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[gillymott-AccountClosed] Tuesday, December 10, 2013 3:53:19 PM 

I think we are all entitled to our own opinion. Judas Priest were and still the best Band I've seen
and heard in concert, whether the scenery is important or not. I think Scott Travis is the best
drummer I've heard - I'm no expert, by the way. I've been to a few concerts, one of my
memories is everybody eating a certain packet of something and trying not to behave like
gremlins. It reminded me of the school I used to attend. Certainly Rob Halford has a 'stretched'
vocal scale which fits in with the music so well. It is, I think a unique experience to attend at least
one of their live concerts, which I did. Some people I know only ever attend one concert for their
favourite type/class of music -which I find a constant irritation, by the way, and feel they don't
need to go any more concerts. It is important to support and I will continue to do so.
[Tania2194AD] Monday, November 05, 2012 8:27:30 AM 
Every JP"s tour is unique like their each albums.
Year by year tours become increasingly larger, magnificent, luxurios ( on the basis of the show, design or formulation of the scenery on the stage).
JP don't have or give (never) a bad concerts. This is the responsible band.
I think Epitaph Tour is best tour that I've ever seen( other tours were great too).  Defference - the sound,own show, texture of the scene. I like it so much. But It's so incredible, all is ideal !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

[Judas Priest / One For The Road] Wednesday, December 21, 2011 12:21:13 AM 
Here's Reviews from Rochester NY,  Las Vegas and Reading PA.

I went to all three of these gigs and the band was truly amazing. Rob is a machine to be able to belt out those octaves night after night and being up there in age is even more impressive. His voice has changed some over the years but he has learned to deal with it and perfect it. Blood Red Skies amongst others was absolutely amazing. I was in row AA in Reading and just watching and listening I was in amazement to see the breathtaking performance.

Some people just don't understand the contribution that Judas Priest has made to the Metal industry itself. They may be to busy smoking pot and drinking themselves to death. They sit around and make signs about the sad state of affairs that tier life has become. That haven't got any creative potential and they appear to squander many years of there lives taking pictures of everything that has gone wrong in there life.

Well JP, to me the glass is half full and not half empty. You guys killed it every night I seen this awesome show. Reading appeared to be the best out of the bunch. My seating may of had something to do with that. Took the best pics during that gig and maybe the rolling pastures and rolling hills got me in the spirit. Great road trip from NY., beautiful ride. Thanks for the years of Metal and for creating an image and style that has followed Metal through the years!!

How does anyone on this site know how many times Cher changes anyways???
[lilmac] Tuesday, December 20, 2011 12:12:07 PM 
Sounds like there are still some whiners out there! All I know is this- I first heard Judas Priest in 1976-77, for there album cover art really fascinated me being that I was in 4th grade at the time. Same went for BOC, great music, amazing art!  I first saw the mighty JUDAS PRIEST live in Kansas City on 7/15/84 which happened to be my 16th birthday....can you say party time? A band called Kick Axe opened and believe me, we all eagerly waited for the Priest to rage!  I was thoroughly impressed with Love Bites, the Sentinel, etc. LIVE!!!   After seeing every tour except for Painkiller (wasn't into the "new" style of speed metal at the time + Megadeth opened) since 1984, I can say that this was by far THE best performance that the boys in Judas Priest have done since the 1980's. PURE energy, crowd went nuts and Halford was spot on! We saw the St. Charles, MO show (western St. Louis area) on Nov. 10th, and believe me, I'm STILL HIGH off of that set!  I'm sorry you folks are so critical of what you saw in Texas, etc.; but you obviously saw an "off night" similiar to the St. Louis, British Steel show we saw in 2009. I however will never by into your criticism of this tour. The ENTIRE band put in so much energy into their St Charles show that not a ONE person I talked with was dissapointed. SO THANK YOU JUDAS PRIEST FOR PROVING THAT YOU ARE THE BEST METAL/HARD ROCK ACT TO EVER TOUR THE PLANET!!! Love that JUDAS PRIEST!!!   Douglas of Kansas City
[guidogodoy] Tuesday, December 20, 2011 12:44:34 AM 
Damn! Now THOSE are what I call "reviews!" 

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[Udo Sapper] Tuesday, December 20, 2011 12:00:43 AM 
I know it's late (is it really) but I was able to get a couple of good shots from the band:


Awesome shows. Next year I'll be going to Stuttgart and Nuremberg.

