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SAXON and BLACK STAR RIDERS to support JUDAS PRIEST spring 2018 North American tour.

October 23, 2017

SAXON and BLACK STAR RIDERS have been confirmed as the support acts for JUDAS PRIEST on the British heavy metal legends' spring 2018 North American tour. The "Firepower" trek will kick off on March 13 in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania and will wrap on May 1 in San Antonio, Texas.

"Delighted and honored to be touring the USA with our friends and legends JUDAS PRIEST and SAXON," said BLACK STAR RIDERS vocalist Ricky Warwick. "BLACK STAR RIDERS cannot wait to bring some 'Heavy Fire' to your town in 2018!"

 

Confirmed dates:

Mar. 13 - Wilkes Barre, PA - Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza 
Mar. 15 - Youngstown, OH - Covelli Centre 
Mar. 17 - Uniondale, NY - Nassau Coliseum 
Mar. 18 - Washington, DC - The Anthem 
Mar. 20 - Newark, NJ - Prudential Center 
Mar. 22 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena 
Mar. 25 - Ottawa, ON - The Arena at TD Place 
Mar. 27 - London, ON - Budweiser Gardens 
Mar. 28 - Oshawa, ON - Tribute Communities Centre 
Mar. 30 - Orillia, ON - Casino Rama
Mar. 31 - Detroit, MI - Detroit Masonic Temple 
Apr. 03 - Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theater 
Apr. 05 - Green Bay, WI - Resch Center 
Apr. 08 - Bloomington, IL - Grossinger Motors Arena 
Apr. 10 - Casper, WY - Casper Events Center 
Apr. 11 - Loveland, CO - Budweiser Events Center 
Apr. 15 - Kent, WA - ShoWare Center 
Apr. 17 - Portland, OR - Veterans Memorial Coliseum 
Apr. 19 - San Francisco - The Warfield 
Apr. 22 - Los Angeles, CA - Microsoft Theater 
Apr. 24 - Phoenix, AZ - Comerica Theatre
Apr. 26 - Tulsa, OK - BOK Center 
Apr. 28 - Dallas, TX - The Bomb Factory 
Apr. 29 - Sugarland, TX - Smart Financial Centre
May 01 - San Antonio, TX - Freeman Coliseu

 

SAXON recently completed mixing its new album, "Thunderbolt", for a tentative late January release. The disc will feature the song "They Played Rock And Roll", written about and dedicated to MOTÖRHEAD. 

Like 2015's "Battering Ram", SAXON's upcoming effort will feature singer Biff Byford alongside Paul Quinn and Doug Scarratt on guitar, Nibbs Carter on bass and Nigel Glockler on drums.

BLACK STAR RIDERS is made up of Warwick (THIN LIZZY), guitarist Scott Gorham (THIN LIZZY), guitarist Damon Johnson (BROTHER CANE, ALICE COOPER, THIN LIZZY), bassist Robert Crane (RATT) and drummer Chad Szeliga (BREAKING BENJAMIN, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY). The band is currently on tour in support of its third studio album, "Heavy Fire", which was released earlier this year with Nuclear Blast Entertainment.


 

 

 

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