According to a posting on RACER X's official web site, drummer Scott Travis is heading to the U.K. to begin rehearsals for JUDAS PRIEST's world tour in support of their upcoming "Angel of Retribution" CD. The band will have about two weeks to get their chops down before hitting the road.
JUDAS PRIEST will be embarking on a Japanese tour in late April/early May, immediately following the group's European trek. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon.
PRIEST have yet to announce their U.S. tour plans but it is expected that they will be scheduling a headlining run in the summer. Among the rumored support acts for the trek are QUEENSRŸCHE, DIO and BLACK LABEL SOCIETY.
PRIEST singer Rob Halford confirmed in a recent interview with Detroit's WRIF 101.1 FM that QUEENSRŸCHE is one of the acts being considered for the tour, but stressed that no final decision has yet been made regarding the trek's lineup.