[scottyboy1977] Tuesday, October 25, 2011 1:05:35 AM 
Thank you, Judas Priest, for another awesome show. I went to see you guys at San Bernardino, CA on October 22 and you rocked! I took my wife and our two adult sons (they had never seen you guys live) and they were Metallionized! They both play music in their own respective bands and Priest has always been an influence in what they play. My favorite song of the show was "Beyond the Realms of Death." I last saw you in Paso Robles, CA in July of 2009. I have never been disappointed with the Priest. I don't understand how anyone calling themselves a fan could be. Anywho, I'm looking forward to your new album and seeing you guys again! Tell KK we missed him and you guys did one hell of a job replacing him. Thank you, Richie, for stepping up. As in the immortal words of MC5, "Kick out the jams, m****rf****r!" Until next time....
[Starbreaker287] Wednesday, October 19, 2011 3:48:10 PM 
Judas Priest Epitaph Tour Concert Review-Dallas TX.

So Judas Priest named their final world tour Epitaph.  They should have named it the "We Don't Give a Fuck Anymore Tour".

That's how they played the other night at the Allen Event Center to about 6,000 people.  First of all the sound sucked.  The drums especially sounded terrible, amazing because of the beautiful, clear drum sounds Thin Lizzy and Black Label Society had.  Judas Priest wasn't loud at all, how could Black Label Society have been louder than the Headlining Judas Priest??  Thin Lizzy sounded so clear and perfect and played their songs to perfection, eventhough their bass player is really irritating to look at, he's always in the front looking out at the crowd to see who is looking at him.  He never once, went over by the drumset to play with the drummer.

Black Label Society did their thing with tremedous sound esp the drums.  Zakk's guitar solo was WAY too long.  I went to the bathroom, got a beer, looked at t-shirts and was still soloing.
This was my 13th TIME TO SEE JUDAS PRIEST.  I'm their biggest fan, I have all their CD's, DVD's, several t-shirts, they are MY band, a part of me, a part of who I am.  I was very anxious about this show and had looked forward to it for months as I always enter a euphoric state at their shows.  From the looks of the band, this is definitely going to be the last tour.  Rob looked like he didnt want to be there and would walk off the stage after every song, Glenn Tipton looked bored out of his ass and fucked up The Sentinel.

I coudnt believe how sorry the drums sounded, I couldnt believe how bad the band sounded overall.  One of the greatest things about Judas Priest concerts is the way their music sounds live.  Their music alone live is a spectacle in itself. Nobody is heavier than Judas Priest live, Nobody.  Not this show.

The high hat cymbals on the left and right were non-existent, the bass drums could barely be heard and the crash cymbals were also non existent.  There was no treble on the drums at all.

Rob sounded terrible during Blood Red Skies and the song in general sounded like dog-ass, which is a shame, because on vinyl, it's an epic heavy metal composition that goes alongside Victim of Changes and Beyond the Realms of Death. 

To my count, the band has had 5 major tours in the last 7 years, WAY TOO MANY and the band looks like they're sick of each other and like they're not getting along at all.  The only guys having any fun were the new guitar player and Scott Travis, too bad you couldnt hear them worth shit.

The band opened with Rapid Fire, which should have slayed, it didnt.  It sounded louder on my MP3 player with headphones, it was sloppy and boring.  The band went right into Metal Gods, Heading out to the Highway then Starbreaker.  They took out the intro on the drums on Starbreaker, probably because they sounded like shit.  Victim of Changes was next and Glenn played that stupid ass guitar solo he's played for 25 years which ruins the momentum of the song.

Other songs the band went thru the motions on: Prophecy, Beyond the Realms of Death, Diamonds and Rust, Turbo Lover, The Sentinel, Nightcrawler, Judas Rising, Hell Bent for Leather some song from Rocka Rolla, Painkiller.  They played at least one song from all their great albums. 

Rob didnt sing a single word on Breaking the Law and during Electric Eye, which is about a spy satellite, they had a spasmatic real eye from 1976 that was really distracting and ridiculous.  We got to hear Scott Travis talk, and despite how bored he looked, he had some energy in his voice and they played Living After Midnight. 

Rob had more costume changes than Cher. 

Judas Priest is my favorite band of all time, I can't believe their touring again, hell they probably can't either and by the looks of it, they all look they're ready for it all to be over.  This is the most disappointing concert I've ever been to.  Shame on you boys, you've been a part of my life since 1978 and me and my friends went to say goodbye to an old friend.  I would have been better off at home watching Sportscenter having been left with all the great memories of tours past when the band gave a fuck, when they had energy and passion.  It's all gone now. 

If you want to talk about this I'm a friend of yours on Facebook and I posted on the Dallas thread.  I hope you read my review, I'm your friend and you need to be told how pathetic you were here and you all need a kick in your ass.  Someone has to give it to you straight:  You sucked in Dallas.  My email address is [email protected].
[markallene] Tuesday, October 18, 2011 4:40:54 PM 

Great show in Dallas, Texas guys.  You all had me hooked with the "Hell Bent for Leather" album back in the 70's so I am getting old along with you guys.  The magic remains.  Richie did a great job filling in for KK.  (not to say I did not miss KK, because I did), but well done Richie.

Always incredible and thank you for bringing the Priest energy to Dallas on Epitaph.  You guys will always be the best, the Metal Gods you are.  I stood up and applauded for every song and "Breaking the Law" allowing the audiance to sing is was pretty fucking cool.  (nice touch)

I must admit having Thin Lizzy tour was a class act, though I was actually glad when Black Label Society was done.  That was a tough hour. 

Anyhow, for my fourth Priest show, this one was a great note to finsh on.  Thanks for all the memories guys!!  I'm looking forward to the next album. 


Mark E, Texas USA

[Ghostwind] Monday, September 26, 2011 6:48:36 AM 
I've seen JP 4 times.  I'm headed for my 5th in socal next month.  Gotta say the Painkillers tour was the best.  Yeah, I know, many will disagree, but whatever.

I'm sure the set list is on the site here somewhere.  I hope to hell the Epitaph tour means they play some of the oldest stuff.  I'd be happy with a few, but I've yet to look around yet.


Edit: looking for the set list I end up here again....
Edited at: Monday, September 26, 2011 6:52:11 AM
[Vaillant 3.0] Saturday, September 17, 2011 11:11:41 PM 
Nooooooo! I need Glenn's site. It helps me breathe!! It gives me inner strength!!!

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[guidogodoy] Saturday, September 17, 2011 11:05:07 PM 
How about if I try to wean you off of Glenn's site:

"We played in Brazil tonight. They are the most amazing crowd in the world! While the motorcycle fell over on Rob, we still managed to go up to Corcovado and Pão de Açucar in our free time. I didn't get in any time fishing but we hope to return soon!"

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[Vaillant 3.0] Saturday, September 17, 2011 10:43:38 PM 
It just can't be. *breathing deeply through a brown paper bag* One month old tour diaries being announced on the Interwebs...what is this world coming to?

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[guidogodoy] Saturday, September 17, 2011 10:33:13 PM 
Deep breaths, my friend, deep breaths.
Unless your dog smells like a skunk. Then shallow breaths through the mouth, my friend, shallow breaths.

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[Vaillant 3.0] Saturday, September 17, 2011 10:19:58 PM 
*gasp* What? It's one month OLD?! Oh noes!! Ohmigoshnoes!!!! What shall we do? One month old...ONE MONTH OLD!!!

We're going to die, aren't we?


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[tasnam1] Saturday, September 17, 2011 10:03:44 PM 

So they advertise to go to Glenn's website for updates on the Tour Diary and yet it is one month OLD!  Last post is Hungary!

[spapad] Saturday, September 10, 2011 7:24:51 PM 
The arena itself has yet to post this show. Keep checking with the Izod Center link, and not the ticket resaler's links. Good luck.

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[steveo66] Saturday, September 10, 2011 6:38:19 PM 
Any idea when tickets for the Izod Center will go on sale???
[jptunis] Sunday, September 04, 2011 10:28:40 AM 
For all you New Englanders... Priest have a date in Lowell, MA booked on 11/20.  I don't get why this hasn't been announced but tickets are already on sale.  Check out the Tsongas Arena website for tickets!
[SIRENSONG] Friday, August 19, 2011 11:45:05 PM 
  Hopefully there will be an Epitaph tour blu-ray! Really stoked Rob has a blu-ray live dvd coming out.
    Looking  forward to seeing them in Florida! I think this site not posting onsale dates actually played into our hands.It does'nt make it as easy for scalpers and fans worldwide to converge that day.I got great seats and I think it was cause alot of people did'nt know they went onsale today.Looking forward to seeing BLS and what is left of Thin Lizzy also.Scott Gorham and Brian Downey are icons plus Marco Mendoza I saw live with Ted Nugent and he kicks ass!
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