a promotion with their fans through their website  Billy Talent have shared the lyrics to “Afraid of Heights” and are encouraging fans to create something artistic from their interpretation of those lyrics.  One lucky winner will be selected to win a signed guitar, a custom Klipsch Bluetooth speaker system, and a chance to meet the band on a future tour stop in their city.

Billy Talent will be hitting the road for a number of festival dates this summer, followed by headline shows in Europe, The US & Australia.  Their home country will see them take the stage at Amnesia Rockfest (Montebello, QC) and WTFest (Brantford, ON).  Overseas, the band will play a number of  festival dates that will include stops in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the UK and the Czech Republic.  See below for a full list of dates.

In the 13 years since their inception, Billy Talent sold nearly 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.  The band has enjoyed tremendous success at Canadian rock radio where they have had three #1 hits that combined for 19 weeks at the top spot, five Top 5 hits, and six Top 10 hits.

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Tour Dates

May 29

Anabuk Festival

Moscow, Russian Federation

May 30

Club Kosmonavt

Saint Petersburg, Russia

June 3

Rock am Ring

Mendig, Germany

June 3

Rock im Park

Nuremberg, Germany

June 7

Budapest Park Open Air

Budapest, Hungary

June 8

Greenfield Festival

Interlaken, Switzerland

June 9

Nova Rock Festival

Nickelsdorf, Austria

June 12

Download Festival

Derby, UK

June 15

Aerodrome Festival

Prague, Czech Republic

June 24

Amnesia Rockfest

Montebello, QC

June 25


Brantford, ON

July 21

Les Grandes Fetes at Parc Beausejour

Rimouski, QC

July 23

Festival Des Bieres Du Monde

Saguenay, QC

August 20

Summer Sonic

Tokyo, Japan

August 21

Summer Sonic

Tokyo, Japan

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