Judas Priest Reschedules ’50 Heavy Metal Years’ Tour For 2022
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Judas Priest plays the Corona Hell & Heaven festival at Autodrómo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City May 5.
Judas Priest looks ready to give their “50 Heavy Metal Years” tour another go, announcing its rescheduled, six-week trek with Queensrÿche in the place of original opener Sabaton in support.
Tickets are on sale through Ticketmaster for the trek that begins March 4 in Peoria, Ill., and winds down April 13 in Hamilton, Ont., Canada. In between are stops including Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Nashville, Philadelphia and more.
“50 Heavy Metal Years” was to take Judas Priest through U.S. venues in fall 2020, and did launch in September but came to an abrupt halt when guitarist Richie Faulkner suffered a ruptured aorta onstage during the band’s Louder Than Life festival appearance in Louisville, Ken.
Judas Priest was also to open U.K. and European tour dates with Ozzy Osourne in 2022, but with those dates now postponed to 2023, the decks are cleared for the resumption of the band’s U.S. tour.
“50 Heavy Metal Years” Tour dates
March 4 – Peoria, IL @ Peoria Civic Theatre
March 6 – Denver, CO @ Mission Ballroom
March 7 – West Valley City, UT @ Maverik Center
March 9 – Everett, WA @ Angel of the Winds Arena
March 10 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center
March 12 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
March 13 – Las Vegas, NV @ Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood
March 15 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Shrine
March 16 – Phoenix, AZ @ Arizona Federal Theater
March 18 – Irving, TX @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
March 20 – Cedar Park, TX @ H–E–B Center at Cedar Park
March 21 – San Antonio, TX @ Freeman Coliseum
March 23 – Nashville, TN @ Nashville Municipal Auditorium
March 25 – Alpharetta, GA @ Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
March 27 – Charleston, WV @ Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center
March 29 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Met Philadelphia
March 30 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
March 31 – National Harbor, MD @ The Theater at MGM National Harbor
April 2 – Mashantucket, CT @ Premier Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino
April 4 – Lowell, MA @ Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell
April 7 – Halifax, NS, Canada @ Scotiabank Centre
April 10 – Quebec City, QC @ Centre Videotron
April 11 – Laval, QC @ Place Bell
April 13 – Hamilton, ON @ FirstOntario Centre