Judas Priest have cancelled their show in Colorado Springs tonight (Wednesday 5th June) as frontman Rob Halford is battling bronchitis.
The concert at the 8,000 capacity Broadmoor World Arena was the latest date on Judas Priest’s sprawling North American Firepower tour with Uriah Heep, however the band explained they have cancelled on doctor’s orders.
In a statement, Priest wrote: “We are very sorry to say that Rob Halford has been fighting bronchitis for over a week and now doctors have told him he needs full rest so his voice can recover - therefore tomorrow’s Judas Priest concert at Broadmoor World Arena, Colorado Springs has unfortunately been cancelled.
“We did not want to cancel this show but Rob's health must come first - we are so sorry to disappoint our fans but THE PRIEST WILL BE BACK to Colorado Springs at a later date - until then refunds for all tickets will be available at point of purchase.”
The next scheduled date on the North American tour is in Saskatoon, Canada this coming Saturday (8th June). The extensive two-month trek is due to wrap up at The Joint in Las Vegas on Saturday 29th June.
Last week, Rob Halford hit the headlines when he kicked a mobile phone at out of a fan’s hands at Illinois’s Rosemont Theatre.
Confirming the phone’s light had been interfering with his performance, Halford told Loudwire: “The facts are we love our fans and you can film us all you like and watch our show on your phone rather than in the flesh.
“However, if you physically interfere with The Metal God's performance you now know what will happen.”
They play the following shows together:
Nottingham Motorpoint Arena – Fri 31st
Dublin 3Arena – Sun 2nd
Manchester Arena – Wed 5th
Newcastle Utilita Arena – Fri 7th
London The O2 – Mon 10th
Glasgow SSE Hydro – Wed 12th
Birmingham Resorts World Arena – Fri 14th
Everyone at Planet Rock wishes Rob a speedy recovery.