Judas Priest has rescheduled its 2021 “50 Heavy Metal Years” North American tour dates for next spring. Loudwire posted the band will be supported by Queensryche on the 17-city trek, with the run kicking off on March 7th in West Valley City, Utah at Maverik Center before wrapping on April 11th in Laval, Quebec at Place Bell.
According to Blabbermouth, Queensryche reportedly backed out of opening for the Scorpions during their upcoming Las Vegas run in order to hit the road with Priest. Skid Row will now serve as the Scorpions openers.
Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford has always called himself a private person, telling us a while back that he becomes a different person — the “Metal God” — when he hits the stage: “Something happens — I don't know what it is. It's kind of intangible. It's probably best left unanalyzed, because it might be (laughs) too scary to find out what the hell's going on. I know that something takes over — that's just the full extent of the passion that I have for my music, and the fact that to some extent, it's always been my therapy.”