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Judas Priest to celebrate '50 Heavy Metal Years' with Denver concert

Judas Priest received a nomination for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2017 and 2019.

DENVER — One of heavy metal's all-time greats will return to Colorado this autumn.

After being forced to cancel a performance at Broadmoor World Arena due to an illness to lead vocalist Rob Halford in June, Judas Priest has announced its 50th anniversary tour will visit Denver this year.

The "50 Heavy Metal Years Tour" will come to Denver's Mission Ballroom on Friday, Oct. 9, 2020.

The Colorado tour date will also feature special guest Sabaton.

“Judas Priest are primed and ready to deliver the goods with our 50 Heavy Metal Years anniversary celebration stage show spectacular!" said Judas Priest. "Performing a blistering cross section of songs from our lives in metal — we can't wait to raise horns with you again at this once in a metal lifetime event!"

Tickets for the Mission Ballroom show go on sale Friday, Feb. 28 at 10 a.m. at AXS.com. Prices range from $80 to $130, plus applicable service fees.

Judas Priest received a nomination for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2017 and 2019.

Credit: Rob Grabowski/Invision/AP
Rob Halford of Judas Priest performs at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre on Wednesday, Aug 22, 2018, in Tinley Park, IL. (Photo by Rob Grabowski/Invision/AP)

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The Mission Ballroom, which opened in August 2019, is located along Brighton Boulevard between 40th and 43rd Streets, at North Wynkoop, a new 14-acre mixed-use project in Denver's River North (RiNo) neighborhood. The new venue has a stacked concert lineup as fans and artists discover the new venue's charms and features. 

Built and operated by concert promoter AEG Rocky Mountains, the creators of the Mission Ballroom said their goal was to make it the “best club this town’s ever seen.” The venue can accommodate 2,200 to 3,950 guests, allowing at least half of the capacity to have access to seating.

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