Heavy metal band Judas Priest is teaming up with the English rockers of Deep Purple for a co-headlining, head-banging tour across North America later this year.
The 25-date trek will launch on August 21 in Cinicinnati, Ohio, and make stops across the country and throughout Canada, hitting Montreal, Jacksonville, Atlanta, and Virginia Beach. California will wrap-up the tour with a show in Wheatland on September 30.
Deep Purple, who brought to life the rock hit “Smoke On The Water,” released their 20th studio album, Infinite, last year. In support of the record, the band embarked on a world tour, spanning from May through December, and this summer, they still have some additional dates to headline by themselves. The band lineup includes singer Ian Gillan, bassist Roger Glover, and drummer Ian Paice from the original 1970s crew, along with members Steve Morse on the guitar and keyboardist Don Airey.
The metalheads behind Judas Priest just released Firepower last month, their 18th album to date. Firepower scored the No. 5 spot on the Billboard 200 chart, which is the highest chart placement the group has received since their 1988 classic, Ram It Down. Currently, guitarist Andy Sneap will fill in for Glenn Tipton, who recently announced he is suffering from Parkinson’s disease. Judas Priest is sure to please the crowd with a rendition of their most popular hit track, “Breaking The Law.”
General public tickets go on sale this Friday, April 27 at 10 a.m. Check out the full list of tour dates below.
Judas Priest + Deep Purple Tour 2018
August 21 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
August 22 – Chicago, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
August 24 – Detroit, MI @ Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
August 25 – Mt. Pleasant, MI @ Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort
August 27 – Hamilton, ON @ FirstOntario Centre
August 29 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
August 30 – Quebec City, QC @ Centre Videotron
September 1 – Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
September 2 – Bethel Woods, NY @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
September 5 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Amphitheater
September 6 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
September 8 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
September 9 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
September 11 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
September 12 – Jacksonville, FL @ Daily’s Place
September 14 – Atlanta, GA @ Verizon Amphitheatre
September 16 – Biloxi, MS @ Mississippi Coast Coliseum
September 18 – Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre
September 20 – Welch, MN @ Treasure Island Casino
September 21 – Council Bluffs, IA @ Harrah’s Council Bluffs
September 23 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
September 26 – San Diego, CA @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
September 27 – Irvine, CA @ FivePoint Amphitheatre
September 29 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
September 30 – Wheatland, CA @ Toyota Amphitheatre