2008/2009 World Tour (Judas Priest)

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2008/2009 World Tour
Concert by Judas Priest
Judas Priest Sweden Rock 2008.jpg
Judas Priest performing at the Sweden Rock Festival in Sölvesborg, Sweden on 5 June 2008.
Location Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania, South America
Associated album Nostradamus
Start date 3 June 2008
End date 17 October 2009
Legs 9
Number of shows

143
71 in North America
50 in Europe
9 in Asia
8 in South America
5 in Oceania

4 cancellations
Judas Priest concert chronology
  • Retribution Tour
    (2004–2005)
  • Judas Priest World Tour
    (2008–2009)
  • Epitaph World Tour
    (2011– )

2008/2009 World Tour was a concert tour by English heavy metal band Judas Priest in support of the group's 16th studio album, Nostradamus, which was released in June 2008.[1]

The tour began in June 2008 with a European leg, starting in Helsinki and wrapping up mid-July in Istanbul, Turkey. The jaunt included appearances at festivals such as Download,[2] Graspop Metal Meeting,[3] and Roskilde.[4]

The group kicked off a North American leg in July, beginning in Seattle, Washington. In early August, the band commenced the Metal Masters Tour portion of the itinerary in Camden, New Jersey, which featured fellow heavy metal stalwarts Heaven and Hell, Motörhead, and Testament.[5]

In September, the act visited Australia, South Korea, and Japan. The following month, the band toured Mexico and South America through mid-November.[6]

In February 2009, the act kicked off a second leg of European shows as part of a touring package dubbed the "Priest Feast", which also featured Megadeth and Testament.[7] The tour started in Dublin and culminated in Amsterdam in late March.

In late June, the band commenced a jaunt of special shows in North America to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the group's renowned album, British Steel.[8] The record was performed in its entirety for the first time, alongside a selection of "other Priest classics".[9] The tour, which featured Whitesnake as support act, began in Indianapolis, Indiana and wrapped up late August in Gilford, New Hampshire.

In mid-October, the group returned to Japan to perform three dates. The jaunt included a headline slot at the Loud Park Festival in Chiba City, the final date of the entire tour.[10]

A live album entitled A Touch of Evil: Live, which features songs recorded on the band's 2008 dates, was released in July 2009.[11] The group were subsequently awarded a 2010 Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance for their live rendition of "Dissident Aggressor", which originally appeared on Sin After Sin.

The group's performance at the Hard Rock Arena in Hollywood, Florida, U.S. was recorded and issued on DVD as part of the 30th anniversary reissue of British Steel, released in May 2010. A limited edition was also available which included a CD of the performance, as well as a DVD.

Setlist[edit]

  • i^ Omitted on "Metal Masters Tour" dates.
  • ii^ Performed in Madrid, Paris and Amsterdam only.
  • iii^ Songs options which were rotated between shows; omitted on some dates.

