One of heavy metal’s most legendary acts will be hitting the road in 2018 in support of their new studio album, ‘Firepower.’ The ‘Judas Priest: Firepower 2018 Tour’ will kick off on March 13th in Pennsylvania, and wrap up on May 1st in Texas. In addition, the legendary Saxon and Black Star Riders will be the opening bands.
The new album (which was produced by Andy Sneap and Tom Allom) is due in early 2018 and the tour will feature the line-up of singer Rob Halford, guitarists Glenn Tipton and Richie Faulkner, bassist Ian Hill, and drummer Scott Travis.
All dates will be running a “Judas Priest Fan Presale” starting Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 at 10:00 A.M local time with the password: FIREPOWER that fans can use to purchase tickets in advance.
Check the local venue for additional information.
There are few heavy metal bands that have managed to scale the heights that Judas Priest have during their 40 year career – originally formed during the early ’70s in Birmingham, England, Judas Priest is responsible for some of the genre’s most influential and landmark albums (1980’s ‘British Steel,’ 1982’s ‘Screaming for Vengeance,’ 1990’s ‘Painkiller,’ etc.) and for decades have been one of the greatest live bands in the entire heavy metal genre including an iconic performance at Live Aid in 1985 – they also brought metal to the masses by their appearance on American Idol in 2011 – plus Judas Priest were one of the first metal bands to exclusively wear leather and studs – a look that began during this era and was eventually embraced by metal fans throughout the world! And in 2017, the band was nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
And come 2018, North American headbangers will get the opportunity to experience the mighty Priest on a nearby concert stage!
Confirmed tour dates:
3/13/2018 Wilkes Barre, PA Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
3/15/2018 Youngstown, OH Covelli Centre
3/17/2018 Uniondale, NY Nassau Coliseum
3/18/2018 Washington, DC The Anthem
3/20/2018 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
3/22/2018 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
3/25/2018 Ottawa, ON The Arena at TD Place
3/27/2018 London, ON Budweiser Gardens
3/28/0208 Oshawa, ON Tribute Communities Centre
3/30/2018 Orillia, ON Casino Rama
3/31/2018 Detroit, MI Detroit Masonic Temple
4/3/2018 Milwaukee, WI Riverside Theater
4/5/2018 Green Bay, WI Resch Center
4/8/2018 Bloomington, IL Grossinger Motors Arena
4/10/2018 Casper, WY Casper Events Center
4/11/2018 Loveland, CO Budweiser Events Center
4/15/2018 Kent, WA ShoWare Center
4/17/2018 Portland, OR Veterans Memorial Coliseum
4/19/2018 San Francisco The Warfield
4/22/2018 Los Angeles, CA Microsoft Theater
4/24/2018 Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theatre
4/26/2018 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
4/28/2018 Dallas, TX The Bomb Factory
4/29/2018 Sugarland, TX Smart Financial Centre
5/1/2018 San Antonio, TX Freeman Coliseum