Judas Priest Reschedule 50th-Anniversary Tour

1st July 2021 | Category: Concerts

Judas Priest have announced the rescheduled dates for their 50th-anniversary tour, which they’ve christened 50 Heavy Metal Years Tour.

The North American tour kicks off September 8th in Reading, Pennsylvania, and concludes November 5th in Hamilton, Ontario. Judas Priest will be joined by Sabaton as openers.

“Defending the heavy metal faith for 50 years, the Priest is back!” lead vocalist Rob Halford said.

Lead guitarist Glenn Tipton added: “Time to don the leather and studs and roll out the Priest Machine — celebrating our 50 Heavy Metal Years!!”

Bassist Ian Hill also said: “After the horrific year of restrictions we’ve all had to endure, what better place to break free, than the land of the free — the USA!”

Judas Priest released their last album, Firepower, in 2018, although a new album is currently in the works.

“We’ve got a bunch of great new ideas for tracks, lots of really strong demos,” Rob Halford told Brazilian radio station Kazagastão. ​“It’s gonna be a very potent record, ​’cause we know we have to follow Firepower. But I’ve gotta tell you, Firepower turned the metal up for all of us in the band; it really gave us a tremendous boost this far on. And so, as a result of that, we carried all the energy from Firepower, we carried all the energy from the shows, and we took that with us when we went into the writing sessions last March – not this March, but last March – and you can sense it in the writing. So we already have some extremely potent, strong material.”

Halford also released his memoir Confess last September.

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Judas Priest 2021 Tour Dates

Show date and time: September 8, 2021 – November 5, 2021

Show location: Santander Arena, Reading, PA – First Ontario Centre, Hamilton, ONT 

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