Judas Priest have extended their Redeemer Of Souls world tour by adding dates across Japan and Europe.
But there’s still no news on whether Rob Halford and co will visit the UK as they continue to promote their first album without guitarist KK Downing.
Previously announced shows saw them booked in North America until the end of next month, while they’d also confirmed appearances in Australia in February next year. Now they’ve added four gigs in Japan in March, and another six in Europe in June, making a total of eight on the continent.
Downing recently explained he’d decided to quit Priest in 2011 after feeling the veteran outfit had lost its spark, saying: “I don’t regret leaving – I thought it had run its course. I miss what we had, but I don’t particularly miss what we had become when I left.”
Judas Priest European dates
Jun 06: Sweden Rock, Solvesborg
Jun 14: Tivoli Vredenburg, Utrecht, Netherlands
Jun 16: Rockhal, Luxembourg
Jun 25: Cez Arena, Ostrava, Czech Republic
Jun 26: O2 Arena, Prague, Czech Republic
Jun 27: Atlas Arena, Lodz, Poland
Jul 23: Rock Gest BCN, Barcelona, Spain
Aug 01: Wacken Open Air, Germany