Judas Priest are celebrating their 50th Anniversary and making a stop at Van Andel Arena and this Thursday is the ticket pre-sale.

Priest will appear at Van Andel September 21 with special guest Sabaton. There is a special pre-sale for the show at this link. The pre-sale passcode is JPWGRD.

Judas Priest are clebrating 5 decades of metal and will be touring the world.

Priest singer Rob Halford says there is the possibility that former members of the band may perform at certain shows. Halford said, "There should be no laws, regulations or restrictions, anything can happen with Priest.

Former Priest guitarist, K.K. Downing has been at odds with the band ever since his departure from the band so not sure he will be returning for a song or two during the Priest 50th Anniversary tour.  K.K. does have his own K.K. Drownings Priest that is touring that features former Priest members Tim "Ripper" Owens on vocals and Les Binks on Drums.

Priest are also working on a new album. Guitarist Glenn Tipton who was the longtime guitarist who has stopped touring with the band due to his Parkinson's disease, will continue to work on new music with the band and will still appear on the bands merchandise for the tour.

I'm looking forward to the Metal Gods to arrive in West Michigan in September.