Deep Purple & Judas Priest
September 18, 2018
Show Time: 7 p.m.
Gates Time: 6 p.m.
Heavy metal legends collide this summer when Deep Purple and Judas Priest embark on a co-headlining North American tour. The 25-city concert tour makes a stop at Starlight Theatre on Tuesday, Sept. 18.
Deep Purple’s latest studio album, inFinite, was released in April 2017. Produced by Bob Ezrin (Pink Floyd, Alice Cooper, Kiss), inFinite features 10 new tracks recorded in the spirit of the ‘70s with no musical boundaries. The metal pioneers have released five studio albums since 1996, augmented by an abundance of solo work and special projects from members Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Ian Paice, Steve Morse and Don Airey.
Judas Priest’s latest studio album, Firepower, was released in March 2017. The 14-track album has become one of the most successful of the band’s career, landing in the “Top 5” in 17 countries (including their highest U.S. chart placement ever) and scoring their highest-charting commercial rock radio single, “Lightning Strike,” in decades. Few heavy metal bands have managed to scale the heights that Judas Priest has during a nearly 50-year career. The band’s lineup features Rob Halford, Glenn Tipton, Richie Faulkner, Ian Hill and Scott Travis.