Judas Priest posted a recent tweet to announce their rescheduled tour dates following Richie Faulkner‘s successful open-heart surgery.

On September 26 at the Louder Than Life Festival, Richie Faulkner suffered an acute cardiac aortic dissection while performing onstage. He was immediately rushed to the hospital and went through serious open-heart surgery.

After the successful operation, which lasted over 10 hours, Faulkner needed some time to rest. Due to that, Judas Priest was forced to postpone the rest of the tour to allow Richie to recover. As reported by Rob Halford, the guitarist started getting well soon after the surgery.

Recently, Richie Faulkner updated his fans about his current health status and said he now feels quite healthy. According to the guitarist’s statement, he is now able to move and walk much easier. Moreover, he said that he tries to keep playing guitar every day to prepare for their future shows.

In a recent tweet, Judas Priest excited the fans by announcing the rescheduled tour dates of their 50 Heavy Metal Years tour. The tweet shows that the tour will kick off on March 4 and conclude on April 13. Apparently, Richie Faulkner has recovered enough to get on the stage with the band again.

Judas Priest’s tweet read:

“Judas Priest are very pleased to announce their rescheduled US dates.”

You can check out the tweet below.