Judas Priest to Bring REDEEMER OF SOULS Tour to Fox Theatre, 10/19

Judas Priest to Bring REDEEMER OF SOULS Tour to Fox Theatre, 10/19

Ever since it was announced that metal icons Judas Priest would be unleashing their 17th studio album overall, Redeemer of Souls (due out July 8, 2014), their legion of fans have been wondering if the band would be launching a supporting tour. The answer is a resounding YES.­ Priest will be touring the US in the fall, with a performance at the Fox Theatre on Sunday, October 19 at 7 p.m. Steel Panther will be special guests for all the dates.

Tickets ($29.50, $49.50 and $75) go on sale Friday, July 11 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at OlympiaEntertainment.com, LiveNation.com, The Fox Theatre and Joe Louis Arena box offices, Hockeytown Authentics in Troy (without service charge) at all Ticketmaster locations and Ticketmaster.com. To charge tickets by phone, call (800) 745-3000. For additional information, call (313) 471-6611.

Already, Redeemer of Souls is creating a deafening pre­release buzz, largely due to overwhelmingly positive reviews:

"The word 'epic' is thrown around too often in the world of music, but Judas Priest's new album Redeemer of Souls is, in fact, truly epic. From Rob Halford's powerful vocals to Glenn Tipton and Richie Faulkner's monster riffs and soaring guitar solos, Redeemer of Souls takes listeners on a fantastical metal journey from beginning to end." ­­ -Loudwire

"Galloping riffs, dueling solos and Rob Halford's battle shrieks make it classic Priest at its metal core." ­­ -Rolling Stone Magazine [review of "Redeemer of Souls" single]

"The gods of metal return with all cylinders firing on Redeemer of Souls, a juggernaut of an album that features raw, unleashed power as only the mighty Priest can deliver. Valhalla, they are coming - and coming HARD." ­­ -Mike Mettler, Sound & Vision Magazine

Comprised of Rob Halford (vocals), Glenn Tipton (guitar), Richie Faulkner (guitar), Ian Hill (bass), and Scott Travis (drums), Judas Priest is responsible for some of heavy metal's all­time classic songs ("Living After Midnight," "Breaking the Law," "You've Got Another Thing Coming," etc.) and albums (British Steel, Screaming for Vengeance, Painkiller, etc.).

For more information, visit Judas Priest at www.judaspriest.com or facebook.com/OfficialJudasPriest.

Olympia Entertainment, a Detroit-based company owned by entrepreneurs Michael and Marian Ilitch, is one of the country's most diverse sport and entertainment companies and the largest organization of its kind in the mid-west. The company owns and operates Detroit's Fox Theatre, the intimate City Theatre and also books and operates Joe Louis Arena and books Comerica Park. Olympia Entertainment also handles business operations for the Detroit Red Wings, an Original Six member of the National Hockey League and collaborates with the Detroit Tigers baseball franchise and other Ilitch companies.

Other Ilitch companies include: Little Caesars Pizza, Ilitch Holdings, Inc., Blue Line Foodservice Distribution, Champion Foods, the Detroit Red Wings, Little Caesar Pizza Kits Fundraising Program, Olympia Development and Uptown Entertainment. Additionally, Michael Ilitch owns the Detroit Tigers, Inc., and Marian Ilitch owns MotorCity Casino Hotel.

To learn more about Olympia Entertainment, visit www.olympiaentertainment.com. Also follow Olympia on Twitter @OEontheGo and at facebook.com/officialolympiaentertainment.

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