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Judas Priest clarify “World Tour,” announce new release

Posted by Tommy on Thursday, June 23, 2011 at 9:50 AM (PST)

British heavy metal legends Judas Priest have clarified what their “Epitaph World Tour.” There seemed to be a bit of confusing surrounding this “farewell tour” but the band has issued  a statement explaining what the tour really is. The band writes,

“We would like to clarify a situation that seems to be confusing a few people out there.

When we issued our press release to announce the farewell tour – we stated that it was the last major world tour for Judas Priest – nothing has changed – we didn’t say it was the end of the band or that we were going to retire or the band was going to break up……….. Just that it would be the last major world tour we would be doing which is still the case.

We have plans for a new album (which we have already announced in an earlier press release) plus possible future releases and we would still consider doing the odd live show – if it is something special or for a great cause – but no more world tours.”

There you have it. The band isn’t disbanding, the band simply won’t go on tours anymore!

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Judas Priest announce initial US dates for “Epitaph World Tour”

Posted by Tommy on Thursday, June 23, 2011 at 9:30 AM (PST)

Judas Priest have added US dates for the US leg of their Epitaph World Tour. So far, the cities are sort of spread out all over the country (and Canada) with a couple of dates in between shows. Those are sure to be additional dates. We’ll be posting any additional dates as soon as they’re announced.

27 October Sleep Train Pavilion, Concord, CA

8 November US Bank Arena, Cincinnati, OH

9 November Prairie Capital Convention Center, Springfield, IL

10 November The Family Arena, St. Louis, MO

15 November Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH

16 November The Armory, Rochester, NY

22 November Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON

23 November Colisee Pepsi Arena, Quebec City, QC

24 November Bell Centre, Montreal, QC

26 November Sovereign Center, Reading, PA

30 November 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre, Tampa

1 December Bayfront Park Amphitheatre, Miami

3 December Hard Rock Biloxi Hotel & Casino, Biloxi

(See all published dates here.)

The “Epitaph World Tour” kicks off in Tilburg, Holland on June 7. With the recent, and unexpected, retirement of guitarist K.K. Downing, Judas Priest will be joined by Richie Faulkner on this tour.

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Metal Movie Moments: Heavy Metal Parking Lot

Posted by jessepac on Friday, May 20, 2011 at 10:29 AM (PST)

Heavy Metal Parking LotSome of the best music from the world of metal has influenced some of the best movies ever made. From the classics to the most brutal new additions in the metal cinematic pantheon, Metal Riot is here to suggest some of the best movies that feature metal, are about metal musicians, or feature a metal moment. Going beyond just the soundtrack, we hope to show you selections from the metal movie library that every metal fan needs to see. Metalheads love movies too, so let’s take a look at some Metal Movie Moments!

We’ve covered the grotesque and mysterious world of Black Metal, the fantastical world of “Heavy Metal,” but now Metal Riot will take into the scariest, rowdiest, most disturbing part of the heavy metal world: the parking lot!

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Judas Priest have added three additional stops on their Epitaph World Tour. This time, Chile, Columbia, and Costa Rica have been added.

20th September Movistar Arena, Santiago, Chile

23rd September Coliseo El Campin, Bogota, Columbia

27th September Nuevo Estadio Nacional, San José, Costa Rica (See all published dates here.)

The “Epitaph World Tour” kicks off in Tilburg, Holland on June 7. With the recent, and unexpected, retirement of guitarist K.K. Downing, Judas Priest will be joined by Richie Faulkner on this tour.

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As reported yesterday on MetalRiot, metal pioneer and founding member of Judas Priest K.K. Downing shocked the global music community by announcing his retirement from the band. Judas Priest has been releasing dates for the band’s upcoming Epitaph World Tour, the last for the nearly half-century old British Steel, which made Downing’s sudden retirement all the more puzzling.

Today K.K. Downing has released a statement on his website in which he throws some light on the matter: “There has been an ongoing breakdown in working relationship between myself, elements of the band, and the band’s management for some time. Therefore I have decided to step down rather than to tour with negative sentiments as I feel that this would be a deception to you, our cherished fans” says Downing, but maintains support for his old band: “I would urge you to please support the Priest as I have no doubt that it will be a show not to be missed.” (Read the full statement here.)

Instead of K.K. Downing, Judas Priest will be joined by Richie Faulkner, who at the tender age of 31 is about a decade younger than the band itself.

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K.K. Downing retires from Judas Priest

Posted by Ehrila on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 6:06 AM (PST)

Judas Priest founding member and guitarist, K.K. Downing, announces his retirement from the band in a statement earlier today on Judas Priets’s official site. Click here to read the full statement.

“It is with regret that Judas Priest announce that K.K. Downing has formally retired from the band and will therefore not be joining them on their forthcoming Epitaph tour. The band respect his decision and naturally all wish him well.”

The forthcoming Epitaph World Tour will go on as scheduled, with Richie Faulkner replacing K.K. Downing.

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Judas Priest add more dates to upcoming Epitaph World Tour

Posted by Theis Doomlund on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 10:14 AM (PST)

Judas Priest have added more dates to their upcoming farewell tour of the world. This time Brazil is blessed with one final visit from the Priest:

10th September Portuguesa Stadium, Sao Paulo, Brazil
11th September Citibank Hall, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
13th September Chevrolet Hall, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
15th September Nilson Nelson, Brasilia, Brazil
(See all published dates here.)

Stay posted for more updates on what will undoubtedly be one of the saddest farewells in the history of music.

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British Steel and NWOBHM legends, Judas Priest, have announced three more dates on their coming worldwide farewell tour entitled “Epitaph World Tour”. The stops Judas Priest will be making are all in Mexico and you can check out the dates here.

The “Epitaph World Tour” kicks off in Tilburg, Holland on June 7.

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Metal Bands Sending Support and Love to Japan After Earthquake Disaster

Posted by jillettinger on Thursday, March 17, 2011 at 12:21 PM (PST)

In a statement made on the official Judas Priest Web site last Sunday, the band, long-time favorites in Japan, sent a note of love and well wishes to the country following the 9.0 Magnitude earthquake disaster.

“We were all deeply shocked to hear about the awful tragedy in Japan with the earthquake and tsunami – our thoughts and prayers go out to all our fans and everyone there,” read the statement.

Judas Priest is gearing up for their final world tour to begin in June. No Japan dates have been announced.

Napalm Death also posted a link on their MySpace page where fans of the band could go to support the Red Cross relief efforts underway.

Dream Theater keyboardist Jordan Rudess posted a special video earlier this week. The video includes an original composition from Jordan, which he says is “A musical message for my friends in Japan who are dealing with this terrible natural disaster.”

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Exodus to Open For Judas Priest

Posted by jillettinger on Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 2:07 PM (PST)

Teaming up with British heavy metal legends, Judas Priest, who are gearing up for their final world tour, Bay Area thrash metalers, Exodus, will be opening for the Metal Gods on August 10th at the Metal Hammer Festival being held in Katowice, Poland.

Exodus guitarist, Gary Holt has recently been filling in for Slayer’s Jeff Hanneman, who had to tend to a flesh-eating disease most likely caused by a spider bite.

Exodus will also be performing at the Ieperfest in Belgium and Rock im Betonwerk in Germany. And you thought old people were boring.

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Judas Priest add U.K. dates to Epitaph World Tour

Posted by Tommy on Thursday, March 3, 2011 at 10:54 AM (PST)

Heavy metal legends Judas Priest have added a couple of dates in the U.K. for their Epitaph World Tour. Click here to see the added dates and the full tour dates here.

These dates are part of the band’s farewell tour. They’re asking fans to submit songs they’d like them to play. Rumor has it that they’ll be playing at least one song from each album in their discography. Fans can submit their choices on the bands forum page here.

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Judas Priest To Perform Fan Selected Tracks from All Albums on Farewell Tour

Posted by jillettinger on Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 12:48 PM (PST)

As aging (but still bad-ass rocking) heavy metalers, Judas Priest keep announcing more tour dates for their final “Epitaph” road trip, the Metal Gods are asking fans to submit tracks they’d like to see performed live.

In a note to fans on their Web site, the Priest announced that they are planning on possibly doing at least one track from every album. Wow. We can assume they’re looking for obscure nominations, as the band will surely be performing all their classics.

Fans can submit their choices on the bands forum page, here.

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Judas Priest add two new dates to Farewell tour

Posted by Geoffy-Dee on Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at 2:50 PM (PST)

Heavy metal legends Judas Priest have added two dates to their “Epitaph Tour” the bands final world tour before retirement.

The band had this to say in a 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!”

The two dates are:

28th June 02 Arena, Prague, Czech Republic

29th June Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria

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Dream Theater and Judas Priest will be performing at The High Voltage festival in London’s Victoria Park July 23rd and 24th. They are the first to be confirmed with more to come. This will be Dream Theater’s first tour without founding drummer Mike Portnoy. Portnoy left the band to permanently drum for Avenged Sevenfold after filing in on their latest tour. Avenged’s original drummer Jimmy ‘The Rev’ Sullivan died December 28, 2009. Dream Theater is currently auditioning drummers to replace Portnoy.

After 28 tours spanning their forty year career, 5 platinum albums and countless clubs and stadiums, Judas Priest are retiring from the road. Their final tour will include major cities and festival appearances as well. A full schedule has not yet been established, but promises to be massive. However, a collection of confirmed festival dates can be found below.

Click here for the festival dates.

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