JUDAS PRIEST To Formally Introduce New Guitarist At Press Conference Next Week

May 20th, 2011
by EvilG
JUDAS PRIEST - 2011 Line-up

JUDAS PRIEST - 2011 Line-up

It is certainly a busy time within the JUDAS PRIEST world, and next week members of the media will finally get all their questions answered from five very reliable sources – Judas Priest’s very own Rob Halford, Glenn Tipton, Ian Hill, Scott Travis, and new guitarist, Richie Faulkner.

On Tuesday, May 24th at 1 PM (PST), all five members will be on hand at the Renaissance Hotel at Highland and Hollywood in Los Angeles to answer questions about the upcoming Epitaph US Tour and to formally introduce Richie Faulkner.

It was recently announced that the upcoming Epitaph Tour will be the last one from these heavy metal greats, and next week the band will set the record straight as to what to expect from Judas Priest in the coming months.

Priest have been focusing on their forthcoming tour – doing press, photos, sorting out stage sets, special effects, and stage clothes etc – they have started music rehearsals this week so are now poised and getting ready to roll – everyone is looking forward to travelling round the world again with the Priest Machine!

Come along and join them in concert one last time as they fly the metal flag and keep the faith.

 

Judas Priest Epitaph tour dates:

 

June

7 – Eindhaar – Tilburg, Holland

9 – Sweden Rock – Solvesborg, Sweden

11 – Sauna Festival – Tampere, Finland

14 – Spektrum – Oslo, Norway

15 – Edward Greig Plass – Bergen, Norway

17 – Copenhell Festival – Copenhagen, Denmark

19 – Hellfest – Nantes, France

20 – Le Zenith – Paris, France

22 – Gods of Metal Festival – Milan, Italy

23 – Sonisphere Festival – Switzerland

25 – Graspop Festival – Dessel, Belgium

27 – Zenith – Munich, Germany

28 – O2 Arena – Prague, Czech Republic

29 – Stadthalle – Vienna, Austria

 

July

1 – Belgrade Arena – Belgrade, Serbia

3 – Romexpo – Bucharest, Romania

5 – Water Park, P Faliro – Athens, Greece

8 – Akademik Stadium – Sofia, Bulgaria

10 – Kazlicesme Festival Site – Istanbul, Turkey

 

July

6 – Kautatzogleio Stadium – Thessaloniki, Greece

15 – Newport Centre – Newport, UK

16 – O2 Apollo – Manchester, UK

17 – The Dome – Doncaster, UK

19 – SECC – Glasgow, Scotland

20 – Metro Arena – Newcastle, UK

21 – Civic Hall – Wolverhampton, UK

23 – High Voltage Festival – London, UK

24 – BIC – Bournemouth, UK

 

July

27 – Atlantico Pavillion – Lisbon, Portugal

29 – Coliseum – La Coruna, Spain

30 – La Cubierta – Madrid, Spain

31 – Bec – Bilbao, Spain

 

August

2 – Badalona – Barcelona, Spain

5 – Wacken Open Air – Wacken, Germany

7 – Colmar Wine Festival – Colmar, France

9 – O2 World – Berlin, Germany

10 – Metal Hammer Festival/Spodek – Katowice, Poland

11 – Sziget Festival – Budapest, Hungary

 

September

10 – Portuguesa Stadium – Sao Paulo, Brazil

11 – Citibank Hall – Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

13 – Chevrolet Hall – Belo Horizonte, Brazil

15 – Nilson Nelson – Brasilia, Brazil

18 – Racing – Buenos Aires, Argentina

20 – Movistar Arena – Santiago, Chile

23 – Coliseo El Campin – Bogota, Columbia

25 – Terraza Ccct. – Caracas, Venezuela

27 – Rosabel Cordero – San José, Costa Rica

30 – Mexico City Sports Palace – Mexico City, Mexico

 

October

1 – Telmex Theater – Quadalajara, Mexico

3 – Banamex Theater – Monterrey, Mexico

 

 

 

Judas Priest recently announced that K.K. Downing has formally retired from the band, and according to a press release, “he will therefore not be joining them on their forthcoming Epitaph Tour. The band respect his decision and naturally all wish him well. Having thought long and hard about how to proceed, singer Rob Halford, guitarist Glenn Tipton, bassist Ian Hill and drummer Scott Travis unanimously agreed that they should go ahead with the tour and not let fans around the world down.

 

Fate also stepped in and delivered the perfect replacement – 31 year-old British guitar player Richie Faulkner (pictured below; DIRTY DEEDS, VOODOO SIX, LAUREN HARRIS) – he has blended into the band perfectly and is a great talent who is going to set the stage on fire, according to a press release.

 

The Epitaph Tour will include songs from every Priest studio album and also tracks that they have never before performed on stage plus all the old favourites.

 

With a new album due to be released next year, the ‘metal gods’ are preparing to tour the planet once more. Heavy metal at it’s best complete with lasers, lights, bikes and hellfire! It’s a show not too be missed!”

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