Friday, July 10, 2020

Judas Priest postpone 50th anniversary US tour

Judas Priest have postponed their 50th anniversary US tour this fall due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Originally set to start on the US East Coast in early September, most of the 50 Heavy Metal Years trek has been rescheduled to late 2021.

“In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic,” says Judas Priest, “we are sorry to have to announce that the following shows have had to be rescheduled to next year:

• September 9, 2020 Washington, D.C. at MGM Casino has been moved to October 28, 2021
• September 12, 2020 Ledyard, CT at Foxwoods Casino Arena has bee moved to October 30, 2021
• September 17, 2020 Charlotte, NC at PNC Music Pavilion has been moved to September 13, 2021
• September 24, 2020 Youngstown, OH at the Covelli Centre has been moved to September 17, 2021
• September 29, 2020 Milwaukee, WI at Miller High Life Theater has been moved to September 22, 2021
• September 30, 2020 St. Louis, MO at St. Louis Music Park has been moved to September 25, 2021
• October 2, 2020 Oklahoma City, OK at The Zoo Amphitheatre has been moved to October 16, 2021
• October 3, 2020 Dallas, TX at Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory has been moved to October 15, 2021
• October 5, 2020 Cedar Park, TX at HEB Center Cedar Park has been moved to October 13, 2021
• October 6, 2020 San Antonio, TX at Freeman Coliseum has been moved to October 12, 2021
• October 9, 2020 Denver, CO at The Mission Ballroom has been moved to September 29, 2021
• October 13, 2020 Phoenix, AX at Arizona Federal Theatre has been moved to October 9, 2021
• October 15, 2020 Los Angeles, CA at Microsoft Theater has been moved to October 6, 2021
• October 17, 2020 Las Vegas, NV at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood has been moved to October 8, 2021

“All tickets for the original shows will be honored at the new dates. You will receive an email notification from the ticketing company soon that includes information on how to request a refund if you are unable to attend the rescheduled date.

“Unfortunately, not every show was able to be rescheduled,” adds the band. “While we continue to work on new dates for the tour, the following shows have been cancelled. We have every intention of adding more shows and cities to our 50th anniversary tour in the Fall of 2021 - as soon as we have the new dates finalized, we will announce them.”

• September 11, 2020 Long Island, NY at Nassau
• September 14, 2020 Philadelphia, PA at Mann Center
• September 15, 2020 Newark, NJ at Prudential Center
• September 18, 2020 Orlando, FL at Rebel Rock Festival
• September 20, 2020 Louisville, KY at Louder Than Life Festival
• September 21, 2020 Grand Rapids, MI at Van Andel Arena
• September 23, 2020 Detroit, MI at the Fox Theatre
• September 26, 2020 Chicago, IL at Rosemont Theatre
• September 27, 2020 Minneapolis, MN at Armory
• October 8, 2020 Albuquerque, NM at Sandia Resort and Casino
• October 11, 2020 Salt Lake City, UT at Vivint Smart Home Arena

“Tickets purchased for these shows will automatically be refunded from the ticketing company in approximately 30 days. For any purchases made in-person at a box office, or for any additional questions, please contact the venue directly.”

News of the US date changes follows recent news that the global health crisis has also led the group to reschedule a planned European tour to 2021, as well.

Judas Priest’s most recent studio album is 2018’s “Firepower”, which earned the legendary UK outfit their highest-charting US album with its debut at No. 5 on the Billboard 200.

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