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[Jeanine] Monday, November 14, 2011 10:21:15 PM 
Would LOVE to meet Vail and Becks! The show was fantastic, was great to meet so many great legends of! What can I say..... we rock!! LOVE to you all. Spa, thank you for birthday greetings, you are lovely.
[spapad] Monday, November 14, 2011 10:15:35 PM 
I wish you were there too Becks! Would have been nice if Vail could be there too so we could all go crazy together.

  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by Becks from Monday, November 14, 2011 9:51:42 PM)
[Becks] Monday, November 14, 2011 9:51:42 PM 
Oh my goodness I am just in awe of what a fantastic time you guys had HRMG! So awesome your boys got drum sticks from Scott! And awesome that your daughter got pics with some of the boys Spa! Wow how I wish I could have been there too.

  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by HOT ROCKIN' METAL GODDESS from Monday, November 14, 2011 3:15:38 PM)
[spapad] Monday, November 14, 2011 8:39:36 PM 
Pam, I almost have no words to add to that, except meeting everyone was an absolute pleasure! JP fans are the best!
I've enjoyed every show but to be there with such good friends was great! Ladies and gents! Much love to you all!  I will definately be going back up north in the future. 

Flora did meet Richie, Scott, and Ian this moring since they stayed at our hotel and she was walking in the clouds the rest of the day. They were so sweet to her. I just stood back took pictures and let the new generation take the time. Enjoyed chatting with them though.

Rob Halford!!!!!! You proved two nights in a row just why you are the Metal God!!! Vocals so awesome I was just awe struck!  

Richie! you are incredible! Glenn unbelievable! Ian Rock Solid Perfection! Scott, The Best Drummer in the World, and a VA. Boy!

Thank you JP!!!

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[methib] Monday, November 14, 2011 7:19:28 PM 
HRMG, I'm in awe.  You earned your Metal Goddess title!  I'm going to see them in Toronto next week!! 
[Vaillant 3.0] Monday, November 14, 2011 6:13:52 PM 
Great review HRMG! Glad to see you all had a good time at both concerts!! And you are definitely right, this tour is an absolute must-see!!!!!

  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by HOT ROCKIN' METAL GODDESS from Monday, November 14, 2011 3:15:38 PM)
[acolyte55] Monday, November 14, 2011 3:49:39 PM 
thats what its all about HRMG , happy for you that you had such a great time and your right , DO NOT MISS THIS TOUR !!!!
[HOT ROCKIN' METAL GODDESS] Monday, November 14, 2011 3:15:38 PM 
We just came back from the Hammond and Detroit shows. What an incredible weekend!!!

It was an absolute honor to meet up with so many members of this board and rock out with all of you!! I finally had the opportunity to meet Spa - you are one ROCKIN' lady ! Spa, her daughter, Bev, Ron and Mark and I all met up Friday night for dinner and later some drinks and GREAT stories. The day of the show, Mark, Guido and I did the BLS meet and greet. The BLS guys are really great guys. Mark was on the side of the stage during BLS and got Zakk's vest after the set. We then met up with Doll, Mara, Healer, Jeanine and Rocked the house!

Thin Lizzy was great! They played a great set. Then BLS came on and rocked the stage. I really like BLS and it was great to watch my hubby on the side of the stage having the time of his life! The vocals at The Venue were perfect. You could hear Zakk really well. The Venue was sold out (3000 capacity) and no one was really being an ass and if they were, the crowd quickly took care of them.

PRIEST: All I have to say is, if you decided not to go to see the farewell tour, you are really missing out!!! This is the best I've heard Rob sing since the 1990 Painkiller tour! He was absolutely INCREDIBLE. The vocals were PERFECT. And yes, Rob can still hit those notes - he hit every one of them and Spa and I just looked at each other in awe several times.


