2014 News Archive

23rd December 2014

Christmas message from the band

We wish all our Metal Maniacs a very Metal Christmas and a great New Year!

 

21st December 2014

Listen to an exclusive track from 'Defenders of the Faith' - special 30th Anniversary Edition

In celebration of the upcoming release of 'Defenders of the Faith' - special 30th Anniversary Edition we're giving you the chance to listen to 'Freewheel Burning' as taken from the live recording from the 'Defenders' tour, recorded at the Long Beach Arena in California on 5th May, 1984.
You can listen to 'Freewheel Burning' by heading here: https://myurl.myplay.com/judas_priest_nlstrm

 

17th December 2014

Judas Priest at Monsters Of Rock, Brazil

Judas Priest are coming to play at Monsters Of Rock @ Arena Anhembi, Sao Paolo, Brazil
25th & 26th April 2015
http://www.monstersofrock2015.com.br/

 

10th December 2014

'Defenders of the Faith' - special 30th Anniversary Edition

On 9th March 2015, a newly expanded 3CD version of Judas Priest’s platinum-certified 1984 album ‘Defenders of the Faith’ will be unleashed...

This special 30th Anniversary Edition includes the original ten-track album, fully remastered and a complete live recording from the ‘Defenders’ tour, recorded at the Long Beach Arena in California on 5th May, 1984.

The 21-track concert (split up over two discs) perfectly balances the then-new material from the group's ninth studio offering overall, including such classics as 'Metal Gods,' 'Breaking the Law,' 'Sinner,' 'Electric Eye,' 'The Green Manalishi (With the Two-Pronged Crown),' 'Victim of Changes,' and 'You’ve Got Another Thing Coming,' among many others.

"It's 30 years since we released 'Defenders of the Faith' - we're very proud to say it has become a classic that's beloved by Priest fans throughout the world"

Judas Priest continues to 'defend the faith' to this day, as the group recently issued their seventeenth studio album, 'Redeemer of Souls,' which sees the band's popularity amongst metalheads remain as strong as ever, as it debuted higher than any other previous Priest release, hitting #1 in many countries. On the group's current tour, quite a few classics from 'Defenders' are being performed for the first time in years. Soon, fans will get a chance to re-experience vintage Judas Priest, with the 'Defenders of the Faith' reissue!

Available for pre-order now...

Amazon: http://smarturl.it/Defenders30_Amz?IQid=wb.jp

iTunes: http://smarturl.it/Defenders30_iT?IQid=wb.jp

 

9th December 2014

Melbourne Soundwave Venue change

Melbourne Soundwave will now take place at:

Melbourne Showgrounds,
Epsom Road Ascot Vale
Melbourne 3032.

 

8th December 2014

#Defenders30

 

7th December 2014

Judas Priest New Zealand - venue change details

Shortly after announcing their huge line up and brand new venue ‘The Monster Energy Westfest’ 15’ experienced a greater public interest than anticipated and will upgrade the venue to ‘Mount Smart Stadium’ – All tickets purchased previously are still valid and tickets purchased through layby will continue as per usual.



Tickets: http://www.ticketmaster.co.nz/Westfest-tickets/artist/1935440

 

6th December 2014

FLASH SALE Judas Priest U.S. merch store

This Weekend only, find huge discounts of up to 66% on the official Judas Priest U.S. merch store, with tees from only $12: http://www.shopjudaspriest.com/flash-sale.html

 

6th December 2014

Loudwire: 20 Best Metal Songs of 2014

http://loudwire.com/best-metal-songs-of-2014/

 

4th December 2014

Judas Priest at See-Rock Festival, Austria 2015 Tour Date

Judas Priest will be in Austria at See-Rock Festival, Graz on 30th July 2015.


Tickets on sale at http://www.oeticket.com/de/

 

1st December 2014

Judas Priest headlining THE ROCK ON THE RANGE FESTIVAL

JUDAS PRIEST WILL BE HEADLINING THE ROCK ON THE RANGE FESTIVAL ON 16TH MAY, 2015

Use password "ROTRJUDAS" here: http://bit.ly/ROTR15JudasPriest

Special presale for Judas Priest fans starts NOW and offers specially priced pre-sale tickets. Prices will go up at the public on-sale this Friday, 12/5.

 

25th November 2014

Concert Review: JUDAS PRIEST, STEEL PANTHER Close Out 2014 Tour in Pacific Northwest

"This weekend, Judas Priest closed out its 2014 U.S. tour in the Pacific Northwest with shows in Idaho and Washington. A decade has passed since the last time the mighty Judas Priest has graced Idaho.."



Read more at http://metalholic.com/concert-review-judas-priest-steel-panther-close-2014-tour-pacific-northwest/

 

21st November 2014

Judas Priest at Sweden Rock Festival!

Come see Judas Priest at Sweden Rock Festival in June!

 

17th November 2014

UK - Download Festival 2015 Tour Date

Judas Priest will be coming to play in Derby at Download Festival on the 12th June 2015 (with Five Finger Death Punch).
Tickets on sale Thur 20th November at 9am GMT at http://bit.ly/JPTicket

 

14th November 2014

Norway 2015 Tour Date

Judas Priest will be coming to play in Oslo at Spektrum on the 2nd June 2015 (with Five Finger Death Punch).
Tickets on presale Mon 17th November at 10am CET at http://bit.ly/JPTicket

 

6th November 2014

Swiss 2015 Tour Date

Judas Priest will be coming to play in Hinwil at Rock The Ring Festival on the 21st June 2015.

