One of heavy metal’s most legendary acts will be hitting the road in 2018 in support of their new studio album, Firepower. The Judas Priest: Firepower 2018 Tour will kick off on March 13th in Pennsylvania, and wrap up on May 1st in Texas. The new album (which was produced by Andy Sneap and Tom Allom) is due in early 2018 and the tour will feature the line-up of singer Rob Halford, guitarists Glenn Tipton and Richie Faulkner, bassist Ian Hill, and drummer Scott Travis.

All dates will be running a “Judas Priest Fan Presale” starting Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 at 10:00 A.M local time with the password: FIREPOWER that fans can use to purchase tickets in advance. Check the local venue for additional information.

The North American headbangers will get the opportunity to experience the mighty Priest on a nearby concert stage.

Confirmed tour dates:


13 Wilkes Barre, PA Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
15 Youngstown, OH Covelli Centre
17 Uniondale, NY NYCB Live, Home of The Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
18 Washington, DC The Anthem
20 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
22 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
25 Ottawa, ON The Arena at TD Place
27 London, ON Budweiser Gardens
28 Oshawa, ON Tribute Communities Centre
30 Orillia, ON Casino Rama
31 Detroit, MI Detroit Masonic Temple


3 Milwaukee, WI Riverside Theater
5 Green Bay, WI Resch Center
8 Bloomington, IL Grossinger Motors Arena
10 Casper, WY Casper Events Center
11 Loveland, CO Budweiser Events Center
15 Kent, WA ShoWare Center
17 Portland, OR Veterans Memorial Coliseum
19 San Francisco The Warfield
22 Los Angeles, CA Microsoft Theater
24 Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theatre
26 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
28 Dallas, TX The Bomb Factory
29 Sugarland, TX Smart Financial Centre


1 San Antonio, TX Freeman Coliseum

There are few heavy metal bands that have managed to scale the heights that Judas Priest have during their 40 year career – originally formed during the early ’70s in Birmingham, England, Judas Priest is responsible for some of the genre’s most influential and landmark albums (1980’s British Steel, 1982’s Screaming for Vengeance, 1990’s Painkiller, etc.) and for decades have been one of the greatest live bands in the entire heavy metal genre including an iconic performance at Live Aid in 1985 – they also brought metal to the masses by their appearance on American Idol in 2011 – plus Judas Priest were one of the first metal bands to exclusively wear leather and studs-a look that began during this era and was eventually embraced by metal fans throughout the world! And in 2017, the band was nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

10 Responses

  1. He looks like he’s got tobacco in his mouth…it’s just not right (I think it’s Richie photoshopped in but he wasn’t in the band then!) But, that video they did with for the Hall of Fame is great because it honors Priest with KK. Stained Class!

    1. Thanks, that calmed things down over here….now, we wait…the title of the record is right, the pic is now right…they look like they mean business.

  2. Great to hear that the Priest is putting out another studio album next year! But it sucks that there are no tour dates anywhere near where I live! We need to appreciate and support these guys by attending their shows and BUYING their new music, because we all know that the end will be coming for the mighty Judas Priest too soon.

  3. Yikes lets hope more (many more) dates are added to this ‘tour’. Otherwise the state of metal will in fact be dead if this is all Judas Priest can conjure up in North America in 2017.

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