Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Judas Priest start Epitaph Tour rehearsals

So, how long does it take for an established band to warm-up for a tour, anyway?

If you’re metal gods Judas Priest, it’s about 4 weeks.

Priest have announced that they started rehearsals this week for their Epitaph Tour, billed as the final world trek for the band.

In addition to rehearsals, the band have been focusing on the forthcoming tour – doing press, photos, sorting out stage sets, special effects, and stage clothes etc - and they say that everyone is looking forward to traveling round the world again with the Priest machine.

Priest officially welcomed new guitarist Richie Faulkner to the lineup last month following the surprise retirement announcement by K.K. Downing, who just wasn’t up for it after more than 40 years with the group.

The Epitaph world tour starts up June 7 in Tilburg, Holland.

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