Rob Halford, frontman for legendary metal band Judas Priest, has moved up the release date for his upcoming autobiography, Confess. In posts made to both the Judas Priest and Rob Halford social media pages Wednesday (27), Halford announced that the book will now be released on September 29 by Headline Publishing Group/Hachette Book Group.
“Known as “The Metal God” by his devoted, global fan base, Rob Halford has always subverted the norm, and Confess will offer readers a compelling and honest look at the struggles he has faced with addiction and his sexuality as well as exploring his music and his many brushes with controversy,” reads the book’s description on Amazon.
“There have been few vocalists in the history of heavy metal whose singing style has been as influential and instantly recognizable as Halford’s. Confess, published to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Judas Priest — and described by Halford himself as “exciting, fun, disturbing, and terrifying” — will celebrate five decades of the guts and glory of rock-n-roll.”
The book was co-written with Ian Gittins, who also worked with Nikki Sixx on ‘The Heroin Diaries.’
Confess was originally slated for release on October 20. Said Halford when the book was initially announced, “Confess is a unique once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for me to expose every facet of myself. Digging deep with nothing to hide and nothing to fear was in many ways exciting, fun, disturbing, terrifying and cathartic. I’ve held nothing back. It’s time for me to confess…”
Judas Priest recently rescheduled their spring/summer “50 Heavy Metal Years” European tour, which will now take place from May 28, 2021 in Helsinki, Finland through August 11 at Bloodstock Open Air in Burton Upon Trent, UK. The fall US leg of the tour is still slated to go on as planned beginning September 9, 2020 in Oxon Hill, MD and wrapping up October 17 in Las Vegas, NV. Following those dates, Judas Priest will head to Europe to open Ozzy Osbourne’s rescheduled ‘No More Tours 2’ farewell tour that will take them from October 23 in Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK through December 7 in Helsinki, Finland. All tour dates can be found on the band’s website.
Confess comes in hardcover, audiobook and digital formats. It is available for pre-order through Amazon now.