Veteran heavy metal outfit Judas Priest is planning a summer North American tour to coincide with the July 23 release of a concert DVD, "Live in London," via SPV USA. The tour will kick off July 5 in

Veteran heavy metal outfit Judas Priest is planning a summer North American tour to coincide with the July 23 release of a concert DVD, "Live in London," via SPV USA. The tour will kick off July 5 in Toledo, Ohio, and confirmed dates run through Aug. 21 in San Francisco. A July 6 gig at the Rib & Music Festival in Akron, Ohio, will find vocalist Ripper Owens performing in front of a hometown crowd alongside INXS, Ted Nugent, and the Kentucky Headhunters, among others.

Judas Priest -- Owens, guitarists Glenn Tipton and K.K. Downing, bass guitarist Ian Hill, and drummer Scott Travis -- last year released "Demolition," its first album for Atlantic, which debuted at No. 165 on The Billboard 200. The group was still supporting the set last December at London's Brixton Academy, when "Live in London" was put to tape.

In other Priest-related news, former lead vocalist Rob Halford is gearing up to release his second album with his new band Halford, "Crucible," June 25 on Metal-Is Records. The first 20,000 copies of the album will include two bonus tracks, according to Halford's official Web site.

For updates to Judas Priest's tour itinerary or more information, visit the group's official Web site.

Here are Judas Priest's current tour dates:

July 5: Toledo, Ohio (Hard Hat Concert Hall)
July 6: Akron, Ohio (Rib & Music Festival)
July 7: Milwaukee (SummerFest)
July 9: St. Louis (Pageant)
July 11: Clear Lake, Iowa (Surf Ballroom)
July 12: Fargo, N.D. (Playmakers Pavilion)
July 13: Craven, Saskatchewan (Kinsmen Rock The Valley)
July 14: Minneapolis (Quest Club)
July 16: Pittsburgh (Metropol)
July 17: Worcester, Mass. (Palladium)
July 19: Asbury Park, N.J. (Convention Hall)
July 20: Hampton Beach, N.H. (Hampton Beach Casino)
July 21: Farmingville, N.Y. (Bald Hill Amphitheatre)
July 22: Poughkeepsie, N.Y. (The Chance)
July 24: Glen Allen, Va. (Insbrook Pavilion)
July 25: Baltimore (Recher Theatre)
July 26: Philadelphia (Electric Factory)
July 27: Clifton Park, N.Y. (Northern Lights)
July 29: Hartford, Conn. (Webster Theatre)
Aug. 1: Houston (Aerial Theatre)
Aug. 2: San Antonio (Far West)
Aug. 3: Dallas (Canyon Club)
Aug. 4: Lubbock, Texas (Pavilion)
Aug. 6: El Paso, Texas (Far West Entertainment)
Aug. 8: Las Vegas (House of Blues)
Aug. 9: Los Angeles (House of Blues)
Aug. 10: Anaheim, Calif. (House of Blues)
Aug. 11: Scottsdale, Ariz. (Cajun House)
Aug. 13: Santa Fe, N.M. (Camel Rock Casino)
Aug. 14: Denver (Ogden Theatre)
Aug. 16: Billings, Mont. (Shrine Auditorium)
Aug. 17: Beulah, N.D. (Party in the Pasture)
Aug. 19: Boise, Idaho (Big Easy)
Aug. 20: Portland, Ore. (Roseland Ballroom)
Aug. 21: San Francisco (Fillmore)