Hot on the heels of their two triumphant sold-out UK headline tours, Billy Talent return to unleash their explosive live show at a one off date on February 17 at the legendary Brixton Academy, support comes from Enter Shikari and The Sounds. This is followed by the release of the anthemic 'Fallen Leaves' on February 19.
Renowned for the sheer energy of their live shows Billy Talent have slowly but surely converted the rock world to their unique but accesible blend of explosive pop-punk anthems and boisterous riffs. 'Fallen Leaves' is the third single to be taken from the critically acclaimed second album Billy Talent II and tells the dark story of a friends' drug addiction. The song sees the band take a more melodic approach whilst retaining their signature up beat, rowdy choruses.
After a decade of hardwork and near on non-stop touring Billy Talent broke through in to the punk mainstream with their eponymous debut Billy Talent in 2003. Spawning such hits as the infectious 'Try Honesty' the album went on to become triple platinum in Canada with success soon following across Europe and the US. Billy Talent first graced our shores with their live show at the Reading/Leeds Festival in 2003 and have steadily built a fiercely loyal fan base here in the UK. This year they have headlined both the Astoria and Hammersmith Palais and will now take on Brixton Academy - an achievement by any standards and proof that Billy Talent are here to stay.
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