Monday, November 29, 2021

Judas Priest announce rescheduled North American tour dates

Judas Priest have announced rescheduled date for their 50 Heavy Metal Years North American tour.

Originally set to take place in 2020, the shows were first postponed due to the pandemic and the shutdown of the live music industry, and reset for 2021.

The veteran UK band were in the middle of a fall run when guitarist Richie Faulkner suffered a life-threatening incident on stage at the Louder Than Life Festival in Louisville, KY on September 26 that resulted in emergency open heart surgery and an immediate halt to the group’s live schedule.

Faulkner – who continues to recover from the procedure – recently confirmed that his surgeons are pleased with his progress, that’s he’s been active and playing guitar every day and looking forward to returning to the stage.

The North American tour will resume - with special guest Queensryche - for rescheduled dates starting March 4 in Peoria, IL, with dates wrapping up in early April with four Canadian concerts.

Previously-purchased tickets for all shows remain valid for the 2022 dates, with pre-sale seats for the Peoria, IL and Quebec City, QC concerts going on sale Wednesday, December 1, and general public access on Friday, December 3 at 10 am local time. Judas Priest
2022 “50 Heavy Metal Years”
North America Tour

(rescheduled from 2021)

Mar 04 – Peoria, IL @ Peoria Civic Center **
Mar 06 – Denver, CO @ Mission Ballroom
Mar 07 – West Valley City, UT @ Maverik Center
Mar 09 – Everett, WA @ Angel Of The Winds Arena
Mar 10 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center
Mar 12 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater Oakland
Mar 13 – Las Vegas, NV @ Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood
Mar 15 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Shrine
Mar 16 – Phoenix, AZ @ Arizona Federal Theater
Mar 18 – Irving, TX @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
Mar 20 – Cedar Park, TX @ H–E–B Center at Cedar Park
Mar 21 – San Antonio, TX @ Freeman Coliseum
Mar 23 – Nashville, TN @ Nashville Municipal Auditorium
Mar 25 – Alpharetta, GA @ Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
Mar 27 – Charleston, WV @ Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center
Mar 29 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Met Philadelphia
Mar 30 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
Mar 31 – National Harbor, MD @ The Theater at MGM National Harbor
Apr 02 – Mashantucket, CT @ Foxwoods Casino Arena
Apr 04 – Lowell, MA @ Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell
Apr 07 – Halifax, NS, Canada @ Scotiabank Centre
Apr 10 – Québec, QC @ Centre Videotron **
Apr 11 – Laval, QC @ Place Bell
Apr 13 – Hamilton, ON @ FirstOntario Centre

** on sale Fri Dec 3

See also:

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