"50 Heavy Metal Years Tour" is coming to a city near you.
Judas Priest announced their 50th anniversary tour, which will be supported by Swedish metal veterans Sabaton, earlier this week, calling it a "once in a metal lifetime event."
“Judas Priest are primed and ready to deliver the goods with our 50 Heavy Metal Years anniversary celebration stage show spectacular,” the band said in a press release. “Performing a blistering cross section of songs from our lives in metal — we can’t wait to raise horns with you again at this once in a metal lifetime event!”
The 24-date run kicks off on September 9th in Oxon Hill, Maryland and wraps up on October 17th in Las Vegas. Tickets for the "50 Heavy Metal Years Tour" go on sale to the public on Friday (February 28th), but fan-club pre-sales began on Tuesday (February 25th). Click HERE to find out more.
As fans know, the band's tour announcement comes just weeks after lead guitarist Richie Faulkner revealed on Twitter that he, Glen Tipton and Rob Halford were preparing to start the songwriting process for the band's 19th studio album.
Earlier this month, Richie updated fans by sharing a photo of the trio in the studio, which he captioned, "Giving birth to new metal babies. #judaspriest writing sessions 2020 with grand master Tipton and the Mg RHRF DOTF #forgingthesteel."
Judas Priest 2020 US Tour Dates with Sabaton:
09/09 – Oxon Hill, MD @ MGM National Harbor
09/11 – Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Coliseum
09/12 – Ledyard, CT @ Foxwoods Casino Arena
09/14 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Mann Center
09/15 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
09/17 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
09/18 – Orlando, FL @ Central Florida Fair – Rebel Rock Fest
09/21 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
09/23 – Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre
09/24 – Youngstown, OH @ Covelli Centre
09/26 – Chicago, IL @ Rosemont Theatre
09/27 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Armory
09/29 – Milwaukee, WI @ Miller High Life Theatre
09/30 – St. Louis, MO @ Saint Louis Music Park
10/02 – Oklahoma City, OK @ The Zoo Amphitheatre
10/03 – Dallas, TX @ Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
10/05 – Austin, TX @ HEB Center
10/06 – San Antonio, TX @ Freeman Coliseum
10/08 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sandia Resort and Casino
10/09 – Denver, CO @ The Mission Ballroom
10/11 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena
10/13 – Phoenix, AZ @ Arizona Federal Theatre
10/15 – Los Angeles, CA @ Microsoft Theater
10/17 – Las Vegas, NV @ Zappos Theatre at Planet Hollywood
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