Judas Priest is celebrating it’s 50th anniversary by announcing a new tour later this year.
The band issued the following statement in regards to the tour: “Judas Priest are primed and ready to deliver the goods with our 50 Heavy Metal Years anniversary celebration stage show spectacular! Performing a blistering cross section of songs from our lives in metal — we can’t wait to raise horns with you again at this once in a metal lifetime event!”
Rob Halford also said he wouldn’t rule out the return of former guitarist K.K. Downing for the tour, adding, “It’s like anything in rock ’n’ roll. I love the kind of chaos that surrounds rock ’n’ roll. That’s, to me, what it’s all about. There should be no laws, regulations of restrictions. Anything can happen with Priest. So, just keep an eye out and a lookout, especially when we play live. … It’s all on the table.”
The tour kicks off Wednesday, September 9th in Oxon Hill, MD at MGM National Harbor.