|[kman1759] Thursday, November 24, 2011 8:39:44 AM|| |
|[guidogodoy] Monday, November 21, 2011 8:42:36 PM|| |
|While a fine review, it is also a misnomer that the stand-out number of the night was "Nostradamus."|
They played "Prophecy."
[Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by Mary Write Now! from Monday, November 21, 2011 12:48:28 PM)
|[Mary Write Now!] Monday, November 21, 2011 12:48:28 PM|| |
Mary A. Beegle
November 21, 2011
Epitaph: Rest in Priest
Johnstown, PA – 11.19.2011
Massive chains adorned steaming smokestacks. Colossal pyro singed the first four rows. Smoke cannons belched to the rafters. A thousand lasers dazzled our brains. And none of it was necessary once the first note of unbelievable volume reached our ears.
If they’ve lost a bit of agility, the initial number proved Judas Priest has lost no talent, skill, or edge in four decades. Rob Halford’s vocals rang crystal clear and strong; high notes carried to the furthest reach of the stadium seemingly without amplification. His ability to sustain would shame a distance runner’s wind. Glenn Tipton’s quiet confidence carried his skilled lead notes in waves over the floor. The refined candor in that smile we so easily recognize engaged every fan near the front.
While Ian Hill held post at the rear, his bass came through powerfully, as did percussion from Scott Travis. Richie Faulkner, new to the line-up this year, supplied athletic antics, riffs, and a huge grin. Obviously having the time of his life, he gave us the time of ours.
The chronology led us through 40 years of heavy metal, from its birth to present with JP there every step of the way. Sure, the most hard-core Priest fans know every song from every collection from every decade, but this history of album covers on the big screen and insightful commentary between songs brought all of us into the creative mindset.
Despite several bogus set lists circling the World Wide Web, the night included all the crowd-pleasers:
· A tongue-in-cheek, “Turbo Lover.”
· “Hell Bent for Leather” replete with obligatory chrome.
· Full fan lead vocals in “Breakin’ the Law” (but that’s okay because everyone from veterans to Biebers knew the lyrics).
· Raucous crowd response in “You Got Another Thing Comin’.”
· High energy “Livin’ After Midnight” as a closer.
Halford bestowed upon “Diamonds and Rust” a haunting ballad lead-in, and equally haunting credit to writer, Joan Baez.
But the stand-out number of the night could only be “Nostradamus.” From sound quality to cadence to glam reaper costuming, they nailed it, hands down.
Epitaph is defined as a phrase written in memory of someone passed. It’s a misnomer in this case – Judas Priest will never be past-tense.
|[Head banger] Sunday, November 13, 2011 8:52:36 AM|| |
|if it folows the way my show did.|
ticket says 6 pm start
thin lizzy went on at 601
BLS on at 710
priest on at 840 ish
[Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by johnnypelos from Sunday, November 13, 2011 8:35:51 AM)
|[johnnypelos] Sunday, November 13, 2011 8:35:51 AM|| |
Gonna see then tonite in Detroit at the Joe
Can someone tell me the schedule for tonites show
Just really don't want to see openers
What time does Priest go on ??
Edited at: Sunday, November 13, 2011 8:52:40 AM
|[Stratovarius217] Sunday, November 06, 2011 10:37:46 PM|| |
|Me tooooo! |
I saw them on Sunday in Vancouver
Judas Priest Kicked Ass!!!
Rob Halford sounded amazing!
I like the part when Scott jumped off Rob's motorcycle that was awesome
I wanna see them again I just can't get enough of Priest
|[Stratovarius217] Sunday, November 06, 2011 2:56:00 PM|| |
|I memerize Judas Priest Lyrics by writing them down on my hand |
Just thought I'd like to share that with ya!
|[mifdeath] Wednesday, November 02, 2011 12:16:19 AM|| |
| Just saw the Judas Priest concert in Vancouver on Sunday night.|
Just an awesome awesome thrilling memorable show that I am thrilled to have experienced.
Thanks so much to Judas Priest for rocking this hard for this long so I could!
|[schmidty] Sunday, October 23, 2011 2:08:23 AM|| |
I have to know if the U.S. tour will continue in 2012 after the leg in Japan?
Us fans in the state of Wisconsin sure hope you make it somewhere further north than Hammond Indiana some time before you end the Epitaph tour. I've seen the band in the city of Milwaukee, outdoors at the Alpine Valley Ski Resort (west of Milwaukee, also famous as the site where we lost Stevie Ray Vaughn) and I've caught the band a couple of times in Green Bay, Wisconsin as well. But I have to see the Epitaph tour.
