Monday, July 27, 2015

Judas Priest expand North American tour

Judas Priest have expanded their fall tour of North America in support of 2014’s “Redeemer Of Souls” with the addition of several dates.

The group have announced 7 new shows to the run, which opens in Paso Robles, CA on October 16.

Ticket details and on sale dates can be found at the band’s website here.

Judas Priest are currently playing shows across Europe and will enjoy a 2-month break before the fall trek.

Frontman Rob Halford recently revealed that the band is planning to return to the studio next year.

“We have such an incredible reaction to Redeemer Of Souls that that really motivated us to crack the whip and get on with making the next record pretty quickly,” says Halford. “The clock is ticking, you know. We can’t afford to wait three years, or five years now, to make the record. And especially while we’re having this great, kind of vibe with the fans and just this massive Priest family love fest type of deal.

“Who wants to go home and sit down for a year,”
he continues. “And especially while the band is buzzing and the energy’s there creatively. We had so much stuff happening in the studio we had to put blocks on because we were on a time schedule with the label. So we do have some stuff kind of left over from Redeemer of Souls.”

The project delivered the UK metal legends the first US Top 10 of their career.

“Redeemer Of Souls” debuted last summer at No. 6 on the US Billboard 200 with 33,000 copies sold, surpassing the group’s previous chart peak of No. 11 with 2008’s “Nostradamus.”

The record marked guitarist Richie Faulkner's studio debut with Priest; he replaced founding member K.K. Downing following his retirement in 2011.

Judas Priest
Fall 2015 North American tour

Oct 16 – Paso Robles, CA - Vina Robles Amphitheatre
Oct 17 – Las Vegas, NV – Pearl Concert Theater
Oct 20 – San Francisco, CA – The Warfield Theater
Oct 21 – San Jose, CA – City National Civic
Oct 27 – Coquitlam, BC – Hard Rock Casino
Oct 28 – Coquitlam, BC – Hard Rock Casino
Oct 31 – Regina, SK – Brandt Center **
Nov 01 – Winnipeg, MB – MTS Center **
Nov 03 – Peoria, IL – Civic Center **
Nov 06 – Huntington, NY – Partamount Theater **
Nov 07 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center **
Nov 10 – Halifax, NS – Scotiabank Center **
Nov 12 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Center **

** new dates

See also:

Judas Priest plan studio return
Judas Priest announce UK tour
Judas Priest top the hennemusic Hot 10
Judas Priest to enter Wisconsin Area Music Industry Awards Hall Of Fame
Search Judas Priest at hennemusic