Posted in metal | music | tour dates on September 15, 2011

Judas Priest at PNC Bank Arts Center in 2009 (more by BBG)
Thin Lizzy

After storming the world for nearly 40 years and taking their very special brand of heavy metal to all four corners of the planet, JUDAS PRIEST - one of the most influential heavy metal bands of all time, have announced this will be their final world tour!!

However, the mighty PRIEST will certainly be going out strong as they rock the planet starting in 2011 on the massive EPITAPH tour - hitting all the major cities throughout the world they will be playing the songs that helped make the name JUDAS PRIEST synonymous with heavy metal!

With all guns blazing and amps cranked to eleven, the band will be giving all their fans one last chance to witness the ultimate metal experience that is JUDAS PRIEST!

That blurb comes right from Judas Priest's website, though note that they also wrote in June that "...we stated that it was the last major world tour for Judas Priest - nothing has changed - we didn't say it was the end of the band or that we were going to retire or the band was going to break up........... Just that it would be the last major world tour we would be doing which is still the case. We have plans for a new album...". Confusing!

Regardless, all tour dates are listed below including a NYC-area date at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, NJ on 11/18. Tickets for that show are currently on presale (code is "ACCESS") and go on regular sale at 10AM on Saturday, 9/17. Black Label Society and Thin Lizzy will open the US dates.

All tour dates and some videos below...

Judas Priest - Breaking The Law

Judas Priest - Painkiller

Judas Priest - Living After Midnight

Judas Priest - You've got another thing coming

10th September Portuguesa Stadium, Sao Paulo, Brazil
11th September Citibank Hall, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
13th September Chevrolet Hall, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
15th September Nilson Nelson, Brasilia, Brazil
18th September Racing, Buenos Aires, Argentina
20th September Movistar Arena, Santiago, Chile
23rd September Coliseo El Campin, Bogota, Colombia
25th September Terraza Ccct, Caracas, Venezuela
27th September Nuevo Estadio Nacional, San José, Costa Rica
30th September Mexico City Sports Palace, Mexico City, Mexico
1st October Telmex Theater, Guadalajara, Mexico
3rd October Banamex Theater, Monterrey, Mexico
12 October AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX
14 October Concrete Street Amphitheater, Corpus Christi, TX
15 October The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Houston, TX
16 October Allen Event Center, Dallas, TX
18 October Ava Amphitheater, Tucson, AZ
19 October Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre, San Diego, CA
21 October AZ State Fair, Phoenix, AZ
22 October San Manuel Amphitheater, San Bernardino, CA
23 October Hard Rock, Las Vegas, NV
25 October Rabobank Arena, Bakersfield, CA
27 October Sleep Train Pavilion, Concord, CA
29 October WaMu Theater, Seattle, WA
30 October Rogers Arena, Vancouver, BC
1 November Shaw Conference Center, Edmonton, AB
2 November Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, AB
4 November Maverik Center, Salt Lake City, UT
5 November 1STBANK Center, Denver, CO
8 November US Bank Arena, Cincinnati, OH
9 November Prairie Capital Convention Center, Springfield, IL
10 November The Family Arena, St. Louis, MO
12 November The Venue at Horseshoe Casino, Chicago, IL
13 November Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI
15 November Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH
16 November The Armory, Rochester, NY
18 November Izod Center, East Rutherford, NJ
19 November Cambria County War Memorial, Johnstown, PA
20 November Paul E Tsongas Arena/Lowell, MA
22 November Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON
23 November Colisee Pepsi Arena, Quebec City, QC
24 November Bell Centre, Montreal, QC
27 November Lawrence Joel Veteran's Memorial Coliseum, Winston-Salem, NC
30 November 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre, Tampa
1 December Bayfront Park Amphitheatre, Miami
3 December Hard Rock Biloxi Hotel & Casino, Biloxi
7th February Sunpalace/ Fukuoka
9th February Pacifico/Yokohama
11th February Kokusai Hall/Kobe
13th February Alsok Hall/Hiroshima
14th February Prefectural Arts Theater /Aichi



Comments (29)


Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2011 12:09 PM


Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2011 12:14 PM

it's because they are going to detonate a doomsday device after their encore?

Posted by George in NJ | September 15, 2011 12:14 PM

Judas Priest @ Cake Shop
Silent Barn Benefit
Thursday 9-12

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2011 12:19 PM

Hopefully the 1st 2 commenters are caught in the explosion.

What's with bands announcing their "final tour" or "farwell tour"? Stop it. It didn't work for KISS. It didn't work for Ministry. It certainly didn't work for Brett Favre.

Just tour and when you feel you're done, then you're done.

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2011 12:20 PM

so Thin Lizzy is 1st of 3?

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2011 12:20 PM

until you've seen them with halford, shut your fucking mouth, ive seen them 3 times in the last 5 years and would gladly go again.

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2011 12:22 PM

Priest is still pretty great live. Halford still has the voice. Priest saying they are having a final tour is not the same as KISS. KISS are the biggest phonies on the planet. Just a marketing idea with some music to go with it.

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2011 12:25 PM

I come for Judas Priest, I stay for the hummus.

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2011 12:25 PM

This "Thin Lizzy" is a joke. The band died with Phil Lynott, and besides, arent they down to like, zero original members?

And yeah, Halford's voice is still incredibly strong.

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2011 12:31 PM


Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2011 12:42 PM

BBG! Who else is playing with 40 Watt Sun?

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2011 1:02 PM

Do it, do it, do it

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2011 1:03 PM

listen to Thin Lizzy's "The Rocker"....that song is so damn ballsy!

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2011 1:13 PM

They were awesome live back in the 90's

I'm definitely going ...with a tazer

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2011 1:20 PM

i thought they did their final tour 15 years ago

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2011 1:41 PM

When is the hummus fest to end all hummus fest going to be?

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2011 1:59 PM

anyone wanna meet up with David Sanderson in the Heavy Metal Parking lot?

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2011 3:03 PM

The code 'ACCESS' is not working on any of the presale lines - help?

Posted by Lek | September 15, 2011 3:35 PM

forget last comment - got it to work

Posted by Lek | September 15, 2011 3:37 PM

i wish it was the real thin lizzy

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2011 4:10 PM

whats on halfords rider? how many walldongs?

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2011 4:57 PM

no, LCD and Arcade Fire are larger sausage fests

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2011 5:09 PM

This show will attract the dirtiest, smelliest, dirtbags, this side of Dirtbaggia, NJ. And that's just the 10 women in attendance.

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2011 5:32 PM

the comments always sound the saaaame waaaay time after time when it comes to metal shows. this crunchy site should just stop posting such info, then you can all discuss brooklyn, fleet foxes, bon iver, gourmet cupcakes.

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2011 5:44 PM

No KK Downing..

Posted by Jim | September 15, 2011 5:58 PM

I'm not the biggest Priest fan but If any of you hipster tools think anyone is going to care about any of the waif bands on this site in 40 YEARS Well, YOU GOT ANOTHER THING COMING!! Ha! See what I did there!

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2011 7:30 PM

judas priest is no foster the people

Posted by Anonymous | September 16, 2011 4:39 AM

7:30: Haha, awesome! Better than any joke I've seen beaten to death on this site!

Posted by Anonymous | September 16, 2011 10:16 AM

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