 

5th November 2014

German 2015 Tour Dates

Judas Priest will be coming to play at Rockavaria Festival in Munich and Grune Holle Festival in Nurburg on the 29/30/31 May 2015.

Tickets on sale at 2pm CET Thur 6th November

 

5th November 2014

More German 2015 Tour Dates

Judas Priest will be coming to play in Hamburg at Sporthalle on the 8th June and in Berlin at Arena Treptow on the 9th June 2015.
Tickets presale Thur 6th November at 10am CET at http://bit.ly/JPTicket

 

4th November 2014

French 2015 Tour Date

Judas Priest will be coming to play in Paris at Le Zenith on the 17th June 2015.


Tickets presale today at 10am CET at http://bit.ly/JPTicket

 

4th November 2014

Finland 2015 Tour Date

Ticket presale now on for Judas Priest in Helsinki at Icehall on the 4th June 2015. Purchase your tickets and exclusive packages at http://bit.ly/JPTicket

 

30th October 2014

Judas Priest @ Fun Fun Fun Fest next week

Austin TX! Priest will see you in 1 week at Fun Fun Fun Fest. Passes at http://funfunfunfest.com

 

 

29th October 2014

Loudwire - 'You Think You Know Metal'

There is a video series on Loudwire called 'You Think You Know Metal' and Judas Priest are the subject of the latest episode - check it out here:

http://loudwire.com/you-think-you-know-judas-priest/

 

27th October 2014

HamptonRoads.com: Judas Priest destroyed our Portsmouth Amphitheater!

Check out HamptonRoads.com:


http://hamptonroads.com/2014/10/judas-priest-destroyed-our-portsmouth-amphitheater

 

22nd October 2014

5 Souls limited edition vinyl for Record Store Day!

Judas Priest are very pleased to release a limited edition 10" vinyl entitled '5 SOULS' - it contains the 5 bonus tracks from the newest album REDEEMER OF SOULS (deluxe version) - this release will be sold on Record Store Day in the US only - November 28th 2014. Visit Recordstoreday.com for a retailer near you.

 

18th October 2014

Japan 2015 Tour Dates announced!

Japan! Judas Priest are coming in 2015.
Osaka on March 7th, Aichi on March 9th, Tokyo on March 11th and Hokkaido on March 13.

Tickets on sale soon at http://tickets.judaspriest.com

 

17th October 2014

Loudwire: Judas Priest Bring Brooklyn Fans to 'Valhalla' With Godlike Performance

Judas Priest Rock Brooklyn With Godlike Performance | http://loudwire.com/judas-priest-brooklyn/

 

16th October 2014

Czech Republic 2015 Tour Dates

25th June 2015 CEZ Arena, Ostrava
26th June 2015 O2 Arena, Prague

See http://tickets.judaspriest.com for more.

 

11th October 2014

Sweden 2015 Tour Date

6th June 2015 - ROCK FESTIVAL, SÖLVESBORG, SWEDEN

See http://tickets.judaspriest.com for more.

 

2nd October 2014

European Tour Date Announced: Holland

14th June 2015 - TIVOLI VREDENBURG, UTRECHT, HOLLAND

 

2nd October 2014

European Tour Date Announced: Luxembourg

16th June 2015 - ROCKHAL, LUXEMBOURG

 

1st October 2014

Billboard: Judas Priest back with a Vengeance

Judas Priest Is Back With a Vengeance With a Tour, Which Marks Their 40th Anniversary

http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/6266615/judas-priest-40th-anniversary-redeemer-of-souls-tour

 

1st October 2014

European Tour Date Announced: Poland

27th June 2015 - LODZ ARENA, POLAND

 

29th September 2014

Long Island Pulse Magazine: The True Soul of Heavy Metal

Thanks to the Long Island Pulse Magazine for the excellent article on our upcoming NY area tour dates and the bands legacy!

http://www.lipulse.com/art-music/article/the-true-soul-of-heavy-metal

 

28th September 2014

Rock Fest Barcelona announcement

We are pleased to announce we will be appearing at the Rock Fest Barcelona festival next Summer in Spain - actual performing date to be announced shortly!!

27th September 2014

4 hour Judas Priest Radio Special on Oct 3rd

Tune in to wvox.com on Oct 3rd to hear 4 hours of Judas Priest!

19th September 2014

Judas Priest Wacken 1st Aug 2015 announcement

We are very pleased to announce that Judas Priest will be appearing at Wacken, Germany on 1st August, 2015 - www.wacken.com - more European dates to follow!

 

18th September 2014

Judas Priest play New Zealand on 3rd March 2015 for the first time ever!!

Judas Priest play New Zealand on 3rd March 2015 for the first time ever!!

