Posted in metal | music | pictures on November 21, 2011

photos by Kurt Christensen

Judas Priest @ Izod Center
Judas Priest

"Pop "retirements" prove to be about as reliable as political promises.

Witness the "just kidding, folks" resurrections of briefly absent stars Barbra Streisand, David Bowie and Cher.

So fans might be forgiven for rolling their eyes over Judas Priest's announcement some months back that their current road show... would be their "final" one.

"I wish we had a better word than final," says Priest singer Rob Halford. "It's not the end of the band but it is a farewell to these gigantic world tours."

In fact, Halford says they'll be back in the States for limited runs, and will record again. And so, it seems, they'll do nearly everything they ever did, just somewhat less of it.

"We've been reflecting on what's left to do and how best to do it," the singer says. "We're all cognizant of the fact that, while metal forges on, the one thing you can't hold back is the physical."-[NY Daily News]

Judas Priest played their not-final NYC area show as part of the Epitaph tour on Friday, 11/18 at Izod Center in NJ with Black Label Society, Thin Lizzy and DJ Lady Starlight. Here are some pictures from that show.

Officially retired or not, Priest was sans founding guitarist K. K. Downing (who has retired, officially and was replaced by Richie Faulkner), so unfortunately the last chance to catch KK/Tipton/Halford/Hill passed with their last tour.

More pictures of Priest, Thin Lizzy and Lady Starlight (none of BLS), with Judas Priest's Izod Center setlist, below...

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JUDAS PRIEST 11/18/11 at Izod Center setlist (via)
Battle Hymn
Rapid Fire
Metal Gods
Heading Out to the Highway
Judas Rising
Starbreaker
Victim of Changes
Never Satisfied
Diamonds & Rust
(Joan Baez cover)
Dawn Of Creation
Prophecy
Night Crawler
Turbo Lover
Beyond the Realms of Death
The Sentinel
Blood Red Skies
The Green Manalishi (With the Two Pronged Crown)(Fleetwood Mac cover)
Breaking the Law
Painkiller
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The Hellion
Electric Eye
Hell Bent for Leather
You've Got Another Thing Comin'
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Living After Midnight

JUDAS PRIEST - 2011 TOUR DATES
22 November Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON
23 November Colisee Pepsi Arena, Quebec City, QC
24 November Bell Centre, Montreal, QC
26 November Sovereign Center Arena, Reading, PA
27 November Lawrence Joel Veteran's Memorial Coliseum, Winston-Salem, NC
30 November 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre, Tampa
1 December Klipsch Amphitheatre at Bayfront Park, Miami, FL
3 December Hard Rock Biloxi Hotel & Casino, Biloxi
4th February Olympic Hall, Seoul, Korea
7th February Sunpalace/ Fukuoka, Japan
9th February Pacifico/Yokohama, Japan
11th February Kokusai Hall/Kobe, Japan
13th February Alsok Hall/Hiroshima, Japan
14th February Prefectural Arts Theater /Aichi, Japan
17th February Budokan/Tokyo, Japan
20th February Fort Canning Park, Singapore

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Comments (25)

Priest!! they're SOOO GOOOD>>> STILLLL

I PROMISE


really


really I promise


really

Posted by Anonymous | November 21, 2011 12:47 PM

More like hellbent for cock

Posted by Anonymous | November 21, 2011 12:53 PM

gay metal

Posted by Anonymous | November 21, 2011 12:59 PM

^ So much for maturity.


Homosexual or not, Halford and Priest will always rock. Wish I could've made the show.

Posted by Anonymous | November 21, 2011 12:59 PM

Thin Lizzy died with Phil Lynott. It's a joke that that band even bothers to continue to this day. I could see if they had an AC/DC-style resurrection with a popular new vocalist, but they didnt. Fuck 'em.

Posted by Anonymous | November 21, 2011 1:32 PM

how cringe worthy was Halford's voice?

I have sworn off going to see them because it is just embarrassing now.

Posted by Anonymous | November 21, 2011 1:45 PM

HOLY SHIT...Thats "zebra man" from Heavy metal parking lot !!!!!!!

Posted by Blag the destroyer | November 21, 2011 1:54 PM

30 November 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre, Tampa

wow. that's just too much.

Posted by Anonymous | November 21, 2011 1:59 PM

Rob Halford has an sphincter like a Skippy jar

Posted by Anonymous | November 21, 2011 2:13 PM

this is what you call "cock rock" zing!

Posted by Anonymous | November 21, 2011 2:24 PM

not Thin Lizzy.

Posted by Anonymous | November 21, 2011 3:23 PM

Heavy Metal Parking Lot.

Posted by Anonymous | November 21, 2011 5:07 PM

Nice pictures, would be a great show to see live. Though Halford looks like he can barely move from the photos (80 years old) but maybe he's still mobile.

Posted by Steve | November 21, 2011 5:30 PM

lol.... faggot still making gay music

Posted by Anonymous | November 21, 2011 9:04 PM

did they do stonehenge?

Posted by Anonymous | November 21, 2011 10:23 PM

^Congrats 10:23, you have officially written the most unfunny joke ever posted on brooklynvegan. Welcome to a whole new league of stupidity... it was a hard road but you clearly earned it.

Posted by Anonymous | November 21, 2011 11:11 PM

That's not Lizzy.

Posted by Anonymous | November 22, 2011 2:38 AM

Yes they did play Stonehenge after Breaking the Law.

Posted by Anonymous | November 22, 2011 3:10 AM

I'm your Turbo Nigger

Posted by Anonymous | November 22, 2011 8:08 AM

11:11 also wrote comment at 9:04

Posted by Anonymous | November 22, 2011 10:35 AM

no KK Downing sucks

Posted by Anonymous | November 22, 2011 11:38 AM

I farted here.

Posted by wingwalker77 | November 22, 2011 11:46 AM

me and my brother both love the band that is judas priest.

Posted by jordon | August 11, 2013 4:22 PM

I've always wanted to see them live.

Posted by jordon | August 11, 2013 4:22 PM

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