A sad day for metal but a great day for metal fans world wide as the mighty Judas Priest have announced their 2011 world tour will be their last (the good part being the fact that we all get to see Judas Priest next year on a massive tour which is guaranteed to be chock full of the bands greatest hits).
(Message posted on the Official Judas Priest Website): After storming the world for nearly 40 years and taking their very special brand of heavy metal to all four corners of the planet, JUDAS PRIEST – one of the most influential heavy metal bands of all time, have announced this will be their final world tour!!
However, the mighty PRIEST will certainly be going out strong as they rock the planet starting in 2011 on the massive EPITAPH tour – hitting all the major cities throughout the world they will be playing the songs that helped make the name JUDAS PRIEST synonymous with heavy metal!
The tour is set to kick off in Europe with 8 dates announced so far (see below). No massive streach of the imagination to figure the blank spaces in July and August will be flushed out with some American dates…but we’ll wait and see.
Jun. 09 – Sweden Rock Festival, Sölvesborg, Sweden
Jun. 11 – Sauna Open Air, Finland
Jun. 17 – Copenhell Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark
Jun. 19 – Hellfest, Nantes, France
Jun. 22 – Gods of Metal Festival, Milan, Italy
Jun. 25 – Graspop Metal Meeting, Dessel, Belgium
Jul. 23 – High Voltage Festival, London, UK
Aug. 05 – Wacken Open Air, Wacken, Germany
Will the Priest return to Ireland? Who cares, this will be a tour worth travelling to see. Stay tuned for more dates as they’re announced.