Judas Priest’s Rob Halford said in a new interview with Metal Hammer that Iron Maiden’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was “absolutely overdue”.
“Iron Maiden’s nomination is absolutely overdue. I vote for them every day; you can do it by phone and it’s dead easy. It takes you to the list of nominees, then you pick the bands you are voting for, and I pick Maiden every single day. […]
“When you’re actually in the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame you’re given a vote as a band and Maiden will get Priest’s vote without a doubt.
“That’s just what we do for each other – we’ve had very similar journeys in both bands, so let’s make it happen for Maiden. It’d be brilliant, Black Sabbath, Priest, and Maiden, what more could a metal maniac ask for?”
It is rumored that Iron Maiden will tour in 2024 to South America, along with Judas Priest and Megadeth as support acts, beginning with a show in Santiago, Chile on March 24.
Also, there were claims that four dates in Brazil, located in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, and Belo Horizonte, were planned, as well as a fourth city that has yet to be revealed.
This news is not yet confirmed.
In a recent conversation with Audio Ink Radio, Judas Priest’s Ian Hill talked about a possible tour along with Iron Maiden.
“It’s a great concept. I mean, the trouble with Iron Maiden and ourselves is we’re always busy, always doing something, and trying to get in a gap there when we’re both nothing so we can do something together is more difficult than you think.
”But, yes, it would be a great tour or a great bill, Judas Priest and Iron Maiden, and maybe one or even two others; it would be a great bill. And, you know, you live in hope that it’ll happen one of these days. You never know. The stars might line up again.”