2008 News Archive

4th December 2008


Judas Priest nominated for two Grammies!

Great news - JUDAS PRIEST have been nominated for two Grammies - they are:

BEST HARD ROCK PERFORMANCE - VISIONS
BEST METAL PERFORMANCE - NOSTRADAMUS (single)

3rd December 2008


Change of Dates for 2009 Judas Priest UK Tour

London, 3rd December 2009 – Due to unforeseen circumstances Judas Priest have revised their 2009 tour of the UK as follows. The show at the Nottingham Arena has been cancelled, with existing ticket holders being offered a pair of tickets to either Sheffield Arena 13th February or Birmingham LG Arena, 14th February shows. Furthermore, their Manchester show on 17th February has changed to the Apollo Theatre – Standing tickets are valid for the same date for this new show, seated tickets will need to be exchanged at point of purchase. Metal veterans Megadeth and Testament will support the forthcoming dates.

Read full Press Release

18th October 2008


More 2009 Tour Dates Announced

Check the Tour Info Page for the updated 2009 Tour Dates.

3rd October 2008


European Tour second leg - first dates announced

We are pleased to confirm the second leg of our European Tour - the first dates we can announce are as follows:
 
2009
 
28th February    GLOBEN/STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
1st March           SCANDINAVIUM/GOTHENBERG, SWEDEN
4th March          MALMO ARENA, MALMO, SWEDEN
 
More to follow!!

2nd October 2008

Tour Dates announced for Ireland in 2009

We are pleased to announce the following shows in Ireland - these are with MEGADETH and TESTAMENT as well!
 
2009
 
TUESDAY 10TH FEBRUARY             02 ARENA/DUBLIN
WEDNESDAY 11TH FEBRAUARY    ODYSSEY ARENA, BELFAST

1st October 2008


7 Date 'Priest Feast' UK Arena Tour announced for Feb 2009!

HEAVY METAL GODS JUDAS PRIEST
ANNOUNCE 7 DATE ‘PRIEST FEAST’ ARENA TOUR
IN FEBRUARY 2009

WITH SPECIAL GUESTS MEGADETH AND TESTAMENT



London, 1st October 2008 – One of the worlds most popular and influential Heavy Metal bands – Judas Priest are set to rock the UK to it’s very core when they bring their ‘Priest Feast’ tour to play 7 arena dates in February 2009 with support from special guests – Thrash Metal veterans Megadeth and Testament.

Since 1974, Judas Priest has been one of heavy metal’s most successful bands, issuing such all-time classic albums as 1980’s ‘British Steel,’ 1982’s ‘Screaming for Vengeance,’ and 1990’s ‘Painkiller,’ and such arena-rocking anthems as “Breaking the Law,” “Living After Midnight,” and “You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’.” However, Priest’s influence goes far beyond their music - they were the first metal band to embrace the ‘leather biker look,’ a fashion that has since become synonymous with the musical genre. Additionally, Halford’s powerful four-and-a-half octave vocal range and the twin guitar harmonies of Downing and Tipton have been ‘studied’ by countless metal bands in Priest’s wake.

Think ‘Double vinyl, gatefold sleeve concept album,’ and some of rock’s all-time classic recordings come to mind. But in the realm of heavy metal, there has never been a double vinyl (now disc!) concept album that has managed to balance a thought-provoking storyline with metallic thunder. That was, until now. Metal legends JUDAS PRIEST released their sprawling double disc concept album, ‘Nostradamus’ via Columbia Records on Monday, June 16th in the UK/Europe, and a day later in the US on Epic Records.

Having the opportunity to see 3 such important and influential bands within the world of Metal on the same bill is cause for excitement. Make sure you don’t miss the chance to witness Metal history in the making and ensure you are part of Priest Feast 2009.

