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Judas Priest Announce 50th Anniversary Tour

Judas Priest on stage in 2018
Judas Priest performs at Whacken Open Air in 2018. CC BY-SA 4.0. Credit: Frank Schwichtenberg

Judas Priest will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a U.S. tour this fall. The 50 Heavy Metal Years Tour will kick off September 9th in Oxon Hill, MD and wraps up October 17th in Las Vegas. In between the band will make stops in major cities including Philadelphia, Newark, Charlotte, Orlando, Detroit, Chicago, Milwaukee, Dallas, Denver, Phoenix and more.

See below for a full list of dates.

The U.S. tour follows a European leg which kicks off May 30th.

“Judas Priest are primed and ready to deliver the goods with our 50 Heavy Metal Years anniversary celebration stage show spectacular!” the band said in a statement. “Performing a blistering cross-section of songs from our lives in metal — we can’t wait to raise horns with you again at this once in a metal lifetime event!”

Tickets for the U.S. dates go on sale Friday, February 28th at 10am local time via Ticketmaster.

Judas Priest released their latest album Firepower in 2018.

Judas Priest U.S. Tour Dates

Sept 9 — Oxon Hill, MD – MGM National Harbor
Sept 11 — Uniondale, NY – Nassau Coliseum
Sept 12 — Ledyard, CT – Foxwoods Casino Arena
Sept 14 — Philadelphia, PA – The Mann Center
Sept 15 — Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
Sept 17 — Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
Sept 18 — Orlando, FL – Central Florida Fair – Rebel Rock Fest
Sept 21 — Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena
Sept 23 — Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre
Sept 24 — Youngstown, OH – Covelli Centre
Sept 26 — Chicago, IL – Rosemont Theatre
Sept 27 — Minneapolis, MN – The Armory
Sept 29 — Milwaukee, WI – Miller High Life Theatre
Sept 30 — St. Louis, MO – Saint Louis Music Park
Oct 2 — Oklahoma City, OK – The Zoo Amphitheatre
Oct 3 — Dallas, TX – Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
Oct 5 — Austin, TX – HEB Center
Oct 6 — San Antonio, TX – Freeman Coliseum
Oct 8 — Albuquerque, NM – Sandia Resort and Casino
Oct 9 — Denver, CO – The Mission Ballroom
Oct 11 — Salt Lake City, UT – Vivint Smart Home Arena
Oct 13 — Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theatre
Oct 15 — Los Angeles, CA – Microsoft Theater
Oct 17 — Las Vegas, NV – Zappos Theatre at Planet Hollywood

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