Billy Talent release live video, announce U.S. tour

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Billy Talent is set to release their new album, Afraid of Heights later this summer. Earlier this month, they unleashed their second single from the record, a track titled “Louder than the DJ” and now, we’ve gotten the video for it. On Friday (June 24), the Canadian band unveiled the live music video for the brand new song. The video was shot during their recent show at Rock am Ring in Germany, despite the severe weather conditions.

Now that’s rock and roll. Check out the video for “Louder than the DJ” below.

In addition to the music video, the group also unveiled a list of United States tour dates which are set to take place this fall. The tour will kick off on Sept. 3 at Riot Fest Denver and wrap up on Sept. 30 at Chill on the Hill at the Freedom Hill Amphitheatre in Sterling Heights, MI. The complete list of tour dates can be seen below.

BILLY TALENT US TOUR DATES:

09/03 – Denver, CO @ Riot Fest
09/05 – Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
09/06 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
09/07 – Milwaukee, WI @ Rave Bar
09/09 – Niagara Falls, NY @ Rapids Theatre
09/10 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
09/11 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
09/13 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry @ The Fillmore
09/14 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
09/16 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme
09/17 – Kalamazoo, MI @ District Square
09/18 – Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest
09/30 – Sterling Heights, MI @ Chill On The Hill,@ Freedom Hill Amphitheatre

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Afraid of Heights, is set to be released on July 29 through The End/Warner Music Canada. Afraid of Heights is the follow-up to the band’s fourth studio album, Dead Silence though in 2014 they released a greatest hits record titled, Hits.

Billy Talent is ‘Louder than the DJ’ on new song

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It’s been a month since Billy Talent released their first new song in four years. On Friday (June 3), the Canadian band published the lyric video for the second single off of their upcoming new album, Afraid of Heights. Following the release of their first single/title track, “Afraid of Heights,” the band is now streaming “Louder than the DJ.” Listen to “Louder than the DJ” below.

Billy Talent’s new album, Afraid of Heights, is set to be released on July 29 through The End/Warner Music Canada. For those who are enjoying the two new songs, pre-orders for the album are currently available on the band’s website hereAfraid of Heights is the follow-up to the band’s fourth studio album, Dead Silence though in 2014 they released a greatest hits record titled, Hits.

While this record is supposed to be about the band’s return, the group was down a member during the recording of the album. It was revealed that drummer Aaron Solowoniuk was replaced during the recording session by Alexisonfire’s Jordan Hastings after experiencing a relapse with MS (multiple sclerosis).

Billy Talent release first new song in years

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It’s been a couple of years since Billy Talent has released new music and now, the group has returned with their first single in four years. On Thursday (May 12), the Canadian band joined forces with Alternative Press to release their first single off of their upcoming new album, Afraid of Heights. The new track is the album’s title track.

In an accompanying video, which can be seen here, the band reveal what inspired them to name the new  record “afraid of heights.” “This record is about struggle, both within ourselves and within the society we live,” the voice over in the accompanying video says.

“It’s about asking questions. It’s about friendship and loyalty and it’s about choosing to 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.”

Listen to the audio for “Afraid of Heights” below.

Afraid of Heights is set to be released on July 29 through The End/Warner Music Canada. For those who are enjoying the new track, it was officially uploaded onto iTunes for purchase on Friday morning (May 13). Afraid of Heights is the follow-up to the band’s fourth studio album, Dead Silence though in 2014 they released a greatest hits record titled, Hits.