Judas Priest have just released the following statement:

“It is with deep regret that we have to postpone the rest of our U.S. tour.

Richie Faulkner has major medical heart condition issues which have landed him in the hospital where he is being treated. 

In the meantime, we are all sending love to our falcon to wish him a speedy recovery…

As soon as we have any updates from his doctors on when we can reschedule the dates, we will of course announce them – tickets will be valid…..”

Dates remaining on the tour were as follows:

Sep. 29 – Denver, CO – The Mission Ballroom 
Sep. 30 – West Valley City, UT – Maverik Center 
Oct. 2 – Everett, WA – Angel Of The Winds Arena 
Oct. 3 – Portland, OR – Moda Center 
Oct. 5 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater 
Oct. 6 – Los Angeles, CA – Microsoft Theater 
Oct. 8 – Las Vegas, NV – Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood 
Oct. 9 – Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theatre 
Oct. 12 – San Antonio, TX – Freeman Coliseum 
Oct. 13 – Cedar Park, TX – HEB Center Cedar Park 
Oct. 15 – Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory 
Oct. 16 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Zoo Amphitheatre 
Oct. 19 – Independence, MO – Cable Dahmer Arena
Oct. 21 – Nashville, TN – Nashville Municipal Auditorium 
Oct. 22 – Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre 
Oct. 24 – Charleston, WV – Charleston Civic Center Coliseum 
Oct. 25 – Philadelphia, PA – The Met 
Oct. 27 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center 
Oct. 28 – Oxon Hill, MD – The Theater at MGM National Harbor 
Oct. 30 – Mashantucket, CT – Foxwoods Resort Casino – Grand Theater 
Oct. 31 – Lowell, MA – Tsongas Center At UMass Lowell 
Nov. 2 – Halifax, NS – Scotiabank Centre 
Nov. 4 – Laval, QC – Place Bell 
Nov. 5 – Hamilton, ONT – First Ontario Centre

As previously reported, Judas Priest will be releasing a limited-edition box set called, 50 Heavy Metal Years. including every official live and studio album to date plus 13 unreleased discs, on October 15th. To read all about this special release, please go here.

Also, band members recently spoke with Classic Rock magazine reflecting on their time in the band, highlights from that interview can be read here.

Dana’s note: We here at EddieTrunk.com wish Richie Faulkner a very speedy and complete recovery.

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