Heavy Metal band Judas Priest postpones US tour

The band’s lead guitarist Richie Faulkner is currently undergoing treatment and so the band had to postpone the dates. But when will they perform next? Fans eagerly want to know

The Pebble

September 28, 2021


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British Heavy metal band Judas Priest announced on social media that they are postponing their US tour as their lead guitarist, Richie Faulkner, has been hospitalised for heart condition issues.


The band released a statement on Monday (September 27) on social media which read: “It is with deep regret that we have to postpone the rest of our U.S. tour. Richie Faulkner has major medical heart condition issues which have landed him in the hospital where he is being treated…In the meantime, we are all sending love to our Falcon to with him a speedy recovery.”
50 Heavy Metal Years Tour
The band undertook their tour “50 Heavy Metal Years Tour”, marking their 50th Anniversary, in August this year, and recently performed on Sunday (September 26) at the Louder Than Life Festival held in Louisville, Kentucky. They were scheduled to perform on September 29  at the Mission Ballroom in Denver, US. They were to perform in the US in October, then travel to Canada in November and next to Europe, sometime early next year.
The band did not mention the dates of resuming their tour but wrote in a statement. “In the meantime, we are all sending love to our Falcon for 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.”
About Judas Priest and Richie Faulkner
Judas Priest was formed in 1969 in Birmingham, UK. The heavy metal band is considered among the greatest and has held fort for decades. The name Judas Priest was inspired by Bob Dylan’s song” The Ballad of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest.”Judas Priest’s well-known albums include Rocka Rolla, Angel of Retribution, Sin After Sin, Sad Wings of Destiny, among others.

41-year-old Richard Ian Faulkner, aka Richie Faulkner, joined Judas Priest in 2011 as the lead guitarist following the exit of K.K. Downing.

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