Westfest 15, Alexandra Park, Auckland, New Zealand

Tickets

 

1st September 2014

JUDAS PRIEST are coming to AUSTRALIA

JUDAS PRIEST are coming to AUSTRALIA - see below:

February/March 2015

Saturday 21st February - MELBOURNE, SOUNDWAVE FESTIVAL
Sunday 22nd February - ADELAIDE, SOUNDWAVE FESTIVAL
Saturday 28th February - BRISBANE, SOUNDWAVE FESTIVAL
Sunday 1st March - SYDNEY, SOUNDWAVE FESTIVAL

Check details: http://soundwavefestival.com/lineup/judas-priest

A few more dates to be announced shortly

 

27th August 2014

Redeemer Of Souls nominated for Album Of The Year - Vote Now!

This is the 10th anniversary of the highly respected Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards and the first time it is being held in the U.S. on November 4 at the Avalon in Hollywood, CA.

Judas Priest’s album Redeemer Of Souls, has been nominated for an award at this year’s Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards in the category:

Album Of The Year
 

This award category is voted on by the all-important listeners and fans who have until Wednesday, October 22 to vote.

http://awards.classicrock.teamrock.com/vote/album-of-the-year

 

19th August 2014

ClassicRockRevisited - Rob Halford of Judas Priest: Redemption!

Judas Priest is back with another hard-hitting Metal classic, their latest album release titled Redeemer of Souls. The album features classic sounding Priest riffs and motifs, complete with several fantastical characters that come to life in the lyrics of the songs.

http://www.classicrockrevisited.com/show_interview.php?id=1061

 

17th July 2014

JUDAS PRIEST'S 'REDEEMER OF SOULS' DEBUTS IN BILLBOARD TOP TEN

Judas Priest's 17th studio effort overall, 'Redeemer of Souls,' is set to debut in the Billboard 200 charts at #6, which is the highest US album chart debut of the legendary British band's career. Also, with a #5 chart debut in Canada, it is the highest chart-peaking album and first top five debut in the Canada Soundscan era.

And the album reviews have been some of the best of Priest's entire career as well, including Rolling Stone declaring "'Redeemer' is proof that Priest can still call themselves metal's defenders of the faith," while All Music Guide stated "'Redeemer of Souls' is also the loosest (attitude-wise), leanest (arrangementwise), and most confident-sounding collection of new material the band has released in ages."

It was also recently announced that Priest (singer Rob Halford, guitarists Glenn Tipton and Richie Faulkner, bassist Ian Hill, and drummer Scott Travis) will be hitting the road this fall, along with special guests Steel Panther.

To purchase 'Redeemer of Souls' (which is available as both a 13-track standard version and a 18-track deluxe version), follow these links:
http://smarturl.it/redeemerofsouls-albm - iTunes
http://smarturl.it/redeemerofsouls-amzn - Amazon

The metal gods have returned with the triumphant 'Redeemer of Souls' ...and their strongest stateside and Canadian chart positioning ever!
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION VISIT:
judaspriest.com
facebook.com/OfficialJudasPriest

Jugulator.net

 

16th July 2014

Redeemer of Souls: stream the whole album along with exclusive commentary!


Redeemer of Souls is available just about everywhere now and we've just launched an immersive experience that allows you to stream the whole album along with exclusive commentary from the band. Visit http://redeemerofsouls.judaspriest.com and watch the full screen experience.

 

14th July 2014

Vital Vinyl: Judas Priest Wax Poetic on 'Redeemer of Souls' and the Vinyl Revival

More than four decades into their career, Judas Priest are once again staking their claim in the heavy metal history books with their 17th studio album, ‘Redeemer of Souls.’ Musically, the record is packed with killer guitar riffs from Glenn Tipton and Richie Faulkner and scorching vocals courtesy of legendary frontman Rob Halford. Visually, the band has put together one of the most striking pieces of cover art ever. Fortunately for vinyl fanatics and metal heads alike, ‘Redeemer of Souls’ is available as a double-LP housed in a high-quality gatefold jacket.

Read More: Vital Vinyl: Judas Priest on 'Redeemer of Souls' + Vinyl Revival | http://loudwire.com/

 

14th July 2014

JUDAS PRIEST ANNOUNCE ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED DATES FOR "REDEEMER OF SOULS TOUR 2014"

Ever since it was announced that metal icons Judas Priest would be unleashing their 17th studio album overall, 'Redeemer of Souls' (on July 8, 2014), their legion of fans have been wondering if the band would be launching a supporting tour. And the answer is a resounding YES - Priest will be touring the US in the fall, with dates running throughout October and for most of November. Steel Panther will be "special guests" for all the dates.

Already, 'Redeemer of Souls' is creating a deafening pre-release buzz, largely due to overwhelmingly positive reviews:

"The word 'epic' is thrown around too often in the world of music, but Judas Priest's new album 'Redeemer of Souls' is, in fact, truly epic. From Rob Halford's powerful vocals to Glenn Tipton and Richie Faulkner's monster riffs and soaring guitar solos, 'Redeemer of Souls' takes listeners on a fantastical metal journey from beginning to end." —Loudwire/Townsquare Media

"Galloping riffs, dueling solos and Rob Halford's battle shrieks make it classic Priest at its metal core." --Rolling Stone Magazine [review of "Redeemer of Souls" single]

"The gods of metal return with all cylinders firing on 'Redeemer of Souls,' a juggernaut of an album that features raw, unleashed power as only the mighty Priest can deliver. Valhalla, they are coming — and coming HARD." --Sound & Vision Magazine

Comprised of Rob Halford (vocals), Glenn Tipton (guitar), Richie Faulkner (guitar), Ian Hill (bass), and Scott Travis (drums), Judas Priest is responsible for some of heavy metal's all-time classic songs ("Living After Midnight," "Breaking the Law," "You've Got Another Thing Coming," etc.) and albums ('British Steel,' 'Screaming for Vengeance,' 'Painkiller,' etc.).