 

‘PRIEST FEAST’
JUDAS PRIEST
With Special Guests Megadeth and Testament


February
Friday               13                    Sheffield Arena
Saturday          14                    Birmingham LG Arena
Monday            16                    Glasgow SECC Hall 4
Tuesday           17                    Manchester Arena
Wednesday     18                    Nottingham Arena
Friday                20                    Cardiff Arena
Saturday           21                    Wembley Arena


Tickets are priced at £37.50 (subject to booking fee) and are available from + 44 844 576 5483 or buy online at www.livenation.co.uk
 
A Live Nation presentation
 
For all Pr Enquiries please contact Christine Gorham, PR Director, Live Nation UK
Christine.gorham@livenation.co.uk or 020 7009 3282
 
For all accreditation enquiries please contact Charley Johns, Press Assistant, Live Nation UK
Charley.johns@livenation.co.uk or 020 7009 3369

11th September 2008


Judas Priest US Webstore Launched

Check out the NEW Judas Priest Webstores!


Judas Priest Webstore (US)


Judas Priest Webstore (UK / Rest of world)

7th September 2008


Update from Judas Priest

We've just finished the first leg of our US Tour culminating with a appearance on the Jimmy Kimmel TV Show which was a really great experience!!  This show is going out to millions of viewers all over the USA!!

We are now in Australia - having a few days off in the Gold Coast - recharging our batteries to get ready to start our Australian dates in Brisbande on Wednesday 10th September - looking forward to bringing Judas Priest Metal to Australia!!

Jayne Andrews
7th September, 2008

26th August 2008

Name any current heavy metal band, and they've knowingly or unknowingly borrowed a thing or two from Judas Priest. Having sold millions of albums (including such classics as "British Steel", "Screaming for Vengeance", and "Painkiller"), scored many radio standards ("Breaking the Law", "Living After Midnight", and "You've Got Another Thing Comin'"), and staged numerous sold out tours for decades by this point, you'd think that Judas Priest has accomplished just about everything within the rock stratosphere.

But 2008 has seen several firsts for the band - their first-ever concept album (and highest U.S. charting album of their entire career), "Nostradamus", as well as their first-ever late night U.S. television performance, on "Jimmy Kimmel Live", which will see Priest play a free outdoor mini-concert on Tuesday, September 2nd, at 6:15pm in Los Angeles, California.

To get your free tickets, visit
www.1iota.com for more information.

Everyone must be at least 16 years old with a valid ID, and no knapsacks or bags of any kind will be allowed at the outdoor performance (all of this information and more is included when they get tickets).

Come witness this sure-to-be unforgettable union of the metal gods and the late night TV god!

21st August  2008

Alone video promotion information

For anyone having a problem with this please see below:
 
Please see the attached screenshots. 

In #1 you will see the landing page for beginning to edit the videos.  I have put a red circle around the "Upload" button (which appears on EVERY page in the site). 

Screenshot #2 is the page they reach by hitting that button which gives them a very easy to use uploader.  The user can create whatever they would like on their own equipment and upload it in it's entirety if they would like.

21st August  2008

Message from the JudasPriest.com WebMaster

I have done a complete security review of the JudasPriest.com Website and removed any trace of the scripts that were attempting to install viruses, and made some changes to prevent this occuring again.

15th August 2008


Create a Judas Priest JAMSBIO List and Win!

Create a list related to Judas Priest on JAMSBIO and have the chance to win a Judas Priest prize package!


12th August 2008


Design the Metal Masters Tour Poster Contest - Winner announced!

Congratulations to the winner of the Design the Metal Masters Tour Poster Contest, Jibbster!


8th August 2008


JudasPriest.com hacked!

Early this morning judaspriest.com got hacked and infected with viruses! The webmaster has been working through the day to remove all the viruses.

Message from the JudasPriest.com WebMaster

This website was hacked earlier this morning and infected with Viruses. I believe I have now removed all viruses - however please email me on webmaster@judaspriest.com if you notice any viruses on the site still.

I strongly suggest all users who have visited the site in the past few hours scan their computer for viruses.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

We at The Jugulator hope that everything will be solved soon and that the hacker will get cought!

