Judas Priest to release 19th studio album Invincible Shield in March 2024

A picture of the cover artwork for upcoming new Judas Priest album Invincible Shield
(Image credit: Judas Priest/Sony Music)

Judas Priest have made their upcoming new album Invincible Shield available for pre-order and confirmed it will be released via Sony Music on 8 March 2024.

The follow-up to 2018's Firepower will be the iconic English metal band's 19th studio album.

Invincible Shield is available for pre-order now in a number of formats and bundles.

Frontman Rob Halford revealed the new album's title when the band performed at the Power Trip festival at the Empire Polo Club (home of the Coachella Festival) in Indio, California on Saturday (October 7).

The event kicked off on Friday with Guns N’ Roses and Iron Maiden performing, while AC/DC and Priest starred on Saturday. Metallica and Tool appear on Sunday.

Priest were finally inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame last year, at which they reunited with former guitarist K.K. Downing and ex-drummer Les Binks for a historic set comprised of a medley of some of their greatest hits.

That reunion led to rumours that Downing may return to the fold permanently, but he recently put any hope of that to rest once and for all.

Judas Priest have a number of UK and Europe dates lined up for 2024.

Judas Priest 2024 tour dates

March 11: Glasgow OVO Hydro, UK
March 13: Leeds First Direct Arena, UK
March 15: Dublin 2 Arena, Ireland
March 17: Bournemouth International Arena, UK
March 19: Birmingham Resorts World Arena, UK
March 21: London OVO Arena Wembley, UK
March 24: Frankfurt Festhalle, Germany
March 25: Munich Olympiastadion, Germany
March 27: Dortmund Westfalenhalle, Germany
March 29: Prague O2 Arena, Czechia
March 30: Krakow Tauron Arena, Poland
April 01: Vienna Wiener Stadthalle, Austria
April 03: Basel St Jakobshalle, Switzerland
April 05: Lyon Halle Tony Garnier, France
April 06: Assago Mediolanum Forum, Italy
April 08: Paris Zenith, France

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