Judas Priest’s double-threat billing with Deep Purple made the shows among the most in-demand in 2018. Now for 2019, Priest are teaming up with another all-time classic band, Uriah Heep.
Uriah Heep are touring to support its latest album, ‘Living the Dream,’ and the opportunity to open for Priest, should be a major push for their own career.
The desire to see Priest in concert was higher than ever.2018, a banner year for the band. Their latest album, ‘Firepower,’ was one of the most successful of the band’s entire career — landing in the Top 5 of 17 countries (including the band’s highest chart placement ever in the U.S., at #5).
The 2019 tour kicks-off on May 3 in Hollywood, Florida, and finishes in Las Vegas, Nevada, There are 32 dates in all, including a few Canadian stops:
Jun. 08 – Saskatoon, SK – SaskTel Centre
Jun. 10 – Lethbridge, AB – ENMAX Centre
Jun. 11 – Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place
Jun. 13 – Dawson Creek, BC – Encana Events Centre
Jun. 14 – Prince George, BC – CN Centre
Jun. 16 – Kelowna, BC – Prospera Place
Jun. 17 – Abbotsford, BC – Abbotsford Centre
Priest’s official statement about the tour: “Judas Priest is roaring back to the USA for one more blast of ‘Firepower’! ‘Firepower’ 2019 charges forth with new first-time performances as well as fresh classic cuts across the decades from the Priest world metalsphere. Our visual stage set and light show will be scorching a unique, hot, fresh vibe — mixing in headline festivals, as well as the in-your-face venue close ups. We can’t wait to reunite and reignite our maniacs… THE PRIEST IS BACK!”