Danny @ The Jugulator

7th August 2008


Create the official video for Alone and Win a guitar signed by Rob, KK, and Glenn!

Create the official video for Alone and Win a guitar signed by Rob, KK, and Glenn!

Visit http://eyespot.com/promotion/judaspriest/ to get started!

6th August 2008


Columbia and Brazil Tour Dates!

3rd November    Columbia, Bogota Palacio Deportes
12th November   Brazil, Porto Alegre Teatro Bourbon
14th November   Brazil, Rio De Janiero Citibank Hall
15th November   Brazil, Sao Paulo Credit Card Hall
16th November   Brazil, Sao Paulo Credit Card Hall

Check the Tour Dates for full listing

4th August 2008


More Judas Priest Mexico & South America Tour Dates!

October 27th  Mexico, Monterrey, Arena Monterrey
October 30th  Mexico, Puebla, Auditorium Siglo XXI
November 6th  Chile, Santiago Arena

Check back regularly for more dates being confirmed

Check the Tour Dates for full listing

2nd August 2008


Judas Priest Mexico & South America Tour Dates!

Mexico & South America         

October 2008         
29th     MEXICO, GUADALAJARA VFG ARENA
31st     MEXICO, MEXICO CITY SPORTSPALACE
November 2008         
8th     ARGENTINA, BUENOS AIRES LUNA PARK

Check back regularly for more dates being confirmed

Check the Tour Dates for full listing

31st July 2008


Judas Priest Interview in Illinois Entertainer

Who could have predicted a band who’ve been around since the beginning of time (more precisely, since the inception of heavy metal) would produce such an audaciously ambitious project? Judas Priest’s Nostradamus is a 23-track, double-CD concept album. Unlike the central figures in other such releases like Pink Floyd’s The Wall, The Who’s Tommy, or Iron Maiden’s Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son (also a seer), Nostradamus actually existed. With orchestral elements, Rob Halford’s piercingly high and alternately resonant low vocals, and one cut mainly sung in Italian, it almost deserves to be called a metal opera.

Appearing: 8/17 at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre in Tinley Park.

Calling at a most ungodly (metal or otherwise) hour in the morning from Dusseldorf, Germany, Halford spoke about the project and the man on whom the work is based. Nostradamus “is definitely famous for predicting things — Napoleon, Hitler, the alleged end of the world in 2012. He’s just a very controversial figure 500 years later.”

Read full story at http://illinoisentertainer.com/2008/07/30/cover-story-judas-priest/

30th July 2008


Judas Priest New Zealand Concert Date Cancelled

Today, Dainty Consolidated Entertainment announced that world heavyweight metal band Judas Priest, will not be playing in New Zealand on 7 September 2008 as originally planned.

The cancellation of the New Zealand date is due to logistic and freight issues and Dainty Consolidated Entertainment and Judas Priest apologise to all the fans who have purchased tickets for any inconvenience caused.

All ticket holders should contact their point of purchase to arrange for a full refund.

Online/Telephone – If you purchased tickets online or via the telephone, the full purchase price of your tickets and any transaction fee will be refunded automatically to the credit card used to make the original purchase.  (Please allow seven days for the refund to come through).

Outlet/Agency – If you purchased your tickets at a Ticketmaster agency as a hard ticket purchase, please take your tickets back to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Vector Arena - Vector Arena Box Office Hours: 9:00am - 5:00pm Monday - Friday
Call 09 970 9700 for more information.

Download Press Release

30th July 2008


NEW Judas Priest Webstore

Check out the NEW Judas Priest Webstore!

Judas Priest Webstore

25th July 2008


RockBand.com Interview with Judas Priest

Check out the audio interview with Judas Priest by RockBand.com at http://www.rockband.com/blog/entry/369253

24th July 2008


Create the Official Online Tour Poster and win!

Judas Priest invites you to design the official online tour poster for the upcoming Metal Masters tour.

