British heavy metal legends JUDAS PRIEST have issued the following update:

“To celebrate the 30th anniversary of our album ‘British Steel’, we are very pleased to announced we will be performing the whole album in its entirety during our U.S. 2009 summer tour, plus some other PRIEST classics!!!”

“British Steel”, the sixth album by JUDAS PRIEST, was released on April 14 1980. The LP was remastered in 2001 and reissued with two bonus tracks. The 2001 reissue bonus track “Red, White, and Blue” was written sometime during the earlier years of PRIEST’s career. It was recorded at Compass Point Studios in Nassau in July of 1985. The second bonus track, a live performance of “Grinder”, was recorded on May 5, 1984, in Los Angeles during the “Defenders of the Faith” tour.

“British Steel” original track listing:

01. Rapid Fire
02. Metal Gods
03. Breaking the Law
04. Grinder
05. United
06. You Don’t Have to Be Old to Be Wise
07. Living After Midnight
08. The Rage
09. Steeler

JUDAS PRIEST has announced the following U.S. dates:

Jul. 01 – The Family Arena – St. Charles, MO
Jul. 02 – Summerfest, Harley Davidson Stage – Milwaukee, WI
Jul. 03 – Taste Of Minnesota at Harriet Island – St. Paul, MN
Jul. 09 – Molson Amphitheatre – Toronto, ON
Jul. 11 – PNC Banks Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ
Jul. 12 – Nikon At Jones Beach Theater – Wantagh, NY
Jul. 17 – Moondance Jam 18 – Walker, MN
Jul. 18 – Rockfest/Chippewa Valley Music – Cadott, WI
Aug. 02 – Gibson Amphitheatre – Universal City, CA

Most of the above-listed shows will also include WHITESNAKE.