Judas Priest Announce 2019 North American Tour

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Judas Priest have announced a spring and summer 2019 North American headlining tour. The news, revealed on Dec. 3., notes that their latest studio album, Firepower, is one of the most successful of the band’s entire career – landing in the Top 5 of 17 countries (including their highest chart placement ever in the U.S., at #5). The classic metal band Uriah Heep is supporting.

The new dates follow the band’s special guest role for Ozzy Osbourne in Ireland the U.K. and Europe, plus festival dates in Australia, in 1Q 2019. Tickets for the North American dates are on sale here. Fans should use NOSURRENDER to access the presale. (See their full schedule below.)

Judas Priest‘s absence from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame remains a mystery. In recent years, many bands that were never critical favorites, yet consistently sold-out arenas beginning in the ’80s, have been inducted. These include Journey, Bon Jovi, Cheap Trick and ELO. It’s expected that Def Leppard will be selected for the Class of 2019 when the Hall reveals its choices later this month.

Judas Priest (Photo: Travis Shin; used with permission)

Priest were nominated for 2018 but weren’t selected. The band’s Rob Halford was gracious in his reaction.

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From the tour announcement: “Metal maniacs – Judas Priest is roaring back to the USA for one more blast of Firepower! Firepower 2019 charges forth with… classic cuts across the decades from the Priest world metalsphere. Our visual stage set and light show will be scorching a unique, hot, fresh vibe – mixing in headline festivals, as well as the in-your-face venue close ups. We can’t wait to reunite and reignite our maniacs…THE PRIEST IS BACK!”

There are few heavy metal bands that have managed to scale the heights that Judas Priest have during their nearly 50-year career – responsible for issuing such all-time classic albums as British Steel, Screaming for Vengeance and Painkiller, as well as the classic rock anthems “Breaking the Law,” “Living After Midnight” and “You’ve Got Another Thing Coming.”

Ozzy Osbourne and Judas Priest 2019 Dates (Tickets are available here and here)

Jan 30 – 3arena, Dublin, Ireland
Feb 01 – Motorpoint Arena – Nottingham, UK
Feb 03 – Manchester Arena – Manchester, UK
Feb 05 – Metro Radio Arena – Newcastle, UK
Feb 07 – Sse Hydro – Glasgow, UK
Feb 09 – Genting Arena – Birmingham, UK
Feb 11 – O2 Arena – London, UK
Feb 13 – Olympiahalle – Munich, Germany
Feb 15 – Festhalle – Frankfurt, Germany
Feb 17 – Barclaycard Arena – Hamburg, Germany
Feb 19 – Mercedes-Benz Arena – Berlin, Germany
Feb 22 – Tele2 – Stockholm, Sweden
Feb 24 – Hartwall Arena – Helsinki, Finland
Feb 27 – Hallenstadion – Zurich, Switzerland
Mar 01 – Unipol Arena – Bologna, Italy
Mar 03 – Palau Sant Jordi – Barcelona, Spain
Mar 09 – Download Festival – Sydney, Australia
Mar 11 – Download Festival – Melbourne, Australia

Judas Priest 2019 North American Tour

May 03 – Hollywood, FL – Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
May 06 –  Nashville, TN – Nashville Municipal Auditorium
May 08 – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre
May 09 – Biloxi, MS – Beau Rivage Resort & Casino
May 12 – Washington, DC – The Anthem
May 14 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount
May 15 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount
May 16 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
May 18 – Albany, NY – Palace Theatre
May 19 – Albany, NY – Palace Theatre
May 22 – Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theater
May 23 – Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theater
May 25 – Rosemont, IL – Rosemont Theatre
May 28 – Austin, TX – ACL Live at The Moody Theater
May 29 – Austin, TX – ACL Live at The Moody Theater
May 31 – Dallas, TX – The Bomb Factory
Jun 01 – Little Rock, AR – First Security Amphitheater
Jun 03 – St. Louis, MO – Stifel Theatre
Jun 05 – Colorado Springs, CO – Broadmoor World Arena
Jun 08 – Saskatoon, SK – SaskTel Centre
Jun 10 – Lethbridge, AB – ENMAX Centre
Jun 11 – Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place
Jun 13 – Dawson Creek, BC – Encana Events Centre
Jun 14 – Prince George, BC – CN Centre
Jun 16 – Kelowna, BC – Prospera Place
Jun 17 – Abbotsford, BC – Abbotsford Centre
Jun 19 – Airway Heights, WA – Northern Quest Resort and Casino
Jun 21 – Kent, WA – Accesso Showare Center
Jun 22 – Portland, OR – Moda Theatre of the Clouds
Jun 24 – San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theatre
Jun 25 – San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theatre
Jun 27 – Los Angeles, CA – Microsoft Theater
Jun 29 – Las Vegas, NV – The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel

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