Judas Priest

Kalata

Out of the Silent Planet
Rob has said that Priest will go into writing sessions for the new album in early 2020.

Their 50th Anniversary tour will start 30 May next year and will go until 7 December (info is from their site). And according to Rob they will continue it through 2021. So they will have plenty of time from early next year to May to write (and probably record) the album. 7 months on the road next year is great.

He also said that he doesn't rule out former Priest members joining them on stage during the 50th Anniversary tour.

 

Yax

Ancient Mariner
"Doesn't rule out" means no KK, no Ripper. Might have Glenn do a song now and then, but would not get my hopes up. Parkinson is a progressive condition.
 

PieceofMind89

Educated Fool
Rob has said that Priest will go into writing sessions for the new album in early 2020.

Their 50th Anniversary tour will start 30 May next year and will go until 7 December (info is from their site). And according to Rob they will continue it through 2021. So they will have plenty of time from early next year to May to write (and probably record) the album. 7 months on the road next year is great.

He also said that he doesn't rule out former Priest members joining them on stage during the 50th Anniversary tour.

Damn, so no North American dates until early 2021?
 

GhostofCain

Ancient Mariner
Rob has said that Priest will go into writing sessions for the new album in early 2020.

Their 50th Anniversary tour will start 30 May next year and will go until 7 December (info is from their site). And according to Rob they will continue it through 2021. So they will have plenty of time from early next year to May to write (and probably record) the album. 7 months on the road next year is great.

He also said that he doesn't rule out former Priest members joining them on stage during the 50th Anniversary tour.

Are the tour dates supporting Ozzy part of the 50th anniversary celebrations???
 

Kalata

Out of the Silent Planet
Damn, so no North American dates until early 2021?
According to the dates in their site - yes. They probably will do them in 2021 (note that they toured a lot there during 2018/2019 - 90 dates, to be precise). I think they''ll not gonna tour a lot during 2021 (probably 3 or at most 4 months).... and Rob statement is that they will tour some of 2021 - the rest of the year they will be busy with finishing and recording the new album, I guess (they also will have time for that in early next year, as Rob said, but given that they started working on Firepower album since 2015/2016 and released it in 2018, I think they will not hurry again). Early 2022 is realistic for the new album.
Are the tour dates supporting Ozzy part of the 50th anniversary celebrations???
According to the tour posters it seems they will be part of the 50th Anniversary tour next year. These dates are going to be from the end of October to the last date (on the 2020 leg of the tour) in 7th of December next year. Originally these dates were part of the (already finished) Firepower tour (for the 2019 leg, if I'm not mistaken).

In the end the situation is: you are getting a ticket for the Firepower tour, have to wait 1 year to see the show and then you get the 50th Anniversary tour (after 1 year of waiting). Not bad. :lol:

Here are the dates with Ozzy:

 
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The_7th_one

Ancient Mariner
Kerrang interview to Rob Halford:
Here

While speaking to the New York radio station Z93, Rob was asked whether or not the band’s past members would join Priest onstage to celebrate their career.

“That’s a cool question,” says Rob, sounding like he means it. “It’s like anything in rock’n’roll. I love the kind of chaos that surrounds rock’n’roll. That’s, to me, what it’s all about. There should be no laws, regulations or restrictions. Anything can happen with Priest.

“So, just keep an eye out and a lookout, especially when we play live. So, yeah, it’s all on the table.”


Rob was also asked about the possibility of touring with Iron Maiden, which Priest bassist Ian Hill said he’d love to do “before some of us die.”

“It’s all down to the things that go on in the background, the machinery that makes it work,” says Rob. “We have a wonderful relationship with Maiden that goes way, way way back. We worked together in the States in the ’80s… what a great British metal band.”
 

Mosh

And I should contemplate this change
Staff member
Well their big reunion happened right as Maiden was coming off of an album cycle, so it seems their schedules since then have been opposite each other.
 

The_7th_one

Ancient Mariner

+ no new Priest music in 2020

=

Who knows Maiden's new album will be out in 2020?

Anyway, since Jugulator, Priest managed to release all their albums in other years than Maiden has done. Coincidence? Or sales tactics?
In case it was so…It's much better for everyone, for Priest and for metal fans that we can enjoy of their music along with the music of many other bands.
 

chaosapiant

Ancient Marinade
I just realized there's a 2012 boxset with all the studio albums and some live works on CD for like $85. Then I looked closer and realized the Ripper albums are not included. That kinda shit irks me to no end. Regardless of opinion on those albums, they are still Priest and they should own that shit. Meanwhile Maiden has not only included the Blaze albums in their remasters, but also played a song from each Blaze album live. I really wish Priest would take a page out of Maiden's book and own their whole catalog. My own I mean take accountability for and stand proud of it, even if it didn't review well.
 

Black Bart

Ancient Mariner
I just realized there's a 2012 boxset with all the studio albums and some live works on CD for like $85. Then I looked closer and realized the Ripper albums are not included. That kinda shit irks me to no end. Regardless of opinion on those albums, they are still Priest and they should own that shit. Meanwhile Maiden has not only included the Blaze albums in their remasters, but also played a song from each Blaze album live. I really wish Priest would take a page out of Maiden's book and own their whole catalog. My own I mean take accountability for and stand proud of it, even if it didn't review well.
I couldn't agree more. Besides, I feel that, until Firepower was released, JP hadn't released anything as good as "Bullet Train" and "Cathedral Spires" since Rob returned.
 

The Dissident

Ancient Mariner
I just realized there's a 2012 boxset with all the studio albums and some live works on CD for like $85. Then I looked closer and realized the Ripper albums are not included. That kinda shit irks me to no end. Regardless of opinion on those albums, they are still Priest and they should own that shit. Meanwhile Maiden has not only included the Blaze albums in their remasters, but also played a song from each Blaze album live. I really wish Priest would take a page out of Maiden's book and own their whole catalog. My own I mean take accountability for and stand proud of it, even if it didn't review well.
It is a good box set, I bought it a few months back.
 

Kalata

Out of the Silent Planet
"We've got the big 50th anniversary tour planned. There's been so much work going on behind the scenes since we took a breather from the last 'Firepower' date, which I think was July 1st in Las Vegas. But we're still bringing in some 'Firepower' music on the 50th anniversary that kicks off in Finland next June, I think it is. Yeah, it's gonna be a big moment for Priest next year on many fronts, celebrating 50 years of heavy metal. At the same time, we're writing new music, so there'll be another Priest album at some point in the future. We're firing on all cylinders, as they say."

From this statement from Rob (the part in bold), I understand that we will see a handful of songs from the Firepower album...? (50th Anniversary tour or Firepower tour Part 2... :blink:)

 
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