The successful Canadian alternative rock group Billy Talent will finally arrive in Riga with a show on June 12th at the Palladium concert hall. With their punk and alternative rock mixture, the Canadians have proven themselves as an excellent live band and there is no doubt that this meeting has been eagerly anticipated. Tickets here.
The group's debut album "Billy Talent" was released in the fall of 2003 and received positive reviews from music critics. With hits "Try Honesty", "The Ex", "River Below" and "Nothing to Lose" the album reached 6th place on the Canadian album chart and triple platinum status, resulting in two prestigious "Juno Awards" - "Best Album" and "Best Group."
The group's next albums continuations "Billy Talent II" & "Billy Talent III" have also received triple platinum status. The album "Afraid of Heights" released in 2016 debuted at number one on the music album chart not only in Canada but also in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria.
The latest Billy Talent album "Crisis of Faith" quickly climbed the charts since its release, and the record immediately reached the top in Germany and Canada - three singles "Reckless Paradise," "I Beg to Differ (This Will Get Better)" and "End of Me" ranked 1st and exceeded 50 million listening figures. The album is filled with an eclectic rock anthem that we can expect in concert this summer in Riga.
Billy Talent ranks among the 10 most commercially successful Canadian groups. Awards speak for themselves - Billy Talent has received 7 prestigious "Juno Awards" and 23 nominations, 10 "Much Music Video Awards" from 32 nominations, which ranks the group among the most nominated groups in the history of the "Much Music Video Award". On Canadian rock radio, they have gained three No. 1 hits that held the first position in the charts for 20 weeks, six Top 5 hits, and six Top 10 hits.