Judas Priest fans from around the northeast area will be able to meet the band at a New York City CD signing, there will also be an exclusive Judas Priest pop-up store at the same location, as well!
Starting on March 9 at 10am, if you purchase the new Judas Priest album ‘Firepower’ at Sony Square NYC (25 Madison Avenue
in New York City), you will receive a wristband that will grant you access to the special event on March 19th at 6pm!
Wristbands are limited and will be distributed on first come first serve basis. This will be the only opportunity to meet the band while they are in the US! No posed photos allowed, and the band will sign copies of the new the album purchased during street week at the Sony Square NYC. Also please note, Sony Square NYC only accepts credit cards.
The Judas Priest pop-up store will also be at Sony Square NYC – located in the gallery at Sony Square NYC (25 Madison Avenue
in New York City) from March 9-19. Featured items include a gallery of rare band photos, a display of historic Judas Priest stage outfits, Judas Priest lyric sheets handwritten by Rob Halford, and other Judas Priest surprises. For sale at the pop-up store will be the brand-new album ‘Firepower,’ as well as the band’s entire vinyl catalog and authentic Judas Priest merchandise.
Set for release on March 9 via Epic Records – ‘Firepower’ is comprised of fourteen tracks of pure and highly inspired metal. And to mark the occasion Priest (singer Rob Halford, guitarists Glenn Tipton and Richie Faulkner, bassist Ian Hill, and drummer Scott Travis) has reunited with producer Tom Allom (the man behind the board for all of the band’s releases from 1979-1988, including such stellar classics as ‘Unleashed in the East,’ ‘British Steel,’ ‘Screaming for Vengeance’ and ‘Defenders of the Faith’) and with Grammy Award-winning producer Andy Sneap also helping to raise the sonic bar even higher.
“Tom Allom has got this classic metal thing,” explains Halford. “And Andy is a bit more of a ‘modern metal producer’ but his thinking is a little bit different to Tom’s. And I think to get this balance between that classic old school metal to what Andy’s world is was just a remarkable coalescence.” “Tom Allom has been with us since 1979, so his knowledge of ourselves and our music in general is immense,” adds Hill. And according to Travis Priest returned back to a recording method that worked incredibly well on the band’s earlier classics – “We went back to the organic way of recording where it’s all of us in a room and we got to play together.”
With the impending arrival of ‘Firepower,’ the “Spectre” video, its ensuing tour (which kicks off on March 13th in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania), and the NYC signing and pop-up store, March is shaping up to be the month of JUDAS PRIEST.
Locally our WNJR 91.7 FM listeners can find JUDAS PRIEST at The Covelli Center in Youngstown, Ohio on Thursday, March 15th with Saxon and Black Star Riders. The show kicks off at 7pm prompt. More tour dates here. For more info visit www.judaspriest.com.