Judas Priest has been around since 1969, when childhood friends K. K. Downing and Ian Hill joined up with Al Atkins and John Ellis to form the English heavy metal group. They made their debut on 1974’s “Rocka Rolla.” This initial effort met with little success, as poor sound quality and issues with their management reportedly compromised the final result. Their first major success came in 1980, when their sixth album “British Steel” went platinum in the U.S. and reached #34 on the Billboard 200.
In total, the group has released 16 studio albums over the course of their career, plus several live and compilation albums. In the spring of 2009, Judas Priest announced an extensive summer tour to celebrate the 30th anniversary of “British Steel.” Whitesnake was scheduled to appear as a special guest for most of the tour but dropped out partway through due to their lead singer’s medical issues. A new live album, “Judas Priest: A Touch of Evil,” was released in July 2009.
After fan complaints and a negative story in the New York Times, a number of fans are being made whole with refunds for two concerts at Nassau Coliseum. Ticket holders for Tool and Judas Priest shows at the Long Island, New York venue waited months for their refunds in... Read more
British heavy metal outfit Judas Priest announced Friday it was bowing to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and wiping its North American slate clear for the remainder of 2020, postponing or canceling all remaining shows on its calendar. The band’s 50th anniversary tour will resume in 2021, with tickets for... Read more
Metal band Tool and country singer Luke Combs are among musicians with tours going on sale Friday. Tool’s spring dates will see them play in cities like St. Louis, Vancouver and Sacramento in support of their most recent album Fear Inoculum. The album is their first in 13 years... Read more
2020 marks 50 years since heavy metal giants Judas Priest began their legendary career. To celebrate, they are embarking on an anniversary tour. The English rockers will set out on a 24-date trek across the U.S. beginning in September. The outing, dubbed the 50 Heavy Metal Years Tour, will... Read more
There’s plenty of new concert tickets available on Friday for music fans to get their hands on. Gwen Stefani is just one of many top acts that make up the day’s heavy concert listings, as she releases tickets for her final stretch of shows in her Just a Girl... Read more
After announcing their comeback Group Therapy Tour, Hootie and the Blowfish are ready to dominate the ticketing market over the coming days and weeks. The Grammy-winning band will release the first set of tickets for their tour on Wednesday via exclusive presale, particularly stops in Raleigh, Dallas, Toronto, and... Read more
The legendary metalheads of Judas Priest will embark on a 2019 outing in support of their latest record, Firepower. Kicking-off in Hollywood, Florida on May 3, the group will hit cities like Nashville, Albany, Little Rock, Colorado, Edmonton, and San Francisco. The trek will wrap-up in Las Vegas, Nevada... Read more
Metal band Slipknot are bringing their annual Knotfest music festival to Colombia for the first time, and headlining acts include Judas Priest, Iron Raegan, and Revocation. The festival will take place on October 26 at Hipódromo de Los Andes in Bogota, Columbia. Although Knotfest joined with Ozzfest in 2016... Read more
Phil Collins’ ‘Not Dead Yet, Live!’ tour was just announced earlier this month, earning him the No. 1 spot alongside the NBA Conference Finals on yesterday’s best-selling events list, according to sales data from Ticket Club. Collins will embark on his North American tour for the first time in... Read more
Following last night’s NFL Draft, the Giants and Texans find next season’s home games heading on sale. More NFL games are expected to hit the market shortly once fans have had a chance to digest the draft’s impact on the upcoming season. As NBA and NHL Playoffs continue, new... Read more