We took both of our sons (ages 9 and 12) to the show and had front row center seats. We wanted them to have the chance to see one of the greatest metal shows of their lives and Priest did not disappoint! We had a JP banner that we made hanging on the rail in front of us and Glenn and Ian were looking at it all night long. Our little metal heads were singing along, banging their heads and throwing horns and Richie, Glenn and Ian absolutely loved it. One of my favorite moments was during the acoustic part of Diamonds and Rust when Richie looked over at me and we were singing the song together and he smiled. I love KK and I miss him dearly. But if he had to be replaced, Richie is the man! He really is incredible. His energy is infectious and he just lights up the stage with his smile. You can tell how much he loves what he is doing. Rob was on fire in Detroit as well. I wasn't sure if he would be able to sing as well as he did in Hammond the night before, but he did!!! Holy shit - absolutely incredible vocals. The vocal mike wasn't as loud where we were standing as it was in Hammond, but WOW!!! The highlight for me was Beyond The Realms Of Death, one of my all time favorite Priest songs, and Rob sang it so beautifully that it brought me to tears. VOC, Blood Red Skies and Painkiller were incredible as well and also highlights in the show. Glenn was jumping up and down many times and moving around the stage getting everyone into it. He was very happy to see so many people singing along to the songs. Scott killed it as well and our sons loved watching him twirl his sticks and then throw them up in the air. The lights, fog, fire and laser show were amazing and something we will never forget. At the end, Scott came over and threw both both our sons a drumstick. Our oldest caught his and our youngest missed and it hit him in the head. Scott was very concerned and asked if he was OK. When he got the drumstick, he grinned from ear to ear and I gave Scott a thumbs up and said he was fine. Scott smiled and gave us a thumbs up back. Rob showered us with Metal God picks which was really cool!! Then Glenn came down and handed each of us a pick. When he handed me mine, I pulled him to me, gave him a hug and a kiss on the cheek and thanked him. Ian tossed us picks and so did Richie! Someone offered our sons $300 for one of the drumsticks and they both looked at the man like he was crazy and told him NO WAY!! We raised our little metal heads right Both our sons said that this was THE BEST show they will ever see and that this was even better than meeting Drowning Pool and going on their tour bus! Before they left the stage, I threw Glenn the Detroit Red Wings flag that we brought to commemorate their show in Hockeytown at Joe Louis Arena, the home of the Red Wings! He took it and smiled.

See you in Cleveland tomorrow for our last show of the tour!!


[Budred] Saturday, November 12, 2011 4:15:39 PM 
I was wondering the same thing.
I bought a shirt at Rock on the Range(all bands on back) for 25 bucks. I bought a Megadeth shirt at Mayhem for the same.
My wife bought an Avenged Sevenfold shirt at Uproar for 25 bucks and I got a MRH shirt in Pittsburgh for 20 bucks. They were
25 in Cleveland but that's their hometown and it was a bigger show.
I'm not  a cheap ass but 35 bucks for a concert tee is a little high.

  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by Head banger from Friday, November 11, 2011 7:16:56 AM)
[Head banger] Friday, November 11, 2011 7:16:56 AM 
either way let me know what they cost.  I havent seen many big names at less than 35 bucks, but I wonder if its country or area specific pricing.

  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by Budred from Friday, November 11, 2011 2:35:27 AM)
[Budred] Friday, November 11, 2011 2:35:27 AM 
35 bucks, jeez. I may pass. The last few concerts that I went to shirts were 25. MRH was 20.
The last Priest shirt I bought was 30 and I told myself I would never go higher.

  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by Head banger from Thursday, November 10, 2011 7:55:06 PM)
[metal12] Thursday, November 10, 2011 11:55:07 PM 
THREE MORE WEEKS ~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

[Head banger] Thursday, November 10, 2011 7:55:06 PM 
t's for 35, 40 for the 2xl in calgary. 
  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by Budred from Thursday, November 10, 2011 4:51:27 PM)
[Budred] Thursday, November 10, 2011 4:51:27 PM 
What are the shirts selling for?
[Dave 444] Wednesday, November 09, 2011 11:24:45 AM 
Cincinnati was a FANTASTIC show. Halford voice sounded like he was 20 years younger.
[HOT ROCKIN' METAL GODDESS] Wednesday, November 09, 2011 11:06:07 AM 
Glad to hear you had a great time!! 3 days for me until I begin my triple Priest feast - 3 Priest shows in 4 days!

  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by oneshotatglory from Wednesday, November 09, 2011 6:54:15 AM)
[oneshotatglory] Wednesday, November 09, 2011 10:14:56 AM 
Let me try that again...MAGNIFCENT :)
[Budred] Wednesday, November 09, 2011 9:02:45 AM 

One more week!!!

