Tired of breaking the law, Judas Priest ready to call it quits
Judas Priest is ready to retire. The band has announced on their official website that their 2011 "Epitaph" tour will be their last trip around the planet.
"With all guns blazing and amps cranked to eleven, the band will be giving all their fans one last chance to witness the ultimate metal experience that is JUDAS PRIEST!," the band announced. Guess they haven't run out of hyperbole yet.
Still, the Priest is one of the quintessential metal acts of our decade, so I'll be happy to pay them homage should they roll through Florida. If I had to pick just one song to celebrate, I'd go with Living After Midnight (possibly out of nostalgia since I haven't been able to stay awake past that hour since I turned 40.)
The 2011 tour starts in Europe. No U.S. dates are available yet.
9th June: Sweden Rock Festival, Sweden
11th June: Sauna Festival, Finland
17th June: Copenhell Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark
19th June: Hellfest, Nantes, France
22nd June: Gods of Metal Festival, Milan, Italy
25th June: Graspop Festival, Belgium
23rd July: High Voltage Festival, London, UK
5th August: Wacken Festival, Germany