ALBANY — With Judas Priest’s latest studio album confirmed as one of the most successful of the band’s carrer, demand to see the legends of metal in concert is high.
“Firepower” charted in the Top 5 in 17 different countries, including No. 5 in the United States — the highest its placed domestically.
Local headbangers will get their chance to experience the legendary band on the Albany Palace Theatre stage this weekend, Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19 as Judas Priest tours throughout the continent with the classic metal band Uriah Heep as support.
There are few heavy metal bands that have managed to scale the heights that Judas Priest have during their nearly 50-year career – responsible for issuing such all-time classic albums as British Steel, Screaming for Vengeance, and Painkiller, as well as the anthems “Breaking the Law,” “Living After Midnight,” and “You’ve Got Another Thing Coming.”
And Priest’s presence and influence remains strong, as evidenced by the chart performance of ‘Firepower’ and its glowing reviews, a Grammy Award win for ‘Best Metal Performance’, plus being a VH1 Rock Honors recipient and a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nomination. Also, Priest can be credited as being one of the first metal bands to pioneer wearing leather and studs – a look that would eventually be embraced by metalheads throughout the world.
Undoubtedly, Judas Priest’s upcoming North American tour will only add to their ever-growing status of heavy metal legends.
Tickets are on sale at the Palace Theatre Box Office (located at 19 Clinton Ave). Box Office hours are Monday – Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p,m, as well as select days and hours for events and On Sales. Tickets are also available for purchase via Ticketmaster Charge-by-Phone at 800-745-3000 or online at ticketmaster.com.