One of heavy metal’s all-time greats, Judas Priest, will get the opportunity to celebrate their 50th anniversary again this year with the launch of a new North American fall tour, coming to the Tucson Arena on Tuesday, Nov. 8, at 7:30 p.m.

The 50 Heavy Metal Years Tour will also feature Queensryche as openers and is being fueled by the highest-charting album of Priest’s career, ‘Firepower,’ which peaked at #5 on the Billboard 200. Additionally in 2022, Priest band members Rob Halford, Glenn Tipton, Ian Hill, and Scott Travis will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

About Judas Priest: 

There are few heavy metal bands that have managed to scale the heights that JudasPriest has during their nearly 50-year career. Their presence and influence remain at an all-time high as evidenced by 2018’s ‘Firepower’ being the highest-charting album of their career, a 2010 Grammy Award win for ‘Best Metal Performance’, plus being a 2006VH1 Rock Honors recipient and a 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nomination. Judas Priest originally formed in 1969 in Birmingham, England (an area that many feel birthed heavy metal). Rob Halford, Glenn Tipton, K.K. Downing and Ian Hill would be the nucleus of musicians (along with several different drummers over the years) that would go on to change the face of heavy metal. After a ‘feeling out’ period of a couple of of albums, 1974’s ‘Rocka Rolla’ and 1976’s ‘Sad Wings of Destiny’ this line-up truly hit their stride. The result was a quartet of albums that separated Priest from the rest of the hard rock pack-1977’s ‘Sin After Sin’, 1978’s ‘Stained Class’ and ‘Hell Bent for Leather’, and 1979’s ‘Unleashed in the East’, which spawned such metal anthems as ‘Sinner’, ‘Diamonds and Rust’, ‘Hell Bent for Leather’, and ‘The Green Manalishi (With the Two-Pronged Crown)’. Also, Priest was one of the first metal bands to exclusively wear leather and studs–a look that began during this era and would eventually be embraced by metal heads throughout the world.

About Queensryche:

There are few heavy metal bands that have managed to scale the heights that JudasPriest have during their nearly 50-year career. Their presence and influence remain at an all-time high as evidenced by 2018’s ‘Firepower’ being the highest-charting album of their career, a 2010 Grammy Award win for ‘Best Metal Performance’, plus being a 2006 VH1 Rock Honors recipient and 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nomination. Judas Priest originally formed in 1969in Birmingham, England (an area that many feel birthed heavy metal). Rob Halford, Glenn Tipton, K.K. Downing and Ian Hill would bethe nucleus of musicians (along with several different drummers over the years) that would go on to change the face of heavy metal. After a ‘feeling out’ period of a couple of albums, 1974’s ‘RockaRolla’ and 1976’s ‘Sad Wings of Destiny’ this line-up truly hit their stride. The result was a quartet of albums that separated Priest from the rest of the hard rock pack-1977’s ‘Sin After Sin’, 1978’s ‘Stained Class’ and ‘Hell Bent for Leather’, and1979’s ‘Unleashed in the East’, which spawned such metal anthems as ‘Sinner’, ‘Diamonds and Rust’, ‘Hell Bent for Leather’, and ‘The Green Manalishi (With the Two-Pronged Crown)’. Also, Priest were one of the first metal bands to exclusively wear leather and studs–a look that began during this era and would eventually be embraced by metal heads throughout the world.

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Guests entering the facility are subject to a security screen and bag search. Tucson Convention Center does not provide storage for any confiscated baggage.


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Venue Details

With 233,000 square feet of new and refurbished meeting and event space, the Tucson Convention Center has the size and flexibility to accommodate every type of meeting, convention, trade show or banquet event you may be planning. In addition to our meeting space the Tucson Convention Center has three performance facilities which are appropriate for sporting events, ice shows, theatrical performances and concerts.

If you are interested in booking space at the TCC, we offer outstanding menu selections by SAVOR…Tucson, our in-house catering and concession company. Our signature and custom-made menus feature an eclectic range of international, regional and heart-healthy fare. Food and beverage served at events are discussed with the event promoter and our SAVOR…Tucson team.

We are better than ever and we are looking forward to hosting your occasion or seeing you and your family at one of our unforgettable events.

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Tucson, AZ 85701

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