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Thank you to whoever let the cat out of the bag that South Africa LOVES great music and that international acts are very (and I do mean, very, very, very) welcome here. Big Concerts yesterday announced that Judas Priest will be coming to South Africa next year in March!

For the very first time ever this heavy metal bands will be ripping up the stage in Cape Town on 20th March 2019 at Grand Arena, GrandWest and 22nd March 2019 in Johannesburg at the Ticketpro Dome.

There are few that have managed to scale the heights that Judas Priest have during their 40-year career. Formed in the early ’70s in Birmingham, England, Priest were one of the first metal bands to exclusively wear leather and studs – a look that began during this era and would eventually be embraced by metal heads throughout the world.

Judas Priest went on to change the face of heavy metal. A 2010 Grammy Award win for ‘Best Metal Performance, a 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nomination, the current album ‘Firepower’ released in March 2018 has become the highest ­charting album of their career plus scorching their way round the world in sell out shows on the Firepower tour has cemented the presence and influence of Judas Priest at an all-time high!

Cape Town

Wednesday 20th March 2019
Grand West, Grand Arena
Ticket Price: From R 575

Johannesburg

Friday 22nd March 2019
Ticketpro Dome
Ticket Price: From R 520

Tickets go on sale Friday 28th September at 9am. Go to www.bigconcerts.com for all the information. Discovery Card holders get an exclusive 48-hour pre-sale from Wednesday 26th September 2018. Go to www.discovery.co.za for more information.

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