Judas Priest are set to kick off their 40th Anniversary tour tomorrow (Oct 1).
Frontman Rob Halford has also communicated that after all these years, he is still looking forward to hitting the road with Judas Priest.
Halford recently spoke Billboard saying: “It’s a blessing, an absolute blessing. It’s remarkable, isn’t it? What’s really heartwarming about this is the fact that the so-called old guard of metal and rock are still as strong and thriving as we ever were.
“I have very close friends like Sabbath, who released a fantastic metal album and went out on this huge world tour. They’ve been together longer than we have. Then you get [Iron] Maiden, then bands like Metallica, doing that type of process.”
“All the bands that have been making this music for a very long time are still as strong and relevant as they ever were, so we’re part of some very good company.”
It was 40 years ago this year that Priest dropped their debut album, ‘Rocka Rolla.’
The six week tour kicks off on October 1st in Rochester, New York, wrapping up November 22nd in Tacoma, Washington.
The tour also sees support from Steel Panther.