Deep Purple + Judas Priest = Loud Rockin’ Co-Headlining Tour

Ian Gillan of Deep Purple
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– Ian Gillan of Deep Purple
Montreux Jazz Festival, Stravinski Auditorium, Montreux, Switzerland

A night of “Breaking The Law,” “Space Truckin’” and “Living After Midnight” can be yours when the Deep Purple / Judas Priest co-headlining tour rumbles into your town. You might even say, “You’ve Got Another Thing Coming.”

The decibels start blasting Aug. 21 when the tour launches at the Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. With almost every show under the stars, destinations include Montreal, Virginia Beach, Kansas City, San Diego and Denver.

Deep Purple released its last album, inFinite, one year ago.  The LP was produced by Bob Ezrin, whose name has graced the credits of many now-classic albums, including releases by Alice Cooper, Pink Floyd and KISS.

Judas Priest
Edison Graff
– Judas Priest
Pearl Concert Theater, Las Vegas, Nev.

Judas Priest’s new album, Firepower, arrived last month and has proven to be one of the band’s most successful LPs, having hit the “top-5” in 17 countries.  The track “Lightning Strike” is the band’s highest charting rock radio single in decades.

Judas Priest’s boxoffice power was on display earlier this year when the band played a few shows in March, including a March 13 gig at The Anthem in Washington, D.C., selling all 6,000 tickets available for a total gross upwards of $3000,000.

Deep Purple partnered with Alice Cooper for a 2017 North America tour that also included Edgar Winter Band on the ticket.  But tickets didn’t fly off the shelves, according to data submitted to Pollstar.  One of the better results was the stop at the DTE Energy Music Theatre located north of Detroit in Clarkston, Mich., where fans purchased 10,584 tickets and the night’s gross was $437,987.

Official tour credit card Citi will launch a presale today (April 24) at 10 a.m. that runs until April 26 at 10 p.m.  General onsales start April 27 at 10 a.m. All times local.