Billy Talent in Toronto

101.5 The Wolf welcomes Billy Talent with Cypress Hill, Cancer Bats, and The OBGMs on Saturday July 8, 2023@ Budweiser Stage.

Canadian multi-platinum selling rock band Billy Talent have announced they’ll be returning home this summer, hitting Budweiser Stage on July 8th, 2023. Produced by Live Nation Canada, the show will also feature iconic hip-hop group Cypress Hill, along with Toronto’s own Cancer Bats and The OBGMs.
“TORONTO! There’s nothing like coming home. We are beyond stoked to be coming back to the Bud Stage as it’s been way too long since we last played there,” say the rockers. “With that inmind, we wanted to do something special and to bring the most bad ass line up we could. We are honoured to be sharing the stage with the legends Cypress Hill as well as our old pals in Cancer Bats and one of our fav new bands in the OBGMs! Can’t wait to see you all under the stars.”
Tickets went on sale Friday February 10th at 10 am ET at For every ticket purchased, $1 will be donated to the EB Research Partnership (EBRP). EBRP is dedicated to the funding of research and treatment of Epidermolysis Bullosa. For more information, visit
The show announcement comes on the heels of Billy Talent’s incredibly successful 2022 Canada-wide tour with Rise Against. They also released their sixth studio album CRISIS OF FAITH in 2022. The ten track LP was produced entirely by the band’s guitarist and main songwriter, Juno-nominated producer Ian D’Sa, in the band’s Toronto studio. The album saw enormous success, delivering three #1 radio singles – “Reckless Paradise,” “I Beg to Differ (This Will Get Better),” and “End of Me,” featuring Rivers Cuomo of Weezer. These tracks have combined to spend 21 weeks atop the Canadian rock radio charts, with “End of Me” marking the band’s longest standing #1 radio single in their career at 11 weeks in the top spot, eclipsing only “Reckless Paradise” which held the top spot for nine weeks. The trio of chart-toppers from the same album is a first in Billy Talent’s storied career, joining only The Black Keys and Foo Fighters to have three #1 singles from the same album. Get CRISIS OF FAITH here.
About Billy Talent
Billy Talent are one of Canada’s most successful bands. They have sold nearly one million albums in Canada alone and nearly 3 million albums internationally. They have won 7 Juno Awards and have been nominated 25 times, including two nods this year for their studio album Crisis of Faith (Group of the Year and Rock Album of the Year). They have also been nominated for 32 MMVA Awards – taking home the prize 10 times. In 2018 the group was honoured with the Legends of Live Special Achievement Award, presented by Canadian Music Week. To stay abreast of all the latest news, check the website often or follow them on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or BTV.
About Cypress Hill
Three decades ago, B-Real, Sen Dog, and DJ Muggs sparked a trip that left popular culture stoned, stunned, and staggering in anticipation for more. Naming themselves after a local street in Los Angeles, Cypress Hill burst on the scene in 1991 with the release of their self-titled debut album. The singles “How I Could Just Kill a Man” and “The Phuncky Feel One” became underground hits, and the group’s public pro-marijuana stance earned them many fans among the alternative rock community. Cypress Hill followed their debut with Black Sunday in the summer of 1993, which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200, garnered three GRAMMY® Award nominations, and went triple platinum in the U.S. As a result, Cypress Hill became the first rap group to have two albums in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 charts at the same time and are the first Latino-American hip-hop group to achieve platinum and multi-platinum success. Since the release of Black Sunday, Cypress Hill have put out seven more albums including 2018’s critically acclaimed, Elephants on Acid. Cypress Hill made history once again in 2019 when the group was honored with their very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2021, Cypress Hill released “Champion Sound.” Produced by Black Milk, the single appears on the soundtrack of R.B.I Baseball 21, the eighth installment of the R.B.I. franchise developed by Major League Baseball and is also the featured song for the band’s partnership with Montejo Cerveza. Cypress Hill will celebrate the 30th anniversary of their self-titled debut this year with a SONY reissue on vinyl, 7-inch box set, a reissue across all DSP’s that includes eight unreleased tracks, as well as a graphic novel.  The band also announced their very own STANCE sock (out now) and will be releasing their “Hits From The Bong” documentary as part of Mass Appeal’s “Hip Hop 50” franchise in partnership with Showtime.
About Cancer Bats
With 17 years under their belt, including 6 acclaimed studio albums, five JUNO Award nominations and countless tours around the globe, Cancer Bats have become an undeniable force within the world of heavy music. One of the hardest working bands in the industry, Cancer Bats have graced the covers and pages of countless taste making publications including Kerrang!, Exclaim!, Revolver and Rock Sound.