And come the fall, the mighty Priest will be ferociously rocking the US once more - with more dates to follow shortly.

"REDEEMER OF SOULS TOUR 2014" DATES:

*** new date announced

Oct-01 Rochester, NY Main Street Armory
Oct-03 Hammond, IN The Venue at Horseshoe Casino
Oct-04 Louisville, KY Louder Than Life Fest
Oct-06 Montreal, Quebec Canada Bell Centre
Oct-07 Rama, Ontario Canada Casino Rama Entertainment Centre
Oct-09 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center
Oct-10 Atlantic City, NJ Harrah's
Oct-11 Mashantucket, CT Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino
Oct-14 Lowell, MA Tsongas Center at UMass
Oct-15 Allentown, PA PPL Center
Oct-17 East Rutherford, NJ Izod Center
Oct-18 Pittsburgh, PA Petersen Events Center ***
Oct-19 Detroit, MI Fox Theatre
Oct-21 Kansas City, MO Arvest Bank Theatre ***
Oct-22 Evansville, IN Ford Center ***

Oct-24 Baltimore, MD Pier Six Pavilion
Oct-25 Portsmouth, VA nTelos Wireless Pavilion ***
Oct-26 Simpsonville, SC Charter Amphitheatre ***

Oct-28 Duluth, GA The Arena at Gwinnett Center
Oct-30 Hollywood, FL Hard Rock Live Arena
Nov-02 Corpus Christi, TX Concrete Street Amphitheater ***
Nov-04 Laredo, TX Laredo Energy Arena ***

Nov-06 Allen, TX Allen Event Center
Nov-07 Austin , TX FunFunFun Fest
Nov-08 El Paso, TX Don Haskins Center ***
Nov-10 Los Angeles, CA Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE ***

Nov-12 Phoenix, AZ Theater at Jobing Arena
Nov-13 Highland, CA San Manuel Casino
Nov-14 Las Vegas, NV The Pearl
Nov-16 San Jose, CA City National Civic ***
Nov-18 Salt Lake City, UT Maverik Center
Nov-19 Denver, CO 1STBANK Center ***
Nov-21 Boise, ID CenturyLink Arena ***
Nov-22 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome ***


A special fan pre-sale for tickets, exclusive merchandise bundles and more will be available tomorrow, Tuesday July 15th at 10:00 A.M. local time. Visit http://tickets.judaspriest.com/ and sign up now for further information!
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION VISIT:

judaspriest.com

facebook.com/OfficialJudasPriest

 

7th July 2014

JUDAS PRIEST ANNOUNCE CONFIRMED DATES FOR "REDEEMER OF SOULS TOUR 2014"

Ever since it was announced that metal icons Judas Priest would be unleashing their 17th studio album overall, 'Redeemer of Souls' (on July 8, 2014), their legion of fans have been wondering if the band would be launching a supporting tour. And the answer is a resounding YES - Priest will be touring the US in the fall, with dates running throughout October and for most of November. Steel Panther will be "special guests" for all the dates.

Already, 'Redeemer of Souls' is creating a deafening pre-release buzz, largely due to overwhelmingly positive reviews:

"The word 'epic' is thrown around too often in the world of music, but Judas Priest's new album 'Redeemer of Souls' is, in fact, truly epic. From Rob Halford's powerful vocals to Glenn Tipton and Richie Faulkner's monster riffs and soaring guitar solos, 'Redeemer of Souls' takes listeners on a fantastical metal journey from beginning to end." —Loudwire/Townsquare Media

"Galloping riffs, dueling solos and Rob Halford's battle shrieks make it classic Priest at its metal core." --Rolling Stone Magazine [review of "Redeemer of Souls" single]

"The gods of metal return with all cylinders firing on 'Redeemer of Souls,' a juggernaut of an album that features raw, unleashed power as only the mighty Priest can deliver. Valhalla, they are coming — and coming HARD." --Sound & Vision Magazine

Comprised of Rob Halford (vocals), Glenn Tipton (guitar), Richie Faulkner (guitar), Ian Hill (bass), and Scott Travis (drums), Judas Priest is responsible for some of heavy metal's all-time classic songs ("Living After Midnight," "Breaking the Law," "You've Got Another Thing Coming," etc.) and albums ('British Steel,' 'Screaming for Vengeance,' 'Painkiller,' etc.).

And come the fall, the mighty Priest will be ferociously rocking the US once more - with more dates to follow shortly.

