Judas Priest Announces 50th Anniversary Tour

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After having their North American tour last summer, Judas Priest recently announced a 50th-anniversary tour called, 50 Heavy Metal Years Tour.

Judas Priest — formed in Birmingham, England, in 1970 — will start the tour at MGM National Harbor in Maryland on September 9th, and afterward will hit major cities such as the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, on September 15th and the HEB Center in Austin, Texas, on October 5th. They’ll wrap it up in Las Vegas on October 17th.

“Judas Priest are primed and ready to deliver the goods with our 50 Heavy Metal Years anniversary celebration stage show spectacular!” the band said in a statement. “Performing a blistering cross-section of songs from our lives in metal — we can’t wait to raise horns with you again at this once in a metal lifetime event!”

Judas Priest released its eighteenth LP album, Firepower in 2018. 

“It’s a reference to the power of metal,” lead singer Rob Halford told Rolling Stone of the record. “Firepower is the great worldwide cause of the heavy-metal community — the firepower of metal. It’s an inspiration. It’s hope. It’s overcoming difficulties. It’s a metaphor for winning and overcoming evil.”

Judas Priest Tour Dates:

September 9 — Oxon Hill, MD @ MGM National Harbor
September 11 — Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Coliseum
September 12 — Ledyard, CT @ Foxwoods Casino Arena
September 14 — Philadelphia, PA @ The Mann Center
September 15 — Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
September 17 — Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
September 18 — Orlando, FL @ Central Florida Fair – Rebel Rock Fest
September 21 — Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
September 23 — Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre
September 24 — Youngstown, OH @ Covelli Centre
September 26 — Chicago, IL @ Rosemont Theatre
September 27 — Minneapolis, MN @ The Armory
September 29 — Milwaukee, WI @ Miller High Life Theatre
September 30 — St. Louis, MO @ Saint Louis Music Park
October 2 — Oklahoma City, OK @ The Zoo Amphitheatre
October 3 — Dallas, TX @ Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
October 5 — Austin, TX @ HEB Center
October 6 — San Antonio, TX @ Freeman Coliseum
October 8 — Albuquerque, NM @ Sandia Resort and Casino
October 9 — Denver, CO @ The Mission Ballroom
October 11 — Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena
October 13 — Phoenix, AZ @ Arizona Federal Theatre
October 15 — Los Angeles, CA @ Microsoft Theater
October 17 — Las Vegas, NV @ Zappos Theatre at Planet Hollywood