Judas Priest announce new album ‘Firepower’ + 2018 tour dates

Judas Priest live at Barclays Center in 2014…

Heavy metal greats Judas Priest have confirmed the release of their eighteenth studio album and the follow-up to 2014’s Redeemer of Souls, dubbed Firepower, for early 2018.

Along with the record announcement, Judas Priest also confirmed a spring tour of North America with support from Saxon and Black Star Riders. New York’s only stop on the run happens in Long Island at Nassau Coliseum on March 17 [TIX go on sale on 10/27]. Additionally, the tour also hits nearby Prudential Center in Jersey on March 20. Get all tour dates below.

In more news, Judas Priest have been added to the inductees nomination list for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. If you want to band to be officially inducted, vote here! They’re up against the likes of Bon Jovi, Radiohead, Depeche Mode, and Rage Against The Machine.

Judas Priest 2018 tour w/ Saxon & Black Star Riders:

03/13 Wilkes-Barre, PA @ Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
03/15 Youngstown, OH @ Covelli Centre
03/17 Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Coliseum
03/18 Washington, DC @ The Anthem
03/20 Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
03/22 Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
03/25 Ottawa, ON @ The Arena at TD Place
03/27 London, ON @ Budweiser Gardens
03/28 Oshawa, ON @ Tribute Communities Centre
03/30 Rama, ON @ Casino Rama (Judas Priest only)
03/31 Detroit, MI @ Detroit Masonic Temple
04/03 Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theater
04/06 Green Bay, WI @ Resch Center
04/08 Bloomington, IL @ Grossinger Motors Arena
04/10 Casper, WY @ Casper Events Center
04/11 Loveland, CO @ Budweiser Events Center
04/15 Kent, WA @ ShoWare Center
04/17 Portland, OR @ Veteran Memorial Coliseum
04/19 San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
04/22 Los Angeles, CA @ Microsoft Theater
04/24 Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre
04/26 Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
04/28 Dallas, TX @ Bomb Factory
04/29 Sugarland, TX @ Smart Financial Centre
05/01 San Antonio, TX @ Freeman Coliseum