When Judas Priest brings its farewell tour to the U.S. and Canada this fall, the band will have a few musical friends in tow.  Thin Lizzy and Black Label Society are Priest's support during the North American leg of its "Epitaph" trek.  The announcement was made at a press conference in Hollywood, California on Tuesday.  The North American leg of "Epitaph" begins at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas on October 12th.  Other big cities on the itinerary include Houston, Texas; Phoenix, Arizona; and Las Vegas.  Meanwhile, the worldwide tour launches across the pond in less than two weeks.  As previously announced, Judas Priest kicks off its live shows with a concert in Tilburg, Holland on Tuesday, June 7th.  

In the leadup to "Epitaph," frontman Rob Halford has explained that he and his band mates want to go out on a high note, performing their material with energy in concert.  The English born singer will turn 60 this August.

Here is the list of tour dates for "Epitaph's" North American leg:

Oct. 12 - San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center
Oct. 14 - Corpus Christi, TX - Concrete Street Ampitheater
Oct. 15 - Houston, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Oct. 16 - Allen, TX - Allen Event Center
Oct. 18 - Tucson, AZ - Ava Ampitheater
Oct. 19 - San Diego, CA - Cricket Wireless Ampitheater
Oct. 21 - Phoenix, AZ - AZ State Fair
Oct. 22 - San Bernardino, CA - San Manuel Ampitheater
Oct. 23 - Las Vegas, NV - Hard Rock
Oct. 25 - Los Angeles, CA - Gibson Ampitheater
Oct. 26 - Oakland, CA - Oracle Arena
Oct. 29 - Seattle, WA - WaMu Theater
Oct. 30 - Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena
Nov. 1 - Edmonton, AB - Shaw Conference Center
Nov. 2 - Calgary, AB - Scotiabank Saddledome
Nov. 4 - Salt Lake City, UT - Maverik Center
Nov. 5 - Denver, CO - 1st Bank Center
Nov. 12 - Chicago, IL - The Venue At Horeshoe Casino
Nov. 13 - Detroit, MI - Joe Louis Arena
Nov. 18 - East Rutherford, NJ - Izod Center