After decades of soul crushing performances, metal genii Judas priest have announced their last world tour ever. Easily one of the most influential musicians in the history of metal, the news has sent shock waves to fans around the world. With gold albums like Painkiller to their credit, Judas Priest have managed to gain legions of dedicated fans globally, after estimated album sales upwards of 40 million.

Here are the dates for confirmed festivals:

Jun. 09 – Sweden Rock Festival, Sölvesborg, Sweden
Jun. 11 – Sauna Open Air, Finland
Jun. 17 – Copenhell Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark
Jun. 19 – Hellfest, Nantes, France
Jun. 22 – Gods of Metal Festival, Milan, Italy
Jun. 25 – Graspop Metal Meeting, Dessel, Belgium
Jul. 23 – High Voltage Festival, London, UK
Aug. 05 – Wacken Open Air, Wacken, Germany

Judas Priest launched a concept album in June of 2008, a heavy shift from their usual sound to a more symphonic feel, even consisting of choirs. Their last world tour was in 2008-09, in support of their album alongside Motorhead, Heaven and hell and Testament.

Earlier this year in May, Halford said that the band had been offered a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame, but “we’ve just never been there when they wanted to do the ceremony.”

Their song “Beyond the realms of death” was voted to have one of the best guitar solos of time:

Stay tuned for more details, as they come in!

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