Judas Priest, Deep Purple Announce Summer Co-Headlining Tour
By Andrew Magnotta
April 23, 2018
Two band's that defined the sound and fury of hard rock and heavy metal will once again join forces this summer.
Heavy metal legends Judas Priest and hard rock pioneers Deep Purple on Monday revealed a five-week co-headlining North American tour, set to begin in late August.
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Judas Priest is currently still on its U.S. tour in support of the band's acclaimed new album, Firepower, its 18th studio effort, which debuted at #1 on the U.S. Hard Rock charts and #5 on the Billboard 200.
"This is a testimony to our metal maniacs, our fans, here in North America...particularly in this instance," said frontman Rob Halford in March to Q104.3 New York's "Out of the Box" with Jonathan Clarke of the album's success. "It just shows you this incredible heavy metal love affair that continues to thrive."
Deep Purple released InFinite in 2017 — its 20th studio album — and toured the U.S. last summer in another co-headlining jaunt with Alice Cooper.
See the tour dates below.
Judas Priest and Deep Purple 2018 North American Tour Dates
8/21 — Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
8/22 — Chicago, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
8/24 — Detroit, MI @ Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
8/25 — Mt. Pleasant, MI @ Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort
8/27 — Hamilton, ON @ FirstOntario Centre
8/29 — Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
8/30 — Quebec City, QC @ Centre Videotron
9/1 — Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
9/2 — Bethel Woods, NY @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
9/5 — Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake
9/6 — Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
9/8 — Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
9/9 — Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
9/11 — Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
9/12 — Jacksonville, FL @ Daily's Place
9/14 — Atlanta, GA @ Verizon Amphitheatre
9/16 — Biloxi, MS @ Mississippi Coast Coliseum
9/18 — Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre
9/20 — Welch, MN @ Treasure Island Casino
9/21 — Council Bluffs, IA @ Harrah's Council Bluffs
9/23 — Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
9/26 — San Diego, CA @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
9/27 — Irvine, CA @ FivePoint Amphitheatre
9/29 — Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
9/30 — Wheatland, CA @ Toyota Amphitheatre
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