British heavy steel legends JUDAS PRIEST will have a good time their fiftieth anniversary once more this 12 months with the launch of a brand new North American tour. Help on the “50 Heavy Steel Years” fall 2022 trek will as soon as once more come from QUEENSRŸCHE.
The tour dates are as follows:
Oct. 13 – Wallingford, CT @ Toyota Oakdale
Oct. 15 – Albany, NY @ MVP Enviornment
Oct. 16 – Boston, MA @ MGM Music Corridor Fenway
Oct. 18 – Uniondale, NY at Nassau Veterans
Oct. 19 – Wilkes-Barre, PA @ Mohegan Solar Enviornment at Casey Plaza
Oct. 21 – Kalamazoo, MI at Wings Occasion Heart
Oct. 22 – Detroit, MI at Masonic Temple Theatre
Oct. 24 – Cincinnati, OH @ The Andrew J Brady Music Heart
Oct. 25 – Waukegan, IL @ Genesee Theatre
Oct. 27 – Inexperienced Bay, WI @ Resch Heart Theater
Oct. 29 – Moline, IL @ TaxSlayer Heart Moline
Oct. 30 – Mankato, MN @ Mayo Clinic Occasion Heart
Nov. 01 – Sioux Metropolis, IA @ Tyson Occasions Heart
Nov. 02 – Fast Metropolis, SD @ The Monument
Nov. 07 – Ontario, CA @ Toyota Heart
Nov. 08 – Tucson, AZ @ TCC Enviornment
Nov. 10 – Loveland, CO @ Budweiser Occasions Heart
Nov. 12 – Park Metropolis (Wichita),KS @Hartman Enviornment
Nov. 13 – St. Charles, MO @ The Household Enviornment
Nov. 15 – Corbin, KY @ The Corbin Enviornment
Nov. 17 – Southaven, MS @ Landers Heart
Nov. 18 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Elevating Canes River Heart
Nov. 20 – Oklahoma Metropolis, OK @ Paycom Heart
Nov. 22 – San Antonio, TX @ Tech Port Heart & Enviornment
Nov. 23 – San Antonio, TX @ Tech Port Heart & Enviornment
Nov. 25 – Dallas, TX @ The Manufacturing facility – Deep Ellum
Nov. 26 – Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete Road
Nov. 28 – Edinburg, TX @ Burt Ogden Enviornment
Nov. 29 – Houston, TX @ 713 Music Corridor
JUDAS PRIEST kicked off its spring/summer time 2022 European tour with an intimate live performance on Might 31 in Berlin, Germany. For the gig, which was held on the 1,600-capacity Huxleys Neue Welt venue, singer Rob Halford and his bandmates ditched their conventional leather-and-studs look in favor of a extra stripped-down look.
Final month, Halford advised ABC Audio that PRIEST was within the strategy of “monitoring” follow-up to 2018’s “Firepower” album.
“You’ll be able to by no means have sufficient songs while you’re making an album,” he stated. “Songs that you simply did not even know you had bits and items and fragments of, immediately they turn out to be an extremely essential a part of your document.”
Relating to the musical route of the brand new JUDAS PRIEST materials, Rob stated: “The music that we’re making now could be consultant of the place PRIEST is at this in all probability sixth decade of our existence when it comes out… It sounds nice. I am actually happy. I am actually, actually completely satisfied that… we’re not dropping the ball. Not that we ever have. But it surely’s good, as a result of there are some components in there that we have by no means… form of found earlier than.”
Greater than a 12 months in the past, Halford confirmed that PRIEST‘s subsequent album will see the band reuniting with the “Firepower” manufacturing crew consisting of Andy Sneap, longtime collaborator Tom Allom and engineer Mike Exeter (BLACK SABBATH).
Bassist Ian Hill is the only real remaining authentic member of PRIEST, which shaped in 1969. Halford joined the group in 1973 and guitarist Glenn Tipton signed on in 1974. Rob left PRIEST within the early Nineteen Nineties to type his personal band, then got here again to PRIEST in 2003. Founding guitarist Okay.Okay. Downing parted methods with the band in 2011, and was changed by Richie Faulkner.
Tipton was recognized with Parkinson’s illness eight years in the past after being laid low with the situation not less than half a decade earlier. Tipton introduced in early 2018 he was going to sit down out touring actions in help of “Firepower”. He was changed by Sneap, who can also be recognized for his work in NWOBHM revivalists HELL and cult thrash outfit SABBAT.
This previous March, Faulkner advised the “Steel From The Inside” podcast concerning the recording course of for the brand new PRIEST album: “It has been slowed down lots due to, clearly, the pandemic. We needed to get collectively, like we did on ‘Firepower’, and document it collectively, however, clearly, the lockdowns and every thing like that slowed that course of [down]. A few of us stay within the U.S., a few of us stay within the U.Okay., so getting collectively proved to be a bit tough during the last couple of years. Now every thing is form of opening up, it is a bit simpler, however now we’re on the highway, so we have a touring cycle [to get through]. So, if we will, we’d be capable of do it in between the touring cycles.”
As for when followers can anticipate to get the subsequent PRIEST album, Faulkner stated: “We do not have a launch date. It is not completed. We have the songs, however we have gotta document it. We have drums down. I do not know if that is even been stated but. So we’re gonna try to construct it up as we transfer by means of this touring cycle. However as Rob all the time says, it will be completed when it is completed. At this level of their profession, there is not any level in speeding something, particularly once we’ve waited this lengthy by means of the pandemic to start out doing it. It’s going to be finished when it is finished. However there will be one other PRIEST document. We have some nice songs.”
Relating to the musical route of the brand new PRIEST materials, Richie stated: “It is completely different to ‘Firepower’, however it’s undoubtedly… You’ll be able to hear the place it is coming from. It is not even ‘Firepower 2’… It is onerous to say something as of late with out individuals getting… If I say it is like a continuation of ‘Firepower’, individuals assume it is ‘Firepower 2’. It is received its personal character, it is received its personal legs, and we’re wanting ahead to releasing it on to the world when it is finished.”
In February, Halford was requested by Remy Maxwell of Audacy Examine In if he agreed with Faulkner‘s current remark that the band’s upcoming album will likely be extra musically “progressive” than “Firepower”. He responded: “Yeah, the steel is there. However this is the factor: we have tried our greatest to not replicate something that we have finished. From ‘Rocka Rolla’ all over to ‘Firepower’, every document has had a particular character. And it is powerful as a result of followers go, ‘We wish one other ‘Painkiller’,’ ‘We wish one other ‘British Metal’.’ And [it’s, like], ‘Dude, we have already finished that.’
“Followers know that we’re a band that’s all the time stuffed with journey and attempting new stuff,” he continued. “And so, yeah, this has received in all probability some extra progressive components that we have by no means actually delved into earlier than. And that is thrilling, as a result of, once more, it provides us and our followers one other alternative to see a distinct facet of PRIEST. But it surely’s nonetheless steel. There’s simply extra of it. There are extra notes than there have been earlier than.”
That very same month, Faulkner advised Canada’s The Steel Voice concerning the total sound of the brand new PRIEST music: “Everytime you begin a document, you by no means know the way it’s gonna prove. So that you may begin with an concept of what it is gonna be, and because it form of rolls on, it comes out one thing completely different. So you do not fairly know. And likewise it is actually onerous to sum up your individual music, I discover, with out sounding actually pretentious. However I believe this one — it is not ‘Firepower 2’, I do not assume. It is its personal factor, it is its personal animal. If something, I might say it is a bit extra progressive in locations, and in locations it is received a bit extra of that ‘Killing Machine’ swagger.”
Faulkner added: “I do know everybody says, ‘Oh, is it the subsequent ‘Painkiller’?’ or ‘Is it the subsequent…?’ no matter… I do not know in the event that they’d ever finished it, however I do know we have by no means finished it after I’ve been within the band; we have by no means tried to recreate an album. It is all the time we attempt to create an album that stands by itself legs. So I believe it is undoubtedly a bit of bit extra progressive than ‘Firepower’ and, as I stated, in locations it is received a bit of little bit of that ‘Killing Machine’ indignant swagger perspective happening. However once more, as I stated, we’re ready to see what it seems like, ‘trigger it may prove fully completely different.”
JUDAS PRIEST will obtain the Musical Excellence Award at this 12 months’s Rock And Roll Corridor Of Fame, which can honor Eminem, Dolly Parton, DURAN DURAN, Lionel Richie, Pat Benatar, EURYTHMICS and Carly Simon within the Performers class.
The induction ceremony will likely be held on November 5, 2022 on the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. It should air at a later date on HBO and stream on HBO Max. There may even be a radio simulcast on SiriusXM‘s Rock & Roll Corridor Of Fame Radio channel 310.
In accordance with the Corridor Of Fame, the JUDAS PRIEST members that can get inducted embrace present members Halford, Hill, Tipton and Scott Travis (drums),together with former members Downing, Les Binks (drums) and late drummer Dave Holland.