Billy Talent is a Canada based rock band that hails from Mississauga Ontario. The band has been performing since 1993, and are an example of a longtime, hardworking band catching a break.
Billy Talent Niagara Falls Concert
Canadian Success Story
Originally known by their first band name, ‘Pezz’, the group grew their sound in the touring Toronto market.
The first record by the group was done in the basement of one of the members and was a 4-track demo. The group then performed in the area around their home in Toronto and improved the quality of their music.
The first full album was produced in 1999. The album included rap rock, pop and punk pop songs. The album was very popular in the Toronto area but did not rise to the mainstream area. This was the final album by the group under the ‘Pezz’ name, as they were forced to abandon the name due to a trademark violation with an American Band.
The second album was created in 2003 with the band name and album titled: ‘Billy Talent’ under Warner Music Canada and Atlantic Records. The album was a huge success, with charting singles ‘Try Honesty, ‘The Ex’ and ‘River Below’. With the success, the team travelled around the world and performed in sold out shows in America and Europe.
Juno Award Winner
The band went on to win two junos. The first was the MuchMusic Award and Best Album of the year in 2004. By the end of 2005, the second album was certified 3X platinum.
Billy Talent II hit the stores at the end of June 2006. The album topped Canadian and German billboards and became one the country’s best-selling albums. By a year later, the album had become certified 2X Platinum. For years after the release of the album, Billy Talent have toured around Europe, USA, and Australia
Billy Talent III was released in July 2009 and was followed by tours in Europe and the UK. In 2010, they also visited South Africa. The Hits album was released in August 2014. The band has performed shows in their tours.
The group’s fifth album Afraid of the Heights was released in late July 2016. It is a mix of different styles including ska punk, hip hop and indie.
Billy Talent will be visiting Niagara Falls in support of their new album. See them on September 9th, 2016 at the Rapids Theatre in Niagara Falls, New York. Stay at the Closet Hotel to Niagara Falls, the Marriott on the Falls Hotel. View our: