Judas Priest farewell tour
2010-12-07 by Magnus Altkula STAFF | 72 Comments

After rocking the globe for nearly 40 years, British heavy metal veterans Judas Priest have decided its finally appropriate to draw a line under their successful and influential career. However, they are going to go out strong with the massive Epitaph Tour, hitting a good number of major cities around the globe and playing the songs that made them famous.

The tour will start in Europe, as more dates and info will be revealed along the way.



Confirmed dates:
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


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ramirez2
December 7th 2010

8 Comments


NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

OllieS
December 7th 2010

2030 Comments


Nooo!

ZippaThaRippa
December 7th 2010

2416 Comments


Whoa holy shit they're pulling out all the stops

BigHans
December 7th 2010

26455 Comments


Fucking RIP Priest

fr33convict
December 7th 2010

11687 Comments


NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

vanderb0b
December 7th 2010

3473 Comments


Damn, these guys were awesome.

cvlts
December 7th 2010

8954 Comments


Fucking RIP Priest [2]

LepreCon
December 7th 2010

3954 Comments


No no no no nooooooooooo! Damn, I've seen them four times and all but this sucks =[

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Xenorazr
December 7th 2010

421 Comments


I'm glad I got to see them at the the Metal Masters tour, but this is very saddening, they've been my favorite band since high school and I was really looking forward to at least one more studio album. And it's a shame because they kept getting better with each show.

But I've enjoyed their material and they've done the genre well.

TheHamburgerman
December 7th 2010

1286 Comments


5th August - Wacken Festival, Germany


This is both the best news and the worst I've have seen this year.

EyeForAnEye
December 7th 2010

1692 Comments


One of the first major Metal heavyweights to call it quits.

beefshoes
December 7th 2010

3568 Comments


These guys were the shit when I was in 5th and 6th grade.
Maiden is next.

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crowing51
December 7th 2010

3448 Comments


NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

Digging: Polyphia - Muse

KILL
December 7th 2010

71482 Comments


FUCK NO

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scottyvee
December 7th 2010

68 Comments


haha, will they do a Kiss and do a 29th I Swear This Is The Final Final Final Tour..Ever!

AnotherBrick
December 7th 2010

9770 Comments


Glad I got to see them

Abigor
December 7th 2010

19 Comments


finally

Realm
December 7th 2010

2074 Comments


I saw them too.

Was so awesome

Realm
December 7th 2010

2074 Comments


nostradamus was cool man

BlackSabbath
December 7th 2010

57 Comments


scottyvee you are a fool if you honestly believe Judas Priest are not hanging it up. Judas Priest are not KISS or Ozzy Osbourne when it comes to farewell tours.


Bow2LeperMessiah
December 7th 2010

224 Comments


Biggest news of 2010

DrReg
December 7th 2010

127 Comments


Nostradamus did suck. Sad they are quitting because they are cool live, but no more studio albums = no big loss.

BlackSabbath
December 7th 2010

57 Comments


Yeah Ozzy Osbourne was doing one of those fake farewell tours in the 1990's. That was one of the reasons Ronnie James Dio didn't play with Tony, Geezer, and Vinnie for that show Ozzy Osbourne was on. Rob Halford called Dio and asked if it was all right if he sung with Black Sabbath.

1. It was a "False" Farewell Tour
2. He believed Black Sabbath is too legendary to be opening for anyone.

GenNarain
December 7th 2010

781 Comments


damn.

CameronSetToKill
December 7th 2010

139 Comments


This saddens me.

LepreCon
December 7th 2010

3954 Comments


Upon careful thought I have deduced that perhaps it is for the best, I mean the last thing I want to see is the legendary Priest become like the Stones...

Also much as I'm loathe to admit it, Halford have been putting out better albums than Priest recently, so hopefully Rob will continue at least. Perhaps a few sporadic reunion shows here and there over the next decade will come to pass. I'm cracking open a cold one in toast to one of the few bands to truly embody what it means to be 'metal'.

aresx
December 7th 2010

300 Comments


depressing as hell

drasticaction74
December 7th 2010

1729 Comments


hahaha yessssss

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Volume4
December 7th 2010

21 Comments


FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK
FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK
FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK


ShadowRemains
December 7th 2010

20538 Comments


Fucking RIP Priest [3]

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Skybreaker
December 7th 2010

622 Comments


Atleast they're ending on a high note

hipnotoad
December 7th 2010

207 Comments


A part of me just died, seriously. Although I can really only call 3 or 4 of their albums 'exceptional', there still one of my favorite bands. I'm almost tempted to sell all of my things, and fly out to Europe to see them.

Apollo
December 7th 2010

10298 Comments


damn this is sad news, Priest fucking rip it up live. They were the first band my brother ever saw and I'm damn proud of taking him to that show.

RIP Priest, metal legends forever

Bull with Gloves
December 7th 2010

30 Comments


Where do I fucking start.....sad news but they gave us decades of amazing metal and they've earned their rest. You can't really sum up in words what these guys did for heavy music. RIP Judas Priest..