"REDEEMER OF SOULS TOUR 2014" DATES:

Oct-01 Rochester, NY Main Street Armory
Oct-03 Hammond, IN The Venue at Horseshoe Casino
Oct-04 Louisville, KY Louder Than Life Fest
Oct-06 Montreal, Quebec Canada Bell Centre
Oct-07 Rama, Ontario Canada Casino Rama Entertainment Centre
Oct-09 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center
Oct-10 Atlantic City, NJ Harrah's
Oct-11 Mashantucket, CT Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino
Oct-14 Lowell, MA Tsongas Center at UMass
Oct-15 Allentown, PA PPL Center
Oct-17 East Rutherford, NJ Izod Center
Oct-19 Detroit, MI Fox Theatre
Oct-24 Baltimore, MD Pier Six Pavilion
Oct-28 Duluth, GA The Arena at Gwinnett Center
Oct-30 Hollywood, FL Hard Rock Live Arena
Nov-06 Allen, TX Allen Event Center
Nov-07 Austin , TX FunFunFun Fest
Nov-10 Los Angeles, CA Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE
Nov-12 Phoenix, AZ Theater at Jobing Arena
Nov-13 Highland, CA San Manuel Casino
Nov-14 Las Vegas, NV The Pearl
Nov-16 San Jose, CA City National Civic
Nov-18 Salt Lake City, UT Maverik Center

A special fan pre-sale for tickets, merchandise bundles and more will start on Tuesday, July 8th at 10 A.M. (for select dates). Visit http://tickets.judaspriest.com/ and sign up now for further information!

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION VISIT:

judaspriest.com

facebook.com/OfficialJudasPriest

 

4th July 2014

US Tour: Fan tickets presale!

US Tour update! 


A special fan presale for tickets and exclusive packages will begin on Tuesday, July 8th at 10am local time.

Visit http://tickets.judaspriest.com/ for further information now!

 

4th July 2014

Rob, Glenn and Richie on ROCKLINE Radio

Call 1-800-334-ROCK to speak with Rob, Glenn and Richie on ROCKLINE Radio this Mon July 7th and Rob and Richie on Wed, July 9th! 

Both shows air at 8:30pdt/11:30edt.
To find the show in your area go to www.rocklineradio.com.

 

26th June 2014

JUDAS PRIEST ANNOUNCE CONFIRMED DATES FOR "REDEEMER OF SOULS TOUR 2014"

Ever since it was announced that metal icons Judas Priest would be unleashing their 17th studio album overall, 'Redeemer of Souls' (on July 8, 2014), their legion of fans have been wondering if the band would be launching a supporting tour. And the answer is a resounding YES - Priest will be touring the US in the fall, with dates running throughout October and for most of November. Steel Panther will be "special guests" for all the dates.

Already, 'Redeemer of Souls' is creating a deafening pre-release buzz, largely due to overwhelmingly positive reviews:

"The word 'epic' is thrown around too often in the world of music, but Judas Priest's new album 'Redeemer of Souls' is, in fact, truly epic. From Rob Halford's powerful vocals to Glenn Tipton and Richie Faulkner's monster riffs and soaring guitar solos, 'Redeemer of Souls' takes listeners on a fantastical metal journey from beginning to end." --Loudwire

"Galloping riffs, dueling solos and Rob Halford's battle shrieks make it classic Priest at its metal core." --Rolling Stone Magazine [review of "Redeemer of Souls" single]

"The gods of metal return with all cylinders firing on 'Redeemer of Souls,' a juggernaut of an album that features raw, unleashed power as only the mighty Priest can deliver. Valhalla, they are coming — and coming HARD." --Mike Mettler, Sound & Vision Magazine

Comprised of Rob Halford (vocals), Glenn Tipton (guitar), Richie Faulkner (guitar), Ian Hill (bass), and Scott Travis (drums), Judas Priest is responsible for some of heavy metal's all-time classic songs ("Living After Midnight," "Breaking the Law," "You've Got Another Thing Coming," etc.) and albums ('British Steel,' 'Screaming for Vengeance,' 'Painkiller,' etc.).

And come the fall, the mighty Priest will be ferociously rocking the US once more - with more dates to follow shortly.

"REDEEMER OF SOULS TOUR 2014" DATES:

Oct-01 Rochester, NY Main Street Armory
Oct-03 Hammond, IN The Venue at Horseshoe Casino
Oct-04 Louisville, KY Louder Than Life Fest at Champions
Oct-09 Brooklyn, NY Barclays
Oct-10 Atlantic City, NJ Harrah's
Oct-11 Mashantucket, CT MGM Grand Theater at Foxwood's
Oct-14 Lowell, MA Tsongas Center at UMass
Oct-15 Allentown, PA PPL Center
Oct-17 East Rutherford, NJ Izod Center
Oct-19 Detroit, MI Fox Theatre
Oct-24 Baltimore, MD Pier Six Pavilion
Oct-28 Duluth, GA The Arena at Gwinnett Center
Oct-30 Hollywood, FL Hard Rock Live Arena
Nov-06 Allen, TX Allen Event Center
Nov-07 Austin FunFunFun Fest
Nov-10 Los Angeles, CA Nokia
Nov-12 Phoenix, AZ Jobing Arena
Nov-13 Highland, CA San Manuel Casino
Nov-14 Las Vegas, NV The Pearl
Nov-16 San Jose, CA City National Civic
Nov-18 Salt Lake City, UT Maverik Center

News about a special fan presale for tickets, merchandise bundles and more will be announced soon. Visit http://tickets.judaspriest.com/ and sign up now for further information!

