Judas Priest will head out on the road next summer to celebrate 50 years as a band. In an interview with Rolling Stone, vocalist Rob Halford says the band is currently plotting the stage design and setlist for the tour. Halford says Judas Priest will pull out some songs they've never played live before and are going to make the stage design "something very, very special."
"I've been feverishly working over the last few weeks and months with our stage designers to make something very, very special. We're gonna go deep, deep, deep into the catalogue and try to find songs that we've never played before and wrap it up into the history of Priest and the 50th anniversary. The official Priest 50th spectacular starts next year. So it's gonna be a great show. We've got some really big surprises and it's gonna be a wonderful celebration of Priest and British heavy metal."
Judas Priest are also currently one of the nominees for the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame's Class of 2020.