Judas Priest Taps Queensrÿche For Rescheduled ’50 Heavy Metal Years’ North American Tour Dates

QUEENSRŸCHE will support JUDAS PRIEST in the reprogrammed “50 years of heavy metal” North America tour dates March-April 2022.

According to Ticketmaster, the dates will begin on March 7 in West Valley City, Utah and will conclude on April 11 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

So far, the following shows have been announced, with more to come:

Mar. 07 – Maverik Center – West Valley City, UT

March 9 – Angel Of The Winds Arena – Everett, WA

March 10 – Fashion Center – Portland, OR

March 12 – Fox Theater – Oakland – Oakland, CA

March 13 – Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood – Las Vegas, NV

March 18 – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory – Irving, TX

March 20 – HEB Center at Cedar Park – Cedar Park, TX

March 21 – Freeman Coliseum – San Antonio, TX

March 23 – Nashville Municipal Auditorium – Nashville, TN

March 25 – Ameris Bank Amphitheater – Alpharetta, GA

March 27 – Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center – Charleston, WV

March 29 – The Met Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA

March 30 – Prudential Center – Newark, NJ

March 31 – The Theater at MGM National Harbor – National Harbor, MD

April 4 – Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell – Lowell, MA

April 7 – Scotiabank Center – Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

April 11 – Place Bell – Laval, Quebec, Canada

You can find a complete list of dates on Ticketmaster.

QUEENSRŸCHE was originally configured to support Scorpions in its reprogrammed “Nights of sin city” Residency in Las Vegas in March-April 2022, but apparently withdrew from dates to participate in the JUDAS PRIEST excursion. Scorpions since then they have tapped SLUM as the new opening act of the Las Vegas residence.

JUDAS PRIEST was forced to postpone around two dozen shows in North America on her rescheduled 50th anniversary tour in late September after the band’s guitarist Richie faulkner suffered an acute cardiac aortic dissection during a performance at the Stronger than life festival. He ended up undergoing 10-hour life-saving surgery a short drive away at Rudd Heart and Lung Center at UofL Health – Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.

FaulknerThe medical episode happened while I was performing the closing song of PRIESTis set on the last day of Stronger than life. Faulkner He later said in a statement: “As I look at images of the Stronger than life Festival in Kentucky, I can see on my face the confusion and anguish that I felt while playing. ‘Analgesic’ when my aorta ruptured and blood began to leak into my chest cavity. “

Two weeks after your surgery, Faulkner told reporters how he felt while performing “Analgesic” with his bandmates in Stronger than life: “I felt a little dizzy. It didn’t go away. I had never passed out before. I had never passed out, but I knew I felt like I was going to pass out in a minute.

“Fortunately, I was in the middle of the song,” he continued. “So obviously I had to finish the song. If I’d known how important it was, maybe it would have come out a little bit faster. But I think that’s the point for me. I had no idea what it was.”

Faulkner He said he experienced a sharp pain while walking off the stage. “That’s when it exploded,” he said.

“The more I read about it, the more amazing it is to think that I even made it to the hospital,” he added. “The amount of time that I really feel pain and when I showed up to the hospital and when we were actually operating, it was quite a long time. The more I read about this, the more incredible – that amount of time – I don’t know how I am still today.”

Aortic aneurysms are “balloon-shaped bulges in the aorta, the large artery that carries blood from the heart through the chest and torso,” according to the US. Centers for Disease Control. Dissections occur when “the force of blood pumping can divide the layers of the artery wall, allowing blood to leak between them.”

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