Judas Priest: Plans After Final World Tour

Last December, Judas Priest announced that their 2011 world tour, Epitaph, would be their last.

Fans may have had difficulty coming to terms with the band’s possible breakup after 40 years. But, recent developments from the band may alleviate this. Judas Priest guitarist Glenn Tipton released the following statement on his website:

“To put everyone’s mind at rest this is by no means the end of the band. In fact, we are presently writing new material, but we do intend this to be the last major world tour.”

In regards to the tour, Tipton also stated:

“We are all excited about the tour and are currently having meetings to discuss the stage production, but above all the set list. We intend to include some classic priest songs that we haven`t played before and of course the old favourites that every body will want to hear. Stay tuned for further updates.”

Judas Priest will be starting their world tour in Europe on June 7, 2011. Additional tour dates and information can be found on the official Judas Priest website.