Over a dozen dates have been added to Judas Priests Epitaph world tour, and one puts them pretty close to the Albany area.

Looks like since the departure of KK Downing, Judas Priest is far from being over.  They have just added 13 new dates to the North American leg of the Epitaph world tour. Us Priest faithful here in the Capital Region would of had to head to dirty Jersey to see them before but they added a show in Rochester, NY.  Road trip anyone?

I can't help but think that KK Downing was one of the main reasons that Priest was going to be hanging it up, but now that he is out of the picture it looks like they have a whole lot more in the tank.  Priest released this statement a few days ago to assure their fans they are far from done.

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

Priest is already working on a new album, so where they won't be doing any more big world treks they will  probably do some small shows here and there.  Here is the list of added dates to their tour.

27 October Sleep Train Pavilion, Concord, CA

8 November US Bank Arena, Cincinnati, OH

9 November Prairie Capital Convention Center, Springfield, IL

10 November The Family Arena, St. Louis, MO

15 November Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH

16 November The Armory, Rochester, NY!!!!!!!

22 November Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON

23 November Colisee Pepsi Arena, Quebec City, QC

24 November Bell Centre, Montreal, QC

26 November Sovereign Center, Reading, PA

30 November 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre, Tampa

1 December Bayfront Park Amphitheatre, Miami

3 December Hard Rock Biloxi Hotel & Casino, Biloxi

Ok guys my birthday is November 21, so who wants to take me out to see Priest in Rochester on November 16?