Main StageFriday1:40 pm
For Billy Talent, the period following the release of their fourth album, ‘Dead Silence’, in 2012 was one of celebration. The momentum generated by that album’s string of Top 10 Juno Award–nominated singles carried through to the 10th-anniversary festivities for the band’s 2003 debut, which was performed in its entirety in a series of special retrospective performances in 2013. The band’s decade of alt-rock radio dominance was further enshrined with the release of the Hits compilation, which charted Billy Talent’s journey from hungry, scrappy, rec-centre punks to international festival headliners. Following this victory lap, the band could approach sessions for their fifth album from a position of strength, emboldened by all they’ve accomplished and eager to embark upon the next phase of their career.