By the way, I'm a 55 year old guitarist/vocalist that still covers some of my personal favorites like "Victim of Changes", "Beyond the Realms", & "Dreamer/Deceiver" in my band and at every appearance we make in my statewide area.
|[stevestar] Thursday, October 13, 2011 11:30:23 AM|| |
|JUDAS PRIEST KICKED SERIOUS ASS LAST NIGHT IN SAN ANTONIO TEXAS !!! ROB HALFORD ,IS THE ULTIMATE METAL MASTER ,RICHIE FAULKNER WAS AMAZING REALLY GREAT, IAN HILL HIS BACK BEAT BASS IS SUPURB ,SCOTT TRAVIS IS A DRUMMING MASTER ,GLEN TIPTON IS A GUITAR GOD !!! JUDAS PRIEST PREFORMANCE WAS THE BEST I HAVE SEEN THEY ROCKED THE AT&T CENTER LIKE NO BAND BEFORE OR AFTER !!! I WILL LOOK TO THE STARS TO BRING JUDAS PRIEST BACK AGAIN AND AGAIN TO SAN ANTONIO !! THANK YOU JUDAS PRIEST YOU MOVED AND TOUCHED ALL OF US LAST NIGHT I WILL ALLWAYS BE FOREVER GREATFUL|
|[CrazyHeavyDude] Tuesday, October 04, 2011 2:12:10 AM|| |
I've been a Priest fan since I was 9 years and was deeply fascinated by their music and style as I turned 11
I was raised up with heavy music in the background and it was my father who always played Judas Priest. I salute Priest playing their songs on youtube.
I have all their CDs DVDs (even rare) concert T-shirts and LPs and a pick from glenn.But unfortunately I have only seen one of their concerts and it was the farewell concerthere in Denmark to Copenhell.
I stood right up front along with the guys and we drew so much attention from the stageso it ended up glen and rob walked to the edge of the stage right in front of us (this was just after a song) pointed at us and said "you guys fucking rocks "
It was the wildest experience and I look forward to read about all your experiences with Priest
Hard rocking greetings from Denmark
|[stickigirlz] Tuesday, September 27, 2011 10:59:25 PM|| |
|AHYaaYeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeYa!! I made it!!! So Happy to be here!!! Love Judas Priest!!|
|[hellrider 31038] Friday, September 23, 2011 7:06:41 PM|| |
|[MetalHornet] Sunday, September 18, 2011 11:05:51 PM|| |
|I agree completely. I realize that huge world tours have to pick and choose their sites but... No shows within 1300 km of Winnipeg? Not even Minnesota?! For an idea of the scale we're talking about, put a circle with a 1300 km radius over the British Isles... How could the heart of the continent get left "out in the cold" like this? |
Meanwhile St. Louis and Chicago are only 475 km apart. There's one show in each and one (Springfield) in between.
Why not one show in the Grand Forks Alerus Center or the Fargo Dome? That would give fans in Manitoba, North Dakota and South Dakota and chance. I'm sure there would be many in the crowd from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Nebraska and Iowa too.
Priest has given me a lot through the years, and I'd love one more chance to 'pay my respects' as it were.
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|[johnnymegs] Thursday, September 15, 2011 12:19:30 PM|| |
|IZOD. just scored ticks for the NJ show November 18th. First time I'll be on the floor in ages.|
Very psyched. Hard to do any work today. tic tic tic.
|[metal12] Friday, September 02, 2011 10:45:27 AM|| |
|They've got to ~!!!!!!|
Buddo kan or any other venew has not had a chance to update this newest schedule yet !!!!!!
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|[abebe] Friday, September 02, 2011 7:02:56 AM|| |
Edited at: Friday, September 02, 2011 7:03:36 AM
|[abebe] Friday, September 02, 2011 5:57:00 AM|| |
|JAPAN TOUR DATE 2012|
I am wondering if they are really coming to Japan.
Tokyo date which has just announced
2012 - Japan: 16th february Budokan / Tokyo
is not for Judas Priest concert, said the Venue(Budokan)
Artist Other than Judas Priest is going to held the concert at Budokan.
Edited at: Friday, September 02, 2011 6:24:11 AM
|[RedCooper] Friday, September 02, 2011 12:53:36 AM|| |
To the Priest...
I'm sad and disappointed about the lack of US / Canada dates.
What about Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada - eh?!
No Minneapolis date either!? Com'on man!
Going to all corners of the planet...I don't think so...
I have to travel to Calgary 12+ hours from Winnipeg or Edmonton 15+ hours from Winnipeg in order to see you guys!?
Here is to wishful thinking that you may still come to Winnipeg. I saw you for your Nos and Angel tours. It would be awesome to see you one last time.
Hey we got our NHL hockey team back the Jets...go Jets go...
No disrespect intended, I'm just disgruntled.
See you on the road, RedCooper
|[smoked1842] Wednesday, August 31, 2011 12:49:20 PM|| |
|Hi to all Judas Priest Fans|
I have been a huge fan since stained class came out. I have seen one live show at the austin opera house
it was the loudest show I have ever been at since.
I have most of their music on CD's and listen to some almost every day and know how to play some too.
I am a musician, play a jackson guitar on a 1971 marshall super tremolo. I would love to open for them
some time, could happen maybe, lol
good to be a member, right on!!!