Judas Priest Reveal 2018 North American Dates in Support of New Album ‘Firepower’
Here's something to cure your Monday woes — Judas Priest will hit North America starting in March of next year. The trek comes in support of their highly-anticipated new album, which has now been revealed to carry the title of Firepower!
The disc will serve as the successor to 2015's Redeemer of Souls and has had fans in a frenzy as Priest have been providing updates throughout the recording process. The biggest highlight so far is that classic producer Tom Allom, who was at the helm of some of the group's most heralded records spanning from 1979's Unleashed in the East through 1988's Ram it Down, is involved in the production for this disc. Andy Sneap and Mike Exeter were also tagged for the job, which is "almost done" according to the Metal God, Rob Halford, just a couple weeks ago.
The Firepower tour is slated to kick off on March 13 in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. and will blanket the U.S. and Canada on a month-and-a-half long run that wraps up in San Antonio, Texas on May 1. The "Judas Priest Fan Pre-sale" begins this Wednesday (Oct. 25) at 10AM local time where fans can use the password "FIREPOWER" to score their tickets in advance. Any additional information can be found through the local venues and a list of all stops can be viewed below.
Judas Priest are also a candidate for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2018 and its shockingly the very first time they've even received the nod, despite being eligible for induction since 1999. Rob Halford will also be appearing onstage at the 2017 Loudwire Music Awards (Oct. 24) for a special performance and will also be honored with the Lemmy Lifetime Achievement Award. For more Loudwire Music Awards information, click here.
Judas Priest, Firepower 2018 North American Tour Dates
March 13 — Wilkes Barre, Pa. @ Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
March 15 — Youngstown, Ohio @ Covelli Centre
March 17 — Uniondale, N.Y. @ Nassau Coliseum
March 18 — Washington, D.C. @ The Anthem
March 20 — Newark, N.J. @ Prudential Center
March 22 — Uncasville, Conn. @ Mohegan Sun Arena
March 25 — Ottawa, Ontario @ The Arena at TD Place
March 27 — London, Ontario @ Budweiser Gardens
March 28 — Oshawa, Ontario @ Tribute Communities Centre
March 30 — Orillia, Ontario @ Casino Rama
March 31 — Detroit, Mich @ Detroit Masonic Temple
April 03 — Milwaukee, Wis. @ Riverside Theater
April 05 — Green Bay, Wis. @ Resch Center
April 08 — Bloomington, Ill. @ Grossinger Motors Arena
April 10 — Casper, Wyo. @ Casper Events Center
April 11 — Loveland, Colo. @ Budweiser Events Center
April 15 — Kent, Wash. @ ShoWare Center
April 17 — Portland, Ore. @ Veterans Memorial Coliseum
April 19 — San Francisco, Calif. @ The Warfield
April 22 — Los Angeles, Calif. @ Microsoft Theater
April 24 — Phoenix, Ariz. @ Comerica Theatre
April 26 — Tulsa, Okla. @ BOK Center
April 28 — Dallas, Texas @ The Bomb Factory
April 29 — Sugarland, Texas @ Smart Financial Centre
May 01 — San Antonio, Texas @ Freeman Coliseum
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