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24th October 2017

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Judas Priest's first 2018 tour dates were announced yesterday and now, in what is bound to be one of the biggest draws of the year, Saxon and Black Star Riders have been added to the bill.

'Firepower' will be the name of Priest's forthcoming new album, which is set for release in early 2018 and the 'Judas Priest: Firepower 2018 Tour' will kick off on March 13th in Pennsylvania and wrap up on May 1st in Texas.

All dates will be running a Judas Priest Fan Presale starting this Wednesday, October 25th 2017, at 10.00am local time with the password: FIREPOWER that fans can use to purchase tickets in advance. Check the local venue for additional information.

European dates are expected to be available in the not-too-distant but whether Saxon and Black Star Riders are also on the European bill remains to be seen.

Confirmed tour dates:

13th March: Wilkes Barre, PA Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
15th March: Youngstown, OH Covelli Centre
17th March: Uniondale, NY Nassau Coliseum
18th March: Washington, DC The Anthem
20th March: Newark, NJ Prudential Center
22nd March: Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
25th March: Ottawa, ON The Arena at TD Place
27th March: London, ON Budweiser Gardens
28th March: Oshawa, ON Tribute Communities Centre
30th March: Orillia, ON Casino Rama
31th March: Detroit, MI Detroit Masonic Temple
3rd April: Milwaukee, WI Riverside Theater
5th April: Green Bay, WI Resch Center
8th April: Bloomington, IL Grossinger Motors Arena
10th April: Casper, WY Casper Events Center
11th April: Loveland, CO Budweiser Events Center
15th April: Kent, WA ShoWare Center
17th April: Portland, OR Veterans Memorial Coliseum
19th April: San Francisco The Warfield
22nd April: Los Angeles, CA Microsoft Theater
24th April: Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theatre
26th April: Tulsa, OK BOK Center
28th April: Dallas, TX The Bomb Factory
29th April: Sugarland, TX Smart Financial Centre
1st May: San Antonio, TX Freeman Coliseum

Saxon have announced some European festival date after the Priest US tour, including Germany's Rock Hard festival in May and Spain's Leyendas del Rock Festival in August.

Black Star Riders tour the UK in November with dates as follows:

Friday 28th July: Picturedome, Holmfirth
Saturday 29th July: Ramblin’ Man Fair, Maidstone UK
Wednesday 8th November: Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton UK
Thursday 9th November: Queens Hall, Edinburgh UK
Friday 10th November: Parr Hall, Warrington UK
Sunday 12th November: University Of Hull, Hull UK
Tuesday 14th November: Empire, Middlesbrough UK
Wednesday 15th November: o2 Academy, Sheffield UK
Thursday 16th November: o2 Academy, Leicester UK
Saturday 18th November: Cambridge Junction, Cambridge
Sunday 19th November: Pyramids, Portsmouth UK

Tickets for all shows are on sale right here.

Priest were recently announced for both Wacken and Bloodstock festivals for 2018. The Metal icons are one of the most-requested bands by the Bloodstock's loyal fan base and have been hot favourites to play Catton Park for some years now. They will finally make their Bloodstock debut on Friday night, 10th August 2018.

The band commented when their Bloodstock appearance was announced:

"Judas Priest are thrilled, honoured and primed, ready to unleash Priest-style Metal fury into the headbanging heart and home of Heavy Metal at Bloodstock 2018!"

Gojira were previously announced as Saturday night headliners and Nightwish as Sunday headliners.

Tickets for Bloodstock 2018 at great prices (early bird offers at just £125 for four days of Metal fun) are currently available right here.

Priest join Nightwish, Running Wild, Dimmu Borgir, In Extremo, Arch Enemy, Vince Neil, Children Of Bodom, Dirkschneider, Doro, Sepultura, Amorphis, Epica, Amaranthe, Knorkator, Belphegor, Watain, Firewind, Deserted Fear, Bannkreis at Wacken 2018 with many, many more acts still to be announced.

Tickets for Wacken 2018 are on sale right now. Click the banner to get yours. Click here to check out the official Wacken travel partners who offering transport to W:O:A.


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