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Deep Purple & Judas Priest Announce Co-Headlining Summer Tour

The two iconic hard rock bands will hit the road this summer for a 25-city 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