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by Ian Chainey
Judas Priest are hitting the road in support of their new album Redeemer of Souls starting in October. The tour will cover the States through November, including stops at the previously announced Louisville's Louder Than Life Fest and Austin's Fun Fun Fun Fest. On October 9, Judas Priest and supporting sleaze balls Steel Panther will drop into Brooklyn's Barclays Center. The following day, October 10, the heavy metal icons will hit Harrah's in Atlantic City. A few days later, October 17, they hit East Rutherford, NJ for a show at Izod Center. CT, PA and many more states are being visited too. Ticket information will be announced soon. All dates are listed below.
Redeemer of Souls, the band's 17th studio full-length, will hit stores on July 8. From the released songs and samples, the album purposefully and proudly strides back to Priest's '70s material, ringing in a new era with an identifiably classic sound. Fans in the New York area can purchase the album on July 8 at FYE at the 43rd street at Hard Rock TSQ and have the album signed by the band in the Hard Rock Café at 6:30 PM.
Judas Priest's tour announcement comes mere days after fellow Fun Fun Fun Fest headliner King Diamond announced his headlining US tour which includes a show at Best Buy Theater in NYC which went on sale today.
All of the dates along with live Priest sets through the ages appear below.
Judas Priest 2014 US Tour
Oct 1 - Rochester, NY - Main Street Armory
Oct 3 - Hammond, IN - The Venue at Horseshoe Casino
Oct 4 - Louisville, KY - Louder Than Life Fest at Champions
Oct 9 - Brooklyn, NY - Barclays
Oct 10 - Atlantic City, NJ - Harrah's
Oct 11 - Mashantucket, CT - MGM Grand Theater at Foxwood's
Oct 14 - Lowell, MA - Tsongas Center at UMass
Oct 15 - Allentown, PA - PPL Center
Oct 17 - East Rutherford, NJ - Izod Center
Oct 19 - Detroit, MI - Fox Theatre
Oct 24 - Baltimore, MD - Pier Six Pavilion
Oct 28 - Duluth, GA - The Arena at Gwinnett Center
Oct 30 - Hollywood, FL - Hard Rock Live Arena
Nov 6 - Allen, TX - Allen Event Center
Nov 7 - Austin, TX - FunFunFun Fest
Nov 10 - Los Angeles, CA - Club Nokia
Nov 12 - Phoenix, AZ - Jobing Arena
Nov 13 - Highland, CA - San Manuel Casino
Nov 14 - Las Vegas, NV - The Pearl
Nov 16 - San Jose, CA - City National Civic
Nov 18 - Salt Lake City, UT - Maverik Center