Billy Talent Announce Australian Tour, Release New Single

25 May 2012 | 2:48 pm | Dan Condon

Three dates in August and a refreshing Viking Death March!

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Canadian rock kings Billy Talent have announced that they are going to make a quick dash to Australia for three east coast dates this August and dropped the first single from their eagerly anticipated new record on us while they're at it.

Fans have been hungry for new Billy Talent material for quite some time now given their most recent record Billy Talent III was released almost three years ago now. It has been a fair while since we last saw them on Australian soil as well, so the news of their return in very welcome indeed. While we still don't have a release date for the new album, the new song, called Viking Death March, suggests that we shouldn't have to wait too much longer – it'll at the very least tide us over until they hit Australia and play the following dates:

Thursday 9 August – The Hi-Fi, Brisbane
Friday 10 August – UNSW Roundhouse, Sydney
Sunday 12 August – Billboard, Melbourne

Tickets are available from Friday 1 June.

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Here's the new single: