After performing at Power Trip last month, the band is returning to America with Sabaton
UPDATED: November 15, 2023
After a dominant performance at Power Trip last month, Judas Priest are set to return to the United States next spring in support of their upcoming new album, Invincible Shield. The Invincible Shield Tour leg begins on April 18 at the Toyota Oakdale Theater in Wallingford, Connecticut and wraps up on May 22 at Empower Federal Credit Union Amphitheater in Syracuse, New York. The band will be making stops at the Prudential Center, Santander Arena, The Armory, and more. The run includes a featured performance at Welcome to Rockville in May alongside Mötley Crüe, Foo Fighters, Slipknot, Limp Bizkit, and many others. Very special guests for the trek will be Swedish metal juggernauts Sabaton.
Check out Judas Priest’s full upcoming tour itinerary below.
General tickets for all American dates go on sale this Friday, November 17 at 10am local time. Venue pre-sales begin tomorrow, November 15 at 10am local time, running through Thursday, November 15 at 10pm. The Judas Priest Artist Pre-sale begins tomorrow, November 15 at 10am local time using the password: METALGODS.
Sabaton served as special guests for Priest in 2021 on their 50 Heavy Metal Years Tour. Sabaton released their tenth studio album, The War to End All Wars, last year. It performed well, topping the Swedish Albums Chart and peaking at No. 2 on the UK Rock & Metal Albums chart and No. 9 on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums chart. The record serves as a sequel to their 2019 outing, The Great War.
On October 13, Judas Priest unleashed their new song, “Panic Attack.” The track is the lead single from their upcoming LP, Invincible Shield. The band formally announced the record during their live performance at Power Trip on Saturday, October 7 in Indio, California. The album’s second single – “Trial by Fire” – arrives this Friday, November 17.
Judas Priest’s upcoming nineteenth full-length LP is slated for arrival on March 8, 2024 through the band’s longtime label, Epic Records. It will be available on CD, two vinyl editions with alternate covers, cassette, and a very cool distressed, bootleg-style 7″ vinyl. The band has put together several bundles, which combined different variations of the new record. Some bundles include a special Invincible Shield t-shirt, hoodie, or vinyl shipmate cover. The bundles will contain three exclusive bonus tracks. In addition to the physical versions, the album will also be available for digital download and streaming.
Fans can pre-order and pre-save the album now HERE.
Next March, Judas Priest are embarking on their previously announced Metal Masters Tour across Europe. The trek kicks off on 24 March at Festhalle in Frankfurt, Germany and wraps up on 8 April, 2024 at Zenith in Paris, France. Special guests for the run will also be Saxon and Uriah Heep on select dates. Phil Campbell and The Bastard Sons will be performing at the Mediolanum Forum show in Milan, Italy on 6 April. After the U.S. leg, the band’s Invincible Shield Tour resumes on 1 July at Barclays Arena in Hamburg, Germany. Very special guests for the run will once again be Saxon and Uriah Heep.
Fresh off their 50th anniversary celebrations, the band’s upcoming LP is the follow-up to their acclaimed 2018 album Firepower. The record was the band’s biggest commercial success, charting at No. 5 on the UK Albums Chart and Billboard 200 as well as hitting No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Hard Rock Albums chart. For Firepower, Judas Priest reunited with producer Tom Allom (Black Sabbath, Def Leppard, Krokus), who last produced the band’s 1988 album, Ram It Down. The record was co-produced by Andy Sneap, who would stepped in as a touring guitarist for the band. Long-time member Glenn Tipton retired from touring after revealing his Parkinson’s diagnoses, just one month before the album’s release. Tipton co-wrote every song on Firepower. After delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Judas Priest toured relentlessly to celebrate the success of Firepower and the band’s five decades of heavy metal.
After selling over 50 million albums worldwide, Judas Priest were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last year.
Monday 11 March – DVD Hydra – Glasgow, UK*+
Wednesday 13 March – First Direct Arena – Leeds, UK*+
Friday, 15 March – 3 Arena – Dublin, Ireland*+
Sunday, 17 March – Bournemouth International Centre – Bournemouth, UK*+
Tuesday 19 March – Birmingham Resorts World Arena – Birmingham, UK*+
Thursday, 21 March – London DVD Arena Wembley – London, UK*+
Sunday 24 March – Festhalle, Frankfurt – Germany*+
Monday 25 March – Olympiahalle, Munich – Germany*+
Wednesday 27 March – Westfallenhalle, Dortmund – Germany+
Friday 29 March – 02 Arena, Prague – Czech Republic*+
Saturday 30 March – Tauron Arena – Krakow, Poland*+
Monday 1 April – Stadthalle, Vienna – Austria*+
Wednesday 3 April – St Jakobshalle – Basel, Switzerland*+
Friday 5 April – Halle Tony-Garnier – Lyon, France*
Saturday 6 April – Mediolanum Forum – Milan, Italy*^
Monday 8 April – Zenith – Paris, France*
Thursday, April 18 – Toyota Oakdale Theater – Wallingford, CT#
Friday, April 19 – Prudential Center – Newark, NJ#
Sunday, April 21 – Santander Arena – Reading, PA#
Wednesday, April 24 – Cross Insurance Arena – Bangor, ME#
Thursday, April 25 – MGM Music Hall at Fenway – Boston, MA#
Sunday, April 28 – Everwise Amphitheater at White River – Indianapolis, IN#
Wednesday, May 1 – Rosemont Theatre – Rosemont, IL#
Thursday, May 2 – The Armory – Minneapolis, MN#
Sunday, May 5 – St. Louis Music Park – Maryland Heights, MO#
Thursday, May 9 – Welcome to Rockville – Daytona Beach, FL%
Saturday, May 11 – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre – Alpharetta, GA#
Tuesday, May 14 – PNC Music Pavilion – Charlotte, NC#
Sunday, May 19 – The Theater at MGM National Harbor – Washington, D.C.#
Tuesday, May 21 – MVP Arena – Albany, NY#
Wednesday, May 22 – Empower Federal Credit Union Amphitheater – Syracuse, NY#
5-8 June – Sweden Rock Festival – Solvesborg, Sweden%
Thursday, 13 June – Sant Jordi Club – Barcelona, Spain*+
Saturday 15 June – Navarra Arena – Pamplona, Spain*+
Monday 17 June – Palacio Vistalegre – Madrid, Spain*+
19-22 June – Rock Imperium Festival – Parque El Batel – Cartagena, Colombia%
21 June – Graspop Metal Meeting – Dessel, Belgium%
Wednesday 26 June – Royal Arena – Copenhagen, Denmark
26-29 June – Tons of Rock – Oslo, Norway%
Wednesday 26 June – Royal Arena – Copenhagen, Denmark
Monday 1 July – Barclays Arena – Hamburg, Germany*+
Tuesday 2 July – Max-Schmeling-Halle – Berlin, Germany*+
Thursday 4 July – Arena Nürnberger Versicherung – Nürnberg, Germany*+
Monday 8 July – SAP Arena – Mannheim, Germany*+
Wednesday 10 July – Messahalle – Dresden, Germany*+
New dates in BOLD
+with Uriah Heep
^with Phil Campbell and The Bastard Sons
Tickets will be available HERE