Finally, there’s an update on JUDAS PRIEST 50th Anniversary tour.
The band will perform at next year’s edition of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place July 30, 2020 – August 1, 2020, in Wacken, Germany.
The show will be part of the British heavy metal legends’ 50th-anniversary tour, which is expected to launch next spring/summer.
Ian Hill Said:
“Technically, the 50th anniversary is this year, but we weren’t called JUDAS PRIEST until 1970, so we thought we’d leave it till next year. There’s a few ideas in the pipeline, but nothing solid yet, apart from the fact that we will tour. We’ve got some work to do with Ozzy[Osbourne] at the beginning of next year, January-February, which is the canceled shows from this year. Ozzy got sick and wasn’t able to do those shows. After that, we’ll start with the 50-year celebrations and we’ll be around again playing… Well, we’re not sure what we’ll be playing, but it’ll be cool.”
When asked whether he is the last man standing in the band:
“I mean Rob [Halford, vocals], obviously, and Glenn [Tipton, guitar] still counts as well, although he’s not doing a great deal of live work. He’s always there, and of course Scott[Travis, drums] has been with us since 1989. And even Richie Faulker [guitar], this is his ninth year. So, it’s a fluid current, if you know what I mean. So, no, I don’t feel like the last man standing, or anything like that.”