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Judas Priest Announce Spring/Summer 2019 North American Tour

There aren’t many people that will argue with the statement that “Mondays Suck” but when the day includes the news about a Judas Priest tour they are so much more tolerable. We’ve been fans of the legendary band for a long time here at the PiercingMetal Media Command HQ and caught the first go round of their “Firepower Tour” (see that report HERE). Now let’s look at the scoop about their 2019 North American return.

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The Press Release:
With Judas Priest’s latest studio album, Firepower, confirmed as one of the most successful of the band’s entire career – landing in the “top 5” of 17 countries (including their highest chart placement ever in the U.S., at #5) – demand to see the legendary metal band in concert is higher than ever.

And North American headbangers will get their chance to experience the legendary band on a nearby concert stage this coming spring/summer, when Priest will tour throughout the continent – with the classic metal band Uriah Heep as support.

Kicking off on May 3rd at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida and wrapping up on June 29th at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, fans will get an opportunity to catch Priest at the height of their concert powers on any one of the tour’s 32 dates.

“Metal maniacs – Judas Priest is roaring back to the USA for one more blast of Firepower! Firepower 2019 charges forth with new first time performances born out of Firepower, as well as fresh classic cuts across the decades from the Priest world metalsphere. Our visual stage set and light show will be scorching a unique, hot, fresh vibe – mixing in headline festivals, as well as the in-your-face venue close ups. We can’t wait to reunite and reignite our maniacs…THE PRIEST IS BACK!” -Judas Priest
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Uriah Heep @ Gramercy Theatre

The legendary Uriah Heep returns to NYC and will play for the very first time at the Gramercy Theatre. You don’t want to miss this always exciting act.

BMG Releases “3” More Classic Uriah Heep Albums

A few months ago I lined out the details about the extensive reissue program of Uriah Heep seminal works that was being done by BMG Music and before you read this new announcement I suggest that you click through to THIS LINK to know what is going on. Then by all means please continue onto the new scoop.

The Press Release:
Following the expanded and re-mastered re-issues of Uriah Heep’s first 2 albums (and a new 2 disc anthology called, ‘Your Turn To Remember’) follows these double CD sets of 3 classic Heep albums. The band’s 3rd album ‘Look At Yourself’ was originally released in October of 1971 and represented the first for manager Gerry Bron’s new label ‘Bronze Records’ and was also their first to hit the Top 100 of the Billboard Top 200, peaking at #93. The title track is a charging statement of intent as the band don’t let up, with no time to reflect on their success. Such was their hectic schedule at this time they managed to cram touring, session time and 3 albums in the space of 12 months. ’Demons And Wizards’ was released in June 1972 and is widely hailed to be their masterpiece. In the US, the album reached #23 on The Billboard Top 200 and was their first album to be RIAA Certified GOLD. It also features their 2 best known tracks in the states, the Classic Rock Radio staple “The Wizard” and their highest charting single, “Easy Livin’” (#39 Billboard Hot 100). Signs of personal problems and pushy management started to have an effect on the band and the next album, ‘The Magician’s Birthday’ released November 1972, though a quick follow-up the band somehow managed to pull it off with the album hitting #31 on the Billboard Top 200 and was their 2nd consecutive album to be RIAA Certified GOLD.
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BMG Music Announce Extensive Uriah Heep Reissue Program Of Seminal Albums

I don’t know about you readers, but I really love the chance to build up my musical library with brand new remasters to replace the super old CD’s or to fill in the blanks in the collection and that makes this announcement from BMG about the legendary Uriah Heep something awesome. Read on and know that I’ll return at the close.

The Press Release:
BMG are delighted to announce an extensive reissue program commencing in 2016 and continuing through 2017, of the seminal albums by British hard rock legends Uriah Heep, who are one of the big four along with Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and Black Sabbath.

Created with the full collaboration of Heep themselves and curated by guitarist and founding member Mick Box, the reissues come as 2CD expanded packages, with the original LPs on CD1 re-mastered by renowned engineer Andy Pearce of Lou Reed and Black Sabbath fame and complete with liner notes by the bestselling rock author Joel McIver. Box and Heep’s sometime member Ken Hensley, composer of many of the band’s best-known songs, contribute to each album’s notes.
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Win A Ticket To Uriah Heep @ B.B. King’s On 2/28/2015

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The Details:
Uriah Heep is one of the best live bands that I have ever gotten the chance to see and while I was a super latecomer to their sound outside of the staple tracks that everyone seems to know, I’ve tried to make up for lost time by supporting their efforts when they visit town. It’s been a couple of years since we’ve seen them drop by town and since that time we’ve lost the great bassist of Trevor Bolder who the music world misses very much. Still the show must go on, and Mick Box is not a guitarist that you want to miss seeing wield his craft. That said I am psyched to be offering my PiercingMetal readers the chance to see this incredible band for free thanks to the fine folks at B.B. King Blues Club where they will be performing once again. Read more on how to participate below.

When and Where: Saturday, February 28th at B.B. King Blues Club 7:00pm (237 West 42nd Street NYC)
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