JUDAS PRIEST BRINGS 50 HEAVY METAL YEARS TO THE BUDWEISER EVENTS CENTER
Heavy Metal Band, Judas Priest will bring their 50 Heavy Metal Years Tour to the Budweiser Events Center Thursday, November 10th. One of heavy metal’s all-time greats, Judas Priest, will get the opportunity to celebrate their 50th anniversary again this year with the launch of a new North American fall tour in Loveland. Tickets will go on sale Friday, June 24th at the Orthopaedic & Spine Center of the Rockies Box Office at the Budweiser Events Center or at BUDWEISEREVENTSCENTER.COM.
The 50 Heavy Metal Years Tour will also feature Queensryche as openers and is being fueled by the highest charting album of Priest’s career, ‘Firepower,’ which peaked at #5 on the Billboard 200. Additionally in 2022, Priest band members Rob Halford, Glenn Tipton, Ian Hill and Scott Travis will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
“Defending the heavy metal faith for fifty years, the Priest is back!”-Rob Halford
“Time to don the leather and studs and roll out the Priest Machine-celebrating our 50 Heavy Metal Years!!”
“After the horrific last few years of restrictions we’ve all had to endure, what better place to break free, than the land of the free-the USA!”-Ian Hill
About Judas Priest
Judas Priest originally formed in 1970 in Birmingham, England (an area that many feel birthed heavy metal). The original nucleus of musicians would go on to change the face of heavy metal. Throughout the 70's Priest were responsible for helping trailblaze metal with such classic offerings as ‘Sad Wings of Destiny’ (1976) ‘Sin After Sin’ (1977) and ‘Hell Bent for Leather’(1978) as well as one of the genre’s top live recordings ‘Unleashed in the East’ (1979) among others. It was during the 80's that Priest conquered the world, becoming a global arena headliner on the strength of such all-time classics as ‘British Steel’ (1980) and ‘Screaming for Vengeance’ (1982), as well as being one of the first metal bands to be embraced by the then-burgeoning MTV, plus performing at some of the decades biggest concerts (1980’s Monsters of Rock, 1983’s US Festival, and 1985’s Live Aid) and being the first to exclusively wear leather and studs–a look that began during this era and would eventually be embraced by metal heads throughout the world. Priest’s success continued throughout the 90's and beyond with the addition of drummer Scott Travis, as evidenced by such additional stellar offerings as ‘Painkiller’ (1990) ‘Angel of Retribution’ (2005) and ‘A Touch of Evil: Live’ (2009) the latter of which saw Priest win a Grammy Award for a killer rendition of the classic 'Dissident Aggressor'.