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

Judas Priest Will Tour as a Five-Piece with Andy Sneap After All


When Judas Priest announced on January 10 that their upcoming tour would see them hit the stage as a four-piece, fans were understandably upset that the band wouldn’t be bringing their patented twin-guitar attack on the road. So was Andy Sneap — who has filled in live for Glenn Tipton since the latter’s Parkinson’s disease became too difficult to manage on the road in 2018 — who said it wasn’t his decision.

But all’s well that ends well (I guess?) as the four other members of Priest have reconsidered, “unanimously” deciding to bring Sneap out on tour.

Yesterday, January 15, the band released the following statement:

“Hello metal maniacs…given all that has recently evolved and transpired we have decided unanimously as a band to continue our live shows unchanged with Rob, Ian [Hill, bass], Richie [Faulkner, guitar], Scott [Travis, drums], Andy and Glenn [Tipton, guitar] joining us whenever he’s able…so see you all soon as we forge ahead celebrating 50 massive heavy metal years of JUDAS PRIEST together!”

Priest’s 50th anniversary tour will feature Queensryche in support and will kick off in March. Dates:

Mar. 04 – Peoria Civic Theatre – Peoria, IL [tickets]
Mar. 06 – Mission Ballroom – Denver, CO [tickets]
Mar. 07 – Maverik Center – West Valley City, UT [tickets]
Mar. 09 – Angel Of The Winds Arena – Everett, WA [tickets]
Mar. 10 – Moda Center – Portland, OR [tickets]
Mar. 12 – Fox Theater – Oakland – Oakland, CA [tickets]
Mar. 13 – Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood – Las Vegas, NV [tickets]
Mar. 15 – The Shrine – Los Angeles, CA [tickets]
Mar. 16 – Arizona Federal Theatre – Phoenix, AZ [tickets]
Mar. 18 – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory – Irving, TX [tickets]
Mar. 20 – H-E-B Center at Cedar Park – Cedar Park, TX [tickets]
Mar. 21 – Freeman Coliseum – San Antonio, TX [tickets]
Mar. 23 – Nashville Municipal Auditorium – Nashville, TN [tickets]
Mar. 25 – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre – Alpharetta, GA [tickets]
Mar. 27 – Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center – Charleston, WV [tickets]
Mar. 29 – The Met Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA [tickets]
Mar. 30 – Prudential Center – Newark, NJ [tickets]
Mar. 31 – The Theater at MGM National Harbor – National Harbor, MD [tickets]
Apr. 02 – Foxwoods Resort Casino – Mashantucket, CT [tickets]
Apr. 04 – Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell – Lowell, MA [tickets]
Apr. 07 – Scotiabank Centre – Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada [tickets]
Apr. 10 – Videotron Center – Quebec City, Quebec, Canada [tickets]
Apr. 11 – Place Bell – Laval, Quebec, Canada [tickets]
Apr. 13 – FirstOntario Centre – Hamilton, Ontario, Canada [tickets]

[via Blabbermouth]

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