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Judas Priest Announces North American Tour Dates

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British heavy metal masters Judas Priest will be heading out across North America once again this year for a headlining tour in support of their latest album, "Nostradamus." They will be joined by special guests Whitesnake with the possibility of another band being announced for the tour at a later date.

The initial tour schedule is as follows:

July 1 - The Family Arena - St. Charles, MO
July 2 - Summerfest, Harley Davidson Stage - Milwaukee, WI
July 3 - Taste Of Minnesota at Harriet Island - St. Paul, MN
July 9 - Molson Amphitheatre - Toronto, ON
July 11 - PNC Banks Arts Center - Holmdel, NJ
July 12 - Nikon At Jones Beach Theater - Wantagh, NY
July 17 - Moondance Jam 18 - Walker, MN
July 18 - Rockfest/Chippewa Valley Music - Cadott, WI
August 2 - Gibson Amphitheatre - Universal City, CA

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1. Kalis_wrath writes:

Excuse me, where is the Seattle, Wa date, sir's?????

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2. Nik writes:

Damn, no ATL on the scedule?!

# Mar 17, 2009 @ 3:24 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. TonyD writes:

With all these tours happening this year, and there are a shi* load,....i am so curious to see what ozzfest 09 lineup is gonna be.....alot of good bands are apart of these tours and festivals...are there any decent bands left to fill that tour......never have seen priest live...heard they where good though,....good luck to them

# Mar 17, 2009 @ 3:49 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Diamond Oz writes:

Ozzfest isn't happening this year Tony. Priest live is amazing, well worth whatever journey you make to see them.

Plus keep in mind ladies and gents that those are only the initial tour dates, more will be announced soon :)

# Mar 17, 2009 @ 6:54 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Old school Defender writes:

Been a Priest fan since 78. Gotta say they aren't what they used to be. Halford has just worked his voice too hard for too long. If you watched the live video for "Angel of Retribution" tour, Halford spends the entire concert singing into his chest, trying to get close to the high notes. Remember this is an official release, selected from their best performances of the tour, approved by the band. This is the best face they can present to the public. Halford can barely hit the notes and he frequently stumps around the stage like Ozzy. I saw them several times over the years but now it breaks my heart to watch him and I won't be attending any more of their concerts. If you are a huge priest fan then see 'em just to say you did. I still love their studio releases though, even Nostradamus. Well, maybe not so much but Angel kicked ass!

# Mar 17, 2009 @ 9:43 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. brandedcfh420 writes:

i am predicting charlotte nc gets skipped like every other tour that matters skips us!

# Mar 17, 2009 @ 9:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Blindgreed1 writes:

The dates posted are just initial tour dates. More will post later metalheads so just chill... That is with the exception of branded. It is unfortunate but I will have to agree with your prediction. While its true that Halford is feeling his age, it's not a poor performance by any stretch of the imagination (at lest not when I saw them last August). He's still got an amazing voice.

# Mar 17, 2009 @ 11:20 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. brandedcfh420 writes:

n.p. Viking Skull--Beers, Drugs, and B1tches

# Mar 17, 2009 @ 11:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Blindgreed1 writes:

\m/branded\m/.

NP: Hollow - Pantera.

# Mar 17, 2009 @ 11:47 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. brandedcfh420 writes:

BG1, you know of Viking Skull?

# Mar 17, 2009 @ 12:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Blindgreed1 writes:

I do. Yet another band that originated from a spoof.

# Mar 17, 2009 @ 12:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. murder667 writes:

haha awesome they will be at summerfest!!!

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13. TonyD writes:

Thanks oz....didnt know that

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14. Diamond Oz writes:

No problemo Tony.

Now playing: Skindred - Start First (Acoustic)

# Mar 17, 2009 @ 4:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. BoltThrower writes:

2 WI dates, 2 MN dates, 1 ON date, 1 MO date? I'm no concert producer but MAN, I think I could pick a few venues above these 6?! Or maybe I'm missing something here?

# Mar 17, 2009 @ 9:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. V writes:

anyone know if theyre playin Nostradamus in full on this tour?

# Mar 18, 2009 @ 12:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. V writes:

nevermind, just read this:

British heavy metal legends JUDAS PRIEST have issued the following update:

"To celebrate the 30th anniversary of our album 'British Steel', we are very pleased to announced we will be performing the whole album in its entirety during our U.S. 2009 summer tour, plus some other PRIEST classics!!!"

"British Steel", the sixth album by JUDAS PRIEST, was released on April 14 1980. The LP was remastered in 2001 and reissued with two bonus tracks. The 2001 reissue bonus track "Red, White, and Blue" was written sometime during the earlier years of PRIEST's career. It was recorded at Compass Point Studios in Nassau in July of 1985. The second bonus track, a live performance of "Grinder", was recorded on May 5, 1984, in Los Angeles during the "Defenders of the Faith" tour.

"British Steel" original track listing:

01. Rapid Fire
02. Metal Gods
03. Breaking the Law
04. Grinder
05. United
06. You Don't Have to Be Old to Be Wise
07. Living After Midnight
08. The Rage
09. Steeler

JUDAS PRIEST has announced the following U.S. dates:

Jul. 01 - The Family Arena - St. Charles, MO
Jul. 02 - Summerfest, Harley Davidson Stage - Milwaukee, WI
Jul. 03 - Taste Of Minnesota at Harriet Island - St. Paul, MN
Jul. 09 - Molson Amphitheatre - Toronto, ON
Jul. 11 - PNC Banks Arts Center - Holmdel, NJ
Jul. 12 - Nikon At Jones Beach Theater - Wantagh, NY
Jul. 17 - Moondance Jam 18 - Walker, MN
Jul. 18 - Rockfest/Chippewa Valley Music - Cadott, WI
Aug. 02 - Gibson Amphitheatre - Universal City, CA

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18. Netromancer writes:

I think they scrapped that in favor of "British Steel".

# Mar 18, 2009 @ 12:45 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Netromancer writes:

And for Branded and Blind, "Doom, Gloom, Heartache, and Whiskey" rocks my socks.

# Mar 18, 2009 @ 12:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. BrianSD writes:

Whitesnake? Really?
Summerfest on the Harley Stage..isn't that one of the free ones. Summerfest in Milwaukee is great. $10 to get in and there are all kinds of bands playing every night. Last year Summerfest had Sevendust W/ Bloodsimple one night. Fiver Finger Death Punch another night.

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21. That_One_Guy writes:

Oh, man, I hope they come to Des Moines...

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