Heavy metal legends Judas Priest returned this year with the classic-sounding new album Firepower and already did some touring behind it. Now they've announced another North American tour with metal/proto-metal legends Deep Purple, who of course influenced Judas Priest early on (and whose Roger Glover produced Priest's 1977 album Sin After Sin).
The tour includes NYC-area shows on September 1 at Jones Beach, September 2 at Bethel Woods and September 6 at PNC Bank Arts Center. Tickets for those shows go on sale Friday (4/27) at 10 AM with various presales starting beforehand. All dates are listed below.
Priest's current touring lineup is Rob Halford, Ian Hill, Scott Travis, Richie Faulkner, and Andy Sneap. Sneap replaced longtime guitarist Glenn Tipton, who had to retire from touring due to Parkinson's, but Tipton did manage to join the band on stage for a few songs in Newark earlier this year.
Purple's current lineup is Ian Gillan, Ian Paice, Roger Glover, Steve Morse, and Don Airey. Former co-frontman/bassist Glenn Hughes is also doing a tour of Deep Purple songs this year.
Watch some recent live videos of both bands below.
Judas Priest / Deep Purple -- 2018 Tour Dates
8/21 Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
8/22 Chicago, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
8/24 Detroit, MI @ Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
8/25 Mt. Pleasant, MI @ Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort
8/27 Hamilton, ON @ FirstOntario Centre
8/29 Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
8/30 Quebec City, QC @ Centre Videotron
9/1 Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
9/2 Bethel Woods, NY @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
9/5 Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Amphitheater
9/6 Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
9/8 Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
9/9 Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
9/11 Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
9/12 Jacksonville, FL @ Daily's Place
9/14 Atlanta, GA @ Verizon Amphitheatre
9/16 Biloxi, MS @ Mississippi Coast Coliseum
9/18 Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre
9/20 Welch, MN @ Treasure Island Casino
9/21 Council Bluffs, IA @ Harrah's Council Bluffs
9/23 Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
9/26 San Diego, CA @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
9/27 Irvine, CA @ FivePoint Amphitheatre
9/29 Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
9/30 Wheatland, CA @ Toyota Amphitheatre