JUDAS PRIEST Confirmed For Denmark's ROSKILDE FESTIVAL

British heavy metal legends JUDAS PRIEST have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Roskilde Festival, set to take place July 3-6 in Roskilde, Denmark. The festival billing is shaping up as follows:

AT THE GATES (S)
BAND OF HORSES (US)
BATTLES (US)
THE CAMPBELL BROTHERS (US)
THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS (UK)
CHOIR OF YOUNG BELIEVERS (DK)
CLUTCH (US)
DENGUE FEVER (US/CMB)
EFTERKLANG (DK)
ENTER SHIKARI (UK)
EXTRA GOLDEN (US/KEN)
HOLY FUCK (CAN)
ISAM B (DK)
JOB FOR A COWBOY (US)
JUDAS PRIEST (UK)
LA SHICA (E)
L.O.C. (DK)
MY BLOODY VALENTINE (IRL/UK)
THE NOTWIST (DE)
PILGRIMZ (DK)
RADIOHEAD (UK)
SHANTEL & BUCOVINA CLUB ORKESTAR (DE)
SHAPE OF BROAD MINDS (US)
SLAYER (US)
THE STREETS (UK)
TEITUR (FO)
TUMI AND THE VOLUME (ZA)
YEASAYER (US)
NEIL YOUNG (CAN)

JUDAS PRIEST's upcoming tour will include shows where the group's entire upcoming "Nostradamus" album (based on the legendary 16th century prophet Nostradamus) will be performed as well as concerts featuring the band's classic songs.

In a recent interview with Rock My Monkey, JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford was asked if "Nostradamus" will feature any "full-on-assault" tracks like "Painkiller" or if it will stick to the more classic JUDAS PRIEST style that PRIEST had on "Angel Of Retribution". "Well, I think, you know, I think it's always important to remember that the PRIEST in all of the years that we've been together, we've been very determined to give each record its own definition, and identity," he replied. "As you know, we're into double digits now since 'Rocka Rolla' all the way through to 'Angel Of Retribution', all the hundreds and hundreds of songs that we've released, you know. I guess the other thing is in terms of what we try to stand for is that we really avoid repetition. And that's an easy thing to fall into when you have a commercially successful record in terms of record sales and recognition, as 'Painkiller' was for us. But, I mean, you listen to 'Angel Of Retribution', and I think it's a very powerful, strong record, with a lot of the great elements that we all love about JUDAS PRIEST. So, you know, I think your feelings are one that would be expressed by millions of PRIEST fans around the world, you know. Everybody is very passionate about everything that we've ever done. There's always an eagerness to maybe refocus on some of your favorite moments. But we just leave that there. It's in the great breadth of things that we've achieved in that three decades plus of making heavy metal. We're just excited now to be focused on the present endeavor of 'Nostradamus'."

Upcoming JUDAS PRIEST shows:

June 02 - Icehall - Helsinki, Finland
June 05 - Sweden Rock - Sölvesborg, Sweden
June 07 - Trondheim Rock Festival - Trondheim, Norway
June 08 - Bergenshall - Bergen, Norway
June 11 - Rockhal - Luxembour
June 15 - Nova Rock Festival - Nickelsdorf, Austria
June 16 - Incheba - Bratislavia, Slovakia
June 17 - Cez Arena - Ostrava, Czech Republic
June 20 - Kobetamendi Festival - Bilbao, Spain
June 22 - Fields Of Rock Festival - Holland
June 23 - Philipshalle - Dusseldorf, Germany
June 24 - Zenith - Munich, Germany
June 25 - National Sportzentrum - Huttwil, Switzerland
June 27 - Graspop Metal Meeting - Dessel, Belgium
June 28 - Bang Your Head - Balingen, Germany
June 29 - Gods Of Metal - Bologna, Italy
July 01 - Smederevo Festival, Belgrade, Serbia
July 02 - Dom Sportova, Zagreb, Croatia
July 03 - Liberec Arena, Prague, Czech Republic
July 05 - Roskilde Festival - Roskilde, Denmark
July 09 - Rockwave Festival - Athens, Greece
July 13 - Kaliakra Arena - Istanbul, Turkey

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