Judas Priest is planning its first full U.S. headlining tour in 15 years. Queensryche will join the veteran band on the road.

Judas Priest is planning its first full U.S. headlining tour in 15 years. Queensryche will join the veteran band on the road.

The trek begins June 1 at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn. Fifteen other dates, centering on the East and Midwest, have been announced, including June 12 at Boston's Tweeter Center, June 19 at Washington, D.C.'s Nissan Pavilion and June 25 at San Antonio's Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre. More dates will be announced soon.

Judas Priest has undergone numerous line-up changes in its more than 30-year career. The current quintet -- vocalist Rob Halford, guitarists Glenn Tipton and K.K. Downing, bassist Ian Hill and drummer Scott Travis -- just released the band's highest charting album ever. "Angel of Retribution" (Sony) entered The Billboard 200 at No. 13.

The act is touring Holland, Spain, Austria, Poland, the Czech Republic and Italy this month and will play throughout Japan in May.

Judas Priest's U.S. dates are booked by Troy Blakely at APA.