JUDAS PRIEST have added a Czech Republic date to their upcoming European tour. The group will be performing at Hala Rondo in Brno on April 7, 2005 — one day after their scheduled appearance in Katowice, Poland.
As first reported by BLABBERMOUTH.NET on Nov. 25, the U.K. leg of JUDAS PRIEST's upcoming European tour will include the SCORPIONS as special guests.
The following are believed to be all the currently known dates for JUDAS PRIEST's upcoming European tour:
Feb. 25 - Karlstad, SWE @ Löfbergs Lila Arena
Feb. 26 - Stockholm, SWE @ Globen
Mar. 05 - Göteborg, SWE @ Scandinavium
Mar. 10 - Essen, GER @ Grugahalle
Mar. 11 - Offenbach Am Main, GER @ Stadthalle Offenbach
Mar. 16 - London Hammersmith, UK @ Apollo *
Mar. 17 - London Hammersmith, UK @ Apollo *
Mar. 19 - Birmingham, UK @ NEC *
Mar. 21 - Manchester, UK @ Apollo *
Mar. 22 - Manchester, UK @ Apollo *
Mar. 24 - Belfast, UK @ Kings Hall *
Mar. 26 - Glasgow, UK @ SECC *
Mar. 27 - Newcastle, UK @ Arena *
Mar. 30 - Cardiff, UK @ Arena *
Mar. 31 - Plymoth, UK @ Pavillions *
Apr. 02 - Den Bosch, HOL @ Brabanthal *
Apr. 06 - Katowice, POL @ Spodek
Apr. 07 – Brno, CZR @ Hala Rondo
As previously reported, JUDAS PRIEST's new studio album has had its release date pushed back to February 1, 2005 (January 31, 2005 internationally) from the previously announced January 4, 2005. The release date was moved at the request of the band's record label, Sony/Epic Records in order "to make sure that we can get everything in place for the release of the new record i.e. marketing plans, interviews, video etc., etc." according to a posting on the group's web site.
The initial shipment of the CD will include a bonus DVD filmed during the band's June shows in Barcelona and Valencia, Spain.
(Thanks: Robert "Wicker Man")