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
Europe, Leg #1
3 June 2008 Helsinki Finland Helsinki Ice Hall
5 June 2008 Sölvesborg Sweden Sweden Rock Festival
7 June 2008 Trondheim Norway Trondheim Rock Festival
8 June 2008 Bergen Bergenshallen
11 June 2008 Esch-sur-Alzette Luxembourg Rockhal
13 June 2008 Donington Park United Kingdom Download Festival
15 June 2008 Nickelsdorf Austria Nova Rock Festival
16 June 2008 Bratislava Slovakia Incheba Hall
17 June 2008 Ostrava Czech Republic ČEZ Aréna
18 June 2008 Chorzów Poland Silesian Stadium
20 June 2008 Bilbao Spain Kobetasonik Festival
22 June 2008 Zwolle Netherlands Ijsselhal
23 June 2008 Düsseldorf Germany Philipshalle
24 June 2008 Munich Zenith
25 June 2008 Huttwil Switzerland National Sportcentrum
27 June 2008 Dessel Belgium Graspop Metal Meeting Festival
28 June 2008 Stuttgart Germany Bang Your Head Festival
29 June 2008 Bologna Italy Gods of Metal Festival
3 July 2008 Liberec Czech Republic Tipsport Arena
5 July 2008 Roskilde Denmark Roskilde Festival
9 July 2008 Athens Greece Rockwave Festival
11 July 2008 Bucharest Romania BestFest
13 July 2008 Istanbul Turkey Turkcell Kuruçeşme Arena
North America, Leg #1
22 July 2008 Seattle, Washington United States WaMu Theater
23 July 2008 Victoria Canada Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre
24 July 2008 Vancouver General Motors Place
26 July 2008 Calgary Monsters of Rock Festival
27 July 2008 Edmonton Shaw Conference Centre
29 July 2008 Saskatoon Credit Union Centre
30 July 2008 Winnipeg MTS Centre
1 August 2008 Kansas City United States City Market
2 August 2008 Saint Paul Myth
6 August 2008 [1] Camden Susquehanna Bank Center
7 August 2008 [1] Bristow Nissan Pavilion
9 August 2008 [1] Holmdel PNC Bank Arts Center
10 August 2008 [1] Wantagh Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
12 August 2008 Montreal Canada Bell Centre
13 August 2008 [1] Toronto Molson Amphitheatre
15 August 2008 [1] Uncasville United States Mohegan Sun Arena
16 August 2008 [1] Burgettstown Post-Gazette Pavilion
18 August 2008 [1] Clarkston DTE Energy Music Theater
19 August 2008 [1] Tinley Park First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
21 August 2008 [1] Oklahoma City Zoo Amphitheater
22 August 2008 [1] Dallas SuperPages.com Center
23 August 2008 [1] The Woodlands Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
24 August 2008 [1] Selma Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
26 August 2008 El Paso El Paso County Coliseum
27 August 2008 [1] Albuquerque Journal Pavilion
28 August 2008 [1] Phoenix Cricket Wireless Pavilion
30 August 2008 [1] San Bernardino Glen Helen Pavilion
31 August 2008 [1] Mountain View Shoreline Amphitheatre
1 September 2008 Las Vegas Pearl Concert Theater
Australia
10 September 2008 Brisbane Australia Brisbane Entertainment Centre
12 September 2008 Sydney Acer Arena
13 September 2008 Melbourne Vodafone Arena
14 September 2008 Adelaide Adelaide Entertainment Centre
16 September 2008 Perth Challenge Stadium
Asia, Leg #1
21 September 2008 Seoul South Korea Olympic Gymnastics Arena
24 September 2008 Nagoya Japan Shi Kokaido Hall
25 September 2008 Osaka Festival Hall
26 September 2008
28 September 2008 Yokohama Pacifico Yokohama
29 September 2008 Tokyo Nippon Budokan
North America
27 October 2008 Monterrey Mexico Monterrey Arena
29 October 2008 Guadalajara Arena VFG
30 October 2008 Puebla Arena
31 October 2008 Mexico City Palacio de los Deportes
South America
3 November 2008 Bogotá Colombia Centro de Eventos Bima
6 November 2008 Santiago Chile Arena
8 November 2008 Buenos Aires Argentina Luna Park
9 November 2008
12 November 2008 Porto Alegre Brazil Teatro do Bourbon Country
14 November 2008 Rio de Janeiro Citibank Hall