[oneshotatglory] Wednesday, November 09, 2011 6:54:15 AM 
Front row in Cincinnati last night.  MAGNIFICANT!  Band was tight and Rob's singing was amazing. 
[cabochon1] Tuesday, November 08, 2011 9:23:32 AM 
Hi Caseyray, yes, that makes me feel so much better! Thanks for taking the time to answer. :)
[caseyray] Tuesday, November 08, 2011 12:02:18 AM 
Hi cabochon1. Judas Priest mentioned in the Eddie Trunk interview posted on Nov 4 that they will be doing a second leg of the North American tour next year. They said they're hoping to hit the places they've missed this time around and also a few places they haven't been to in a while. Hope that helps!

  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by cabochon1 from Friday, November 04, 2011 10:53:30 AM)
[cabochon1] Friday, November 04, 2011 10:53:30 AM 
I am soooo late to this party guys!  I'm sure it's already been discussed but I'll ask anyway... will JP be adding anymore American tour dates or has Virginia, DC and Maryland just been skipped? Thank you for any info. you can offer!
[.] Thursday, November 03, 2011 9:48:01 PM 
 Besides, what happened to Davey Crockett was that he died at the hands of the Mexican army, attempting to defend the indefensible - Texas. 

  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by guitardude from Thursday, November 03, 2011 4:41:32 PM)
[guitardude] Thursday, November 03, 2011 4:41:32 PM 
I will almost always take the odd road, in what I write, just for the reaction. Violence really isn`t my thing, unless I`m defending my own , Otherwise, bark is much worse than the bite.
Don`t care about Rangers, never been much of a fan, just like to watch good baseball.   [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by . from Thursday, November 03, 2011 2:14:23 AM)
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[Maple Syrup] Thursday, November 03, 2011 2:42:19 PM 
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[.] Thursday, November 03, 2011 2:14:23 AM 
 No, I didn't read what you said to Lady Vail. But I do know that when you write things such as you did, that you leave yourself open to more than your horse running loose. Go figure, being cryptical. 

Go Rangers!
No wait, I meant Go, St Louis!!!

Oh wait, who won?

  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by guitardude from Wednesday, October 26, 2011 5:29:12 PM)
[.] Thursday, November 03, 2011 1:30:16 AM 
 Well, in that case my apologies. Sorry I didn't read all that stuff you wrote after the first sentence, I know you spent quite some time writing all that stuff but don't want to be bothered or upset over nothing. I make an ass of myself on occasion but it's out of passion for Judas Priest. 

  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by Starbreaker287 from Friday, October 28, 2011 3:06:13 PM)
[Vaillant 3.0] Friday, October 28, 2011 11:43:08 PM 
And interrupt the game you've got going on? Heck no! That's why I posted my reviews somewhere else! Why interrupt such good flaming in progress? 

  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by Starbreaker287 from Monday, October 24, 2011 2:58:30 PM)
[Starbreaker287] Friday, October 28, 2011 3:06:13 PM 
Perpetual Period [.]

You are making an ass of yourself on this thread.  Anyone who had read my posts here can see that I mentioned how great the drummers for Thin Lizzy and BLS sounded.  Too bad you can't read past a 3rd grade level. 

I never said BLS was better, I just they were louder which I've never seen before, EVER.  I've never seen an opening act have more sound than the headliner.

All 3 drummers are really good drummers, just too bad you couldnt hear Scott worth shit.  The toms sounded really good, the snare, the bass drums, the hi-hats and crash cymbals sounded like ass.  The drums for Thin Lizzy and BLS sounded clear and were booming.  I dont understand how it could have been so bad at the Dallas show.

You are pathetic having to make shit up that I said instead of just sticking to what I wrote.  The only dickhead here on this thread is YOU, you stupid fuck.

This thread is for concert reviews, I'm glad to see others posting good news about the shows they went to. 

I called the Dallas show they way I saw it.  I know it makes your pussy hurt, but that's how I saw it.  Deal with it and go fuck yourself.

