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Update - Billy Talent tours the East Coast Sept 5 to 8

By Administrator

After taking home two 2007 JUNO Awards and three 2007 Much Music Video Awards, Canadian rockers Billy Talent will perform in support of their latest release during an all ages tour of eastern Canada, Sept. 5-8. Special guests are illScarlett and The Saint Alvia Cartel.

Dates include:

Sept. 5 St. John’s Mile One Centre
Sept. 7 Saint John Harbour Station
Sept. 8 Halifax Halifax Metro Centre

Please Note: The Billy Talent show in Halifax, originally set to take place at Alderney Landing on Saturday, Sept. 8, has moved to the Metro Centre.

Tickets purchased for the Alderney Landing show can be exchanged at the Ticket Atlantic box office (at the Halifax Metro Centre) on Tuesday, Aug. 14 and Wednesday Aug. 15 for premium Metro Centre seating. Any exchanges following Aug. 15 must happen at the Ticket Atlantic box office (at the Halifax Metro Centre) and will be on a first come, first serve basis.

Tickets for the Metro Centre show are $39.50 (including tax, plus surcharge) for floor and lower bowl seating and $27.50 (including tax, plus surcharge) for upper bowl seating. Tickets go on sale this Thursday, Aug. 16 at 9 a.m. at the Ticket Atlantic box office, charge by phone 451-1221, at all participating Atlantic Superstores and online at www.ticketatlantic.com.

Tickets for the St. John’s show at the Mile One Centre are $24.50 for P2 seating and $39.50 for P1/floor seating (taxes included) and go on-sale this Friday, July 6 at 12noon. Tickets are available at the Mile One Centre box office, charge by phone 576-7657 (toll free 1-800-361-4595), or online www.admission.com. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets for the Saint John show at the Harbour Station are $39.50 for P1/floor seating or $24.50 for P2 seating (taxes included) and go on-sale this Friday, July 6 at 10 a.m. Tickets are available at the Harbour Station box office, charge by phone 657-1234 (toll free 1-800-267-2800), or online www.harbourstation.nb.ca. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Billy Talent’s second album, II, offers 13 tracks including hit singles “Devil in a Midnight Mass,” “Red Flag,” “Fallen Leaves” and “Surrender”. Canoe.ca said, “…the beats are a little more urgent. The guitars have a bit more heft. The hooks and lyrics are sharper. The songs are leaner. And everything is delivered with more expertise and confidence.” Rocknworld.com said, “This chaotic, noisy energy is barely harnessed with two vocals, guitars, bass, and drums. Under the constant threat of flying apart, Billy Talent is able to bring out their best.”

Adding to their collection of trophies, Billy Talent recently took home 2007 JUNO Awards for Group of the Year and Rock Album of the Year in April as well as three 2007 Much Music Video Awards, including Peoples’ Choice: Favourite Canadian Group and Best Video and Best Rock Video for “Fallen Leaves” in June.

Billy Talent exploded onto the Canadian music scene in 2003 with their self-titled debut release, establishing them as a melodic tsunami of fist-in-the-air rock n’ roll. The band received the 2004 JUNO Award for Best New Group and won Group of the Year and Album of the Year in 2005. With four hit singles including “Try Honesty”, “The Ex”, “The River Below”, and “Nothing to Lose”, the band went on to share the stage with heroes The Buzzcocks and Janes Addiction, toured withed Lollapalooza and The Warped Tour and performed at the UK’s famous Reading and Leeds Festivals.

For more information on Billy Talent, visit: www.billytalent.com

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