On Saturday june 11, Deaf Rat will join the iconic metal band Judas Priest for a show at the open air arena Dalhalla in Rättvik Sweden. Rehearsals for the upcoming shows began in april where the band got in the same room to play together for the first time in over 1,5 years

Deaf Rat confirmed to support Judas Priest in 2020

The British icons of Heavy Metal; Judas Priest where confirmed in late 2019 for a show at Dalhalla, an open air arena i Sweden, world famous for its spectacular view and atmosphere. The band was formed in Birmingham in 1969 and became pioneers in the scene of New Wave Of British Heavy Metal during the 80s. Today the band has sold over 50 million albums world wide. Judas Priest with lead singer Rob Halford is often referred to as the one band truly responsible for inventing metal fashion and style which now days is synonym to the genre.

Vocalist Frankie Rich stated in 2020
– To have been asked to support one of your childhood heroes is just absolutely amazing. I freaked out and started jumping on my bed when I got the call. We all have our musical roots in the old school metal and Hardrock scene, so to be given this task is a dream come true. The fact that the show is going to be held at one the world’s most breathtaking arenas doesn’t make things less attractive either.