Judas Priest and Guns N’ Roses Both Reschedule Their 2021 European Tour Dates

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While the future of touring is beginning to look good, it’s worth acknowledging that we still have a ways to go. While the COVID vaccine roll-out means that a greater herd immunity is being created around the globe, it also means that until everyone is vaccinated, we can never be fully safe. Now, two rock giants who made tour plans for 2021 in the hopes that everything would be better by now — Judas Priest and Guns N’ Roses, respectively — have been forced to reschedule their 2021 European dates.

“Unfortunately due to ongoing COVID-19 vaccine issues in Europe we have been advised that our 2021 dates will not be able to take place as planned,” said Judas Priest in a statement, adding, “all dates have been rescheduled to 2022 as detailed here – all tickets will remain valid for the new dates – further dates will be announced shortly…However we are pleased to confirm our UK headline show at Bloodstock Open Air 2021 is still scheduled for this coming August where we look forward to celebrating 50 years of Judas Priest and 20 years of Bloodstock.”

Here are Judas Priest’s new 2022 tour dates:

5/27 – Moscow, RUS – Megasport Arena
5/29 – St. Petersburg, RUS – Yubileyny Sports Palace
6/01 – Kiev, UKR – VDNG
6/03 – Gdansk, POL – Mystic Festival
6/05 – Tallin, EST – Saku Arena
6/08 – Helsinki, FIN – Ice Hall
6/11 – Rattvik, SWE – Dalhall
6/12 – Linkoping, SWE – Saab Arena
6/14 – Stavanger, NOR – DNB Arena
6/18 – Dessel, BEL – Graspop
6/19 – Clisson, FRA – Hellfest
6/22 – Luxembourg, LUX – Rockhal
6/23 – Stuttgart, GER – Schleyerhalle
6/28 – Munich, GER – Zenith
7/05 – Zurich, SWI – Hallenstadion
7/06 – Frankfurt, GER – Jahrhunderthalle
7/09 – Vizovice, CZE – Masters Of Rock
7/11 – Budapest, HUN – Budapest Arena
7/12 – Ljubljana, SLO – Stozice Arena
7/15 – Athens, GRE – Faliro Sports Pavillion Arena
7/17 – Sofia, BUL – Midalidare Festival
7/18 – Bucharest, ROM – Arenele Romaine
7/21 – Bratislava, SLO – NTC Arena
7/26 – Tilburg, NET – O13
7/30 – Halle, GER – Pelssnitzinsel
7/31 – Oberhausen, GER – Arena

G’N’R also released their own statement, saying, “Hey Gunners, unfortunately we need to ask for your patience one more time. Our summer European tour dates will be rescheduled to 2022, but with the added bonus of new shows and special guest Gary Clark Jr! The tour kicks off in Lisbon, Portugal on June 4th, 2022, with new dates in Norway, Czech Republic, Poland, Netherlands, and Italy.

“Tickets remain valid for all rescheduled dates, so please do hold onto them. We continue to be thankful for your understanding and support during these unprecedented times. Light is at the end of the tunnel and we are looking forward to getting back on stage later this year in the USA, Australia, New Zealand and next year in Europe and more!”

Here are Guns’ new dates:

6/04 – Lisbon, Portugal – Passeio Maritimo de Algés
6/07 – Seville, Spain – Estadio Benito Villamarin
6/11 – Solvesborg, Sweden – Sweden Rock
6/15 – Stavanger, Norway – Forus Travbane
6/18 – Prague, Czech Republic – Letnany Airport
6/20 – Warsaw, Poland – PGE Narodowy
6/23 – Groningen, Netherlands – Stadspark
6/28 – Dublin, Ireland – Marlay Park
7/01 – London, UK – Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
7/02 – London, UK – Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
7/05 – Glasgow, UK – Glasgow Green
7/08 – Munich, Germany – Olympiastadion
7/10 – Milan, Italy – San Siro Stadium

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Words by Chris Krovatin