Monday, October 17, 2022

Judas Priest perform 1976 rarity Genocide for first time in 40 years

Judas Priest performed their 1976 classic, “Genocide”, for the first time in 40 years during the opening night of their fall US tour in Wallingford, CT on October 13, and fan-filmed video from the event is available online.

According to, the show at the city’s Toyota Oakdale Theatre saw fans treated to the “Sad Wings Of Destiny” track among a number of rarities and tour debuts of “Steeler” from 1980’s “British Steel”, “Heading Out To The Highway” from 1981’s “Point Of Entry”, “Judas Rising” from 2005’s “Angel Of Retribution”, and “Never The Heroes” and the title track from 2018’s “Firepower.”

Judas Priest’s second album, “Sad Wings Of Destiny” – which features fan favorites like “Victim Of Changes”, “The Ripper”, and “Tyrant” – earned the group their first chart appearance when it reached No. 48 in the UK.

During the fall tour, Judas Priest will be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame on November 5.

The 2022 inductees will include current members Rob Halford, bassist Ian Hill, guitarist Glenn Tipton and drummer Scott Travis, along with former members K.K. Downing (guitar), Les Binks (drums) and late drummer Dave Holland.

The band are being honored with the Musical Excellence Award alongside fellow winners Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis; it is given to artists, musicians, songwriters and producers whose originality and influence creating music have had a dramatic impact on music.

Judas Priest’s fall US tour will wrap up in Houston, TX on November 29.

See also:

Judas Priest reveal Rock Hall induction performance plans
Judas Priest share new album update
Judas Priest announce fall US tour
Judas Priest to be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame
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