I stand by everything I said.
[guitardude] Wednesday, October 26, 2011 5:29:12 PM 
Yea, and look what happen to Crockett!
I have one question of you [.]... never ridden a horse have you? And when the barn door is open the horse is out, get it?
Don`t assume you know what I meant, misleading, yes, but I got the exact reaction from you I expected.                    Didn`t you see my response to Lady Vail?   [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by . from Tuesday, October 25, 2011 1:07:43 AM)
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[Dave 444] Wednesday, October 26, 2011 2:46:52 PM 
Who here thinks they should play

Dreamer Deceiver.

[.] Tuesday, October 25, 2011 3:49:12 PM 
 The reviews were negative because who wrote them are absolute dickheads. The show in Dallas was, as you know, at the Allen Center - way the hell away from Fort Worth, where the majority of people who would attend, live (suffer the Bad English). The drive between the two towns is at least an hour. So if there were people who left early, they had their reasons, but I don't think it was because Priest were bad. Some people were there to see Thin Lizzy or BLS and they had to go home because they live far off west.

Had the tour promoter, or whoever the hell it is that decides where Priest is going to play, chosen Fort Worth instead of reggae town, hip-hop loving Dallas, the attendance would have been greater.
Unfortunately there are people who think that they know what Priest is thinking when they play. 

I don't think anybody should fear that Priest will give them a bad show and not certainly because some bloated old goat who claims drumming skills ( but totally ignores the drummers of the three bands he was there to watch play ) decided to put vowels and consonants together and shit on everybody's good time whether past or future. 

[Healer] Tuesday, October 25, 2011 10:13:08 AM 

So after seeing some negative posts about the show I was a little nervous about the Vegas show.  But I have to say I was not disappointed at all! The show was awesome and Rob's voice sounds great! I definitely miss KK and always will but Richie did a great job and the effects were incredibible!  Show is well worth seeing in my oppinion. 2 more to go!

[.] Tuesday, October 25, 2011 1:15:13 AM 
 Yet, if Judas Priest were playing to you and they looked bored, then well, it's your fault because they haven't been bored anywhere else. 
Besides you saying that Black Label Society were better because they were that just says you are a deaf drummer on top of being a bad one. Any comments about the drummer in Thin Lizzy right now?

You're in Dallas? Good god, what a shithole of a place. Mexico has far better barbecue than Texas ever will. 

  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by Starbreaker287 from Monday, October 24, 2011 2:54:09 PM)
[.] Tuesday, October 25, 2011 1:07:43 AM 
 Typical Texan you are: getting off on talking violent sexual rape in barns. You made the case that Texas sucks just fine on your own. 

Davey Crockett's last words at the Alamo: 


  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by guitardude from Sunday, October 23, 2011 4:27:16 PM)
[HOT ROCKIN' METAL GODDESS] Monday, October 24, 2011 9:49:11 PM 
We are seeing them in Hammond (Chicago), Detroit and Cleveland. I'll be sure to post reviews and hopefully LOTS of great pictures (front row for Detroit and 2nd row for Cleveland ). I'm hoping to get a shot of Rob with the riding crop between his teeth as he rides out on the Harley!! I read your review and it breaks my heart, but I'm not completely surprised by it either. KK left for a reason and that reason is still there. Priest has been my favorite band since I was 12 years old and we are meeting up with a lot of friends at each show to give Priest the send off that they deserve, just as you did at your show.

  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by Starbreaker287 from Monday, October 24, 2011 2:58:30 PM)
[guitardude] Monday, October 24, 2011 5:26:51 PM 
Lady Vail
Relax, it`s ok, it`s only words in cyber space having some fun!  Wouldn`t get near that stuff!
  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by Vaillant 3.0 from Sunday, October 23, 2011 7:33:14 PM)
[Starbreaker287] Monday, October 24, 2011 2:58:30 PM 
I wish more peeps were posting their concert reviews..
[Starbreaker287] Monday, October 24, 2011 2:54:09 PM 
Perpetual Period,

Don't get perturbed?  You insulted my home you fuck, what the hell am I supposed to do?  You insult my home (which I take as a personal insult) and you're telling us to fuck off?

I called it like I saw it, I stand by my review.  I said, overall I had a good time because of the company I was with, because I like being around 6,000 rockers and the atmosphere of a rock show.

The Judas Priest portion of the show, well, I've already said what I wanted to say.  If that makes your vagina swell up that's your problem. 

I noticed you know a lot about meth, I hope you still have all your teeth.

