In 2020, we came across news that Iron Maiden & Judas Priest will possibly tour in 2021. This pumped up all the rock and metal fans worldwide.
Recently the topic has been brought up again in the Maiden & Priest community with a rumor of a tour happening in 2022.
The news on the tour was originally revealed by the famous Radio host Eddie Trunk in 2020, calling this tour package “The Battle Of The Metal Gods“.
This tour will happen in the US and co-headlined by IRON MAIDEN and JUDAS PRIEST with support provided by LAMB OF GOD, TESTAMENT, and METAL CHURCH.
Trunk allegedly claimed that “The Battle Of The Metal Gods” tour will visit “as many stops as possible, including L.A., New York, Las Vegas, and even Canada.”
It will include performances at arenas and amphitheaters taking place in the spring and summer of next year.
Interestingly, the rumors of this giant tour package come days after JUDAS PRIEST bassist Ian Hill talked about a possible collaboration with IRON MAIDEN:
“It will come. Eventually, there will come a time when maybe you aren’t able to perform to your optimum or high standards anyway, and you have to admit to yourself that you’ve got to do other things. There will come a time, but for us, it’s not yet. I can see the reasons why they’re doing it, but we’re enjoying it too much at the moment to consider quitting!”
Ian was also quoted as saying:
“There’s always the big question of Judas Priest and Iron Maiden. That would be really interesting if we could get that together before some of us die. It’d be great! [Laughs] There are a lot of other bands we’ve played with. We’ve got Uriah Heep, specials guests on this tour. I was a fan of Uriah Heep way back in the day. They go back at least as long as we do, if not a bit further You run into these people over the years. We’ve played with quite a few of them, but we’ve got to get together with Iron Maiden.”
Legendary Iron Maiden have been on tour for more than 2 years now after the release of their last studio album. Iron Maiden celebrated the success of the album with a world tour with a phenomenal production. On the other side, Judas Priest released a successful record titled ‘Firepower’ which cracked billboards and other charts worldwide. Judas Priest have been on tour for more than a year since the release of the record. Priest main songwriter Glenn Tipton hasn’t joined the band live for more than a few dates since last year. It’s interesting to hear that there’s a possibility of an epic tour featuring Iron Maiden and Judas Priest along with thrash legends Testament.
Editor Note: As mentioned, this is a rumor so it may happen or may not happen at all. Take it with a pinch of salt.