Monday, March 2, 2015

Judas Priest announce spring US concert dates

Judas Priest have announced a series of spring US concert dates.

Following their previously confirmed May 16 appearance at the Rock On The Range festival in Columbus, OH, the band will perform shows in Cincinnati, OH (May 17), St. Charles, MO (May 19), Council Bluffs, IA (May 20) and Rosemont, IL (May 21).

Tickets for these new dates will go on sale Friday, March 6.

In addition, the group will also play the Rock USA 2-15 festival in Oshkosh, WI on July 16, with tickets for the event on sale Monday, March 9.

The band are currently playing shows in Australia as part of the Soundwave festival series.

On March 9 (March 10 in North America), Judas Priest will release an expanded 30th anniversary edition of their 1984 album, “Defenders Of The Faith.”

The 3CD set will include a remastered version of the album along with a complete live recording from the ‘Defenders’ tour from the Long Beach Arena in California.

The original album went platinum in the US with sales of more than 1 million and featured the singles "Freewheel Burning", "Some Heads Are Gonna Roll" and "Love Bites."

Judas Priest were named the No. 9 Rock News Artist Of The Year as part of the 5th annual hennemusic Rock News Awards.

Judas Priest
2015 US tour

May 16 – Columbus, OH – Rock On The Range
May 17 – Cincinnati, OH - Horseshoe Cincinnati - The Shoe
May 19 – St. Charles, MO - The Family Arena
May 20 – Council Bluffs, IA – Harrah's Casino Stir Cove
May 21 – Rosemont, IL – Rosemont Theatre
Jul 16 – Oshkosh, WI – Rock USA 2015

See also:

Judas Priest preview Defenders Of The Faith expanded reissue
Lullaby Versions of Judas Priest released
Rock News Artist Of The Year No. 9: JUDAS PRIEST
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