March 16, 2009

British heavy metal legends JUDAS PRIEST have issued the following update:

"We are proud to announce that we will be touring in the U.S. with WHITESNAKE for most of the dates. A few of the shows won't be with them. Details to be announced!"

JUDAS PRIEST has announced the following North American shows so far:

Jul. 01 - The Family Arena - St. Charles, MO
Jul. 02 - Summerfest, Harley Davidson Stage - Milwaukee, WI
Jul. 03 - Taste Of Minnesota at Harriet Island - St. Paul, MN
Jul. 09 - Molson Amphitheatre - Toronto, ON
Jul. 11 - PNC Banks Arts Center - Holmdel, NJ
Jul. 12 - Nikon At Jones Beach Theater - Wantagh, NY
Jul. 17 - Moondance Jam 18 - Walker, MN
Jul. 18 - Rockfest/Chippewa Valley Music - Cadott, WI
Aug. 02 - Gibson Amphitheatre - Universal City, CA

More dates will be announced soon.

PRIEST competed last month for a Grammy Award in the "Hard Rock" category for "Visions" and "Metal" category for "Nostradamus", a pair of tunes from the band's 16th studio album, "Nostradamus".

According to Reuters/Billboard, JUDAS PRIEST's Sony BMG label puts sales of "Nostradamus" at 500,000 units worldwide; that includes 100,000 logged by Nielsen SoundScan in the United States.

WHITESNAKE's latest album, "Good To Be Bad", was released through SPV/Steamhammer in Germany on April 18, 2008, the rest of Europe on April 21 and it came out in North America on April 22. In addition to the regular jewel-case version, a limited-edition two-disc set contains an extra CD in a cardboard sleeve, as well as a poster, photocard and sticker.

(Thanks: NJthrasher)

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