Warner Music Canada recording artists Billy Talent have announced the release of their new album Afraid of Heights. The album is heralded by the title track, which premiered last night – listen above.

Of the album, the band say: “This record is about struggle, both within ourselves and within the society we live. It’s about asking questions. It’s about friendship and loyalty and it’s about choosing 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”

Billy Talent will be hitting the road for a number of festival dates this summer, followed by headline shows in Europe, The US & Australia. Their home country will see them take the stage at Amnesia Rockfest (Montebello, QC) and WTFest (Brantford, ON). Overseas, the band will play a number of festival dates that will include stops in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the UK and the Czech Republic.

Afraid of Heights Track Listing:

01. Big Red Gun
02. Afraid of Heights
03. Ghost Ship of Cannibal Rats
04. Louder Than the DJ
05 .The Crutch
06. Rabbit Down the Hole
07. Time-Bomb Ticking Away
08. Leave Them All Behind
09. Horses & Chariots
10. This Is Our War
11. February Winds
12. Afraid of Heights (Reprise)

Tour Dates:

05/29 – Anabuk Festival – Moscow, Russian Federation
05/30 – Club Kosmonavt – Saint Petersburg, Russia
06/03 – Rock am Ring – Mendig, Germany
06/03 – Rock im Park – Nuremberg, Germany
06/07 – Budapest Park Open Air – Budapest, Hungary
06/08 – Greenfield Festival – Interlaken, Switzerland
06/09 – Nova Rock Festival – Nickelsdorf, Austria
06/12 – Download Festival – Derby, UK
06/15 – Aerodrome Festival – Prague, Czech Republic
06/24 – Amnesia Rockfest – Montebello, QC
06/25 – WTFest – Brantford, ON
07/21 – Les Grandes Fetes at Parc Beausejour – Rimouski, QC
0723 – Festival Des Bieres Du Monde – Saguenay, QC
08/20 – Summer Sonic – Tokyo, Japan
08/21 – Summer Sonic – Tokyo, Japan

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