An exclusive JUDAS PRIEST pop-up store was launched this past Friday, March 9 in the gallery at Sony Square NYC (25 Madison Avenue) in New York City. Featured items include a gallery of rare band photos, a display of historic JUDAS PRIEST stage outfits, JUDAS PRIEST lyric sheets handwritten by Rob Halford, and other JUDAS PRIEST surprises. For sale at the pop-up store is PRIEST's new album, "Firepower", as well as the band's entire vinyl catalog and authentic JUDAS PRIEST merchandise.
A video tour of the pop-up store is can be found below (courtesy of PiercingMetal's Ken Pierce). Also available are photos of the items featured in the store.
"Firepower" was released on March 9 via Epic. The follow-up to 2014's "Redeemer Of Souls" was recorded by British producer Andy Sneap, the band's longtime collaborator Tom Allom and engineer Mike Exeter (BLACK SABBATH). The cover artwork for "Firepower" was created by the Chilean/Italian digital artist and photographer Claudio Bergamin.
JUDAS PRIEST fans from around the Northeast area will be able to meet the band at on March 19 at 6 p.m. at Sony Square NYC. If you purchase "Firepower" at Sony Square NYC, you will receive a wristband that will grant you access to the special event. Wristbands are limited and will be distributed on first-come-first-served basis. This will be the only opportunity to meet the band while they are in the U.S. No posed photos allowed, and the band will sign copies of the new the album purchased during street week at the Sony Square NYC. Also please note, Sony Square NYC only accepts credit cards.
The North American leg of the "Firepower" tour will kick off on March 13 in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania and will wrap on May 1 in San Antonio, Texas.