The band will choose their favorite design to be featured on judaspriest.com and myspace sites and the creator will get VIP meet and greet passes to the date of their choice on the tour!

Click here to get started!

18th July 2008


Message from Glenn Tipton!

Well we've finished the first leg of the Priest tour in Europe and had a fantastic reaction from everywhere starting in Helsinki and finishing in Istanbul.  We played Countries that we have never been to before such as Romania and Turkey which we found fascinating - there were even fans from Iran at the Istanbul show!  It goes to show just how rock and metal is underestimated and so popular all over this world!
 
First of all I'd like to apologize for the two shows we missed in Serbia and Croatia.  Unfortunately I had been in pain with a stomach illness from almost the beginning of the tour and wasn't as focused as I should have been on stage.  It got to a point where it needed immediate attention and we may have had to cancel a lot more dates, if not the whole tour, and I was forced to return to England for treatment.  We have never played Croatia or Serbia before and I know the fans have waited so long to see the band and were very disappointed.  The rest of the band have been very supportive of me and we will do everything we can to get back and play those markets and make up for the missed shows.
 
Everyone out there loves the new set list and it's great to be playing tracks like 'Hell Patrol', 'Hammer and the Anvil' and 'Sinner' as well as some new tracks off the new album 'Nostradamus' (which everyone's already singing along with!!) and as always Priest classics like Breaking The Law', 'Hell Bent For Leather' and 'Painkiller'.  I think the new set has something for every Priest fan!!
 
We've played together with so many great bands on this European leg - old friends like Def Leppard, Whitesnake and Motorhead.  New bands such as Airbourne - great lads from Australia - and it was good to see Kiss again at the the Download Festival in the UK - we toured with them in the early days in the US and unlike many other bands who gave us very little stage or lights, Kiss were generous and helped us out which we appreciated in those days!
 
All of the festivals had a great atmosphere backstage as well as out front - it was nice to see Ripper out there with Yngwie and we watched or were watched by many other bands from the side of the stage including some of the newer bands such as Cavalero Conspiracy, Disturbed, Rage Against The Machine and many more.  But when Neil Young came back and told us how much he'd enjoyed the show at Roskilde in Denmark I think that meant more to us than anything!  He's such a nice guy and has written so many classic songs in his time.  We watched about an hour of his set before we had to leave - and enjoyed every second - his songs bringing back lots of great memories.
 
We are planning a second leg in Europe including some UK dates probably in the New Year but are now off to the States and Canada for the next leg before heading to Australia, Japan, Korea, Japan and finishing in Mexico and South America.
 
We'd like to thank Priest fans the world over - the support has been fantastic and there are still many more places for us to play and we are going to do our best to reach out to every one and every Country!
 
GLENN TIPTON
18th July, 2008

18th July 2008

Judas Priest on ROCKLINE radio show

Judas Priest will be the featured guests on the nationally syndicated radio show ROCKLINE with host Bob Coburn on Monday night July 21 and rebroadcast on Wednesday night July 23 at 8:30pm PT / 11:30pm ET. Fans are encouraged to call to speak with Judas Priest on Monday the 21st at 1-800-344-ROCK (7625). For a station near you and for information regarding how to log onto the Internet for the broadcast and how to hear the rebroadcast go to

www.RocklineRadio.com

18th July 2008

Rob Halford on cover of Decibel

New issues of Decibel on the news stands now featuring Rob Halford on the cover and Judas Priest feature inside!

7th July 2008


Ian Hill interview in Motor Trend

http://www.motortrend.com/features/auto_news/2008/112_0807_ian_hill_celebrity_drive/index.html

3rd July 2008


Glenn Tipton returns to European Tour

We are very pleased to tell everyone that Glenn Tipton will be flying back out to Europe today (Thur 3rd July) to rejoin the Tour and the show in Liberec will be going on as scheduled!  Glenn has seen a specialist and even though he is still not well and has to have more tests next week he will be finishing off the rest of the European Dates!

Jayne Andrews
3rd July, 2008

1st July 2008


Belgrade and Zagreb Shows Cancelled

Unfortunately, we have had to cancel two shows - tonight in Belgrade and tomorrow in Zagreb - this is due to Glenn Tipton being ill - he has been pretty sick for about a week now but has struggled on regardless - he has been in a lot of pain and has been told be a doctor that he is suffering from a very painful appendix inflammation and needs to come back to the UK to see a specialist which he is doing today - he has been instructed by the doctor not to perform for a couple of days - this is the first time in the history of Judas Priest that we have had to cancel any shows and we are very sorry to all those disappointed fans - however Glenn's health must come first! 

Many thanks for understanding!

Jayne Andrews
1st July, 2008

30th June 2008


Judas Priest WAR Video on YouTube

The full WAR video is now on the Official Judas Priest YouTube Channel.

Check it out here:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=PQXJOL6s43E

27th June 2008


'NOSTRADAMUS' Debut Chart Positions!

'NOSTRADAMUS' Debut Chart Positions:

#3 Croatia
#3 Czech Rep
#3 Finland  
#4 Hungary International Chart.  (#12 Overall)
#5 Germany
#5 Sweden
#6 Europe
#9 Canada
#11 USA
#12 Norway
#12 Switzerland
#13 Austria
#17 Australia
#17 Denmark
#26 Italy
#26 Spain
#30 UK
#31 New Zealand
#38 France
#50 Netherlands

26th June 2008


New US Tour Date Announced

1st AUGUST    CITY MARKET, KANSAS CITY, MO

24th June 2008


New Zealand Tour Date

7th September     VECTOR ARENA, AUCKLAND/NEW ZEALAND

Check the Tour Dates for full listing

20th June 2008


Japan Tour Dates announced

Yet another leg of our 2008 World Tour - we are very pleased to announce the following dates in Japan:
 
24th September     NAGOYA SHI KOKAIDO
25th                          OSAKA FESTIVAL HALL
26th                          OSAKA FESTIVAL HALL
28th                          PACIFICO, YOKOHAMA
29th                          BUDOKAN, TOKYO

Check the Tour Dates for full listing

20th June 2008


War music video premier on MTV

 

19th June 2008


Nostradamus track by track commentary on Imeem

 
On the Record

17th June 2008


Buy the album today and get a free ticket to the metal Masters tour.

Buy the album today and get a free ticket to the metal Masters tour. 

Go to
livenation.com/judaspriest, select the show you would like to see, and then click the ticket link you would like.  You will be prompted to enter your code (found inside your copy of Nostradamus) to redeem your free ticket.
 
You can also order the album at
judaspriest.skyroo.com, and get a free poster.

16th June 2008


Part 3 of the Judas Priest/Headbangers Ball interview is now live!!!

http://headbangersblog.mtv.com/2008/06/13/exclusive-video-interview-judas-priest-on-nostradamus-pt-3/

11th June 2008


Exclusive Video Interview: Metal Gods Judas Priest Discuss New Album 'Nostradamus'

Check out the exclusive video interview on the MTV Headbangers Blog at:

http://headbangersblog.mtv.com/2008/06/11/exclusive-video-interview-metal-gods-judas-priest-discuss-new-album-nostradamus-predict-their-bright-future/

10th June 2008


“The Leak” album preview of Judas Priest “Nostradamus” has launched!!!

“The Leak” album preview of Judas Priest “Nostradamus” has launched!!!

Check it out at:


http://www.mtv2.com/#home/
http://headbangersblog.mtv.com/
http://headbangersblog.mtv.com/2008/06/10/hbb-ball-exclusive-the-leak-of-judas-priests-nostradamus/
http://www.vh1classic.com/
http://www.vh1.com/artists/az/judas_priest/2284206/album.jhtml

10th June 2008


Free lawn ticket to see Judas Priest 'Metal Masters' Tour!

WANT A FREE LAWN TICKET TO SEE JUDAS PRIEST’S
‘METAL MASTERS’ TOUR? YOU MAY BE IN LUCK!


