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Judas Priest Announce New Album 'Firepower,' Plot Massive Tour

Legends' 'Redeemer of Souls' follow-up due out early next year
Rob Halford 2017 Getty, Mat Hayward/FilmMagic
photograph by Mat Hayward/FilmMagic

Judas Priest have announced a new album. Firepower, the legends' highly-anticipated follow-up to 2014's Redeemer of Souls, is due out early next year. They recorded it with longtime producer Tom Allom — who manned the boards for every LP Judas Priest released from 1979–1998, including the seminal British Steel (1980) and Screaming for Vengeance (1982). Sabbat's Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Exodus, Kreator) and engineer Mike Exeter (Black Sabbath) are also involved with the project.

Additionally, Judas Priest have announced a massive run of North American shows behind the album. The trek, which features support from power-metal vanguards Saxon and Thin Lizzy offshoot Black Star Riders, kicks off March 13th in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, and concludes May 1st in San Antonio, Texas. Tickets go on pre-sale October 25th with the fan password "FIREPOWER." Check out a full list of stops below.

Priest recently made the shortlist of nominees for the 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, putting Rob Halford and Co. in competition with Radiohead, Rage Against the Machine, Depeche Mode and others. Cast your ballot here.

Judas Priest tour dates:

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