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Judas Priest To Tour As A Four-Piece Going Forward

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The mighty Judas Priest have announced some really big news. I’ll share their statement and let you all digest it before I add to the mix.

“Hello maniacs! We are chomping at the British Steel bit to return to world touring….celebrating 50 years of Judas Priest as an even more powerful, relentless four piece Heavy Metal band – with Glenn coming out on stage with us here and there as before…..!! Big thanks to Andy for all you’ve done and continuing to be in the production team for our new album…. See you all soon headbangers!”

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Judas Priest by Ken Pierce (2009)

*** end of statement ***

PiercingMetal Thoughts: This one is not registering with me so I will have to think on it a little bit before I add anything else. I do wonder what the rest of you Metal maniacs think about the news though so do chime in down below in the comments section and I will see you next time. Stay safe out there.

Official: http://www.judaspriest.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/judaspriest

Ozzy Osbourne Postpones 2022 Tour with Judas Priest Until 2023

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The Statement:
The forthcoming Ozzy Osbourne/Judas Priest Dates for 2022 Have Been Postponed. “Due to the ongoing uncertainty with full capacity events and travel logistics in much of Europe, we have come to the difficult decision to postpone my 2022 tour to 2023. Original tickets remain valid for the new dates. I want to thank all of you and Judas Priest for your continued patience and support.” OZZY

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Ozzy with Black Sabbath (2016) by Ken Pierce

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Update on Richie Faulkner of Judas Priest from Richie Faulkner

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– We have an update on Richie – see below in Richie’s own words….

Maniacs…

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…

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Richie Faulkner w Judas Priest (2019) by Ken Pierce

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….

I was having what my doctor called an aortic aneurysm and complete aortic dissection.
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Judas Priest Postpones Remaining “50 Heavy Metal Years” Tour Dates

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Important Announcement:
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.

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Judas Priest Announces Rescheduled “50 Heavy Metal Years” Tour

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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.

Produced by Live Nation, the North American tour – which will run throughout September (kicking off on September 8th in Reading, PA) and November (concluding on November 5th in Hamilton, Ontario), will feature a variety of special effects, which will undoubtedly enhance the might of Priest’s metal.
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