JUDAS PRIEST AND DEEP PURPLE ANNOUNCE SUMMER CO-HEADLINE TOUR
Legends will collide late this summer when Deep Purple and Judas Priest embark on a co-headlining North American tour.
Produced by Live Nation, the outing will begin August 21st in Cincinnati, OH and visit 25 cities across the U.S. and Canada before wrapping September 30 in Wheatland, California.
Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, April 27th at 10am local time at Live Nation.
Citi is the official pre-sale credit card of the Deep Purple and Judas Priest tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase pre-sale tickets beginning Tuesday, April 24 at 10am local time until Thursday, April 26th at 10pm local time through Citi’s Private Pass® program. For complete presale details visit citiprivatepass.com.
Deep Purple’s latest studio album, inFinite, was released April 7th, 2017, via earMUSIC. Produced by the legendary Bob Ezrin, (Pink Floyd, Alice Cooper, Kiss), InFinite featured 10 new tracks recorded with no musical boundaries in the spirit of the 70s. The metal pioneers have released five studio albums since 1996, augmented by an abundance of solo work and special projects from members Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Ian Paice, Steve Morse and Don Airey. Fans will be thrilled as they cover decades of favorites for this run. For more information, please visit www.deep-purple.com. Additionally, Airey will release his solo album One of a Kind on May 25th.
Judas Priest’s latest studio album, Firepower, was released March 9th, 2018, via Epic Records. Co-produced by Tom Allom and Andy Sneap, the 14-track album has become one of the most successful of the band’s entire career – landing in the “top-5” of 17 countries (including their highest chart placement ever in the U.S.), and scoring their highest charting commercial rock radio single in decades with Lightning Strike. Few heavy metal bands have managed to scale the heights that Judas Priest have during their near 50-year career, and with a line-up featuring Rob Halford, Glenn Tipton, Richie Faulkner, Ian Hill, and Scott Travis, Judas Priest will be scorching across North America with some heavy metal Firepower again this summer and fall on tour with Deep Purple! For more information, please visit judaspriest.com.
Deep Purple And Judas Priest 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 Amphitheater
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
Deep Purple – R&RHOF, Priest – not!
Just Kidding!! Maybe they listed alphabetically? Age before beauty?
Would rather see Priest with Saxon & BSR, than splitting time with Purple.
Just saw Priest with Saxon and BSR, really good show!
Deep Purple following Priest is not a good idea. I saw Priest opening night and despite the sound issues that completely ruined Black Star Rider’s set and the first three Saxon songs (not to mention the 20 minute delay resulting in BSR playing a whopping 23 minutes, Saxon got 35) Priest can still deliver the goods (despite no Tipton). Vocally no way Gillan can stand up to Halford anymore. So to me Purple following Priest would be a huge disappointment.