Enlarge Judas Priest at The Warfield, San Francisco, CA, June 24th, 2019. Photo Credit: Simmons Tobias for MetalSucks

Judas Priest Announce 50th Anniversary Tour!

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Judas Priest have been talking up their 50th anniversary in the press of late, with former guitarist K.K. Downing even attempting to get in on the action with a new version of the band dubbed KK’s Priest. The real deal Judas Priest have now made the next move — as if there were any doubt they’re the kings — announcing a massive U.S. tour celebrating the band’s momentous golden anniversary.

The tour will run for roughly a month and a half this coming fall hitting mostly major markets and playing at arenas and large theaters. Once it ends, the band’s already-announced European tour with Ozzy Osbourne will commence, suggesting that that run — at least for now — is still on.

The band states:

“Judas Priest are primed and ready to deliver the goods with our 50 Heavy Metal Years anniversary celebration stage show spectacular! 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!”

Tickets go on sale this Friday, February 28, at 10am local time. No opening acts have been announced. Sabaton will open all shows. Dates:

9/9/2020 in Oxon Hill, MD at MGM National Harbor
9/11/2020 in Uniondale, NY at Nassau Coliseum
9/12/2020 in Ledyard, CT at Foxwoods Casino Arena
9/14/2020 in Philadelphia, PA at The Mann Center
9/15/2020 in Newark, NJ at Prudential Center
9/17/2020 in Charlotte, NC at PNC Music Pavilion
9/18/2020 in Orlando, FL at Central Florida Fair – Rebel Rock Fest
9/21/2020 in Grand Rapids, MI at Van Andel Arena
9/23/2020 in Detroit, MI at Fox Theatre
9/24/2020 in Youngstown, OH at Covelli Centre
9/26/2020 in Chicago, IL at Rosemont Theatre
9/27/2020 in Minneapolis, MN at The Armory
9/29/2020 in Milwaukee, WI at Miller High Life Theatre
9/30/2020 in St. Louis, MO at Saint Louis Music Park
10/2/2020 in Oklahoma City, OK at The Zoo Amphitheatre
10/3/2020 in Dallas, TX at Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
10/5/2020 in Austin, TX at HEB Center
10/6/2020 in San Antonio, TX at Freeman Coliseum
10/8/2020 in Albuquerque, NM at Sandia Resort and Casino
10/9/2020 in Denver, CO at The Mission Ballroom
10/11/2020 in Salt Lake City, UT at Vivint Smart Home Arena 
10/13/2020 in Phoenix, AZ at Arizona Federal Theatre
10/15/2020 in Los Angeles, CA at Microsoft Theater
10/17/2020 in Las Vegas, NV at Zappos Theatre at Planet Hollywood

w/ Ozzy Osbourne:

October 23 Newcastle, Utilita Arena, UK [tickets]
October 25 Glasgow, SSE Hydro, UK [tickets]
October 28 London, The O2, UK [tickets]
October 31 Birmingham, Resorts World Arena, UK [tickets]
November 2 Manchester, Manchester Arena, UK [tickets]
November 5 Dublin, 3Arena, Ireland [tickets]
November 8 Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena, UK [tickets]
November 11 Dortmund, Westfalenhalle, Germany [tickets]
November 13 Prague, O2 Arena, Czech Republic [tickets]
November 16 Vienna, Stadthalle, Austria [tickets]
November 19 Bologna, Unipol Arena, Italy [tickets]
November 22 Madrid, WiZink Arena, Spain [tickets]
November 24 Zurich, Hallenstadion, Switzerland [tickets]
November 26 Munich, Olympiahalle, Germany [tickets]
November 28 Mannheim, SAP Arena, Germany [tickets]
November 30 Berlin, Mercedes-Benz Arena, Germany [tickets]
December 3 Hamburg, Barclaycard Arena, Germany [tickets]
December 5 Stockholm, Friends Arena, Sweden [tickets]
December 7 Helsinki, Hartwall Arena, Finland [tickets]

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