One of heavy metal’s most legendary acts will be hitting the road in 2018 in support of their new studio album, ‘Firepower.’ The ‘Judas Priest: Firepower 2018 Tour’ will kick off on March 13th in Pennsylvania, and wrap up on May 1st in Texas. The new album (which was produced by Andy Sneap and Tom Allom) is due in early 2018 and the tour will feature the line-up of singer Rob Halford, guitarists Glenn Tipton and Richie Faulkner, bassist Ian Hill, and drummer Scott Travis.
All dates will be running a “Judas Priest Fan Presale” starting Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 at 10:00 A.M local time with the password: FIREPOWER that fans can use to purchase tickets in advance. BOK CENTER LINK/OFFER CODE “FIREPOWER”: http://bit.ly/JUDASPRIESTBOK
There are few heavy metal bands that have managed to scale the heights that Judas Priest have during their 40 year career - originally formed during the early '70s in Birmingham, England, Judas Priest is responsible for some of the genre's most influential and landmark albums (1980's 'British Steel,' 1982's 'Screaming for Vengeance,' 1990's 'Painkiller,' etc.) and for decades have been one of the greatest live bands in the entire heavy metal genre including an iconic performance at Live Aid in 1985 - they also brought metal to the masses by their appearance on American Idol in 2011 - plus Judas Priest were one of the first metal bands to exclusively wear leather and studs - a look that began during this era and was eventually embraced by metal fans throughout the world! And in 2017, the band was nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
And come April 26, 2018, Oklahoma headbangers will get the opportunity to experience the mighty Priest at BOK Center, Tulsa!
Confirmed tour dates:
3/13/2018 Wilkes Barre, PA Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
3/15/2018 Youngstown, OH Covelli Centre
3/17/2018 Uniondale, NY Nassau Coliseum
3/18/2018 Washington, DC The Anthem
3/20/2018 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
3/22/2018 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
3/25/2018 Ottawa, ON The Arena at TD Place
3/27/2018 London, ON Budweiser Gardens
3/28/0208 Oshawa, ON Tribute Communities Centre
3/30/2018 Orillia, ON Casino Rama
3/31/2018 Detroit, MI Detroit Masonic Temple
4/3/2018 Milwaukee, WI Riverside Theater
4/5/2018 Green Bay, WI Resch Center
4/8/2018 Bloomington, IL Grossinger Motors Arena
4/10/2018 Casper, WY Casper Events Center
4/11/2018 Loveland, CO Budweiser Events Center
4/15/2018 Kent, WA ShoWare Center
4/17/2018 Portland, OR Veterans Memorial Coliseum
4/19/2018 San Francisco The Warfield
4/22/2018 Los Angeles, CA Microsoft Theater
4/24/2018 Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theatre
4/26/2018 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
4/28/2018 Dallas, TX The Bomb Factory
4/29/2018 Sugarland, TX Smart Financial Centre
5/1/2018 San Antonio, TX Freeman Coliseum
A driving, pounding musical style, studded leather clothes, and twin lead guitars have earned English heavy metal band Judas Priest the title of "Metal Gods." As pioneers of metal throughout the 80s, Judas Priest has released five platinum albums and performed brutal, sold-out tour dates around the world. While the band continues to record, they are currently finishing up 2011 tour dates on their farewell, Epitaph World Tour, leaving fans precious little time to catch Judas Priest's final international concerts.
Originally a blues band, Judas Priest gained popularity in its early days for pounding live performances. The band achieved fame with the release of Screaming for Vengeance, which featured the hit single, "You've Got Another Thing Comin'." This was followed by the hit albums Defenders of the Faith and Turbo, as well as an acclaimed tour date at Live Aid. Judas Priest continued to release applauded albums up through their most recent record, Nostradamus. The concept album has been praised by fans and features a much larger, symphonic sound that shows that Judas Priest is still innovating.
Even though the ongoing Epitaph World Tour may be their last, Judas Priest is ensuring that these 2011 tour dates will live in the minds of their fans for a lifetime. As of mid-July, Judas Priest is traveling through the UK, Spain, and Germany. On September 10, they will begin their South American/Mexican tour dates before heading to the US on October 12. Judas Priest's final tour date of 2011 will be on December 3, leaving US residents plenty of time to buy tickets.