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Judas Priest at PNC Bank Arts Center (more here)
"The 59-year-old Judas Priest veteran blazed through several tracks [at MSG] before stopping to chat with the audience, thanking them very sincerely and introducing the cover songs that he subsequently launched into--these tracks included a Fleetwood Mac cover, a reinterpretation of Joan Baez's "Diamonds and Rust," and the Judas Priest track "Jawbreaker."" [WSOU blog]Rob Halford of Judas Priest played Madison Square Garden in NYC on December 1st and Izod Center on Dec 3rd with Ozzy Osbourne, and the pair have three more dates together on their current trek. Tonight, 12/7, the "Metal God" and the "Prince of Darkness" will be in Grand Rapids Michigan.
Meanwhile, the recently Grammy-nominated Judas Priest have announced that they are calling it quits. The announcement came with news of a European tour, but additional shows "hitting all the major cities throughout the world" are still to be announced for the tour they've dubbed "Epitaph 2011", so stay tuned for those.
Current show list, their full statement, some videos and Halford's MSG setlist, below...
After storming the world for nearly 40 years and taking their very special brand of heavy metal to all four corners of the planet, JUDAS PRIEST - one of the most influential heavy metal bands of all time, have announced this will be their final world tour!!---
However, the mighty PRIEST will certainly be going out strong as they rock the planet starting in 2011 on the massive EPITAPH tour - hitting all the major cities throughout the world they will be playing the songs that helped make the name JUDAS PRIEST synonymous with heavy metal!
With all guns blazing and amps cranked to eleven, the band will be giving all their fans one last chance to witness the ultimate metal experience that is JUDAS PRIEST!
JUDAS PRIEST will be starting their world tour in Europe - we have just confirmed the following festivals for 2011 -
9th June Sweden Rock Festival, Sweden
11th June Sauna Festival, Finland
17th June Copenhell Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark
19th June Hellfest, Nantes, France
22nd June Gods of Metal Festival, Milan, Italy
25th June Graspop Festival, Belgium
23rd July HIgh Voltage Festival, London, UK
5th August Wacken Festival, Germany
Stay tuned as we announce more dates - information will be forthcoming soon - so start getting prepared to rock one final time with the incomparable JUDAS PRIEST!!
Rob Halford - Locked and Loaded 12/3/10 Izod NJ Meadowlands 2010
Ozzy Osbourne - Fairies Wear Boots HD 12/3/10 Izod NJ Meadowlands 2010
Judas Priest - Another Thing Comin'
Judas Priest - Exciter Japanese TV 1978
Judas Priest - "Living After Midnight" Dec. 12 1982 at Mid South Coliseum, Memphis, TN. on the Screaming for Vengeance Tour
Judas Priest - Breaking The Law
Halford's MSG setlist
02. Made In Hell
03. Locked And Loaded
04. Made Of Metal
05. Nailed To The Gun (FIGHT cover)
06. Fire And Ice
07. Thunder And Lightning
08. The Green Manalishi (With The Two Pronged Crown) (FLEETWOOD MAC/JUDAS PRIEST cover)
09. Diamonds And Rust (JOAN BAEZ cover)
10. Jawbreaker (JUDAS PRIEST cover)
11. Like There's No Tomorrow