Heavy metal legends Judas Priest announce Dublin date

Judas Priest will play Dublin next year
Judas Priest will play Dublin next year Judas Priest will play Dublin next year

METAL legends Judas Priest have announced a concert at Dublin's 3Arena for next year.

The Birmingham group's Metal Masters Tour 2024 will visit Ireland on Friday March 15, with support from fellow veteran rockers Saxon and Uriah Heep.

Formed in 1969 and still fronted by singer Rob Halford, Priest are best known for penning 1980s metal anthems like Breaking The Law, Living After Midnight and You've Got Another Thing Comin'.

However, the band's last album, 2018's Firepower, reached number five in both the UK Top 40 album chart and US Billboard Top 200, making it their most successful record worldwide since 1980's landmark British Steel LP.

Their 50th anniversary celebrations were interrupted by the onset of Covid and health problems suffered by guitarist Richie Faulkner, who replaced original axeman KK Downing in 2011.

In 2022, the metal survivors got back on the road and were also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The band are currently working on a new record which is due for release next year.

Tickets for the Dublin date will go on sale this Friday at 10am via ticketmaster.ie, priced from €69.75 including booking fee.