Priest formed back in 1969 and since then, have sold 40 million albums and become one of the genre’s biggest and most respected acts. They announced their retirement on their official website through a statement which reads:
“After storming the world for nearly 40 years and taking its very special brand of heavy metal to all four corners of the planet, Judas Priest has announced plans to embark on a final world tour. ”
However, the mighty Priest will certainly be going out strong as they rock the planet starting in 2011 on the massive Epitaph tour – hitting all the major cities throughout the world they will be playing the songs that helped make the name Judas Priest synonymous with heavy metal!”
Judas Priest will kick off their farewell trek at the Sweden Rock Festival in June. And since this will be probably the only chance for a lot of us to get to watch them live, let’s cross our fingers and hope that the band makes a stop in India.