With special guests Saxon and Black Star Riders
UNCASVILLE, CT (October 23, 2017) – One of heavy Metal’s most legendary acts will be hitting the road in 2018 in support of their new studio album, Firepower. The ‘Judas Priest: Firepower 2018 Tour’ will kick off on March 13th in Pennsylvania and wrap up on May 1st in Texas. The new album (which was produced by Andy Sneap and Tom Allom) is due in early 2018, and the tour will feature the lineup of singer Rob Halford, guitarists Glenn Tipton and Richie Faulkner, bassist Ian Hill and drummer Scott Travis. The tour will be live at Mohegan Sun Arena on Thursday, March 22nd at 7:00pm.
Tickets are $63.75, $53.75 and $43.75 and go on sale Friday, October 27th at 10:00am through Ticketmaster. Ticketmaster customers may log on to Ticketmaster.com or call Ticketmaster’s national toll free Charge By Phone number 1.800.745.3000. Tickets will also be available at the Mohegan Sun Box Office beginning on Saturday, October 28th, subject to availability.
There are few heavy Metal bands that have managed to scale the heights that Judas Priest have during their 40 year career – originally formed during the early 70s in Birmingham, England, Judas Priest is responsible for some of the genre’s most influential and landmark albums (1980’s British Steel, 1982’s Screaming for Vengeance, 1990’s Painkiller, etc.) and for decades have been one of the greatest live bands in the entire heavy Metal genre including an iconic performance at Live Aid in 1985 – they also brought Metal to the masses by their appearance on American Idol in 2011. Plus, Judas Priest were one of the first Metal bands to exclusively wear leather and studs – a look that began during this era and was eventually embraced by Metal fans throughout the world! And in 2017, the band was nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Come 2018, North American headbangers will get the opportunity to experience the mighty Priest on a nearby concert stage!
Mohegan Sun Arena is now ranked consistently among the top venues in the world according to Billboard Magazine, Pollstar and Venues Today. It has won “Casino of The Year” at the Country Music Awards in 2008 & 2010 and in 2013, was voted “Arena Of The Year” at the G2E Global Gaming Conference in Las Vegas. Mohegan Sun Arena was also ranked among the top 10 arena venues in the nation for 2014, regardless of size. In 2015, Mohegan Sun took home the IEBA award for “Casino of the Year.” Mohegan Sun also won “Casino of the Year” in 2 categories at the 2013 & 2016 Academy of Country Music Awards. For more information on concerts and other great events, visit Mohegan Sun. For information on this week’s schedule, call the Entertainment and Special Events hotline at 1.888.226.7711, ext. 27163.