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

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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