Legends of rock Deep Purple and Judas Priest have just announced North American tour dates...clear your schedule!

Legends of rock Deep Purple and Judas Priest have just announced North American tour dates...clear your schedule!
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Two of rock's greatest legends will collide this summer as Deep Purple and Judas Priest embark on a co-headlining North American tour. Produced by Live Nation, the 25 city trek will kick off on August 21 in Cincinnati, Ohio, and sprawl across the US and Canada before wrapping on September 30 in Wheatland, California.


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 tune with the spirit of the '70s.

The old-school classic rockers 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. Additionally, Airey will release his solo album 'One Of A Kind' on May 25.


Meanwhile, Judas Priest dropped their latest studio album, 'Firepower', just last month via Epic Records. Co-produced by Tom Allom and Andy Sneap, the 14-track album has become one of the most commercially successful of the band's entire career (landing in the Top 5 charts of 17 countries, including their highest Billboard chart placement ever in the US) and scoring their highest charting commercial rock radio single since 'Breaking the Law' with 'Lightning Strike'.

Few heavy metal bands have managed to scale the heights that Judas Priest have during their career, which spans across almost half a century. And now, fans can rejoice for Judas Priest will be scorching across North America with some heavy metal "Firepower" again this summer and fall as they hit the road with Deep Purple.


Tickets for the tour go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, April 27 at 10 a.m. local time. Check out the full tour schedule below:

Deep Purple and Judas Priest 2018 Tour Dates:
08/21 — Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
08/22 — Chicago, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
08/24 — Detroit, MI @ Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
08/25 — Mt. Pleasant, MI @ Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort*
08/27 — Hamilton, ON @ FirstOntario Centre
08/29 — Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
08/30 — Quebec City, QC @ Centre Videotron
09/01 — Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
09/02 — Bethel Woods, NY @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
09/05 — Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Amphitheater
09/06 — Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
09/08 — Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
09/09 — Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
09/11 — Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
09/12 — Jacksonville, FL @ Daily’s Place
09/14 — Atlanta, GA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park
09/16 — Biloxi, MS @ Mississippi Coast Coliseum
09/18 — Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre
09/20 — Welch, MN @ Treasure Island Casino
09/21 — Council Bluffs, IA @ Harrah’s Council Bluffs
09/23 — Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
09/26 — San Diego, CA @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
09/27 — Irvine, CA @ FivePoint Amphitheatre
09/29 — Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
09/30 — Wheatland, CA @ Toyota Amphitheatre


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