Judas Priest have announced the first US dates for their 2018 world tour supporting upcoming album Firepower. All dates are with fellow metal legends Saxon and Thin Lizzy offshoot Black Star Riders (made up of members of the current Thin Lizzy lineup, including lead guitarist Scott Gorham from the classic lineup).
The tour includes NYC-area shows on March 17 at Nassau Coliseum and March 20 at Prudential Center. Tickets go on sale Friday (10/27) at 10 AM with a fan club presale starting Wednesday (10/25) at 10 AM (password = FIREPOWER). All dates, including a show at Connecticut's Mohegan Sun Arena, are listed below.
Judas Priest have been working on Firepower with longtime collaborator Tom Allom, Sabbat member Andy Sneap (who's also recorded Accept, Saxon, Exodus, Megadeth, Kreator, and more), and engineer Mike Exeter (who did Black Sabbath's 13). Like 2014's Redeemer of Souls, it was recorded by classic lineup members Rob Halford, Ian Hill and Glenn Tipton, longtime (since Painkiller) drummer Scott Travis, and new guitarist Richie Faulkner (K.K. Downing's replacement).
Judas Priest were recently nominated for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (for the first time).
Judas Priest -- 2018 Tour Dates
Mar. 13 - Wilkes Barre, PA - Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
Mar. 15 - Youngstown, OH - Covelli Centre
Mar. 17 - Uniondale, NY - Nassau Coliseum
Mar. 18 - Washington, DC - The Anthem
Mar. 20 - Newark, NJ - Prudential Center
Mar. 22 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
Mar. 25 - Ottawa, ON - The Arena at TD Place
Mar. 27 - London, ON - Budweiser Gardens
Mar. 28 - Oshawa, ON - Tribute Communities Centre
Mar. 30 - Orillia, ON - Casino Rama
Mar. 31 - Detroit, MI - Detroit Masonic Temple
Apr. 03 - Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theater
Apr. 05 - Green Bay, WI - Resch Center
Apr. 08 - Bloomington, IL - Grossinger Motors Arena
Apr. 10 - Casper, WY - Casper Events Center
Apr. 11 - Loveland, CO - Budweiser Events Center
Apr. 15 - Kent, WA - ShoWare Center
Apr. 17 - Portland, OR - Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Apr. 19 - San Francisco - The Warfield
Apr. 22 - Los Angeles, CA - Microsoft Theater
Apr. 24 - Phoenix, AZ - Comerica Theatre
Apr. 26 - Tulsa, OK - BOK Center
Apr. 28 - Dallas, TX - The Bomb Factory
Apr. 29 - Sugarland, TX - Smart Financial Centre
May 01 - San Antonio, TX - Freeman Coliseum