JUDAS PRIEST ANNOUNCE ADDITIONAL TOUR DATES AS “REDEEMER OF SOULS” CRACKS THE TOP TEN OF THE BILLBOARD 200 CHART

judaspriest640 Judas Priest have announced that they have added a some additional dates to their tour. They are listed below and indicated with an asterisk.

In related news, since its release on July 8th, Redeemer Of Souls has sold around 32,000 copies in the United States in its first week landing it at the number six position on The Billboard 200 chart, making this the band’s first album to ever land in the top ten.

Redeemer of Souls 2014 dates:

*** new date announced

Oct-1 Rochester, NY Main Street Armory
Oct-3 Hammond, IN The Venue at Horseshoe Casino
Oct-4 Louisville, KY Louder Than Life Fest
Oct-6 Montreal, Quebec Canada Bell Centre
Oct-07 Rama, Ontario Canada Casino Rama Entertainment Centre
Oct-09 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center
Oct-10 Atlantic City, NJ Harrah’s
Oct-11 Mashantucket, CT Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino
Oct-14 Lowell, MA Tsongas Center at UMass
Oct-15 Allentown, PA PPL Center
Oct-17 East Rutherford, NJ Izod Center
Oct-18 Pittsburgh, PA Petersen Events Center ***
Oct-19 Detroit, MI Fox Theatre
Oct-21 Kansas City, MO Arvest Bank Theatre ***
Oct-22 Evansville, IN Ford Center ***
Oct-24 Baltimore, MD Pier Six Pavilion
Oct-25 Portsmouth, VA nTelos Wireless Pavilion ***
Oct-26 Simpsonville, SC Charter Amphitheatre ***
Oct-28 Duluth, GA The Arena at Gwinnett Center
Oct-30 Hollywood, FL Hard Rock Live Arena
Nov- 2 Corpus Christi, TX Concrete Street Amphitheater ***
Nov- 4 Laredo, TX Laredo Energy Arena ***
Nov- 6 Allen, TX Allen Event Center
Nov- 7 Austin , TX FunFunFun Fest
Nov- 8 El Paso, TX Don Haskins Center ***
Nov-10 Los Angeles, CA Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE ***
Nov-12 Phoenix, AZ Theater at Jobing Arena
Nov-13 Highland, CA San Manuel Casino
Nov-14 Las Vegas, NV The Pearl
Nov-16 San Jose, CA City National Civic ***
Nov-18 Salt Lake City, UT Maverik Center
Nov-19 Denver, CO 1STBANK Center ***
Nov-21 Boise, ID CenturyLink Arena ***
Nov-22 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome ***

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  • scott jenkin on

    Havent missed a show since 1984, including Ripper shows and Operation Rock and Roll w/ Alice Cooper.
    PLEASE tell me there will be A Ohio date!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They NEVER skip Cleveland!!!!! If not Im off to Pittsburgh, I guess (agains my better judgement..LOL)


  • Louis on

    Congrats to the Mighty Priest hitting #6 on the Billboard 100!! I have given the whole cd quite a few listens now and it is awesome. I think there is a touch of every decade of JP on this cd from the 70’s to present. I think ANY JP fan would be happy with this recording. Rob may not hit the notes from 20 or 30 years ago but it is still a hell of a lot better than most still to this day. Looking forward to the show in the ATL in October! I miss KK but Richie rocks it! I love the young infusion he has brought. Rock Hard, Ride Free!


  • David on

    Over the past few months, via this website, I have been listening to the little snippets that were being given as well as the full length songs. I have commented on them, again via this website, and I was sad to say that I wasn’t getting excited about this album, which was a great shame for me as I’m a huge Priest fan. I also said that I would give the album a listen before making my final judgement.

    I’ve now listened to the album, admittedly via YouTube……..

    I HATE IT.

    I never thought I would say such a thing about a JP album. Getting a replacement for KK Downing, in my humble opinion, and everyone else can disagree with me, (it is allowed), was a grave mistake. There were a couple of songs which I immediately heard old Priest songs, whether they were riffs or melodies. There are solos with Whammy-bar pyrotechnics that sound as if KK’s solos have been cut and pasted from old recordings and put on this one.

    Richie Faulkner is a JP fan. However, I feel that it is as if he’s gone into the band and started writing for them, said to himself: “Right, I’m in Judas Priest, I’ve got to write like Judas Priest.” However, I feel that he has sub-consciously re-written some of the old stuff. The title track for example, I couldn’t help but hear “Hell Patrol”.

    I also did something that I also have never done during a listening of a new JP album: After hearing half of the album in full, I started skipping the tracks after a couple of minutes. When I got to “Snakebite”, the first of the bonus tracks on the deluxe edition, and I started to hear something similar to “You’ve got another thing Coming”, I switched it off and decided that this was going to be the first JP album that I will not be buying.

    For me, without KK, there is no Judas Priest. Others will disagree, that is fine. If you like the album, great, I hope that you have many happy times listening to it. If you are going to be going to any live shows that they are going to be doing in the future, have fun and enjoy yourself and get home safely. But for me, it’s over and done. I say this with a heavy (metal) heart.

    Still, at least I’ve got all the other albums in the back catalogue to enjoy.


    • Dana on

      David,

      That’s fine. Judas Priest is also my favorite band and you can’t like everything all the time, that’s nearly impossible.

      The Beatles were the very first rock band that I latched on to as a kid. I admit that I considered myself somewhat of a fanatic, but I always remained a realist. There are people who will by everything and anything that the Beatles put out and swear that it is all ingenious. Not so with me, I have issues with many Beatles albums and songs. No one is flawless and there is no such thing as the perfect band (person, etc.).

