Rob Halford, legendary frontman for metal gods Judas Priest, revealed recently to Billboard.com that the band is still planning on performing their 2008 rock opera Nostradamus onstage in its entirety sometime this year. Find out more about this landmark event in Priest history after the jump!
In the article, Halford explains the challenges the band faces in bringing this epic undertaking to the stage: "Are you just gonna stand there and play?" he mused. "Are you going to have screens? Extras? Are you going to have a stage set? What are you gonna do? Those are all things we have yet to hammer down, but we're ready to bring something very special and unique and different to the performance. It's going to be quite an exciting achievement for the band… we've never done anything like that before."
When asked for a target date, Halford suggested fall or winter, but wouldn’t pin it down exactly. “We've got September, October lodged in our heads," he said. "But what's the rush? It'll be ready when it's ready."
Halford also revealed that the band will be touring North America this summer to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the release of British Steel, the historic platinum-selling release revered by two-plus generations of metalheads for tracks like “Breaking the Law” and “Living After Midnight.”