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Judas Priest Announce 2019 "Firepower" Tour

Heavy metal band Judas Priest will kick off their 50th anniversary year with a North American tour in 2019.

The tour will support their 18th studio album release, "Firepower." The album is the band's highest-charting album ever in the United States, which peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 following its release.

Judas Priest released the following statement:

"Metal maniacs, Judas Priest is roaring back to the USA for one more blast of Firepower! Firepower 2019 charges forth with new first time performances born out of Firepower, as well as fresh classic cuts across the decades from the Priest world metalsphere. Our visual stage set and light show will be scorching a unique, hot, fresh vibe -- mixing in headline festivals, as well as the in-your-face venue close-ups. We can't wait to reunite and reignite our maniacs ... the Priest is back!"

Guitarist Glenn Tipton will unfortunately not be touring with the rest of his bandmates. The band annouced earlier this year Tipton's Parkinson's diagnosis. Producer Andy Sneap has be playing guitar in his spot on recent tours.

Tickets are available here.

Judas Priest 2019 "Firepower" Tour Dates

May 3 – Hollywood, FL at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
May 6 – Nashville, TN at Nashville Municipal Auditorium
May 8 – Atlanta, GA at Fox Theatre
May 9 – Biloxi, MS at Beau Rivage Resort & Casino
May 12 – Washington, DC at The Anthem
May 14 – Huntington, NY at The Paramount
May 15 – Huntington, NY at The Paramount
May 16 – Uncasville, CT at Mohegan Sun Arena
May 18 – Albany, NY at Palace Theatre
May 19 – Albany, NY at Palace Theatre
May 22 – Milwaukee, WI at Riverside Theater
May 23 – Milwaukee, WI at Riverside Theater
May 25 – Rosemont, IL at Rosemont Theatre
May 28 – Austin, TX at ACL Live at The Moody Theater
May 29 – Austin, TX at ACL Live at The Moody Theater
May 31 – Dallas, TX at The Bomb Factory
June 1 – Little Rock, AR at First Security Amphitheater
June 3 – St. Louis, MO at Stifel Theatre
June 5 – Colorado Springs, CO at Broadmoor World Arena
June 8 – Saskatoon, SK at SaskTel Centre
June 10 – Lethbridge, AB at ENMAX Centre
June 11 – Edmonton, AB at Rogers Place
June 13 – Dawson Creek, BC at Encana Events Centre
June 14 – Prince George, BC at CN Centre
June 16 – Kelowna, BC at Prospera Place
June 17 – Abbotsford, BC at Abbotsford Centre
June 19 – Airway Heights, WA at Northern Quest Resort and Casino
June 21 – Kent, WA at Accesso Showare Center
June 22 – Portland, OR at Moda Theatre of the Clouds
June 24 – San Francisco, CA at Warfield Theatre
June 25 – San Francisco, CA at Warfield Theatre
June 27 – Los Angeles, CA at Microsoft Theater
June 29 – Las Vegas, NV at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel

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Article image: Judas Priest at the Judas Priest Retribution 2005 Tour at the Mark of the Quad Cities, Moline, Illinois on Oct. 2, 2005. Zach Petersen [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Flickr.

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