New York – NY - Yes, you did indeed read that right. While supplies last, when you purchase any configuration (regular cd edition, limited edition-deluxe hard-bound version and limited edition deluxe box ( 3LP's, 2 CD, book and poster) available only at Best Buy) of the initial pressing of Judas Priest’s double disc concept album, ‘Nostradamus’ (release date – June 17th), specially marked CD’s will contain an insert with a exclusive code inside the CD package for one free lawn ticket to see Judas Priest on selected dates of the Metal Masters tour this summer, courtesy of Live Nation (see below for a complete list). 

Visit www.judaspriest.com for details on this special offer. This seemingly too-good-to-be-true offer will be good while supplies last.  Also, this offer will not pertain to all the dates of the Metal Masters tour (see below for complete list of dates that the offer is good for).

The Metal Masters tour will undoubtedly be the top metal concert attraction of the summer. 
In addition to a headlining performance by Judas Priest, fans will also be treated to sets by Heaven & Hell, Motorhead, and Testament. “As ever, we look forward to screaming out loud with our metal maniac fans when we hit the road,” enthuses Priest singer, Rob Halford. “The Priest is back!” 

The tour, produced by Live Nation, will be Priest’s first thorough sets of U.S. dates in nearly three years, and will be in support of the group’s aforementioned ‘Nostradamus’ release. 
Long in the works, ‘Nostradamus’ was recorded in the UK, and takes epic storytelling to a whole new level, as it recounts the life of this mysterious, world-known 16th century French prophet. Some of the events that Nostradamus experts have interpreted as some of his predictions include the great fire of London in 1666, the rise of Adolf Hitler, and most recently, 9-11, among countless other renowned events.

“For me, ‘Nostradamus’ has been a musical journey without comparison,” adds guitarist KK Downing. “The intrigue and mystery that surrounds this revered man has expanded my perception of heavy metal to the highest plateau and enabled me to reach the outer limits of my imagination and transport unique feelings and emotions to the instrument that allows me to express myself.”

Praiseworthy advance reviews of ‘Nostradamus’ have only caused the buzz to grow around Priest’s 16th studio release overall. Case in point, a review by Eddie Trunk (host of the syndicated radio show ‘Eddie Trunk Rocks’), in which he raved, “Priest touches on so much new ground and really pushed the envelope on some things. The album takes you on a nearly two-hour journey. It is without a doubt best looked at as a complete work as all true concept albums are. 

You can really see it living out on a stage. It sounds like Priest have truly created something special and once again lived up to their rightful billing as ‘Metal Gods’.” 

As to why they chose to make a concept album about Nostradamus, Glenn Tipton explains: “We didn't - he chose us. We feel it was meant to be!”

Soon, the Metal Gods will be destroying a concert stage near you.

Tickets for all shows on sale now at 
www.livenation.com.

For more information, visit:
judaspriest.skyroo.com

Offer good only for one of the following shows, while supplies last:

06-Aug-08 Camden , NJ
07-Aug-08 Bristow , VA
09-Aug-08 Holmdel , NJ
16-Aug-08 Pittsburgh , PA
19-Aug-08  Chicago , IL  
22-Aug-08 Dallas , TX
23-Aug-08 Houston , TX
24-Aug-08 San Antonio , TX
27-Aug-08 Albuquerque , NM
28-Aug-08 Phoenix , AZ
30-Aug-08 San Bernardino , CA
31-Aug-08 Mountain View , CA

9th June 2008


Judas Priest feature in Playback Magazine

Check out the Judas Priest feature in Playback Magazine at:

http://magazine.playbackmag.net/playback/200806web/?pg=50&pm=1&u1=friend

8th June 2008

ST. PAUL, MN Tour Date announced

SATURDAY 2ND AUGUST     THE MYTH/ST. PAUL, MN

[Note - Date correction]

Check the
Tour Dates for full listing

4th June 2008


ST. PAUL, MN Tour Date announced

SATURDAY 8TH AUGUST     THE MYTH/ST. PAUL, MN

Check the
Tour Dates for full listing


4th June 2008


Judas Priest War music video promo!

