Judas Priest has announced the 2021 North American dates for its rescheduled “50 Heavy Metal Years Tour.” Sabaton will join the trek as the opening act.
Produced by Live Nation, the North American tour–which will run throughout September (kicking off Sept. 8 in Reading, Pennsylvania) and November (concluding Nov. 5 in Hamilton, Ontario), will feature a variety of special effects.
Tickets for the newly announced dates will go on sale at 10 a.m. local time June 11 at http://Ticketmaster.com. Tickets for the previously announced tour dates are available now.
“Defending the heavy metal faith for fifty years, the Priest is back!” vocalist Rob Halford said.
“Time to don the leather and studs and roll out the Priest Machine, celebrating our 50 Heavy Metal Years!” guitarist Glenn Tipton said.
“After the horrific year of restrictions we’ve all had to endure, what better place to break free, than the land of the free –the USA!” bassist Ian Hill said.
Judas Priest’s latest album, “Firepower,” was released in 2018.
9/8/2021 Reading PA Santander Arena*
9/9/2021 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*
10/2/2021 Everett WA Angel Of The Winds Arena*
10/3/2021 Portland OR Moda Center*
10/5/2021 Oakland CA Fox Theater^
10/6/2021 Los Angeles CA Microsoft Theater^
10/8/2021 Las Vegas NV Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood
10/9/2021 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*
11/2/2021 Halifax NS Scotiabank Centre*
11/4/2021 Laval , QC Place Bell*
11/5/2021 Hamilton ONT First Ontario Centre*
* new show
^ not a Live Nation event
# festival date
+ Sabaton not supporting on this date; support TBD