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