Judas Priest Postpone 2021 U.S. Tour

Judas Priest Postpone 2021 U.S. Tour

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - JUNE 29: Guitarist Richie Faulkner (L) and singer Rob Halford of Judas Priest perform on the final night of the band's Firepower World Tour at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on June 29, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Heavy metal band Judas Priest announced they will need to postpone their current tour of the states as their guitarist Richie Faulkner is suffering from heart issues.

A message from the band’s website read, “It is with deep regret that we have to postpone the rest of our US Tour –Richie has major medical heart condition issues which have landed him in hospital where he is being treated – in the meantime we are all sending love to our Falcon to wish him a speedy recovery…as soon as we have any updates from his doctors on when we can reschedule the dates we will of course announce them – tickets will be valid.”

Judas Priest began their “50 Heavy Metal Years” tour on Aug. 15th and continued until September 26th at The Louder Than Life Festival in Louisville, Kentucky. The tour was originally supposed to kick off in 2020, but was rescheduled because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Faulkner has been playing with the band since 2011 when he replaced original member K. K. Downing.


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