I live in Dallas, not on the border.  Where are you from?  Arkansas?
Edited at: Monday, October 24, 2011 2:55:54 PM
[mgdman] Sunday, October 23, 2011 8:47:07 PM 
  In my mind I'm already there!!  I'll post how it went so stayed tuned   

  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by Starbreaker287 from Saturday, October 22, 2011 8:53:36 AM)
[Vaillant 3.0] Sunday, October 23, 2011 7:33:14 PM 
Hold your horses, Sir Guitardude. It ain't worth it.

  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by guitardude from Sunday, October 23, 2011 4:27:16 PM)
[guitardude] Sunday, October 23, 2011 4:27:16 PM 
What`s this Ya`ll shit, we may have an accent, but we can speak English. But you know there [.], why don`t you improve your way of life and Come on (notice proper spelling) to Texas and let`s light some up, providied you don`t think we`ll take the "fuck off" comment to seriously and leave you battered, bruised  and bow legged out in the barn, with the door open no less!    [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by . from Sunday, October 23, 2011 7:08:07 AM)
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[.] Sunday, October 23, 2011 7:08:07 AM 
That's what I mean, starbreaker just is over-critical of what seemed like it was a good night, ya know?

Ya'll need to fuck off.

  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by guitardude from Friday, October 21, 2011 7:37:24 PM)
[.] Sunday, October 23, 2011 7:03:04 AM 
There, there don't get so perturbed. I don't know where Texas Bitch is at. Perhaps it's a city alongside the border with Mexico. But you need to calm down, go to your neighbor, buy some meth - or just go to your own barn and pick the one you make - relax. 

BTW, you need to improve on your own product, it's making you irrational.

  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by Starbreaker287 from Friday, October 21, 2011 10:29:57 AM)
[Starbreaker287] Saturday, October 22, 2011 8:53:36 AM 
MGD- Go and have a great time.  Please let us all know how it went.!
[Vaillant 3.0] Friday, October 21, 2011 11:32:06 PM 
Ahh, I see!

  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by Maple Syrup from Friday, October 21, 2011 11:28:16 PM)
[Maple Syrup] Friday, October 21, 2011 11:31:43 PM 
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[Maple Syrup] Friday, October 21, 2011 11:28:16 PM 
Vail...William B. is MpleSyrp..its me!
[Vaillant 3.0] Friday, October 21, 2011 11:24:00 PM 
Who's William B?

Ah, I see what'chu did thar.
  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by Maple Syrup from Friday, October 21, 2011 11:15:59 PM)
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[Maple Syrup] Friday, October 21, 2011 11:15:59 PM 

Oh BTW, what happened to this version of Blood Red Skies ? Long Gone in Europe my friends, long gone...IMO: Priest is a shell of itself in the US now. MpleSyrp

Edited at: Friday, October 21, 2011 11:22:57 PM
[mgdman] Friday, October 21, 2011 7:57:39 PM 
 Now I don't know whether to dread going or stay totally pumped up! Priest is my all time fav band also, that said I do appreciate good sound at any show.
The show is 10-25 in Bakersfield, the arena holds about 10,000 and has good acoustics. I saw Kiss, Ted Nugent and Skid Row there and the sound was good so hopefully the sound crew can get a good sound for us! I will post the results and still enjoy a farewell to the Metal Gods !!

thanks for the setlist preview Starbreaker 287! I was wondering about it and now... no more  

later MGD 
[guitardude] Friday, October 21, 2011 7:37:24 PM 
Thank You Starbreaker.
Nice shot at the [.], whatever the hell that is??
I`ve thought the same thing about Blood Red Skies and the Terminator movies, but then Metal Gods describes those movies to a T !
My heyday in the clubs was from 87 thru 93, did do the old Broco Bowl though, that was awesome. But played a lot in Austin and Houston as well as a few places throughout Oklahoma and Louisiana. Dallas City Limits was a big place we did frequently in Big D.
I can`t say from my perspective that the band looked bored,  but they could`ve been better.  Rob and Glenn really didn`t have much interaction. Ritchie was into it, smiling most of the night!
Everyone has an off night, but it was still a great show.
I guess short of hovering over Scott and changing the mics out, may not have been much they could do.
  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by Starbreaker287 from Friday, October 21, 2011 10:37:30 AM)
[Starbreaker287] Friday, October 21, 2011 10:37:30 AM 

Guitardude, olive branch accepted.  If Judas Priest does come back to the Dallas area, I will be there as well.  I've played some big shows, I was in a band that opened a Latin Festival at Starplex once, played Arcadia a few times and other festivals at outdoor Anette Straus stage adjacent to the Meyerson.  Probably like you I've played at most places Dallas musicians have played: Curtain Club, Club DaDa, Firewater etc...

