Queensrÿche to be “special guest” on Judas Priest’s North American dates for ’50 Heavy Metal Years Tour’

Queensrÿche to be “special guest” on Judas Priest’s North American dates for ’50 Heavy Metal Years Tour’

Judas Priest have announced their new North American dates for their 50 Heavy Metal Years Tour, which had to be suddenly postponed when guitarist Richie Faulkner had to be hospitalized due to “major medical heart condition issues” in late September 2021. Judas Priest will now have Queensrÿche as their special guest on the tour dates that will run from March 4, 2022 to April 13, 2022.

Century Media‘s press release indicates (with slight edits):

“Rock icons Queensrÿche are proud to announce that they will be joining Judas Priest as a special guest for the band’s 50 Heavy Metal Years tour. The tour starts on March 4th in Peoria and wraps on April 13th in Hamilton, Ontario. For more information on upcoming tour dates and to purchase tickets, visit Queensrÿche’s website, here.

“We are very excited to be supporting the mighty Judas Priest in celebration of their 50th Anniversary Tour! This is a wonderful pairing, and we look forward to bringing you all a truly eventful experience,” states Queensrÿche about the tour.

The band will continue to tour in support of The Verdict, which was released in the spring of 2019 via Century Media and debuted in the top 10 around the world, such as: #6 on Germany’s Album Chart, #4 on the UK’s Rock Chart, #8 on Sweden’s Physical Album Charts, #9 on France’s Physical Album Chart, #4 on USA’s Hard Music Chart, #8 on USA’s Rock Chart, #14 on USA’s Top Current Chart and #16 on USA’s Billboard Top Albums. Purchase and stream The Verdict, here.

Queensrÿche Tour Dates:
March 4 – Peoria, IL – Peoria Civic Center
March 6 – Denver, CO – The Mission Ballroom
March 7 – West Valley City, UT – Maverik Center
March 9 – Everett, WA – Angel OF The Winds Arena
March 10 – Portland, OR – Moda Center
March 12 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater – Oakland
March 13 – Las Vegas, NV – Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood
March 15 – Los Angeles, CA – Shrine Auditorium
March 16 – Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theatre
March 18 – Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
March 20 – Cedar Park, TX – HEB Center Cedar Park
March 21 – San Antonio, TX – Freeman Colikseum
March 23 – Nashville, TN – Nashville Municipal Auditorium
March 25 – Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheater
March 27 – Charleston, WV – Charleston Civic Center Coliseum
March 29 – Philadelphia, PA – The Met
March 30 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
April 2 – Mashantucket, CT – Foxwoods Resort Casino – Grand Theater
April 4 – Lowell, MA – Tsongas Center At UMass Lowell
April 7 – Halifax, NS – Scotiabank Centre
April 10 – Quebec City, QC – Centre Videotron
April 11 – Laval, QC – Place Bell
April 13 – Hamilton, ONT – FirstOntario Centre”