Grammy-award-winning heavy metal band, Judas Priest, has announced their North American tour that will see them perform at Albany’s MVP Arena on October 15.
Beginning in Connecticut on October 13, the tour is in celebration of the iconic band’s 50th anniversary. Queensrÿche will join the group as openers for the 29-date tour over the course of October and November.
Other stops across North America include Boston, Detroit, Tucson, Baton Rouge, and Cincinnati among others.
‘50 Heavy Metal Years Tour’ comes off of Judas Priests’ highest-charting album, Firepower, which peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard 200. The 14-track album was released in 2018 and produced by Andy Sneap and Tom Allom.
Originally forming as a band in Birmingham, England in 1970, Judas Priest helped form heavy metal, with records like “Sad Wings of Destiny” (1982), “Sin After Sin” (1977) and “Unleashed in the East (1979). The group has previously performed in some of the biggest concerts, including Monsters of Rock, US Festival, and Live Aid in the 1980s.
Over the course of the group’s long career, they have received and been nominated for a long list of awards, including receiving a Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance for “Dissident Aggressor” in 2010.
Judas Priest is celebrated for their heavy metal music and for embracing the iconic leather and stud fashion. In 2022, band members Rob Halford, Glenn Tipton, Ian Hill, and Scott Travis are soon to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
After the horrific last few years of restrictions we’ve all had to endure, what better place to break free, than the land of the free – the USA!– Ian Hill
Most dates for this legendary group’s upcoming tour are available on June 24, 10 a.m. local time via https://www.livenation.com.
FALL 2022 U.S Tour dates:
October 13 in Wallingford, CT @ Toyota Oakdale
October 15th in Albany, NY @ MVP Arena
October 16 in Boston, MA @ MGM Music Hall Fenway
October 18 in Uniondale, NY at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
October 19 in Wikes Barre, PA @ Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
October 21 in Kalamazoo, MI at Wings Event Center
October 22 in Detroit, MI at Masonic Temple Theatre
October 24 in Cincinnati, OH @ The Andrew J Brady Music Center
October 25 in Waukegan, IL @ Genesee Theatre
October 27 in Green Bay, WI @ Resch Center Theater
October 29 in Moline, IL @ TaxSlayer Center Moline
October 30 in Mankato, MN @ Mayo Clinic Event Center
November 1 in Sioux City, IA @ Tyson Events Center
November 2 in Rapid City, SD @ The Monument
November 7 in Ontario, CA @ Toyota Center
November 8 in Tucson, AZ @ TCC Arena
November 10 in Loveland, CO @ Budweiser Events Center
November 12 in Park City (Wichita), KS @Hartman Arena
November 13 in St. Charles, MO @ The Family Arena
November 15 in Corbin, KY @ The Corbin Arena
November 17 in Southaven, MS @ Landers Center
November 18 in Baton Rouge, LA @ Raising Canes River Center
November 20 in Oklahoma City, OK @ Paycom Center
November 22 & 23 in San Antonio, TX @ Tech Port Center & Arena
November 25 in Dallas, TX @ The Factory in Deep Ellum
November 26 in Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete Street
November 28 in Edinburg, TX @ Burt Ogden Arena
November 29 in Houston, TX @ 713 Music Hall