Judas Priest will be releasing a special edition "Classic Albums Collection" and a box-set of CD singles called "Single Cuts" later this year, alongside what could be their last major tour.
According to Blabbermouth, the album box-set will include 17 fully re-mastered albums from their classic lineup years, including the first two Gull records. The singles box-set will include every CBS/Columbia single from between 1977 and 2008, including every b-side, though this one will only be available to order online. Pre-orders will be made available from June.
The band plan to tour North America with Thin Lizzy and Black Label Society in the fall. Fans should get their buying shoes on, because guitarist Glenn Tipton recently told Rolling Stone this could be the last opportunity to see the group live.
"We won't really be doing any more world tours. It takes a big chunk out of your life," said Glenn. "If somebody came along and said, 'Would you do a small string of dates,' we wouldn't automatically say no to that. But in general, this is probably the last chance you'll get to see Priest live."
Singer Rob Halford added "We're pulling out all the stops. We've built a brand new stage set, we've got all the effects that people love us for the lasers, the fire, the bombs, the smoke, new costumes, and the bike. It's just a full-on metal extravaganza."
Look out for a local tour date below.
10/12 - AT&T Center - San Antonio, TX 10/14 - Concrete Street Ampitheater - Corpus Christi, TX 10/15 - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion - Houston, TX 10/16 - Allen Event Center - Allen, TX 10/18 - Ava Ampitheater - Tucson, AZ 10/19 - Cricket Wireless Ampitheater - San Diego, CA 10/21 - AZ State Fair - Phoenix, AZ 10/22 - San Manuel Ampitheater - San Bernardino, CA 10/23 - Hard Rock - Las Vegas, NV 10/25 - Gibson Ampitheater - Los Angeles, CA 10/26 - Oracle Arena - Oakland, CA 10/29 - WaMu Theater - Seattle, WA 10/30 - Rogers Arena - Vancouver, BC 11/01 - Shaw Conference Center - Edmonton, AB 11/02 - Scotiabank Saddledome - Calgary, AB 11/04 - Maverik Center - Salt Lake City, UT 11/05 - 1st Bank Center - Denver, CO 11/12 - The Venue At Horeshoe Casino - Chicago, IL 11/13 - Joe Louis Arena - Detroit, MI 11/18 - Izod Center - East Rutherford, NJ