Judas Priest has just rolled out the rescheduled dates for its "50 Heavy Metal Years Tour." The trek, which now includes an additional 17 cities added to the itinerary, will feature Sabaton serving as the openers on most of the dates. Tickets go on sale this Friday, June 11th at 10 a.m. local time via Ticketmaster.com.

Priest is set to hit the road on September 8th at Reading, Pennsylvania's Santander Arena, with the tour winding down on November 5th at Hamilton, Ontario's First Ontario Centre.

Frontman Rob Halford said in a statement announcing the new dates: "Defending the heavy metal faith for fifty years, the PRIEST is back!"

Guitarist Glenn Tipton added: "Time to don the leather and studs and roll out the PRIEST machine — celebrating our 50 Heavy Metal Years!!"

Bassist Ian Hill said: "After the horrific year of restrictions we've all had to endure, what better place to break free than the land of the free — the U.S.A.!"

Rob Halford told us before launching the Priest's last run of shows, that the band pools ideas for each tour's setlists: ["We just sat down and said, 'What do you want to do?' 'I want to do this.' 'What do you want to do?' 'I want to do this.' And the list grew and grew and grew and grew. There will be some moments, hopefully, where we're gonna play songs that have never been performed in public before. We just want to go through some of the highlights of the band's career."] SOUNDCUE (:14 OC: . . . the band's career)

RESCHEDULED: Judas Priest 2021 North American tour dates (subject to change):

September 8 – Reading, PA – Santander Arena – new date
September 9 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater – new date
September 11 – Orlando, FL – Central Florida Fairgrounds
September 13 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
September 14 – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater
September 16 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena
– new date
September 17 – Youngstown, OH – Covelli Centre
September 19 – Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre
– new date
September 20 – Rosemont, IL- Rosemont Theatre – new date
September 22 – Milwaukee, WI – Miller High Life Theatre
September 23 – Minneapolis, MN – The Armory
– new date
September 25 – Maryland Heights, MO – Saint Louis Music Park
September 26 – Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life Festival
September 29 – Denver, CO – The Mission Ballroom
September 30 – West Valley City, UT – Maverik Center
– new date
October 2 – Everett, WA – Angel Of The Winds Arena – new date
October 3 – Portland, OR – Moda Center – new date
October 5 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
October 6 – Los Angeles, CA – Microsoft Theater
October 8 – Las Vegas ,NV – Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood
October 9 – Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theatre
October 12 – San Antonio, TX – Freeman Coliseum
October 13 – Cedar Park, TX – HEB Center Cedar Park
October 15 – Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
October 16 – Oklahoma City, OK –  The Zoo Amphitheatre
October 19 – Independence, MO – Cable Dahmer Arena
– new date
October 21 – Nashville, TN – Nashville Municipal Auditorium – new date
October 22 – Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre – new date
October 24 – Charleston, WV – Charleston Civic Center Coliseum – new date
October 25 – Philadelphia, PA – The Met – new date
October 27 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center – new date
October 28 – Oxon Hill, MD – The Theater at MGM National Harbor
October 30 – Mashantucket, CT – Foxwoods Resort Casino
October 31 – Lowell, MA – Tsongas Center At UMass Lowell
– new date
November 2 – Halifax, NS – Scotiabank Centre – new date
November 4 – Laval, QC – Place Bell – new date
November 5 – Hamilton, ON – First Ontario Centre – new date

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