Judas Priest Announce UK Tour with Queensrÿche

British heavy metallers Judas Priest have revealed the dates for the UK leg of their “Epitaph Tour.”

The band will kick off the UK trek in July, joined by Queensrÿche and Rival Sons.

Even though Judas Priest announced in December 2010 that they would be signing off after nearly 40 years, guitarist Glenn Tipton revealed that the band is not coming to an end.

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

For a chance to select which songs will appear in the “Epitaph Tour” setlist, head over to the band’s forum.

Tickets for select shows along the UK leg will start to go on sale on March 1.

Tour Dates:

07/15 – Newport, UK – Newport Centre
07/16 – Manchester, UK – O2 Apollo
07/17 – Doncaster, UK – The Dome
07/19 – Glasgow, Scotland – SECC
07/20 – Newcastle, UK – Metro Arena
07/21 – Wolverhampton, UK – Civic Hall
07/24 – Bournemouth, UK – BIC