Judas Priest Retools With ‘Firepower’

Judas Priest has a new album on the way and the metal legends are taking the new tunes on the road in North America.

Richie Faulkner of Judas Priest
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– Richie Faulkner of Judas Priest
“Knotfest,” San Manuel Amphitheater, San Bernardino, Calif.

The tour starts in Wilkes Barre, Pa.’s Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza March 13 and continues for more than a month, ending May 1 in San Antonio’s Freeman Coliseum. Along the way the Priest is planning to hit the newly opened The Anthem in Washington, D.C., and Grossinger Motors Arena in Bloomington, Ill., which is now seeing former management under criminal investigation.

A “Judas Priest Fan Presale” for these tickets is on now and a general onsale begins Oct. 27.

The lineup for this trek will feature Rob Halford on vocals, Glenn Tipton and Richie Faulkner playing guitar, Ian Hill on bass and Scott Travis banging the drums. The band is approaching 50 years of existence and has seen many membership changes throughout its history.

The group’s new album, Firepower, is set to drop in early 2018.

Judas Priest’s last big North American tour was in 2015, when the group reported more than 66,694 tickets sold in 18 shows on the year. That year the group brought Mastodon as support and joined Ozzy Osbourne for the Monsters Tour in South America. The group grossed a reported total of $3,362,682, with an average 3,923 tickets sold from the reported shows.

Judas Priest has big tour plans and the group’s Pollstar artist page is a great place to stay on top of all the latest goings on with the band’s routing.