15 November 2008 São Paulo Credicard Hall
16 November 2008
Europe, Leg #2 ("Priest Feast" Tour)
10 February 2009 Dublin Ireland The O2
11 February 2009 Belfast United Kingdom Odyssey Arena
13 February 2009 Sheffield Sheffield Arena
14 February 2009 Birmingham LG Arena
16 February 2009 Glasgow SECC
17 February 2009 Manchester Manchester Apollo
20 February 2009 Cardiff Cardiff International Arena
21 February 2009 London Wembley Arena
24 February 2009 Dortmund Germany Westfalenhalle
25 February 2009 Bamberg Jako Arena
26 February 2009 Berlin Max-Schmeling-Halle
28 February 2009 Stockholm Sweden Ericsson Globe
1 March 2009 Gothenburg Scandinavium
3 March 2009 Horsens Denmark Forum
4 March 2009 Malmö Sweden Malmö Arena
6 March 2009 Hamburg Germany Alsterdorfer Sporthalle
7 March 2009 Offenbach Stadthalle
8 March 2009 Stuttgart Porsche Arena
10 March 2009 Milan Italy PalaSharp
11 March 2009 Fribourg Switzerland Forum
13 March 2009 San Sebastián Spain Velodrome Anoeta
14 March 2009 Zaragoza Arena
15 March 2009 Madrid La Cubierta
17 March 2009 Lisbon Portugal Pavilhão Atlântico
19 March 2009 Barcelona Spain Palau Municipal d'Esports de Badalona
21 March 2009 Paris France Le Zénith
22 March 2009 Brussels Belgium Forest National
23 March 2009 Amsterdam Netherlands Heineken Music Hall
North America, Leg #2 ("British Steel" 30th Anniversary Tour)
29 June 2009 Indianapolis United States Murat Center
1 July 2009 Saint Charles Family Arena
2 July 2009 Milwaukee Summerfest
3 July 2009 Saint Paul Taste of Minnesota Festival
5 July 2009 Wallingford Chevrolet Theatre
7 July 2009 Masnfield Comcast Center
8 July 2009 Canandaigua CMAC
9 July 2009 Toronto Canada Molson Amphitheatre
11 July 2009 Holmdel United States PNC Bank Arts Center
12 July 2009 Wantagh Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
14 July 2009 Cleveland Time Warner Cable Amphitheater
15 July 2009 Clarkston DTE Energy Music Theater
17 July 2009 Walker Moondance Jam Festival
18 July 2009 Cadott Rock Fest
19 July 2009 Chicago Charter One Pavilion
21 July 2009 Cincinnati PNC Pavilion
22 July 2009 Nashville Nashville Municipal Auditorium
24 July 2009 Houston Verizon Wireless Theater
25 July 2009 San Antonio AT&T Center
26 July 2009 Corpus Christi Concrete Street Pavilion
29 July 2009 Paso Robles California Mid-State Fair
31 July 2009 Concord Sleep Train Pavilion
1 August 2009 Wheatland Sleep Train Amphitheatre
2 August 2009 Universal City Gibson Amphitheatre
4 August 2009 San Diego SDSU Open Air Theater
5 August 2009 Costa Mesa Pacific Amphitheatre
7 August 2009 Phoenix Dodge Theater
8 August 2009 Paradise Thomas and Mack Center
10 August 2009 Albuquerque Sandia Casino
11 August 2009 Morrison Red Rocks Amphitheatre
13 August 2009 Grand Prairie Nokia Theatre at Grand Prairie
15 August 2009 St. Augustine St. Augustine Amphitheatre
16 August 2009 Tampa St. Pete Times Forum
17 August 2009 Hollywood Hard Rock Arena
19 August 2009 Estero Germain Arena
20 August 2009 Alpharetta Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
22 August 2009 Columbia Merriweather Post Pavilion
23 August 2009 Gilford Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion
Asia, Leg #2
14 October 2009 Kobe Japan Kokusai Kaikan
15 October 2009 Nagoya Aichi Geijyutsu Gekijyo
17 October 2009 Chiba City Loud Park Festival
Cancelled dates
1 July 2008 Belgrade, Serbia Stadion Tašmajdan Performance cancelled due to illness.
2 July 2008 Zagreb, Croatia Dom Sportova Concert cancelled due to illness.
9 September 2008 Auckland, New Zealand Vector Arena Date cancelled due to "logistical and freight issues".[12]
18 February 2009 Nottingham, United Kingdom Trent FM Arena Date cancelled due to "unforeseen circumstances".[13]

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