Judas Priest Book Rescheduled North American Tour Dates with Queensryche


Judas Priest turns 50 as a band in 2020, but their 50th anniversary tour is slated for 2021.

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

Judas Priest will return to North America next year with Queensrychce as openers in place of Sabaton

Judas Priest have announced the full roster of rescheduled dates for their “50 Heavy Metal Years” North American tour for 2022. Sabaton were lined up to open on the original trek, but Queensryche have been tapped to take their place.

Judas Priest had to postpone the remaining dates of their fall 2021 North American tour when guitarist Richie Faulkner suffered a major heart emergency onstage during the metal group’s performance Louder Than Life festival in September. Faulkner’s aorta ruptured during the show, and he was taken to a nearby hospital where he underwent a 10-hour surgery that saved his life.

Faulkner is back home and recovering. He recently posted an update for fans, stating, “I’m walking well and moving freely. I’m pretty active and I’m starting cardiac therapy very soon. I’m playing guitar everyday and with the love and support of my family, the continued support from you guys and the inspiration that I get from the guitar, I’ll be back on stage in no time! My surgeons are very pleased with my progress and have all reserved front row tickets for the next Priest show haha.”

Faulkner is expected to appear on Judas Priest’s upcoming run. The tour will set off March 4 in Peoria, Illinois, and run through an April 13 date in Hamilton, Ontario. View the full roster for Judas Priest’s 2022 “50 Heavy Metal Years” North American tour below.

Judas Priest 2022 “50 Heavy Metal Years” North America Tour Dates with Queensryche:

03/04 – Peoria, IL @ Peoria Civic Center
03/06 – Denver, CO @ Mission Ballroom
03/07 – West Valley City, UT @ Maverik Center
03/09 – Everett, WA @ Angel Of The Winds Arena
03/10 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center
03/12 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater Oakland
03/13 – Las Vegas, NV @ Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood
03/15 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Shrine
03/16 – Phoenix, AZ @ Arizona Federal Theater
03/18 – Irving, TX @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
03/20 – Cedar Park, TX @ H–E–B Center at Cedar Park
03/21 – San Antonio, TX @ Freeman Coliseum
03/23 – Nashville, TN @ Nashville Municipal Auditorium
03/25 – Alpharetta, GA @ Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
03/27 – Charleston, WV @ Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center
03/29 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Met Philadelphia
03/30 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
03/31 – National Harbor, MD @ The Theater at MGM National Harbor
04/02 – Mashantucket, CT @ Foxwoods Casino Arena
04/04 – Lowell, MA @ Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell
04/07 – Halifax, NS, Canada @ Scotiabank Centre
04/10 – Québec, QC @ Centre Videotron
04/11 – Laval, QC @ Place Bell
04/13 – Hamilton, ON @ FirstOntario Centre

Charles Ken
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