Puzzles
December 7th 2010

3065 Comments


High-pitched voice guy from Family Guy: "Ooohhhh nnooo"
"I knooooooww"


LTDA
December 7th 2010

281 Comments


If this is like EVERY OTHER band's farewell tour, then we will all be able to enjoy Priest for years to come.

ShadowRemains
December 7th 2010

20538 Comments


THIS IS THE PAINKIIIIILLLLLLER!

ShinXetsu
December 7th 2010

605 Comments


Gotta respect them for knowing when to call it quits but man what a weak album to close out on. R.I.P Painkiller

KILL
December 7th 2010

71482 Comments


AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

WE ARE LOST ABOOOOOOOVE!

Spec
December 7th 2010

27153 Comments


They saw At The Gates were reunited and were like. Shiiiit, we gotta get outta here!

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WhiteNoise
December 8th 2010

3108 Comments


Metal definitley isn't my faourite genre, but Judas Priest are easily my favourite Metal band
This is so so sad.

I hope they tour Australia because they said they would be back when they were here last tour.

Is one last album in the vein of Sad Wings/Painkiller/Angel of Retribution?

wyankeif1337
December 8th 2010

6739 Comments


Metallica needs to pay attention to this.

Curse.
Contributing Reviewer
December 8th 2010

7983 Comments


These guys are in their sixties, no one should be sad. It is like bawling your eyes out because somebody in your family died at 90. They have had a full-healthy career, celebrate the good times and rock Painkiller.

demon of surveillance
December 8th 2010

817 Comments


I hope they come to California, I've never seen them live.

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TBliss
December 8th 2010

987 Comments


Glad I got to see them live. RIP Priest.

Zanders
December 8th 2010

709 Comments


That's sad to hear. I was never a fan, but I still find it sad to see a band like them quit.

It's most likely for the best, though. I'm sure it would be tough to keep going at that age. I'm actually impressed that they went this long

OllieS
December 8th 2010

2030 Comments


A loss to all Metal IMO.

Edwin
December 8th 2010

1399 Comments


Sad news. Hoping they get to Australia, otherwise I'll have never seen them.

WhiteNoise
December 8th 2010

3108 Comments


They were out here like 2 years ago man.

seifer
December 8th 2010

1006 Comments


Damn I'm sad

JamieTwort
Contributing Reviewer
December 8th 2010

20450 Comments


Fucking RIP Priest [3]

Terrifyer
December 8th 2010

3403 Comments


fudck,

pedro70512
December 8th 2010

2530 Comments


Man I was born 25 years too late...God I hope they come to Boson on this thing.

BeardedIdiot
December 8th 2010

643 Comments


Never really listened to them, but it's still sad to see such a legendary band go...

Fucking RIP Priest [4]

MO
December 8th 2010

18522 Comments


Love this band so much, RIP Judas PRiest [5]

Ovrot
December 8th 2010

10490 Comments


NOOOOOOOOOOO!
WHY?

Fucking RIP Priest [6]

LepreCon
December 8th 2010

3954 Comments


Metallica needs to pay attention to this.


Chances are they knew well before we did. And Metallica destroy live so they're entitled to at least another decade

Ruminations
December 8th 2010

128 Comments


the FUCK

Erratic
December 8th 2010

1120 Comments


Who the fuck cares

KILL
December 8th 2010

71482 Comments


Who the fuck cares

look above you omg

Titan50
December 8th 2010

4588 Comments


idc

BigHans
December 8th 2010

26455 Comments


seriously Priest fucking slays live. If you get a chance to go to this tour, don't miss it. Their riffs are approximately 8763 times more awesome live.

KILL
December 8th 2010

71482 Comments


yea titan gtfo this threads for priests fans only

STAND BY FOR EXCITER!!!!!!!!!!

BigHans
December 8th 2010

26455 Comments


STRAIGHT OUT OF HELL

WHAT OTHER KIND

LepreCon
December 8th 2010

3954 Comments


lol Erratic lol

any14doomsday
December 8th 2010

679 Comments


A damn shame. I will not miss this.

any14doomsday
December 8th 2010

679 Comments


STARBEAKER

piggypig890
December 8th 2010

94 Comments


Really glad I caught these guys live a few years ago. Whenever I remember Halford's screams during 'Painkiller' my brain still feels like its getting electrocuted. Good for them following their own will, although the metal gods will be missed.

Buccaneer
December 8th 2010

692 Comments


tempted to trek all the way to London to see these guys.

hopefully the line-up will be good

Nagrarok
December 9th 2010

8197 Comments


One of the most important metal bands ever, but it's a good thing they know when to stop. Hopefully Maiden will not too soon, I still need to see them.

Aaron
December 9th 2010

651 Comments


Rob Halford is gay.

KILL
December 9th 2010

71482 Comments


that didnt stop him rocking



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