When Judas Priest guitarist K.K. Downing posted news, last month, that the band would tour in 2011, he left out one HUGE item: it will be the band’s farewell tour.
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.
Priest plan to go out strong as they circle the globe on the massive Epitaph tour - hitting all the major cities throughout the world.
Priest will be starting their world tour in Europe; the band has confirmed the following festivals for 2011:
Jun 09 - Sweden Rock Festival, Sweden
Jun 11 - Sauna Festival, Finland
Jun 17 - Copenhell Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark
Jun 19 - Hellfest, Nantes, France
Jun 22 - Gods of Metal Festival, Milan, Italy
Jun 25 - Graspop Festival, Belgium
Jul 23 - High Voltage Festival, London, UK
Aug 05 - Wacken Festival, Germany
More dates will be announced by the band as things are confirmed.
Judas Priest – Metal Gods (2004)
Judas Priest to tour in 2011