This is Judas Priest on 11-27-11 at the LJVM Winston Salem, NC. Thin Lizzy and Black Label Society opened the show with DJ Lady Starlight between sets.
I’ve seen Judas Priest nine times over four different decades. Plus a few incarnations of Halford or Fight. And yes, it’s true, I’ve walked through camera shots in one of the most important documentary films ever made (heavymetalparkinglot.com). So when I say this was one of the best Judas Priest concerts I’ve seen I have my reasons.
Halford’s presence on stage goes from screaming madness in a song like Painkiller to calm grandpa delivering between song monologs about the old days, the history of Priest and just being thankful for the fans endurance. A man grateful for the career he has had.
SHOW / STAGE
Lasers. Fire. Metal. This was easily the most excessive use of lazers I’ve seen at any concert and definitely the most fire I’ve witnessed at a Judas Priest show. The screensaver back screen could of been more interesting. Stage basically consisted of lot of chains, lights and disco balls.
For the band and the fans there was always a fine line between the “hits” and the songs everyone wanted to hear live. Here it was. A set list you could put together an Epitaph with that was appropriate and true.
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 (Fleetwood Mac cover) / Breaking the Law (No vocals) / Drum Solo / Painkiller / The Hellion / Electric Eye / Hell Bent for Leather / You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’ / Living After Midnight
HALFORD — the band fronted by JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford — took part in a rare television performance Wednesday, December 8 on WGN-TV — the CW-affiliated television station in Chicago, Illinois.
When asked about the announcement that JUDAS PRIEST was embarking on its final tour beginning next year, Halford replied, “Well, they do say that all good things come to an end and that’s probably the case in this case. But I’m delighted that, of course, the HALFORD band is gonna be storming forward in the metal future, and that’s gotta be good news.” He added, “I’ve been doing this now for close to 40 years and it’s a real thrill to think that I’m part of the roots of it all. Not just myself — many, many other people have been responsible for putting the whole heavy metal scene onto the map. It’s as strong now as it’s ever been.”
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HALFORD, led by JUDAS PRIEST frontman ROB HALFORD, have premiered their new video for the song Like There’s No Tomorrow.
Like There’s No Tomorrow off Halford IV – Made Of Metal is out now on Metal God Records.
Produced by Roy Z. Made Of Metal showcases a bulk of material penned exclusively by Rob Halford. Made Of Metal features 14 new Halford studio tracks including ‘The Mower‘, ‘Made Of Metal‘, ‘Fire And Ice‘, ‘Till The Day I Die‘, ‘Undisputed‘, ‘Heartless‘ and ‘Thunder And Lightning‘.
“It has been a long wait for the global Halford fan-base, and of course I’m very pleased to return with Halford IV – Made Of Metal this September 2010“, comments Rob Halford.
“It is probably the most personal release of my solo career; in terms of my writing and performances. Halford IV – Made Of Metal hits hard on many musical and emotional levels. I’m certain it will be recognized as one of the band’s best releases, and I’m looking forward to performing the new tracks this year, and re-connecting the Halford band with its legions of Metal fans.”
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HALFORD‘s new NASCAR-themed, animated-music video, “Made Of Metal“, created by London-based animator Dean Wright, can be viewed below.
HALFORD, the band fronted by JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford, will release its new album, “Halford IV – Made Of Metal“, on September 27 (Europe), September 28 (North America) and October 13 (Japan).
Produced by Roy Z. and recorded during 2009 and 2010, “Made Of Metal” features 14 new songs penned exclusively by Rob Halford.
Commented Halford: “It has been a long wait for the global HALFORD fan base, and of course I’m very pleased to return with ‘Halford IV – Made Of Metal’ this September. It is probably the most personal release of my solo career in terms of my writing and performances.
“‘Halford IV – Made Of Metal’ hits hard on many musical and emotional levels. I’m certain it will be recognized as one of the band’s best releases, and I’m looking forward to performing the new tracks this year and reconnecting the HALFORD band with its legions of metal fans.”
“Halford IV – Made Of Metal” track listing:
02. Fire and Ice
03. Made Of Metal
04. Speed Of Sound
05. Like There¹s No Tomorrow
06. Till The Day I Day
07. We Own The Night
09. Hell Razor
10. Thunder and Lightning
11. Twenty-Five Years
13. I Know We Stand A Chance
14. The Mower
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OZZY OSBOURNE will return to North America for a month-long arena tour launching November 12 in Victoria, B.C. and concluding December 12 in Minneapolis. These shows — in support of his album “Scream” (Epic Records) and latest single, “Life Won’t Wait” — are part the of the rock legend’s in-progress 18-month world tour on which he’s earning some of the best live reviews of his career (including raves for new guitarist, Gus G.). HALFORD, featuring legendary JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford, will perform on all dates. The first leg of arena dates will mark Ozzy‘s first headlining North American tour since 2007′s trek for his “Black Rain” album. Tickets for the Live Nation-produced tour go on sale beginning Friday, September 17.
A limited number of VIP tickets are available for each show on the North American tour through two unique meet-and-greet packages. VIP packages go on sale Monday, September 13 at 10:00 a.m. (local venue time) and are limited to four per show date for the met-and-greet package and eight per show date for the party package. Descriptions of the two VIP packages are as follows:
* The “Ozzy Osbourne Meet-And-Greet Package” is limited to 30 tickets per show and amenities include: premium seating within the first three rows of the stage, meet-and-greet and personal photograph with Ozzy, VIP access to the exclusive pre-concert party hosted by MC Big Dave and a variety of Ozzy tour- related items.
* The “Ozzy Osbourne Possessed Party Package” — available to the first 200 buyers —-includes a ticket located within the first 10 rows of the stage, VIP access to the exclusive pre-concert party hosted by MC Big Dave and a variety of Ozzy tour-related items.
The preliminary tour dates are as follows (with more dates to be announced):
Nov. 12 – Victoria, BC – Save On Foods Memorial Centre
Nov. 14 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
Nov. 16 – Calgary, AB – Pengrowth Saddledome
Nov. 18 – Edmonton, MB – Rexall Place
Nov. 20 – Winnipeg, MB – MTS Centre
Nov. 23 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
Nov. 25 – Ottawa, ON – Scotiabank Place
Nov. 27 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
Dec. 01 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden Arena
Dec. 03 – E. Rutherford, NJ – Izod Center
Dec. 05 – Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena
Dec. 12 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
Metal God Records and Rob Halford are pleased to announce an intimate Halford concert performance Saturday, July 17th at The Regency Ballroom in San Francisco, California!
Join the Halford band members as they prepare to embark upon their first concert tour in more than seven (7) years performing soon-to-be released tracks and rare tracks from The Metal God’s Halford, Fight and Judas Priest repertoire.
‘It’s 2010 and I am excited to say the Halford band are heading back to the Bay area this July (17th), comments Rob Halford. We are preparing the Halford set lists, crew, etc., for this year’s Montreal Heavy Metal Festival, Ozzfest and many soon-to-be-announced dates. The Regency Ballroom will be a great venue to enjoy the band work, up-close. Get ready my Bay-area Metal Maniacs I’m bringing a night of blistering Heavy Metal to town.’
Halford’s new CDs and DVD will arrive in time for this year’s concert tour.
Halford Live In Anaheim a 23-song, 2-CD performance debuts June 22nd
Halford Crucible Remixed and Remastered a 16-song 2002 studio release complete with new mixes and four (4) bonus tracks releases July 13th, plus
Halford Live In Anaheim a 23-song, 5.1 DVD debuts new Halford members Roy Z (Guitars) and Mike Davis (Bass) to The Metal God’s solo band – August 2010.