Judas Priest say they won't split after 'final' world tour

Metal legends working on new material

Judas Priest say they won't split after 'final' world tour
Judas Priest have said they have no plans to split up, despite preparing for their final world tour.

The band, who announced in December that their 2011 world tour would be their last, have said that they are in fact working on new material.

A post on their website, Judaspriest.com, reads: "The guys are working together on writing new material – all is going really well."

Guitarist Glenn Tipton confirmed in a separate post that preparations for the tour are running smoothly and that the jaunt would not mark the end of the band.

"To put everyone's mind at rest, this is by no means the end of the band," he wrote. "In fact, we are presently writing new material, but we do intend this to be the last major world tour."

Judas Priest's only confirmed UK show on their farewell tour is a headline slot at London's High Voltage festival on July 23.

To check the availability of High Voltage Festival tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.

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