Sadly, this Judas Priest appearance will not be happening as the remaining dates a/o 9/27 have been postponed. Noted HERE for reference and please keep tabs on resources like this to know the latest scheduling and postponements.
The legendary Judas Priest are back in Newark, NJ and they’re bringing Sabaton along for a sure to be thrilling night of Heavy Metal. It’s their “50 Heavy Metal Years Tour” and you do NOT want to miss out.
– We have an update on Richie – see below in Richie’s own words….
I’ve always been grateful for the opportunities I’ve been presented with. I’ve always considered myself THE most fortunate man ever – to be able to play my favourite music – with my favourite band – to my favourite people around the world…
Today just being able to type this to you all is the biggest gift of all…
As I watch footage from the Louder Than Life Festival in Kentucky, I can see in my face the confusion and anguish I was feeling whilst playing ‘Painkiller’ as my aorta ruptured and started to spill blood into my chest cavity….
The mighty Judas Priest took to their Official Instagram to share the news that based on a precarious medical condition with guitarist Richie Faulkner that the remaining dates on their “50 Heavy Metal Years” have been postponed in full. Refunds will be made available for those who request one I imagine. Their message is below.
The Press Release:
One of heavy metal’s all-time greats, Judas Priest, will finally get the opportunity to celebrate their 50th anniversary this year with the launch of a North American tour this fall. The 50 Heavy Metal Years Tour will also feature Sabaton as openers and is being fueled by the highest ¬charting album of Priest’s career, ‘Firepower,’ which peaked at #5 on the Billboard 200.
The Press Release:
After the festival has been postponed (discussed HERE), we are now looking forward to Wacken Open Air 2022: We can already unveil the first bands for W:O:A today, which will take place from August 4th to 6th, 2022. There are also first announcements for Wacken Wednesday on August 3rd, 2022!
Jan Quiel from the booking team explains: “We want to move as much of the planned program into next year as possible and we are currently having highly positive discussions on it. Some bands already do have other plans for 2022, so we are more than happy to have great interest from new bands to join the line-up.” Continue reading Wacken Open Air Festival Announces First Bands For 2022→