Judas Priest Perform “Night Comes Down” For The First Time Since 1984

During their June 5 show at the Spektrum in Oslo, Norway, Judas Priest performed “Night Comes Down” for the first time since 1984. That concert also saw the band play “Rising From Ruins” live for the first time as well. You can see footage of those below:

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Rob Halford (Judas Priest) Has Talked About Collaborating With Nergal (Behemoth) & Tobias Forge (Ghost)

During a recent interview with the Phoenix New Times, Rob Halford (Judas Priest) said he has talked about doing some collaborations with Nergal (Behemoth) and Tobias Forge (Ghost). He said the following:

“Nergal [from Behemoth] and I are possibly doing a collaboration. I was in the dressing room with Tobias [Forge] from Ghost, and we talked about collaborative opportunities too. It’s fun for musicians to step into each other’s world. It’s like different football teams — it’s the same game but a different play. I’m just very curious to see where my voice can fit in.”

This news comes after Halford previously said he would like to work with Nergal.

Rights To 130 Judas Priest Songs Are Going Up For Sale Following K.K. Downing’s Failed Golf Dream

According to Billboard, K.K. Downing‘s share of the royalty rights for 130 Judas Priest songs, including “Breaking The Law,” “Living After Midnight,” “Painkiller,” etc., are going up for sale after Downing’s golf resort in Shropshire, England fell into administration (similar to Chapter 11 insolvency in the U.S.). The rights to these tracks reportedly generate about $340,000 to $400,000 a year. You can read more about all that over at Billboard.

Judas Priest Perform “Tyrant” Live For The First Time In 35 Years

Judas Priest wrapped up their spring “Firepower” tour in San Antonio, Texas on May 1, and during the show the group performed the “Sad Wings Of Destiny” track “Tyrant” live for the first time since 1983. You can see footage of that below:

Deep Purple & Judas Priest Announce North American Co-Headlining Tour

Deep Purple and Judas Priest have announced a North American co-headlining tour. You can see the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

08/21 Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
08/22 Chicago, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
08/24 Detroit, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
08/25 Mt. Pleasant, MI – Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort
08/27 Hamilton, ON – FirstOntario Centre
08/29 Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
08/30 Quebec City, QC – Centre Videotron
09/01 Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
09/02 Bethel Woods, NY – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
09/05 Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater
09/06 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
09/08 Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
09/09 Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
09/11 Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
09/12 Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place
09/14 Atlanta, GA – Verizon Amphitheatre
09/16 Biloxi, MS – Mississippi Coast Coliseum
09/18 Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theatre
09/20 Welch, MN – Treasure Island Casino
09/21 Council Bluffs, IA – Harrah’s Council Bluffs
09/23 Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
09/26 San Diego, CA – Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
09/27 Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre
09/29 Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
09/30 Wheatland, CA – Toyota Amphitheatre

Glenn Tipton Joins Judas Priest Onstage In San Francisco, California

During Judas Priest’s April 19 at The Warfield in San Francisco, California, the band were rejoined by guitarist Glenn Tipton for a three song encore featuring “Metal Gods,“ “Breaking The Law,” and “Living After Midnight.” This was Tipton’s third live performance since stepping away from touring due to his struggles with Parkinson’s Disease. He previously joined the band onstage during their April 15 show in Kent, Washington and during their March 20 concert in Newark, NJ.

Glenn Tipton Joins Judas Priest Onstage In Kent, Washington

During Judas Priest’s April 15 show at ShoWare Center in Kent, Washington, the band were rejoined by guitarist Glenn Tipton for a three song encore featuring “Metal Gods,“ “Breaking The Law,” and “Living After Midnight.” This was Tipton’s second live performance since stepping away from touring due to his struggles with Parkinson’s Disease. He previously joined the band onstage during their March 20 concert in Newark, NJ.