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Judas Priest Announces “50 Heavy Metal Years” Tour For 2020

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The Press Release:
One of heavy metal’s all-time greats, Judas Priest will be celebrating their 50th anniversary this year with a world tour coming to the US in the fall. The 50 Heavy Metal Years Tour will also feature Sabaton as openers and is being fueled by the highest charting album of Priest’s career ‘Firepower’ which peaked at #5 on the Billboard 200.

“Judas Priest are primed and ready to deliver the goods with our 50 Heavy Metal Years anniversary celebration stage show spectacular! Performing a blistering cross section of songs from our lives in metal – we can’t wait to raise horns with you again at this once in a metal lifetime event!” – Judas Priest
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DMB, Pat Benatar & Doobie Brothers Still Leading Rock Hall Fan Vote

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Back in October of 2019, we first discussed the new round of potential inductees to the famed Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame for their 2020 Class. In the rundown, I shared some personal editorial opinion about the nominees and you can peruse that set of thoughts by clicking HERE. In December, I shared the at the moment standings in the Fan Vote and now with one week left to go am returning to the topic so we can all rally behind our favorites in the nomination queue and hopefully help them receive the honor. Let’s take a look at the Top 5 first and the standings that were captured just a short time ago.

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DMB, Pat Benatar & Doobie Brothers Lead Rock Hall Fan Vote

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It was back in October when we first shared the news when the Nominees for the 2020 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame were announced. The full overview that I posted can be perused HERE in case you’d like a little more in-depth views about the announcement. I’m returning to the topic with just under a month to go to share the most current standings in the Fan Vote process. As you might recall, the general public has a chance to vote on their favorite artists in the hope that it helps them secure a spot in the vaunted Rock Hall. Let’s take a look at the Top 5 first.


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Ozzy Osbourne Announces Rescheduled “No More Tours 2” UK & European Dates

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We’ve been keeping tabs on Metal’s Prince Of Darkness Ozzy Osbourne and most recently shared an interview he did about his upcoming Boxed Set and more. If you missed that just click HERE to be up to speed. Now the Master of Metal has announced the rescheduled dates for some recent postponements based on both illness and injury. Take a look.

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The Press Release:
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy®-winning singer and songwriter OZZY OSBOURNE has just announced rescheduled shows in the UK and Europe on his “NO MORE TOURS 2” tour.

The six-week trek–originally scheduled for January–now kicks off in OZZY’s native UK on October 23, 2020 before wrapping December 7 in Helsinki, Finland. The tour includes stops throughout the UK and sees the “Prince of Darkness” return to Birmingham for a hometown Halloween show. European dates include stops in Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden and Finland. Judas Priest remain as Special Guest across all dates.

Says OZZY: “I can’t wait to get off my ass and get going again, but you’re just going to have to be a bit more patient. I want to be 100% ready to come out and knock your fucking socks off.”

The Rescheduled Dates:
23/10: Newcastle, UK @ Utilita Arena
25/10: Glasgow, UK @ SSE Hydro
28/10: London, UK @ The O2
31/10: Birmingham, UK @ Resorts World Arena
02/11: Manchester, UK @ Manchester Arena
05/11: Dublin, Ireland @ 3Arena
08/11: Nottingham, UK @ Motorpoint Arena
11/11: Dortmund, Germany @ Westfalenhalle
13/11: Prague, CZ @ O2 Arena
16/11: Vienna, Austria @ Stadthalle
19/11: Bologna, Italy @ Unipol Arena
22/11: Madrid, Spain @ WiZink Arena
24/11: Zurich, Switzerland @ Hallenstadion
26/11: Munich, Germany @ Olympiahalle
28/11: Mannheim, Germany @ SAP Arena
30/11: Berlin, Germany @ Mercedes-Benz Arena
03/12: Hamburg, Germany @ Barclaycard Arena
05/12: Stockholm, Sweden @ Friends Arena
07/12: Helsinki, Finland @ Hartwall Arena

Tickets remain valid for all rescheduled tour dates. Refunds can be sought at point of purchase.

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Ozzy Osbourne w Black Sabbath (2016) by KP

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: All I can add to this is that I’m glad to find Ozzy on the mend and ready to kick some ass once again. I guess we should stay tuned for announcements about a return to the US for “final” dates. One can only hope that Judas Priest is brought along for those as well since that would be an awesome treat for the fans on this side of the pond. Chime in down below with your thoughts. See you next time.

Official Website: http://www.ozzyosbourne.com

Wacken Open Air Announces Slipknot For A Headliner Slot In 2020

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We’ve been sharing the intelligence secured from the folks behind the scenes at the much vaunted Wacken Open Air Festival (as seen HERE) and while it’s a new month for their side of the fence, its still Halloween over here in the states and what better a day to share news involving their event and the insanity that is Slipknot. Read on.

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The Press Release:
Midnight, the witching hour – even more so in the final night of October to the 1st of November, when according to the popular American Halloween tradition all sorts of ghosts, vampires, and other nocturnal creatures are roaming around in seach of sweets and other treats.

There is no better time to announce a true metal monster for the upcoming 31st edition of the Wacken Open Air: SLIPKNOT!
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