Judas Priest Announce Epic Box-Set And Tour

Judas Priest will be touring North America and releasing a box-set of every album and single they ever released.

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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

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    RawCoustic
    That look more like Billy corgan than it does Rob Halford, i was like, WAIT 1 SECOND!! I DONT GIVE A HOOT ABOUT THE SMASHING PUMPKINS!!!! hahhaa, o wait, its not the smashing pumpkins.. its juda's. WAIT 1 SECOND!! I DONT GIVE A HOOT ABOUT JUDAS PRIEST!
    Metalbush
    Then don't comment on an article regarding them then. This will have to go in my collectionI think.
    DimeShadow
    Singer Rob Halford added "We're pulling out all the stops.....except Missouri"
    Jesiff
    No Toronto... You know, no big deal... only the fricking most populated city of all of Canada. Hopefully they come around on a future date. :\
    booby50
    HordesOfKailas wrote: This is only the first leg of the tour calm the hell down.
    I hope you're right.
    SlinkyswaN
    Jesiff wrote: No Toronto... You know, no big deal... only the fricking most populated city of all of Canada. Hopefully they come around on a future date. :\
    I second that what band tours west coast before the east coast...
    thrashmonkey
    The closest show to me is Seattle. Guess it's time to start saving, I wouldn't miss this for the world.
    HordesOfKailas
    booby50 wrote: I hope you're right.
    Blabbermouth provided a link to the actual press release. Supposedly there'll be a second leg focusing on the parts of the US they missed. I've heard Testament might be on the bill too.
    jannick
    Jesiff wrote: No Toronto... You know, no big deal... only the fricking most populated city of all of Canada. Hopefully they come around on a future date. :\
    There's more than one city in Canada?