Judas Priest announce 2024 North American tour with Sabaton as support

Judas Priest on stage
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Heavy metal legends Judas Priest have announced the latest leg of their blockbuster world tour in honour of outstanding latest album, Invincible Shield, which landed earlier this year. The Brummie icons will hit the road in September for a run of dozens of dates, including some already announced festival shows, and they'll be bringing Swedish power metal heavyweights Sabaton along with them for the ride.

Touching down In Montreal, Canada on Friday September 13, Priest will take their metal might through the likes of Milwaukee, Portland, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Austin and more.

See the full list of dates below. Tickets go on general sale this Friday, June 14, at 10am local time. 

Speaking to Metal Hammer earlier this year, Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford explained that the band's desire to continue delivering the goods at a high level is what helped make Invincible Shield, awarded a 9/10 by Metal Hammer's Rich Hobson, the success it is.

“It’s another strong, solid representation of what this band can do,” he says. “We’re not holding back. There’s still this full-on determination to see if we’ve still got it."

“When Glenn and Richie and myself get in a room, like Priest have always done, as a three-piece – two guitar players and a singer – that’s the metal magic,” he continued. “All of that energy, all of that youthful exuberance was still there in those initial writing sessions.” 

Judas Priest North American tour dates 2024

Sep 13: Montreal Bell Centre, QC, Canada
Sep 14: Niagara Falls Fallsview Casino Resort, ON, Canada
Sep 17: Sterling Heights Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill, MI
Sep 19: Milwaukee Miller High Life Theatre, WI
Sep 21: Cedar Rapids Alliant Energy PowerHouse, IA
Sep 22: Sioux Falls Denny Sanford Premier Center, SD
Sep 24: Rochester Mayo Civic Center Arena, MN
Sep 25: Omaha Baxter Arena, NE
Sep 27: Rockford BMO Center, IL
Sep 29: Louisville Louder Than Life Festival, KY^
Oct 01: Independence, MO: Cable Dahmer Arena
Oct 03: Billings First Interstate Arena at MetraPark, MT
Oct 05: Idaho Falls Mountain America Center, ID
Oct 06: Spokane Spokane Arena, WA
Oct 09: Everett Angel of the Winds Arena, WA
Oct 10: Portland Alaska Airlines’ Theater of the Clouds, OR
Oct 12: Sacramento After Shock Festival, CA^
Oct 13: Reno Grand Sierra Resort and Casino, NV
Oct 15: Los Angeles YouTube Theater, CA
Oct 16: Las Vegas Bakkt Theater at Planet Hollywood, NV
Oct 18: Phoenix Arizona Financial Theatre, AZ
Oct 20: Loveland Blue Arena, CO
Oct 22: Houston Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land, TX
Oct 24: Austin Germania Insurance Amphitheater, TX
Oct 26: Irving The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory, TX

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Merlin Alderslade
Executive Editor, Louder

Merlin moved into his role as Executive Editor of Louder in early 2022, following over ten years working at Metal Hammer. While there, he served as Online Editor and Deputy Editor, before being promoted to Editor in 2016. Before joining Metal Hammer, Merlin worked as Associate Editor at Terrorizer Magazine and has previously written for the likes of Classic Rock, Rock Sound, eFestivals and others. Across his career he has interviewed legends including Ozzy Osbourne, Lemmy, Metallica, Iron Maiden (including getting a trip on Ed Force One courtesy of Bruce Dickinson), Guns N' Roses, KISS, Slipknot, System Of A Down and Meat Loaf. He has also presented and produced the Metal Hammer Podcast, presented the Metal Hammer Radio Show and is probably responsible for 90% of all nu metal-related content making it onto the site.