Judas Priest Announce Fall US Tour With Steel Panther

Metal gods to tour US in October.

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Heavy metal legends Judas Priest have today announced that they will be touring the US this fall. A statement on the band's official website revealed that they will be taking to the road this October, touring behind new album Redeemer of Souls. The band will be supported by Steel Panther at all dates: 

"Ever since it was announced that metal icons Judas Priest would be unleashing their 17th studio album overall, 'Redeemer of Souls' (on July 8, 2014), their legion of fans have been wondering if the band would be launching a supporting tour. And the answer is a resounding YES - Priest will be touring the US in the fall, with dates running throughout October and for most of November. Steel Panther will be 'special guests' for all the dates. 

Comprised of Rob Halford (vocals), Glenn Tipton (guitar), Richie Faulkner (guitar), Ian Hill (bass), and Scott Travis (drums), Judas Priest is responsible for some of heavy metal's all-time classic songs ('Living After Midnight,' 'Breaking the Law,' 'You've Got Another Thing Coming,' etc.) and albums ('British Steel,' 'Screaming for Vengeance,' 'Painkiller,' etc.). 

And come the fall, the mighty Priest will be ferociously rocking the US once more - with more dates to follow shortly."

Tour dates are as follows:

10/01 - Rochester, NY - Main Street Armory 
10/03 - Hammond, IN - The Venue at Horseshoe Casino 
10/04 - Louisville, KY - Louder Than Life Fest at Champions 
10/09 - Brooklyn, NY - Barclays 
10/10 - Atlantic City, NJ - Harrah's 
10/11 - Mashantucket, CT - MGM Grand Theater at Foxwood's 
10/14 - Lowell, MA - Tsongas Center at UMass 
10/15 - Allentown, PA - PPL Center 
10/17 - East Rutherford, NJ - Izod Center 
10/19 - Detroit, MI - Fox Theatre 
10/24 - Baltimore, MD - Pier Six Pavilion 
10/28 - Duluth, GA - The Arena at Gwinnett Center 
10/30 - Hollywood, FL - Hard Rock Live Arena 
11/06 - Allen, TX - Allen Event Center 
11/07 - Austin, TX - FunFunFun Fest 
11/10 - Los Angeles, CA - Nokia 
11/12 - Phoenix, AZ - Jobing Arena 
11/13 - Highland, CA - San Manuel Casino 
11/14 - Las Vegas, NV - The Pearl 11/16 - San Jose, CA - City National Civic 11/18 - Salt Lake City, UT - Maverik Center

14 comments sorted by best / new / date

    Michael Starr claims that he has become a better singer since Rob Halford has been giving him 'Throat Lessons'.
    Fuck yes! I've been a big Priest fan for the past few years and am excited that they'll be playing near me. I will buy the ticket as soon as it's on sale, no doubt!
    Love to see Priest again! I can do without Steel Panther though. I guess they were cheap.
    Just before anyone posts some thing like "i thought they'd retired" the Epitaph tour was a final world tour NOT a farewell tour.
    im pretty sure it was advertised as something along the lines of "your last chance to ever see Priest live"
    Well this is their press release from Dec 2010.....After storming the world for nearly 40 years and taking its very special brand of heavy metal to all four corners of the planet, JUDAS PRIEST — one of the most influential heavy metal bands of all time — has announced plans to embark on a final world tour..... etc, etc..... Don't misunderstand me... you may be right and seen what you say but I've only ever seen press releases that state a Final World Tour...
    I suppose the words "final world tour" are fairly vague, since they can tour certain parts of the world without it being a full on world tour. Maybe it's good that they chose that wording then, to have some ambiguity. Either way, even though I'm in Canada and won't be able to see the shows, it's cool that they'll still be playing. I saw the Epitaph show in Edmonton back in 2011, and it was a great concert.
    Dammit no ohio dates! I've seen priest twice from the 2nd and 4th row and they kickass. I love steel panther to and this would have been a perfect show for me
    finally get a decent music fesival near louisville, yet too poor to get any tickets.
    It's still odd to me that this huge band all originated from my area, Halford still got that Black Country accent!