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Judas Priest tour unveils more dates for 'British Steel' anniversary run
English heavy metal band Judas Priest is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its classic album "British Steel" with a lengthy summer tour. Since first announcing their plans in early spring, the self-proclaimed Metal Gods have added dozens of concerts to their itinerary, which now stands at roughly 40 dates.
Eight weeks of the summer will be dedicated to the trek, from Judas Priest's solo opening show on June 29 at Murat Center in Indianapolis, IN, through the tour closing concert on August 23 at Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion in Gilford, NH.
Highlights of the summer trek include a July 7 concert at Comcast Center in Mansfield, MA, a July 9 performance at the Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto, ON, a July 31 show at Sleep Train Pavilion in Concord, CA, an August 11 at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO, and August 22 at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD.
Whitesnake will appear on most dates of the tour as a special guest. The lineup will also feature Pop Evil as an opener for both bands on 26 dates. Details about the tour's nightly lineup can be found at the official Judas Priest Web site.
On tour, Judas Priest will be performing their 1980 album "British Steel" from cover to cover, in addition to playing a set of other material from the band's catalogue. The group's most recent studio album is the June 2008 release "Nostradamus."
A new live album, "Judas Priest: A Touch of Evil," is also scheduled to hit store shelves in July. According to a statement, the record was recorded from 2005 to 2008 during Judas Priest's world tour dates.
Judas Priest & Whitesnake itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)
|June 29||Indianapolis, IN||Murat Center *|
|July 1||St. Charles, MO||Family Arena|
|July 2||Milwaukee, WI||Summerfest|
|July 3||St. Paul, MN||Taste of Minnesota|
|July 5||Wallingford, CT||Chevrolet Theatre|
|July 7||Mansfield, MA||Comcast Center|
|July 8||Canandaigua, NY||CMAC|
|July 9||Toronto, ON||Molson Amphitheatre|
|July 11||Holmdel, NJ||PNC Bank Arts Pavilion|
|July 12||Wantaugh, NY||Nikon at Jones Beach Theater|
|July 14||Cleveland, OH||Time Warner Cable Amphitheater|
|July 15||Clarkston, MI||DTE Energy Music Theater|
|July 17||Walker, MN||Moondance Jam|
|July 18||Chippewa Falls, WI||Rock Festival *|
|July 19||Chicago, IL||Charter One Pavilion|
|July 21||Cincinnati, OH||PNC Pavilion|
|July 22||Nashville, TN||Nashville Municipal Auditorium|
|July 24||Houston, TX||Verizon Wireless Theater|
|July 25||San Antonio, TX||AT&T Center|
|July 26||Corpus Christi, TX||Concrete Street Amphitheater|
|July 29||Paso Robles, CA||California Mid-State Fair|
|July 31||Concord, CA||Sleep Train Pavilion|
|August 1||Marysville, CA||Sleep Train Amphitheatre|
|August 2||Universal City, CA||Gibson Amphitheatre|
|August 4||San Diego, CA||SDSU Open Air Theatre|
|August 5||Costa Mesa, CA||OC Fair|
|August 7||Phoenix, AZ||Dodge Theatre|
|August 8||Las Vegas, NV||Thomas & Mack Center|
|August 10||Albuquerque, NM||Sandia Resort & Casino *|
|August 11||Morrison, CO||Red Rocks Amphitheatre|
|August 13||Grand Prairie, TX||Nokia Theatre|
|August 15||St. Augustine, FL||St. Augustine Amphitheatre|
|August 16||Tampa, FL||St. Pete Times Forum|
|August 17||Hollywood, FL||Seminole Hard Rock Live|
|August 19||Estero, FL||Germain Arena|
|August 20||Alpharetta, GA||Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre|
|August 22||Columbia, MD||Merriweather Post Pavilion|
|August 23||Gilford, NH||Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion|
* only Judas Priest