Judas Priest announce a farewell tour

Posted: December 8, 2010 by Tony Polanco in THE METAL

The Metal Gods will be abandoning us! Judas Priest have announced that they will begin their farewell tour in 2011. After nearly 40 years of kicking the world’s collective ass with screaming heavy metal, Judas Priest have decided that the time has come for them to bow out with the Epitaph world tour.

From the press release:

“After storming the world for nearly 40 years and taking their very special brand of heavy metal to all four corners of the planet, JUDAS PRIEST – one of the most influential heavy metal bands of all time, have announced this will be their final world tour!!

However, the mighty PRIEST will certainly be going out strong as they rock the planet starting in 2011 on the massive EPITAPH tour – hitting all the major cities throughout the world they will be playing the songs that helped make the name JUDAS PRIEST synonymous with heavy metal!

With all guns blazing and amps cranked to eleven, the band will be giving all their fans one last chance to witness the ultimate metal experience that is JUDAS PRIEST!”

While it’s sad to see one of the greatest Metal bands in history call it a day it’s also good that they are doing their final tour now while they still sound and perform great. There are a lot of bands out there (who shall remain nameless) that should have called it quits years ago but Judas Priest will not be one of these.

I am looking forward to this tour for sure. Judas Priest always put on an amazing show and I can’t wait to see what they will do for their final show ever. The Europeans are going to be the first to see this tour and here are the current tour dates.

9th June Sweden Rock Festival, Sweden
11th June Sauna Festival, Finland
17th June Copenhell Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark
19th June Hellfest, Nantes, France
22nd June Gods of Metal Festival, Milan, Italy
25th June Graspop Festival, Belgium
23rd July HIgh Voltage Festival, London, UK
5th August Wacken Festival, Germany

Rock hard, ride free!

Judas Priest Epitaph press release

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