Show: Billy Talent
Support: with Very Special Guests PUP
Show Info: Feb 10, 2022 – Calgary , AB – Big Four
Tour Announce: Monday, September 27th @ 7am PST/10am EST
Public On Sale: Friday, October 1st @ 10am Local
Canadian rockers BILLY TALENT will begin 2022 on a high note by returning to the stage for an incredible national Canadian tour. The 10-date tour will consist of two legs; the first brings the band to the West coast with very special guests PUP, while the second leg will see the band coheadline a run of 5 dates with fellow punk rockers RISE AGAINST. Tickets for all shows are available now, for a full list of dates go to BillyTalent.com.
Tickets will go on-sale on Friday (October 1) at 10:00 am local time. Tickets will be available via pre-sale beginning tomorrow (Tuesday, September 28) at 7:00 AM PDT/10:00 AM EDT. Click HERE for details.
The upcoming tour will come on the heels of the release of Billy Talent’s forthcoming album CRISIS OF
FAITH. The ten track LP was produced entirely by the band’s guitarist and main songwriter, Juno-nominated producer Ian D’Sa, in the band’s Toronto studio and was mixed by the legendary Chris Lord-Alge. The album is set for release on January 21, 2022. It has been heralded by the #1 hit singles
“Reckless Paradise” and “I Beg to Differ (This Will Get Better),” along with the anthemic prog-inspired
“Forgiveness I + II.” Billy Talent’s just-released single, “End of Me,” featuring Rivers Cuomo of Weezer, is the band’s fastest ever entry into the Rock Top 10, arriving there just 10 days after the song’s release.
Each of PUP’s three albums (their self-titled debut in 2013, 2016’s The Dream Is Over, and 2019’s Morbid Stuff), has been a meticulously curated work that has taken its respective toll on the band. “We’ve all individually and collectively lost our minds in the undertaking that is our creative process,” says guitarist Steve Sladkowski. “I’m not trying to make it sound like it’s some Herculean thing, but the way in which we work is such that it involves a lot of stress.” And their hard work has paid off, landing them on Best of the Year lists from outlets like Pitchfork and Rolling Stone for This Place Sucks Ass, however, they say it was relieving to let loose and put something into the world that values pleasure over perfection.