Judas Priest Stops at MVP Arena and Nassau Coliseum this Fall

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.

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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. 

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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 

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