So Judas Priest is calling it quits. Kind of. For the record (according to the official Judas Priest website), Judas Priest are not breaking up nor are they going to stop touring altogether. They just announced that they will stop doing their “World Tours” but will consider doing special tours.
Here is the “Official Judas Priest News” from the official Judas Priest website. Pretty official, ‘eh?
Farewell Tour clarification from Judas Priest
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
We would like to clarify a situation that seems to be confusing a few people out there.
When we issued our press release to announce the farewell tour – we stated that it was the last major world tour for Judas Priest – nothing has changed – we didn’t say it was the end of the band or that we were going to retire or the band was going to break up……….. Just that it would be the last major world tour we would be doing which is still the case.
We have plans for a new album (which we have already announced in an earlier press release) plus possible future releases and we would still consider doing the odd live show – if it is something special or for a great cause – but no more world tours.
So there you have it. No more Judas Priest “World Tours” but the band isn’t breaking up. Whew! That was a close one.