Monday, May 28, 2012

VIDEO: Judas Priest play final show of farewell world tour

Judas Priest played the final show of their “Epitaph” world tour Saturday in London.

The band’s year-long farewell trek kicked off last June in Holland, and has been around the globe.

Epitaph saw the introduction of guitarist Richie Faulkner to the Priest fold, following the sudden retirement of Kenneth “K.K.” Downing just six weeks before the tour’s launch.

Upon announcing the “farewell” tour, Priest clarified the band’s status as the trip was not going to be their final shows but, rather, their last extensive world tour.

"When we issued our press release to announce the farewell tour,” said the band last June, “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, 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."

Saturday’s sold-out gig at the Hammersmith Apollo in London was professionally filmed for a 2013 DVD release.

Judas Priest
Hammersmith Apollo – London, UK – May 26, 2012

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 & 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. Drum Solo
18. Painkiller


19. The Hellion (taped intro) / Electric Eye

Encore 2:

20. Hell Bent For Leather
21. You've Got Another Thing Comin'

Encore 3:

22. Living After Midnight

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