Friday, March 27, 2015

Judas Priest to enter Wisconsin Area Music Industry Awards Hall Of Fame

Judas Priest will be inducted into the Wisconsin Area Music Industry Awards (WAMI) Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the Turner Hall Ballroom in Milwaukee on April 19.

The event, which recognizes achievements in 34 music categories, will see Priest honored as the first recipient of a Global “Honorary” WAMI Hall Of Fame induction.

“In keeping with WAMI’s mission to promote music and the accomplishments of musicians,” says WAMI President Zoy Begos, “we’re stepping beyond state boundaries by recognizing Judas Priest’s contributions to the local, national and international music scenes.

“WAMI is proud to have Judas Priest as our first ever Global Honorary inductee into the WAMI Hall of Fame. When I contacted the band several months ago, their reaction was enthusiastic. We’ll formally acknowledge their induction during the 35th Annual Awards Show, April 19 at Turner Hall.”

Judas Priest will not be present at the event; full details are available at

Wisconsin has frequently been included on Judas Priest’s toruing schedule; fans recall the iconic concerts at Alpine Valley in the 1980s, as well as their historic 30th Anniversary British Steel performance at Milwaukee’s Summerfest on the Harley-Davidson Stage in 2009.

2015 will see Priest perform at least two Wisconsin shows, including a July 16 appearance at the Rock USA festival in Oshkosh and a July 18 performance at Rock-Fest in Cadott.

Judas Priest are touring in support of their latest album “Redeemer Of Souls.”

The band recently released a 30th anniversary expanded edition of their 1984 album, “Defenders Of The Faith”, which includes a remastered version of the original record along with a complete live recording from the ‘Defenders’ tour from the Long Beach Arena in California.

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