A 1 min teaser of the upcoming War music video from the new Judas Priest album Nostradamus is now on the Official Judas Priest YouTube Channel!

Keep checking Jugulator.net for the premier of the full War music video soon!

2nd June 2008


Australian Tour Dates Announced!

We are very pleased to announce the following dates in Australia as part of our 2008 World Tour - this will be the first time that the classic line up of Rob Haldford, Glenn Tipton, K.K. Downing, Ian Hill and Scott Travis will have played in Australia!
 
 
Wednesday 10th September    ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE/BRISBANE
Friday 12th                                    ACER ARENA/SYDNEY
Saturday 13th                               VODAFONE ARENA/MELBOURNE
Sunday 14th                                  ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE/ ADELAIDE
Tuesday 16th                                 BURSWOOD ARENA/PERTH

1st June 2008


UK Nostradamus ringbacks and mastertones - NOW!

UK fans: Get your ringbacks and mastertones of 3 storming songs 'Nostradamus', 'Visions' and 'War' from Judas Priest's forthcoming new album 'Nostradamus'. Be sure to check the music pages on your mobile!

24th May 2008


NoneLouder Video Interview with K.K. Downing

Saturday, May 24, 2008

NoneLouder Video Interview with K.K. Downing
Click here to watch.

12th May 2008


Message about Nostradamus and Metal Masters US promotion

We have just come back from the states where we had a week of intensive promotion for the new Judas Priest album 'Nostradamus' and Metal Masters US Tour!
It all went really well and the reaction to the album has been phenominal!!  We did two in-stores (something JP haven't done in over 25 years!) - see a few of the photos below - as you can see some people ask the band to sign the strangest things - one woman even brought her 3 week old twins along and wanted the guys to sign their bibs...!!

Jayne Andrews
12th May, 2008





©Scott Weiner 2008

11th May 2008


The Official Judas Priest YouTube Channel is now live at:

http://www.youtube.com/JudasPriest

7th May 2008


Judas Priest Facebook site launched!

Check out the new Judas Priest Facebook website

7th May 2008


Don't miss your chance to meet Judas Priest in-store this week!

Judas Priest are doing in-store signings this week for the first time in 25 years!

Click Here
for full story.

6th May 2008


Listen to the tracks Visions and Nostradamus!

http://www.epicrecords.com/judaspriest/

1st May 2008


JUDAS PRIEST TO PARTICIPATE IN FIRST IN-STORE SIGNINGS IN 25 YEARS



With anticipation building towards the June 17 release date of Judas Priest's double disc concept album, 'Nostradamus' (and forthcoming 'Metal Masters' tour), three band members - singer Rob Halford and guitarists Glenn Tipton and KK Downing - will be participating in the group's first in-store signings in over two decades. The in-stores will be occurring over two days - Thursday, May 8 at Hot Topic at the Plaza at King of Prussia (in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania) and on Friday, May 9 at Vintage Vinyl (in Woodbridge, New Jersey).

The Hot Topic signing begins at 6pm, and will be limited to 500 people (on a first come/first serve basis). In order to receive a wristband, fans must pre-order 'Nostradamus' or purchase any Judas Priest CD or t-shirt in the store, beginning May 2. Fans will also receive a free poster. The band will sign one item per customer- no guitars please. For more information about the Hot Topic signing, call (610) 265-6610.

The Vintage Vinyl signing also begins at 6pm, and again, will be limited to the first 500 fans. Fans will be able to pre-order 'Nostradamus' (regular or deluxe version), and will receive a wristband that gets them access to this exclusive event. They will also receive a poster, which they can get signed by Rob, Glenn and KK. The guys will only be signing one item per customer - again, no guitars please - and there will be one wristband per customer. For more information about the Vintage Vinyl signing, call (732) 225-7717.

