Tuesday, June 7, 2011

VIDEO: Judas Priest launch Epitaph tour

The wait for Judas Priest fans is over.

Following months of talk about the band’s farewell world tour, the surprise retirement of guitarist K.K. Downing just six weeks before its launch, and the addition of Richie Faulkner, the talk is over – the metal has begun.

Priest kicked off the Epitaph tour Tuesday in Tilburg, Holland, with a setlist heavy on hits and classics.

"It's not exactly the end of the band, it's just the fact that we won't really be doing any more world tours," guitarist Glenn Tipton told Rolling Stone recently. "It takes a big chunk out of your life. We've been doing it for 40 years now or close to it, and we all love that moment on stage, but it's difficult to be away from home and all the traveling involved. Now, if somebody came along and said, 'Would you do a small string of dates,' we wouldn’t automatically say no to that. But in general, this is probably the last chance you'll get to see Priest live."

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013 - Tilburg, Holland - June 7, 2011

01 - Rapid Fire
02 - Metal Gods
03 - Heading Out To The Highway
04 - Judas Rising
05 - Starbreaker
06 - Victim of Changes
07 - Never Satisfied
08 - Diamonds And Rust (Joan Baez cover)
09 - Prophecy
10 - Night Crawler
11 - Turbo Lover
12 - Beyond the Realms of Death
13 - The Sentinel
14 - Blood Red Skies
15 - The Green Manalishi (With the Two-Pronged Crown)
(Fleetwood Mac cover)
16 - Breaking the Law
17 - Painkiller


18 - The Hellion
19 - Electric Eye
20 - Hell Bent for Leather
21 - You've Got Another Thing Comin'

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Judas Priest – Rapid Fire
013 - Tilburg, Holland - June 7, 2011

Judas Priest – Victim Of Changes
013 - Tilburg, Holland - June 7, 2011

Judas Priest – The Green Manalishi (With The Two-Pronged Crown)
013 - Tilburg, Holland - June 7, 2011

Judas Priest – Breaking The Law
013 - Tilburg, Holland - June 7, 2011

Judas Priest – Hell Bent For Leather
013 - Tilburg, Holland - June 7, 2011

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