      Music tends to ebb and flow. So, it is okay to admit that you don’t care for the new Priest album. It’s your opinion and you are entitled to it. Unlike other posters, at least you were mature about presenting your criticisms, so kudos for that.

      Dana from ET.com 🙂


    • David on

      Thank you Dana for you comments regarding my post. Much appreciated.


    • Dana on

      You’re welcome. Again, thank you for presenting them in a mature way.

      D 🙂


    • metalmania on

      These are probably the best two posts I’ve ever read on this (or many other) site about a negative opinion of a band or album. This is the way to do it and the way to reply to it instead of the ridiculous insults and ranting that a lot of people do. Just because we love raucous music doesn’t mean we can’t communicate with each other in a mature and civilized manner.
      As for “Redeemer of Souls”, I had mixed feelings about what I’d heard before the release, so I’ll admit my expectations weren’t very high. The first time I listened through the whole album (including bonus tracks), I didn’t like the guitar sound and was underwhelmed by a lot of the tracks. HOWEVER, the circumstances of when and where I was listening didn’t allow me to really pay close attention to it. I’ve since listened to it a second time and although I still wish the guitar tones were a bit “bigger”, I liked more of the songs. Maybe this is one of those albums that might take a few listens to really appreciate. It’s no “Screaming for Vengeance” but right now my feeling is it’s a solid effort, 3 out of 5 stars that could improve to 4. I don’t regret buying the deluxe version, but I don’t think you’re missing much if you decide to just get the regular version.


    • Richman on

      No David, please reconsider. You must give this new album a chance. Don’t emphasize goofy bonus tracks. Shit was left off for a reason. The album is so good and I’m having so much fun listening to it. You know, I’ve got a signed copy and the guys were such nice men. Go back David, start over, your missing it David. It is here. It is now. I’m. KISS guy and I know MONSTER wasn’t anything spectacular but REDEEMER OF SOULS is an amizingly enjoyable experience. This album is like Lebron James returning to Cleveland. No filler! All killer! My first PRIEST album was PRIEST LIVE and then I back cataloged to SAD WINGS and ROCKA ROLLA. REDEEMER is excellent like Lebron James. I saw him a few years back when the NETS were still in Jerseys. He was amazing just like REDEEMER. Go back to it. Open your mind. You don’t even have to thank me. Do it for yourself and your family.


    • David on

      Hi Richman

      My mind is very much open. It wasn’t just the bonus tracks that I heard the old stuff in. I could listen to this album 9,10, maybe 15 times, I still won’t like it.

      That’s the way it is I’m afraid. I should point out that I have the two albums without Rob Halford singing. Again, it wasn’t the same JP, however there was something that was the same: The Tipton/Downing twin guitar attack. That was what kept my attention with those two records.

      If a band changes it’s members, that band will change because the new members are NOT the old members. It’s like I said to somebody one time: “I could sit and learn to do all of Eddie van Halen’s techniques and wizardry on the guitar 24hrs a day, 7 days a week for a whole year, and I still WOULDN’T play those things the same way as he does.” Why? I’m not Eddie van Halen.

      Some bands can change a member or two and one of two things can happen. 1: They go on to produce some of the best music that they’ve ever done, the fans love it and will soon forget the people that the new members have replaced. 2: It completely turns the band to shit and they have no choice but to get the original members back.

      It will always happen. It also leads to friendly debates via websites like http://www.eddietrunk.com where people from all over the world (I’m from England) can share their opinions with other fans. LONG MAY IT CONTINUE!!!


    • Richman on

      I’ve been to England twice. Love it there. I actually remember hearing THE WICKER MAN by IRON MAIDEN on regular radio when it first came out. Great country. Beautiful women. God be with you and all to all my friends in Wolverhampton.


    • Mike on

      I agree David, I didn’t buy the non Rob albums because they wouldn’t have been Priest to me. I wanted this album to be great just as I wanted Sabbath 13 to be great but like 13 its just O.K. I can see where you would like it if you liked “Nostradamas” but I didn’t really care for that one either. My first Priest show was the 1980 “Point of Entry” tour and it still ranks in the top 3 of mine all time. The Glenn-K.K. dueling riff dynamic, along with Robs vocals is why I loved Priest. I’m not knocking Richie Faulkner, he’s a good guitarist but he doesn’t seem to have the synergy with Glenn that K.K. had. After listening to this one I think understand why K.K. decided to hang it up. It has to be tough to keep that kind of intensity up for so long. I think I’ll skip the stop in Rochester tomorrow and remember J.P. from back in the “British Steel” , “Point of Entry”, “Screaming for Vengeance” etc. days. There will always be a special place in my heart for Priest and wish them all the best on the tour and beyond.


  • scott gul on

    Wheres Chicago???? I agree with above I like Steel Panther, but Accept would have been much better.


  • Todd Fagan on

    More theatres and arenas being ticketed at 1/3 capacity and it’s big news on this site.I love Priest , but if Trunk is gonna whine about a certain number of tickets(usually the last 1,000) are being discounted ona certain band’s tour, he should be reporting that this tour is aiming at 3-4,000 a night. Never mind that his boys Aerosmith just had to paper the crap out of their hometown Mansfield show.


    • Eddie on

      When did I whine? When did I ever say that MANY rock show aren’t struggling?? The difference is none of the bands you mention will tell you they are bigger than ever, then do co-headline tours that struggle. Of course the Priest shows will be curtained in many places. When did I ever say they wouldn’t be?? But Priest are also not selling you a band of half impersonation and telling you they are bigger than ever. But that doesn’t work when you have zero objectivity and blind worship. Only say and think what you are sold..


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