We're proud and excited to have one of our favourite bands headlining this year's extravaganza!
We are delighted to announce that this November, the Rock Sound Riot 2012 will be headlined by Billy Talent.
They've long been one of our favourite bands and we're excited to reveal the 11-date tour, which calls at venues throughout the UK in support of Billy Talent's new album 'Dead Silence' (released September 10 on Atlantic), will be the biggest tour in Rock Sound's history. Good times!
"I can't tell you how excited I am to be a part of this tour," says Billy Talent frontman Ben Kowalewicz. "It's been way, way too long since we visited the UK for a full headline run, and to say that we're stoked would be an understatement! We're going to have some really awesome bands with us, and to be working alongside a magazine that we truly respect and admire makes this the perfect package."
Says Rock Sound editor Ben Patashnik: "It's awesome to be working with Billy Talent, a band all at Rock Sound has loved for years, and it's genuinely thrilling to be taking this step up into massive venues. Can't wait for November!"
Presales are available on Wednesday, and tickets go on general sale on Friday. All appropriate links to follow.
Support bands will be announced in due course.
Billy Talent play:
TUESDAY 6 - MANCHESTER Academy
WEDNESDAY 7 - NORWICH UEA
THURSDAY 8 - NOTTINGHAM Rock City
SATURDAY 10 - BIRMINGHAM HMV Institute
SUNDAY 11 - LONDON Roundhouse
TUESDAY 13 - NEWCASTLE Academy
WEDNESDAY 14 - GLASGOW ABC
FRIDAY 16 - PORTSMOUTH Pyramids
SATURDAY 17 - LEEDS Academy
SUNDAY 18 - CARDIFF University
MONDAY 19 - BRISTOL Academy