photos by Tim Griffin

Fun Fun Fun Fest 9 - Day 1 - 11/7/2014

Judas Priest brought 40 years of metal to their hour and a half set that had zero dull moments. Priest gave classic after classic and even when they worked in stuff from their new album they ripped as hard as the old favorites. Rob Halford is still the amazing frontman you'd want him to be, and really the whole band was on fire -- even the new guy Richie Faulkner they have on guitar. I'm usually iffy when the young, recently-added member of a legendary band tries to show off at all, but that dude shreds.

We wrote the above about Judas Priest's set at Fun Fun Fun Fest over the weekend and now we've got a set of pictures from their set in this post. More pics from the fest are still on the way.

Priest have been on tour with Steel Panther, who opened their NYC and NJ shows and played a FFF Nites show down in Austin while Priest was there for the fest. Like Satanicide, Steel Panther do the comedy hair metal thing and the crowd seemed to be loving it at the Barclays Center show. Their stuff probably goes over even better in a small venue, and you'll get to see them play one in NYC on their headlining tour which hits Gramercy Theatre on December 29. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

All Steel Panther dates are listed, with more Judas Priest pics, below...

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Fun Fun Fun Fest 9 - Day 1 - 11/7/2014

Fun Fun Fun Fest 9 - Day 1 - 11/7/2014

Fun Fun Fun Fest 9 - Day 1 - 11/7/2014

Fun Fun Fun Fest 9 - Day 1 - 11/7/2014

Fun Fun Fun Fest 9 - Day 1 - 11/7/2014

Fun Fun Fun Fest 9 - Day 1 - 11/7/2014

Fun Fun Fun Fest 9 - Day 1 - 11/7/2014

Fun Fun Fun Fest 9 - Day 1 - 11/7/2014

Fun Fun Fun Fest 9 - Day 1 - 11/7/2014

Fun Fun Fun Fest 9 - Day 1 - 11/7/2014

Fun Fun Fun Fest 9 - Day 1 - 11/7/2014

Fun Fun Fun Fest 9 - Day 1 - 11/7/2014

Fun Fun Fun Fest 9 - Day 1 - 11/7/2014

Fun Fun Fun Fest 9 - Day 1 - 11/7/2014

Fun Fun Fun Fest 9 - Day 1 - 11/7/2014

Fun Fun Fun Fest 9 - Day 1 - 11/7/2014

Fun Fun Fun Fest 9 - Day 1 - 11/7/2014

Steel Panther -- 2014/2015 Tour Dates
Nov 12 2014 Phoenix, AZ Jobing Arena*
Nov 13 2014 Highland, CA San Manuel Casino*
Nov 14 2014 Las Vegas, NV The Pearl*
Nov 16 2014 San Jose, CA City National Civic
Nov 17 2014 Reno, NV Knitting Factory Concert House*
Nov 18 2014 Salt Lake City, UT Maverik Center*
Nov 19 2014 Broomfield, CO 1stBANK Center*
Nov 21 2014 Boise, ID CenturyLink Arena*
Nov 22 2014 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome*
Dec 03 2014 Tokyo, Japan O-East
Dec 04 2014 Tokyo, Japan Akaso
Dec 10 2014 Charlotte, N.C. The Fillmore
Dec 12 2014 Cincinnati, OH Bogart's
Dec 13 2014 Cleveland, OH Hard Rock
Dec 14 2014 Royal Oak, MI Royal Oak Music Theatre
Dec 16 2014 Chicago, IL House of Blues
Dec 17 2014 Nashville, TN Marathon Music Works
Dec 19 2014 St. Paul, MN Myth
Dec 20 2014 Des Moines, IA 7 Flags Event Center
Dec 21 2014 Madison, WI Orpheum Theatre
Dec 29 2014 New York, NY Gramercy Theatre
Dec 30 2014 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts
Dec 31 2014 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore Silver Spring
Jan 15 2015 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
Jan 16 2015 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
Feb 11 2015 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues Sunset Strip
Feb 18 2015 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues Sunset Strip
Feb 25 2015 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues Sunset Strip
Mar 06 2015 Manchester, UK O2 Apollo
Mar 07 2015 Manchester, UK O2 Apollo
Mar 09 2015 Glasgow, UK O2 Academy
Mar 10 2015 Newcastle, UK O2 Academy Newcastle
Mar 12 2015 Wolverhampton, Civic Hall
Mar 13 2015 Leicester, UK O2 Academy Leicester
Mar 14 2015 London, UK The SSE Arena (Standing)
Mar 14 2015 London, UK The SSE Arena (Seated)
Mar 16 2015 Paris, France Olympia
Mar 17 2015 Holland, Amsterdam Heineken Music Hall
Mar 19 2015 Hamburg, Germany Docks
Mar 20 2015 Copenhagen, Denmark Vega
Mar 21 2015 Oslo, Norway Sentrum Scene
Mar 22 2015 Gothenburg, Sweden Tradgarn
Mar 24 2015 Berlin, Germany Columbiahalle
Mar 25 2015 Cologne, Germany E-Werk
Mar 26 2015 Wiesbaden, Germany Schlachthof
Mar 28 2015 Munich, Germany Zenith
Mar 29 2015 Vienna, Austria Gasometer
Mar 31 2015 Milan, Italy Alcatraz
Apr 01 2015 Zurich, Switzerland Komplex
Apr 02 2015 Brussels, Belgium Ancienne Belgique
Apr 03 2015 Luxembourg, Luxembourg Den Atelier

* - supporting Judas Priest