Metal-legends, Judas Priest are set to team-up with one of metals modern-pioneers, Mastodon for an explosive tour through both the U.S. and Canada this Fall. The Fall tour arrives as a continuation of live-performance support fresh on the heels of their surprisingly-sucessful 17th studio effort, Redeemer of Souls.
The overwhelming success of Priest’s new album, topping the Billboard 200 at an impressive #6 spot, marks the peak of a new era for their career as metal-gods. Redeemer of Souls opened up the doors for a new tour regimen including appearances at this year’s upcoming Knotfest in late October. Knotfest, held at the San Manuel Ampitheater in San Bernardino, CA will lay-claim to an entire entourage of genre-slashing, metal artists, including: Korn, Trivium, Cannibal Corpse, and most-notably their acclaimed-openers, Mastodon.
Headlining a tour demands the attention of a spectacular opening-act to flesh out such a well-oiled machine. What better opener to the longtime living-legends of metal, than to call to task masters of the modern-age, Mastodon. In the wake of their latest release, Once More ‘Round the Sun, which features a stunning concept video for the track, “Asleep in the Deep,” Mastodon was forced to cancel a round of shows on their summer tour this year due to some personal family issues. The band seeks to reaffirm their dedication to the fan-base by aiding in the tour this Fall with Judas Priest.
Armed with a reinvigorated drive to perform, colorful-frontman, Rob Halford and the rest of the gang from Priest have had their work cut-out for them, taking the festival circuit by storm in 2015. Hitting England’s own: Download Festival and France’s: Hellfest in June, the band shared the stage with such classic-fav’s as Kiss, Scorpions, Marilyn Manson, as well as metals younger-lads: Slipknot, Limp Bizkit, and Five-Finger Death Punch.
October 16th, 2015 Paso Robles, CA Vina Robles Amp
October 17th, 2015 Las Vegas, NV The Pearl
October 20th, 2015 San Francisco, CA The Warfield Theatre
October 21st, 2015 San Jose, CA City National Civic
October 23rd, 2015 Fresno, CA William Saroyan Theater
October 24th, 2015 San Bernardino, CA Knotfest
October 27th, 2015 Vancouver, BC Hard Rock Casino
October 28th, 2015 Vancouver, BC Hard Rock Casino
October 31st, 2015 Regina, SK Brandt Center
November 1st, 2015 Winnipeg, MN MTS Center
November 3rd, 2015 Peoria, IL Civic Center
November 6th, 2015 Huntington, NY Paramount Theater
November 7th, 2015 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
November 10th, 2015 Halifax, NS Scotiabank Center
November 12th, 2015 Toronto, ON Air Canada Center