DEEP PURPLE And JUDAS PRIEST Announce North American Co-Headline Tour

Legends will collide late this summer when DEEP PURPLE and JUDAS PRIEST embark on a co-headlining North American tour. Produced by Live Nation, the outing will kick off August 21 in Cincinnati, Ohio and visit 25 cities across the U.S. and Canada before wrapping September 30 in Wheatland, California. ickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, April 27 at 10 a.m. local time at LiveNation.com.

Citi is the official pre-sale credit card of the DEEP PURPLE and JUDAS PRIEST tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase pre-sale tickets beginning Tuesday, April 24 at 10 a.m. local time until Thursday, April 26 at 10 p.m. local time through Citi‘s Private Pass program. For complete pre-sale details visit here.

DEEP PURPLE‘s latest studio album, ”inFinite”, was released April 7, 2017, via earMUSIC. Produced by the legendary Bob Ezrin, (PINK FLOYD, ALICE COOPER, KISS), ”inFinite” featured 10 new tracks recorded with no musical boundaries in the spirit of the ’70s. The metal pioneers have released five studio albums since 1996, augmented by an abundance of solo work and special projects from members Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Ian Paice, Steve Morse, and Don Airey. Fans will be thrilled as they cover decades of favorites for this run. Additionally, Airey will release his solo album ”One Of A Kind” on May 25.

JUDAS PRIEST‘s latest studio album, ”Firepower”, was released March 9, 2018, via Epic Records. Co-produced by Tom Allom and Andy Sneap, the 14-track album has become one of the most successful of the band’s entire career — landing in the Top 5 of 17 countries (including their highest chart placement ever in the U.S.), and scoring their highest charting commercial rock radio single in decades with ”Lightning Strike”. Few heavy metal bands have managed to scale the heights that JUDAS PRIEST have during their near 50-year career, and with a lineup featuring Rob Halford, Andy Sneap, Richie Faulkner, Ian Hill, and Scott Travis, JUDAS PRIEST will be scorching across North America with some heavy metal ”Firepower” again this summer and fall on tour with DEEP PURPLE.

DEEP PURPLE and JUDAS PRIEST tour dates:

Aug. 21 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
Aug. 22 – Chicago, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Aug. 24 – Detroit, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
Aug. 25 – Mt. Pleasant, MI – Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort*
Aug. 27 – Hamilton, ON – FirstOntario Centre
Aug. 29 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
Aug. 30 – Quebec City, QC – Centre Videotron
Sep. 01 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Sep. 02 – Bethel Woods, NY – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Sep. 05 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater
Sep. 06 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
Sep. 08 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
Sep. 09 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
Sep. 11 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
Sep. 12 – Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place
Sep. 14 – Atlanta, GA – Verizon Amphitheatre
Sep. 16 – Biloxi, MS – Mississippi Coast Coliseum
Sep. 18 – Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theatre
Sep. 20 – Welch, MN – Treasure Island Casino*
Sep. 21 – Council Bluffs, IA – Harrah’s Council Bluffs*
Sep. 23 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
Sep. 26 – San Diego, CA – Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
Sep. 27 – Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre
Sep. 29 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
Sep. 30 – Wheatland, CA – Toyota Amphitheatre

*Non-Live Nation date


Source: Blabbermouth