Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Judas Priest: Farewell tour clarification

Judas Priest recently launched their Epitaph tour in Holland; the trek is being billed as the band’s farewell trek.

Farewell sounds final, but if you’ve been paying attention to what the band members have been saying over the past few months, farewell was never mentioned as the end.

Despite the efforts of the band to express their plans to work on new music and play smaller series of shows in the future, the Priest sense there’s enough confusion amongst fans over the term ‘farewell’ that they released a statement on it.

"We would like to clarify a situation that seems to be confusing a few people out there,” the Priest announced Tuesday.

"When we issued our press release to announce the farewell tour, we stated that it was the last major world tour for Judas Priest. Nothing has changed — we didn't say it was the end of the band or that we were going to retire or the band was going to break up... just that it would be the last major world tour we would be doing, which is still the case.”

"We have plans for a new album (which we have already announced in an earlier press release), plus possible future releases, and we would still consider doing the odd live show — if it is something special or for a great cause — but no more world tours."

This week, the Epitaph tour hits Norway, Denmark and France.

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Judas Priest – You’ve Got Another Thing Coming
013 - Tilburg, Holland - June 7, 2011

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