Judas Priest Cancel Colorado Springs Show Due To Rob Halford’s Bronchitis

Judas Priest have been forced to cancel their June 5 show at Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colorado due to Rob Halford suffering from bronchitis. The band tweeted the following:

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Vader Premiere Lyric Video For Their Cover Of Judas Priest’s “Steeler”

Vader have premiered a lyric video for their cover of Judas Priest’s “Steeler.” This track appears on the band’s new EP “Thy Messenger,“ which was released today (May 31).

Watch Judas Priest’s Rob Halford Kick Phone Out Of Fan’s Hand During Rosemont, IL Show

During Judas Priest’s May 25 show in Rosemont, IL, Rob Halford ended up kicking a phone out of fan’s hand after reportedly getting annoyed with the camera light that was shining as the person filmed. You can see footage of that below. Halford also issued a statement to Loudwire about the incident:

“The facts are we love our fans and you can film us all you like and watch our show on your phone rather than in the flesh. However, if you physically interfere with The Metal God’s performance, you now know what will happen.”

Judas Priest Logo Designer & Album Artist Rosław Szaybo Passes Away

Rosław Szaybo, the designer that created Judas Priest’s logo and a number of their early album covers, has sadly passed away at the age of 85. His work includes the artwork for “Sin After Sin,” “Killing Machine,” “Stained Class,” “British Steel,” and the European version of “Point of Entry.” Notably, his hand is also the one gripping the razor blade on “British Steel.” Aside from Judas Priest, Szaybo also helped create artwork for Elton John, Roy Orbison, and tons more.

Watch Judas Priest Play Rarities & Never Before Performed Songs At Hollywood, FL Show

During Judas Priest’s May 3 show at the Hard Rock Event Center in Hollywood, FL, the band played a number of rarities, including several songs that had never been performed live before. You can find footage from the concert, along with the setlist below:

Setlist:

01. “Necromancer” (live debut)
02. “The Sentinel” (first time since 2012)
03. “Heading Out To The Highway” (first time since 2012)
04. “Spectre” (live debut)
05. “(Take These) Chains” (live debut)
06. “Judas Rising” (first time since 2012)
07. “Out In The Cold” (first time since 1986)
08. “Traitors Gate” (live debut)
09. “Starbreaker” (first time since 2012)
10. “Steeler” (first time since 2010)
11. “Halls Of Valhalla”
12. “Killing Machine”
13. “No Surrender”
14. “Victim Of Changes”
15. “All Guns Blazing” (first time since 1991)
16. “Hell Bent For Leather”
17. “Breaking The Law” (feat. Glenn Tipton)
18. “Living After Midnight” (feat. Glenn Tipton)

Ozzy Osbourne & Judas Priest Announce Rescheduled Dates For European/UK Tour

Ozzy Osbourne has announced the rescheduled dates for his European/UK tour with Judas Priest. This news comes after Osbourne postponed all of his 2019 dates due to injury. While dealing with his recent bout of pneumonia, the singer fell in his Los Angeles home and aggravated previous injuries he sustained in his 2003 ATV accident.

Tour Dates:

01/31 Nottingham, UK – Motorpoint Arena
02/02 Dublin, IRE – Arena
02/05 Manchester, UK – Manchester Arena
02/07 Newcastle, UK – Utilita Arena
02/10 London, UK – 02 Arena
02/12 Glasgow, UK – SSE Hydro
02/14 Birmingham, UK – Resorts World Arena
02/17 Dortmund, GER – Westfalenhalle
02/20 Helsinki, FIN – Hartwell Arena
02/22 Stockholm, SWE – Friends Arena
02/24 Berlin, GER – Mercedes-Benz Arena
02/26 Vienna, AUT – Stadhalle
02/29 Prague, CZE – 02 Arena
03/03 Hamburg, GER – Barclaycard Arena
03/05 Munich, GER – Olympianhalle
03/07 Mannheim, GER – SAP Arena
03/10 Bologna, ITA – Unpol Arena
03/13 Madrid, SPA – Wiznik Arena
03/16 Zurich, SWI – Hallenstadion

Osbourne commented:

“I’m really looking forward to getting back to Europe for these shows. Thank you to all the fans for sticking with me and waiting for the new dates to be announced. I can’t wait to see you all next year.”

Mastodon’s Troy Sanders To Play Bass For Thin Lizzy During Summer European Festivals

Thin Lizzy have announced that Mastodon’s Troy Sanders will be playing bass on their European festival dates. The rest of the band’s lineup will include: guitarist Scott Gorham, keyboardist Darren Wharton, vocalist Ricky Warwick, guitarist Damon Johnson, and drummer Scott Travis (Judas Priest).

Gorham said the following:

“We are very happy to welcome Troy to the Lizzy family! We met a few years ago at Download festival and he’s a great guy and killer bass player to boot, so very happy he wanted to join us for the shows this summer.”

Warwick added:

“Mastodon are a fantastic band and knowing how much of a thin lizzy fan Troy is, he will be an amazing addition to the fold”

Sanders also commented:

“It’s no secret that Thin Lizzy has had a big influence on Mastodon’s music. Being asked to join them on stage is a big deal and true honor to me. I am really looking forward to it!”

Tour Dates:

07/28 Ebbw Vale, UK – Steelhouse Festival (“Black Rose” album set)
08/04 Macclesfield, UK – Rewind North Festival
08/08 Alicante, SPA – Leyendas Del Rock Festival
08/10 Kortrijk, BEL – Alcataraz Festival