Deep Purple & Judas Priest Announce Co-Headlining Summer Tour
Two of hard rock's most iconic bands, Deep Purple and Judas Priest, will hit the road this summer for a 25-city co-headlining North American tour slated to kick off on Aug. 21 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Live Nation-promoted outing is scheduled to run through a Sept. 30 date at the Toyota Amphitheatre in Wheatland, California.
"Smoke on the Water" legends Deep Purple are promoting their most recent studio album, 2017's inFinite, produced by rock legend Bob Ezrin and featuring the current line-up, which includes singer Ian Gillan, guitarist Steve Morse and bassist Roger Glover. Long-running English metal act Judas Priest released Firepower in March, which featured their highest-charting commercial rock radio single in decades, "Lightning Strikes."
Tickets for the tour go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. local time on Friday (Apr. 27) here. Official pre-sale credit card for the tour Citi will offer cardmembers access to pre-sale tickets beginning Tuesday (Apr. 24) at 10 a.m. local time until Thursday (Apr. 26) at 10 p.m. local time here.
Check out the dates for the tour below.
Aug. 21 — Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
Aug. 22 — Chicago, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Aug. 24 — Detroit, MI @ Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
Aug. 25 — Mt. Pleasant, MI @ Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort
Aug. 27 — Hamilton, ON @ FirstOntario Centre
Aug. 29 — Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
Aug. 30 — Quebec City, QC @ Centre Videotron
Sept. 1 — Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Sept. 2 — Bethel Woods, NY @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Sept. 5 — Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Amphitheater
Sept. 6 — Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
Sept. 8 — Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
Sept. 9 — Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
Sept. 11 — Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
Sept. 12 — Jacksonville, FL @ Daily's Place
Sept. 14 — Atlanta, GA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park
Sept. 16 — Biloxi, MS @ Mississippi Coast Coliseum
Sept. 18 — Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre
Sept. 20 — Welch, MN @ Treasure Island Casino
Sept. 21 — Council Bluffs, IA @ Harrah's Council Bluffs
Sept. 23 — Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
Sept. 26 — San Diego, CA @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
Sept. 27 — Irvine, CA @ FivePoint Amphitheatre
Sept. 29 — Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
Sept. 30 — Wheatland, CA @ Toyota Amphitheatre