Judas Priest have postponed their U.S. tour as guitarist Richie Faulkner battles an undisclosed “main medical coronary heart situation.”
“It’s with deep remorse that we have now to postpone the remainder of our US tour,” reads a message from the band, shared with UCR. “Richie Faulkner has main medical coronary heart situation points which have landed him within the hospital the place he’s being handled. Within the meantime, we’re all sending like to our falcon to want him a speedy restoration.”
A timetable for when the band could resume performing was not given. “As quickly as we have now any updates from his medical doctors on once we can reschedule the dates, we’ll after all announce them,” the band’s message famous, including that “tickets can be legitimate” for the make-up dates.
Judas Priest launched their 50 Heavy Metal Years tour on Aug. 15 with a efficiency on the Bloodstock Open Air competition in England. Since then, the band has introduced the trek stateside, taking part in 13 reveals previous to the postponement’s announcement. Their most up-to-date efficiency befell Sept. 26 on the Louder Than Life competition in Louisville, Ky.
The steel icons had initially meant to hit the street for his or her 50th-anniversary tour in 2020, however these plans had been postponed as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.
Faulkner joined the group in 2011, following the departure of band co-founder K.K. Downing. Faulkner has contributed to the band’s two most up-to-date studio albums: 2014’s Redeemer of Souls and 2018’s Firepower. Extra lately, Judas Priest introduced a large, career-spanning box set celebrating the band’s fiftieth anniversary.
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