Judas Priest to Embark on 50th Anniversary Tour with Sabaton

2020-02-27

Judas Priest singer Rob Halford and guitarist Richie Faulkner – Story and photo by Anne Erickson

Judas Priest will celebrate their 50th anniversary of making metal with a major fall U.S. tour

Metal greats Judas Priest will ring in their 50th anniversary with a fall U.S. tour, called the “50 Metal Years Tour,” with metal comrades Sabaton opening for the run.

“Judas Priest are primed and ready to deliver the goods with our 50 Heavy Metal Years anniversary celebration stage show spectacular,” the band stated in a press release. “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!”

The tour will set off Sept. 9 in Oxon Hill, Maryland, and run through an Oct. 17 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tickets for the trek will go on sale to the public this Friday (Feb. 28) via Ticketmaster, and pre-sale kicks off Tuesday (Feb. 25). Tickets are also available here.

Judas Priest got together in 1970 in Birmingham, England, and have created 18 studio albums since. The band’s most recent studio set is 2018’s “Firepower.”

Before the U.S. run, Rob Halford and the metal men will hit the road on a headlining European summer tour. Judas Priest is also working on a new album. The band’s current lineup features Halford, bassist Ian Hill, guitarists Glenn Tipton and Richie Faulkner and drummer Scott Travis.

Listen to Audio Ink’s interview with Judas Priest bassist Ian Hill below.

Judas Priest 2020 US Tour Dates with Sabaton:

09/09 – Oxon Hill, MD @ MGM National Harbor
09/11 – Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Coliseum
09/12 – Ledyard, CT @ Foxwoods Casino Arena
09/14 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Mann Center
09/15 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
09/17 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
09/18 – Orlando, FL @ Central Florida Fair – Rebel Rock Fest
09/21 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
09/23 – Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre
09/24 – Youngstown, OH @ Covelli Centre
09/26 – Chicago, IL @ Rosemont Theatre
09/27 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Armory
09/29 – Milwaukee, WI @ Miller High Life Theatre
09/30 – St. Louis, MO @ Saint Louis Music Park
10/02 – Oklahoma City, OK @ The Zoo Amphitheatre
10/03 – Dallas, TX @ Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
10/05 – Austin, TX @ HEB Center
10/06 – San Antonio, TX @ Freeman Coliseum
10/08 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sandia Resort and Casino
10/09 – Denver, CO @ The Mission Ballroom
10/11 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena
10/13 – Phoenix, AZ @ Arizona Federal Theatre
10/15 – Los Angeles, CA @ Microsoft Theater
10/17 – Las Vegas, NV @ Zappos Theatre at Planet Hollywood

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