• By: OLM Staff

Billy Talent Tour to promote food security across Canada

Canadian rock superstars Billy Talent are heading out on tour. Recently the group released their sixth studio album, Crisis of Faith which has seen three number one singles hit the Canadian rock charts. The album has also made it to number eight on the Canadian Billboard chart. This is just the latest in a string of successes for the multi-award-winning band that has won seven Juno Awards while being nominated for 23.

The group has sold one million albums across Canada and three million internationally, showing they are a musical symbol of the Canadian rock genre. The band has also collaborated extensively with other famous rock artists, including Weezer singer Rivers Cuomo who sang backup vocals on their recently released single, End of Me.

After all this fame, the group still understands where they come from and plan to give back to Canadian communities during their cross-country tour.

The world might be returning to normal pre-Covid everyday life, but people are going hungry. Charities need help to support these individuals and families. To address the growing problem of food insecurity, Billy Talent will donate a portion of ticket sales to Canadian food banks.

But that’s not the only way the band is trying to help. At their TD Place show on April 4th, the Ottawa Food Bank will be setting up a donation collection area for non-perishable food products. Former band member Aaron Solowoniuks said, “We are asking our fans who are attending our shows to bring a non-perishable food item so we can help people in the community. . . Together with our fans, we will be able to help so many people.”

Solowoniuk is a founding member of the band and was the drummer before stepping back due to his ongoing battle with MS. Solowoniuk heads up the band’s philanthropic work. He explains, “We want to use our tour to help people in every city we play in. Food Banks across Canada are critical in helping to address hunger, but they have been impacted significantly during the last two years of the pandemic.”

If you can’t make the April 4th show at Ottawa’s TD Place, the group will also be playing at Montreal’s Place Bell on April 3rd and at Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena on April 6th.

Get your tickets and enjoy one of Canada’s most popular rock groups tear up the stage with classic hits like Devil on my Shoulder, River Below, Fallen Leaves, and new hits like End of Me, Judged, and The Wolf while supporting a noble cause—food security in Canada.

Photo: Courtesy Billy Talent