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION VISIT:

judaspriest.com
facebook.com/OfficialJudasPriest

 

25th June 2014

Judas Priest - Redeemer of Souls album launch parties announced!

To celebrate the release of Redeemer of Souls we’re throwing album launch parties at venues across the UK. This will be your opportunity to hear new tracks from the album ahead of its release on July 14th and will feature exclusive merchandise giveaways, your favourite local DJs and a selection of the band’s favourite tunes.

Monday 7th July - Manchester - Sound Control
Tuesday 8th July - Birmingham - Scruffy Murphy’s
Thursday 10th July - Glasgow - Ivory Blacks
Friday 11th July - Dublin - Bruxelles
Saturday 12th July - Liverpool - Krazyhouse
Sunday 13th July - London - Intrepid Fox

'Redeemer Of Souls' is available for pre-order now: http://smarturl.it/JPredeemerofsouls

 

18th June 2014

LISTEN NOW: Battle Cry

Guitar World has premiered another new song clip!
This time it's Battle Cry with an introduction from Richie.

http://www.guitarworld.com/judas-priest-preview-new-song-battle-cry-intro-guitarist-richie-faulkner-exclusive-video

 

17th June 2014

VOTE NOW: Noisecreep Most Anticipated Release

Vote for Judas Priest, 'Redeemer of Souls' in the Noisecreep Most Anticipated Release of July 2014!

http://noisecreep.com/vote-most-anticipated-release-july-2014/


Voting Closes June 30, 2014 at 11:59PM ET.
Vote up to once per hour.

 

17th June 2014

SiriusXM Radio: you can be a part of the live audience!

SiriusXM Radio is hosting a Town Hall with us and you can be a part of the live audience!

Click this link to sign up!
http://www.mikeemond.com/sirius/061614_judaspriest_invite/sirxm_judaspriest_thall.html

 

16th June 2014

How to claim 1 of the 30 limited-edition British Steel guitars!

Do you want to be sure to claim 1 of the 30 limited-edition British Steel guitars we're making available tomorrow June 17th?
All you need to do is email @Artist Series Guitar with this simple information, and they'll be in touch with exactly how to claim your guitar before the rest of the world. Don't wait around for this one. It'll be gone in a flash!

For more information on this release, check out http://artistseriesguitar.com/judas-priest

Here's what you need to do to reserve your guitar.
Email ASG at info@artistseriesguitar.com with the following information:
Email Subject: Reserve List for Judas Priest
Name:
Mailing Address:
Phone:
Email:

 

14th June 2014

Artist Series Guitar: Purchase 1 of 30 Judas Priest ASG's!

Here's where you'll be able to purchase 1 of 30 Judas Priest ASG's.
Release date is this coming Tuesday, June 17th.
Who's getting #1?

http://artistseriesguitar.com/judas-priest

Artist Series Guitar

 

13th June 2014

Hear Judas Priest's Thunderous New 'Dragonaut' - Premiere

Hear Judas Priest's Thunderous New 'Dragonaut' - Premiere at http://www.rollingstone.com/

 

13th June 2014

Rockline Radio: Judas Priest featured guest on Monday July 7

Judas Priest will be the featured guest on the nationally syndicated radio show ROCKLINE with host Bob Coburn on Monday July 7, 2014 at 8:30 PT / 11:30 ET. Fans are encouraged to speak with Judas Priest at 1-800-344-ROCK (7625). For a station near you and for information regarding how to log onto the Internet for the broadcast go to www.RocklineRadio.com The show will be streamed for free on the Rockline website beginning the evening after the day of broadcast.

 

12th June 2014

Fathers Day Merchandise discount

Happy Father's Day!

Get 20% off your entire order by entering code FATHER20at checkout! Valid Friday through Monday!

http://www.backstreet-merch.com/stores/judaspriest/

 

10th June 2014

Only 30 Judas Priest British Steel guitars will be made!

Only 30 Judas Priest British Steel guitars will be made.

Check out the guitar in this never before seen video.

 

9th June 2014

BraveWords Streaming A "Fucking Clap Of Thunder" From Redeemer Of Souls; Video

Thanks to Bravewords.com for premiering a clip the song Dragonaut from our new album Redeemer of Souls! Redeemer of Souls will be available July 8th in the US and July 14th in the UK.

http://www.bravewords.com/news/223581

 

8th June 2014

Ultimate Classic Rock: in-depth interview about the new album

Ultimate Classic Rock has an in-depth interview with the guys about the new album. Check it out below!

http://ultimateclassicrock.com/judas-priest-redeemer-of-souls-interview/

 

7th June 2014

Crossfire - LISTEN NOW!

Crossfire
(Official Preview with Intro from Rob)

 

6th June 2014

We are playing LOUDER THAN LIFE in LOUISVILLE KY!

We are playing LOUDER THAN LIFE in LOUISVILLE KY! THE ULTIMATE MAN FOOD EXPERIENCE! Tickets go on sale Friday June 13 at 10am EST!

