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Judas Priest confirms rescheduled dates for their ’50 Heavy Metal Years’ tour North American leg

Posted by Ramon Gonzales in News on June 7, 2021

Judas Priest have announced the rescheduled dates for their 50 Heavy Metal Years Tour.

While the shows were previously scheduled for 2020, COVID-19 pushed the North American leg back to this year, and the European leg to 2022. The tour will kick off in Reading, PA this September and will conclude in Hamilton, ONT in November.

Spanning festivals and headlining events alike, Judas Priest will be reminding the Northern Hemisphere why they are regarded as one of the greatest heavy metal bands of all time. 

Judas Priest’s current lineup consists of founder Ian Hill, along with longtime members Rob Halford, Glenn Tipton, Scott Travis, as well as Richie Faulker, who joined in 2011. The English five-piece have been busy in recent years, releasing their first album since Firepower in 2018, which was their first project in 30 years.

The drop sparked fervor from fans as the record became the highest charting effort from the band in the U.S. market. It has also been confirmed that a new album is in the works, which aims to capture the collective emotions of the band. Whether this new material will make an appearance on upcoming setlists remains to be seen.

Swedish heavy metal unit Sabaton have been announced as support for the tour, although they will be absent from the Virgina Beach, VA date (support for this show is TBA). Sabaton, too, are in the process of writing a new album, which will serve as the followup to their 2019 record The Great War.

Tickets go on sale this Friday, June 11 at 10 AM local time. 

The massive run of show dates will feature Sabaton as the special guest support.
9/08/2021 – Reading, PA                      Santander Arena
9/09/2021 – Virginia Beach, VA             Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
9/11/2021 – Orlando, FL                      Central Florida Fairgrounds
9/13/2021 – Charlotte, NC                   PNC Music Pavilion
9/14/2021 – Raleigh, NC                      Red Hat Amphitheater
9/16/2021 – Grand Rapids, MI             Van Andel Arena
9/17/2021 – Youngstown, OH              Covelli Centre
9/19/2021 – Detroit, MI                         Fox Theatre
9/20/2021 – Rosemont, IL                    Rosemont Theatre
9/22/2021 – Milwaukee, WI                  Miller High Life Theatre
9/23/2021 – Minneapolis, MN              The Armory
9/25/2021 – Maryland Heights, MO     Saint Louis Music Park
9/26/2021 – Louisville, KY                    Louder Than Life Festival
9/29/2021 – Denver, CO                      The Mission Ballroom
9/30/2021 – West Valley City, UT         Maverik Center
10/02/2021 – Everett, WA                       Angel Of The Winds Arena
10/03/2021 – Portland, OR                     Moda Center
10/05/2021 – Oakland, CA                      Fox Theater
10/06/2021 – Los Angeles, CA                Microsoft Theater
10/08/2021 – Las Vegas, NV                   Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood
10/09/2021 – Phoenix, AZ                       Arizona Federal Theatre
10/12/2021 – San Antonio, TX              Freeman Coliseum
10/13/2021 – Cedar Park, TX                HEB Center Cedar Park
10/15/2021 – Irving, TX                         The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
10/16/2021 – Oklahoma City, OK          The Zoo Amphitheatre
10/19/2021 – Independence, MO          Cable Dahmer Arena
10/21/2021 – Nashville, TN                    Nashville Municipal Auditorium
10/22/2021 – Alpharetta, GA                  Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
10/24/2021 – Charleston, WV                Charleston Civic Center Coliseum
10/25/2021 – Philadelphia, PA               The Met
10/27/2021 – Newark, NJ                       Prudential Center
10/28/2021 – Oxon Hill, MD                   The Theater at MGM National Harbor
10/30/2021 – Mashantucket, CT            Foxwoods Resort Casino – Grand Theater
10/31/2021 – Lowell, MA                       Tsongas Center At UMass Lowell
11/02/2021 – Halifax, NS                         Scotiabank Centre
11/04/2021 – Laval, QC                         Place Bell
11/05/2021 – Hamilton, ONT                   First Ontario Centre