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