Click this link to check out the amazing lineup! http://bit.ly/LTLFEST

 

23rd May 2014

Rob, Ian and Richie talk to Jools Holland on BBC2 tonight

Make sure you tune into @BBCLater on BBC Two Friday 23rd May (in the UK) at 11:10pm to see Rob, Ian and Richie talk about the new album with Jools Holland

 

20th May 2014

JUDAS PRIEST TO ANNOUNCE TOUR DATES IN SUPPORT OF 'REDEEMER OF SOULS'

It has been confirmed that Judas Priest will be playing selected dates in support of their latest studio triumph, 'Redeemer of Souls,' with a full listing and details to follow soon via the band's official site, judaspriest.com.

'Redeemer of Souls' will be made available from Epic Records on Tuesday, July 15th, 2014, as both a standard version and a deluxe edition with five bonus tracks. When asked what fans can expect from Priest's 17th album overall, guitarist Glenn Tipton replied, "Sometimes in the past we may have come under fire for being too adventurous musically - so we have listened!! From start to finish 'Redeemer of Souls' is 13 songs of pure classic Priest metal!!"

Judas Priest is comprised of Rob Halford (vocals), Glenn Tipton (guitar), Richie Faulkner (guitar), Ian Hill (bass), and Scott Travis (drums).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION VISIT:

judaspriest.com
facebook.com/OfficialJudasPriest

 

20th May 2014

VH1 - Judas Priest interview

Judas Priest Interview: Rob Halford, Glenn Tipton And Richie Faulkner Tell How They Let The Metal Roar On New Album Redeemer Of Souls

http://www.vh1.com/music/tuner/2014-05-15/judas-priest-interview/

 

19th May 2014

March of the Damned - listen now!

Stream the full, brand new song March of the Damned with an introduction from Glenn!!

 

Pre-order Redeemer of Souls now at http://smarturl.it/redeemerofsouls-albm

 

15th May 2014

March of the Damned preview

March of the Damned preview

 

The word "epic" is thrown around too often in the world of music, but Judas Priest's new album 'Redeemer of Souls' is, in fact, truly epic. From Rob Halford's powerful vocals to Glenn Tipton and Richie Faulkner's monster riffs and soaring guitar solos, 'Redeemer of Souls' takes listeners on a fantastical metal journey from beginning to end.
-- Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire.com

 

14th May 2014

Ernie Chataway passing

We were saddened to hear of the recent passing of Ernie Chataway - our condolences go to his immediate family and friends.

 

14th May 2014

Judas Priest, 'March of the Damned' - Exclusive Song Preview

Judas Priest, 'March of the Damned' - Exclusive Song Preview

Read More:
http://loudwire.com/judas-priest-march-of-the-damned-exclusive-song-preview/

 

8th May 2014

Judas Priest now on Twitter and Instagram

Judas Priest now have official Twitter and Instagram accounts.

Here are links to all our official social media accounts

PLEASE NOTE: These are the ONLY Official Judas Priest social accounts, any other accounts are not approved or authorised by the band.

UPDATE Monday 12th May 2014: Twitter have provided us the verified account @judaspriest - so that is now our only official Twitter account!

 

7th May 2014

An old friend popped in to see us

In New York doing promotion for the new album - an old friend popped in to see us - great to see Robert Trujillo from Metallica!

 

5th May 2014

Vote for Judas Priest in the ULTIMATE CLASSIC ROCK Hall of Fame

Judas Priest is up for ULTIMATE CLASSIC ROCK/TOWNSQUARE fan-voted Hall of Fame:
http://ultimateclassicrock.com/rush-priest-hall-of-fame/

Vote here to make JUDAS PRIEST the winners!!

 

2nd May 2014

CLASSIC JUDAS PRIEST METAL ON THE WAY WITH THEIR 17TH ALBUM 'REDEEMER OF SOULS'

There are only a select number of bands that have accomplished what Judas Priest has throughout their career (as well as having served as a stylistic influence on such a wide variety of bands). Soon the group - singer Rob Halford, guitarists Glenn Tipton and Richie Faulkner, bassist Ian Hill and drummer Scott Travis - will be offering up more classic Judas Priest metal with the release of 'Redeemer of Souls'

To be released in the US on July 15th, 2014 via Epic Records (as a standard version and a deluxe edition with five bonus tracks), 'Redeemer of Souls' is Judas Priest's latest collection of epic metal - "raising the bar is consistent for us and 'Redeemer' hits the ground running" - it matches up perfectly to earlier Priest classics as evidenced by the album's leadoff single 'March of the Damned' ("we are forging ahead, slamming the pedal to the metal!") - the band mean business once again.

"We feel 'Redeemer of Souls' reinforces our passion for what we believe in from the Judas Priest style heavy metal." The album also marks Richie Faulkner's studio debut with Priest and is the co-writer of the material along with Glenn Tipton and Rob Halford.

First bursting onto the scene with 1974's 'Rocka Rolla' Judas Priest is responsible for some of heavy metal's all-time great albums - 1980's 'British Steel', 1982's 'Screaming for Vengeance', 1990's 'Painkiller' etc - and anthems 'Breaking the Law', 'Living After Midnight', 'You've Got Another Thing Coming' etc - as well as trailblazing metal's now instantly identifiable look - leather and studs - 2014 marks the 40th anniversary of the band.

