Judas Priest Bringing Show To U.S., Live Double Album

Fans hoping to savor the full-on leather-clad metal experience that is a Judas Priest concert will get plenty of chances in the coming months as the band takes to the road in support of its upcoming live double album.

The heavy metal mainstays, sporting their recently anointed frontman Ripper Owens, will kick off a U.S. tour next week in support of their live album, "Judas Priest '98 Live: Meltdown." The two-CD set was culled from various stops on the band's tour earlier this year behind their "Jugulator" album, but the 24 tracks on the record will span the band's entire 25-year history.

The live album hits stores on September 29, and after playing dates in Mexico this weekend, the band will launch a U.S. tour on Tuesday in Bakersfield, California and will eventually wrap up the run with a Halloween show in New York.

Here's where to catch them:

  • 9/17 - Mexico City, Mexico @ Sports Palace
  • 9/19 - Monterey, Mexico @ Auditorio Coca Cola
  • 9/22

    - Bakersfield, CA @ Rockin' Rodeo

  • 9/23 - San Diego, CA @ 4th & B
  • 9/24 - Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Theatre
  • 9/26 - Phoenix, AZ @ Celebrity Theatre
  • 9/27 - Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
  • 9/28 - Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
  • 9/29 - Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint
  • 9/30 - Tucson, AZ @ The Outback
  • 10/2 - Idaho Falls, ID @ Civic Auditorium
  • 10/3 - Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
  • 10/4 - Albuquerque, NM @ Midnight Rodeo
  • 10/6 - Houston, TX @ Ariel Theatre
  • 10/7 - San Antonio, TX @ Far West
  • 10/8 - Corpus Christi, TX @ Buckets
  • 10/10 - San Benito, TX @ Roadhouse
  • 10/11 - Waco, TX @ Midnight Rodeo
  • 10/13 - Lubbock, TX @ Ruby's Roadhouse
  • 10/14 - Amarillo, TX @ Midnight Rodeo
  • 10/15 - Ft. Worth, TX @ Caravan of Dreams
  • 10/16 - Shreveport, LA @ Malibu Alley
  • 10/17 - Little Rock, AR @ Joe's Big Bam Boo
  • 10/19 - New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
  • 10/20 - Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
  • 10/21 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ The Button
  • 10/23 - Atlanta,

    GA @ The Masquerade

  • 10/24 - Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
  • 10/26 - Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
  • 10/27 - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
  • 10/28 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
  • 10/30 - North Hampton, MA @ Calvin Theatre
  • 10/31 - New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom