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Will Priest change up their setlist for US leg?
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Highly unlikely...






   

[emoyag] Thursday, October 13, 2011 7:45:05 PM 
 Come on!! How about a little FREEWHEEL BURNING? A TYRANT/GENOCIDE combo ? HELL PATROL? A touch of ALL GUNS BLAZING ? SCREAMING FOR VENGEANCE? A bit of ROCKA ROLLA perhaps? A visit from THE RIPPER ? A sprinkle of WHITE HEAT/RED HOT or maybe some DELIVERING THE GOODS? Pick one from EXCITER, SINNER or RUNNING WILD? How about blowing your long-time fans mind with a little RUN OF THE MILL? Are RIDING ON THE WIND or GRINDER ok? How about we CALL FOR THE PRIEST so he can revive the current set list that has stayed the same for 52 concerts already?

 Of course the band has to play all the classics that the fans expect but songs like TURBO LOVER (yeach!), THE SENTINEL, BLOOD RED SKIES, STARBREAKER and even DIAMONDS & RUST & HEADING OUT TO THE HIGHWAY can easily be substituted by any of the songs listed above.

THINK!!!!
[Vaillant 3.0] Thursday, October 13, 2011 7:40:54 PM 
True that (about seeing Priest one last time, that is). How many times will you be seeing them this tour?

  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by Maple Syrup from Thursday, October 13, 2011 10:08:36 AM)
[Maple Syrup] Thursday, October 13, 2011 10:08:36 AM 
Well I guess we can agree on 1 thing: it will be good to see them one last time.  :  ). Here is the setlist from last night in San Antonio and nothing on the setlist has changed (Ho Hum). MpleSyrp
 


Edited at: Thursday, October 13, 2011 10:09:29 AM
[Vaillant 3.0] Thursday, October 13, 2011 1:27:31 AM 
Hmmm...I prefer that they play it safe than that they risk hurting their performance (or themselves) on one or many nights just to play a completely obscure classic (if you can call any of those songs you listed "obscure" since they've already been played live before).

Also...apparently nothing has changed setlist-wise, in your opinion, since 2004...when KK was still in JP. At this point, I highly doubt anything would have changed if he continued to stay with JP for this tour.
  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by Maple Syrup from Wednesday, October 12, 2011 7:26:37 PM)
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[Head banger] Wednesday, October 12, 2011 9:53:49 PM 
Love bites isnt realy fresh is it? 
[spapad] Wednesday, October 12, 2011 9:11:19 PM 
I know what you mean Vail. When I was 18 with sparkling clean lungs, I could not hold a note as long or as high as Rob, and now all this time, some smoking involved, it would be asking for a miracle from me (especially) or him to perform the same.

  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by Vaillant 3.0 from Wednesday, October 12, 2011 5:32:53 PM)
[Maple Syrup] Wednesday, October 12, 2011 7:26:37 PM 
No I wouldnt. But, would rather see what he could do with the likes of any of their back catalouge that they havent touched on: Love Bites, Running Wild, Tyrant, Desert Plains, Stained Class just to name a few...IMO: Admit it: Priest is playing it safe on this farewell tour with Richie. That's all I am saying. MpleSyrp
Edited at: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 7:27:39 PM
[Vaillant 3.0] Wednesday, October 12, 2011 5:32:53 PM 
Then would you rather hear Rob struggle with singing Run of the Mill?

  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by Maple Syrup from Wednesday, October 12, 2011 5:14:01 PM)
[Maple Syrup] Wednesday, October 12, 2011 5:14:01 PM 
Okay everyone has their opinion and that is what makes it great. Yes, it will be grand to see them one last time. This will be my 40th time seeing them since 1981. But please dont go overboard about how theyve been changing it up on their setlist since Rob's return, hardly. There are at least 12 songs from 2005 they have kept on the song list since then. What I am getting at is, outside of those 12, the others are fairly predictable..b/c they were played at one point ala Heading Out, Turbo Lover, Senteniel, Hell Bent, The Ripper etc.... Harsh? not really.. Did they hype this Epitaph tour as pulling out the dusted classics, they sure did. Are they delivering a very good live show, yes they are...but btwn the usual " classics" the real gems are Blood Red Skies and Starbreaker, with the later not being very good live, it is time to say goodbye one last time, as the sun is certainly setting for JP.       [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by L’avenir de L’humanite! from Wednesday, October 12, 2011 3:37:31 PM)
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[Líavenir de Líhumanite!] Wednesday, October 12, 2011 3:37:31 PM 
It seems harsh to complain about the set list when JP have actually dusted off four songs from the past for this latest tour - namely "Starbreaker" (not played since 1979), "Night Crawler" (not played since 1991 with Rob, or 1997/8 with Ripper), plus "Blood Red Skies" & "Never Satisfied" which the band have never performed live before (okay Rob has been doing the latter with Halford).

The band do know, and also get that there are die-hard fans out there that want them to play everything from "Dying To Meet You" to "One Shot At Glory", but in reality these individuals probably make up about 5% of any audience that they play to (especially on a big World tour like this one), so while a hundred or so people are going mad for "Island Of Domination" the majority of the crowd are scratching their heads & wondering where "Breaking The Law", "You've Got Another Thing Comin'", "Living After Midnight" & their other favourites are.

What the band need to do, and who knows - with this retirement from actual World tours, now might be able to do - is to play some lower key shows, just for the die-hards - dust down & rehearse a whole set of rare & unheard of old & obscure live songs & bill it as "An Evening Of Rare Priest!" (Let Us Prey / Call For The Priest, Delivering The Goods, Screaming For Vengeance, Saints In Hell, Reckless, Ram It Down etc).

Anyway, to say that they haven't actually made any effort to mix things up since Rob rejoined, is also an exaggeration, because since 2004 they have played the following songs along with the usual & expected classics:

2005: Riding On The Wind, Judas Rising, Revolution, Hot Rockin', I'm A Rocker, Deal With The Devil, Hellrider, Exciter, Worth Fighting For, Solar Angels & Desert Plains.

2006: Take On The World

2008: Prophecy, Eat Me Alive, Between The Hammer & The Anvil, Devil's Child, Hell Patrol, Death, Dissident Aggressor, Angel, Rock Hard Ride Free & Sinner.

2010: Rapid Fire, Grinder, You Don't Have To Be Old To Be Wise, The Rage, Steeler & Freewheel Burning.

Not to mention acoustic &/or electric versions of Diamonds & Rust as well.   


One last thing I will say is that regardless of the set list on the Epitaph tour, in my opinion, Judas Priest are playing some of the best shows that I have seen from them (and I've seen them 17 times since 1983). I saw them 3 times in the UK this year & every time they just got better & left me wanting more.

Make the most of them while you still can!!!

[methib] Wednesday, October 12, 2011 1:31:10 PM 
On 'Rockline' last week someone asked if there would be any surpirises.  They didn't say no, but said that the setlist is really popular, so few complaints of this or that left out.  I like the list, but then I like everything they do so I'll be happy.
[Budred] Wednesday, October 12, 2011 1:21:54 PM 
I agree with the majority of Maple Syrup's comments lately about Priest but I gotta go with Val on this one.
At this point in Priest's career it's all about "that final time"  with me. I haven't been watching youtube or checking
out setlists because I don't care. I just want to see my favorite band of all time one last time. I think they picked
the correct time to do this, I just wish they would have offered a little more by way of metal music than they have
since Rob's return. Even though the downhill may have started before that it sure picked up steam since his return.
I thought they sounded freakin' awesome live on the British Steel tour so I'm fairly confident this is going to rock also.
Maybe the new album will bring back some classic Priest metal.(maybe not) If this turns out to be it I say "So be It".
Peace all!
[Vaillant 3.0] Wednesday, October 12, 2011 12:22:47 PM 
If JP changes up the setlist tonight, then great. If not, then it's fine by me, too. I don't care if they end up not bringing out those "dusted classics". I mean, whatever happened to going to a concert just to have fun? Why think to yourself, "this dinosaur band with bad management isn't playing those extremely rare, diamonds-in-the-rough 1970s dusted classics. Effin' sad." while watching the band play right in front of you with your arms crossed?
EFF THAT. I JUST WANNA SEE THEM PLAY ONE LAST TIME!!!!!!!!!!!
[Maple Syrup] Wednesday, October 12, 2011 10:47:07 AM 
I say no freakin'way. Same 19 - 20 songs they have been doing nightly. Plus, new member Richie, so no need to go outside the box. But boy is it surely need..aka Eat Me Alive, Desert Plains, anything old & rare..Instead SOS !!

MpleSyrp
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