And while fans are undoubtedly starved for more Priest (their last studio album 'Nostradamus' was released in 2008) the band themselves are eager for the world to hear their latest studio triumph. "Classic combination of all the statements we love to create with raging guitar riffs and solos, thundering drums, thick grooves of bass and vocals tearing it all up!"

REDEEMER OF SOULS - tracklisting as follows:

DRAGONAUT
REDEEMER OF SOULS
HALLS OF VALHALLA
SWORD OF DAMOCLES
MARCH OF THE DAMNED
DOWN IN FLAMES
HELL & BACK
COLD BLOODED
METALIZER
CROSSFIRE
SECRETS OF THE DEAD
BATTLE CRY
BEGINNING OF THE END

Bonus tracks:

SNAKEBITE
TEARS OF BLOOD
CREATURES
BRING IT ON
NEVER FORGET


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION VISIT:

judaspriest.com
facebook.com/OfficialJudasPriest

 

30th April 2014

'Redeemer of Souls' hits # 1 on iTunes!

'Redeemer of Souls' is the # 1 Metal Track at iTunes!!

iTunes:
http://Smarturl.it/redeemer-of-souls

 

29th April 2014

Redeemer of Souls available on iTunes and Amazon now!

Get Redeemer of Souls now!!

iTunes: http://smarturl.it/redeemer-of-souls
Amazon: http://bit.ly/RoS-Amazon

 

28th April 2014

Redeemer of Souls - LISTEN NOW!

We are revved up and ready to UNLEASH the PRIEST one more time for our metal fans around the world - so here's a track for you to listen to entitled 'Redeemer of Souls' from our new album of the same title - Judas Priest

Click Here to Listen Now!

 

27th April 2014

New Album announcement - soon!

The wait is almost over!

Only a few more hours until we reveal a track from our new album!

 

13th April 2014

Rob Halford at the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout charity awards gala

Monday 17th March, 2014
Rob Halford at the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout charity awards gala

 

4th April 2014

Loudwire Classic Cage Match: Judas Priest vs Ozzy Osbourne

Judas Priest's 'Breaking the Law' advanced past Motorhead's 'Ace of Spades' in the Loudwire Classic Cage Match. We now move on to face Ozzy Osbourne's 'Crazy Train' in the next battle pitting songs from 1980 against each other.

http://loudwire.com/judas-priest-vs-ozzy-osbourne-classic-cage-match/

This Loudwire Classic Cage Match runs through Friday, April 11 at 2PM ET/11AM PT and fans can vote once per hour until the deadline.

 

30th March 2014

Vote for Judas Priest!

Motorhead vs. Judas Priest - Classic Cage Match

20th March 2014

Rob Halford: New Judas Priest Album Is 'Finished' and 'F--ing Heavy'

We caught up with Rob Halford on the red carpet of the 3rd Annual Ronnie James Dio Awards on Monday (March 17) in Los Angeles. The Judas Priest singer was on hand to receive the Man on the Silver Mountain Award for helping to raise awareness of the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund.

In addition to talking about his late friend Ronnie James Dio and his rendition of the Rainbow’s ‘Man on the Silver Mountain’ for the new Dio tribute album ‘This Is Your Life,’ Halford dropped some big news to us about the upcoming Judas Priest album.

Read More: Rob Halford: New Judas Priest Album Is 'Finished'
| http://loudwire.com/rob-halford-new-judas-priest-album-finished-heavy/

 

18th March 2014

Rob Halford presented with the "Man On The Silver Mountain" award

Congratulations to the "Metal God" Rob Halford on being presented with the "Man On The Silver Mountain" award tonight at the Ronnie James Dio "This Is Your Life" Tribute Concert and Awards Gala!

 

14th January 2014

ROCK 'N' ROLL FANTASY CAMP - LAS VEGAS

Only Rob, Ian, Scott and Richie will be attending this as Glenn is finishing off mixing the new studio album here in the UK so he won't be able to make it - it is NOT a concert - and the guys will not be performing together - they will be going along to interact individually with the campers who have booked!! It should be a fun few days so book now and come along!
Details below:

Spots still available for our JUDAS PRIEST Hell Bent for Vegas
Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Feb 27-March 2, 2014 with Zakk Wylde and Geoff Tate. "Like" the Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp Facebook page to get the most up to date information on the camp. See you there!

 

2nd January 2014

Rob Halford is going to be on The Simpsons this weekend!

Rob Halford is going to be on The Simpsons this weekend! He is guest-voicing on this new episode - Be sure to watch this Sunday 5th January at 8/7c on FOX.
Woohoo!

UPCOMING EPISODE INFORMATION:

 
HOMER GETS INTO THE MOVIE PIRACY BUSINESS
ON AN ALL-NEW "THE SIMPSONS"
SUNDAY, JAN 5, ON FOX

Will Arnett, Judd Apatow, Rob Halford, Leslie Mann, Seth Rogen, Paul Rudd, and Channing Tatum Make Guest Appearances

 
Homer becomes annoyed with movie theaters, so Bart teaches him how to download movies illegally. Homer is delighted with his discovery of free movies until he’s caught for piracy on the “Steal This Episode” episode of THE SIMPSONS airing Sunday, Jan. 5 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
 

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