Judas Priest Announce New Album, 'Firepower,' Tour

British heavy metal band Judas Priest have announced a new album—'Firepower'—and a 2018 North American tour.
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British heavy metal band Judas Priest have announced a new album—Firepower—and a 2018 North American tour.

Firepower—the band's eighteenth studio album—was recorded with longtime collaborator Tom Allom and Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Exodus, Testament, Accept). It is set for release in early 2018.

The band's 2018 tour will take the legendary band across the United States (with a few dates in Canada for good measure). It begins in mid-March, and will run throughout the spring, before coming to an end on May 1 in San Antonio, Texas.

Judas Priest—along with Radiohead, Nina Simone, the Moody Blues, Link Wray, the Zombies, the Cars, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, MC5 and the J. Geils Band—are one of around 20 acts currently nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Fans can caste their vote at rockhall.com/vote through December 5.

You can check out the band's full North American itinerary below.

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Judas Priest: 2018 North American Tour

Mar. 13 - Wilkes Barre, PA - Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
Mar. 15 - Youngstown, OH - Covelli Centre
Mar. 17 - Uniondale, NY - Nassau Coliseum
Mar. 18 - Washington, DC - The Anthem
Mar. 20 - Newark, NJ - Prudential Center
Mar. 22 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
Mar. 25 - Ottawa, ON - The Arena at TD Place
Mar. 27 - London, ON - Budweiser Gardens
Mar. 28 - Oshawa, ON - Tribute Communities Centre
Mar. 30 - Orillia, ON - Casino Rama
Mar. 31 - Detroit, MI - Detroit Masonic Temple
Apr. 03 - Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theater
Apr. 05 - Green Bay, WI - Resch Center
Apr. 08 - Bloomington, IL - Grossinger Motors Arena
Apr. 10 - Casper, WY - Casper Events Center
Apr. 11 - Loveland, CO - Budweiser Events Center
Apr. 15 - Kent, WA - ShoWare Center
Apr. 17 - Portland, OR - Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Apr. 19 - San Francisco - The Warfield
Apr. 22 - Los Angeles, CA - Microsoft Theater
Apr. 24 - Phoenix, AZ - Comerica Theatre
Apr. 26 - Tulsa, OK - BOK Center
Apr. 28 - Dallas, TX - The Bomb Factory
Apr. 29 - Sugarland, TX - Smart Financial Centre
May 01 - San Antonio, TX - Freeman Coliseum