"The 'Nostradamus' album - above all others - is perhaps the one I'm most proud of," says Glenn Tipton. "Whilst in essence and character still very much Judas Priest, it has afforded the opportunity to explore areas of classical and operatic dimensions that the band normally wouldn't. As a guitarist and writer it has inspired me to greater heights and opened new doors to intrigue and passion. From start to finish it will take you through a magical experience filled with light, shade, drama, melody and emotion, that reflects this unique man and his life. Why did we choose Nostradamus? We didn't - he chose us. We feel it was meant to be!"

For more information, visit:
www.judaspriest.com
www.jugulator.com

Hot Topic
Plaza at King of Prussia
160 N. Gulph Rd.
King of Prussia, PA 19406
(610) 265-6610
www.hottopic.com


Vintage Vinyl Records
Corner of Route 1 North and Ford Avenue Woodbridge, NJ
(732) 225-7717
www.vvinyl.com

21st April 2008

Click here for the Nostradamus Announcement!

Judas Priest Live Nation Press Release

20th April 2008


Show date : 21st September, 2008
Venue : OLYMPIC GYM #1/SEOUL, KOREA

(Tickets available through: Interpark @ www.ticket.interpark.com: On Sale date : TBA)

2008 Tour Dates

16th April 2008


We are very pleased to announce the first dates in our North America/Canada Tour - more dates to follow shortly!!
We are extremely pleased to be on the Ozzfest show in Calgary on 26th July!!

Tue Jul 22: WAMU Theatre/Seattle, WA, USA
Wed Jul 23: Save On Foods Memorial Centre/Victoria, BC, Canada
Thu Jul 24: General Motors Place/Vancouver, BC, Canada
Sat Jul 26: McMahon Stadium - 2008 Ozzfest/Calgary, AB, Canada
Sun Jul 27: Shaw Conference Centre/Edmonton, AB, Canada
Tue Jul 29: Credit Union Centre/Saskatoon, SK, Canada
Wed Jul 30: MTS Centre/Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

2008 Tour Dates

5th April 2008


More 2008 Tour Dates:

22nd JUNE IJSSELHAL/ZWOLLE, HOLLAND

2008 Tour Dates

10th March 2008


More 2008 Tour Dates:

June 25th NATIONAL SPORTZENTRUM,/HUTTWIL, SWITZERLAND
July 5th ROSKILDE FESTIVAL, DENMARK

2008 Tour Dates

3rd March 2008


More 2008 Tour Dates announced at:

2008 Tour Dates

25th February 2008


More 2008 Tour Dates:

15th June NOVA ROCK FESTIVAL/ VIENNA, AUSTRIA
16th June INCHEBA/BRATISLAVIA, SLOVAKIA
22nd June FIELDS OF ROCK FESTIVAL/HOLLAND
9th July ROCKWAVE FESTIVAL/ATHENS, GREECE

2008 Tour Dates

22nd February 2008


More 2008 Tour Dates:

20TH JUNE KOBETAMENDI FESTIVAL/BILBAO, SPAIN
13th July - KALIAKRA ARENA/ISTANBUL, TURKEY

2008 Tour Dates

5th February 2008

We are very pleased to announce our only UK show on 13th June at the Download Festival!!
2008 Tour Dates

12th January 2008


More 2008 Tour Dates announced at:
2008 Tour Dates

5th January 2008


More 2008 Tour Dates:

7TH ROCK FESTIVAL, TRONDHEIM, NORWAY
8TH BERGENSHALL, BERGEN, NORWAY

Tourdates 2008

2nd January 2008


We are very pleased to announce the first of our 2008 Tour Dates that we have confirmed - more will be announced throughout January:

5TH JUNE ROCK FESTIVAL, SWEDEN
27TH GRASPOP METAL FESTIVAL, BELGIUM
28TH BANG YOUR HEAD FESTIVAL, STUTTGART, GERMANY
29TH GODS OF METAL FESTIVAL, BOLOGNA, ITALY

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