So yes, I understand we're at the mercy of the soundcrew at times.  Couldnt they fix it?  Could both boom mics above the drums have not been working?  The sound of the drums can make a band sound ultra professional or cheap.  It was a pleasure to watch 3 great drummers right in a row.  Not a BLS fan but their drummer was really good.  Zakk has a 3 note range, but an amazing lead guitar player.

Sound aside, it was the energy from the band that bothered me.  Rob wasnt even on stage during the intro to Blood Red Skies which is one of my favorite songs ever.  I always thought that song should have been used in the Terminator movies.

Edited at: Friday, October 21, 2011 10:49:50 AM
[Starbreaker287] Friday, October 21, 2011 10:29:57 AM 

[-]  I'm not sure how to address you because I'm not sure if this clever symbol signifies that you are perpetually on your period or if it symbolizes your asshole.

I called it as I saw it, if that makes your vagina swell up, I can't help you.  Maybe I can Fed-Ex you a giant Texas cactus you shove in your ass to douche with.

Judas Priest loves Texas, and Texas loves Judas Priest.  Too bad you dont have the guts to state where you are from.  I'm from Texas Bitch.

Edited at: Friday, October 21, 2011 10:42:04 AM
[guitardude] Thursday, October 20, 2011 6:00:16 PM 
Let me extend the olive branch here, I was really pissed yesterday, nothing to do with you or this site and I let your comments get me to me, sorry!
Now, was the show perfect, no, but was still good IMO, but could have been better.
They have always been one of the most flawless bands live, ever!
But from my vantage point, I could hear Ritchie fine and Scott was kicking it hard.And yes, the high end was lacking.
I`ve never played a venue that size, but as you know, live is another animal, each member can being doing their part perfectly, but acousitics come into play and the soundman themselves have the control over what we here.
I still feel Rob did a great job on Blood Red Skies. But to each their own right?
But no matter, if they ever come back around here, I`ll be there, because Texas is just BADASS!
  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by Starbreaker287 from Thursday, October 20, 2011 12:10:25 PM)
[.] Thursday, October 20, 2011 2:57:42 PM 
 Yet, I've seen them on YT so far this year and they seem to have a great rapport with the people in attendance, Rob's voice sounds GREAT!, there is video footage (documented proof) of Glenn Tipton actually jumping! and of Ian Hill actually smiling. 
Perhaps you look at the glass half empty when it's really half full. 

Not surprising because Texas sucks. 

  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by Starbreaker287 from Thursday, October 20, 2011 12:10:25 PM)
[.] Thursday, October 20, 2011 2:50:20 PM 

Too bad you were not criticizing Glenn's solo the previous 25 years he's played it before today. 

  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by Starbreaker287 from Wednesday, October 19, 2011 2:57:59 PM)
[Starbreaker287] Thursday, October 20, 2011 1:28:07 PM 
Please let us know Healer!!  I hope you will bring us all GREAT NEWS!!!  Hope you have a great time... I still had a great time overall.  I spent the day with my brother who is also a huge fan and an old friend I've known since grade school.
Edited at: Thursday, October 20, 2011 1:30:03 PM
[Healer] Thursday, October 20, 2011 12:49:17 PM 
It's a shame to hear this as I'm about to attend 3 shows. But you know, we'd be complaining just as much if they didn't tour. I'm gonna go and enjoy being with the new friends I've made and enjoy it for what it is, A goodby. Hopefully they  will work out the kinks and try to enjoy themselves.

Vegas, Chicago & Lowell MA
  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by Starbreaker287 from Thursday, October 20, 2011 12:10:25 PM)
[Starbreaker287] Thursday, October 20, 2011 12:10:25 PM 
Maple Syrup, it pains me to have written this and it is sad to see the band going out like this.  I've seen other people complaining about the sound on Facebook but still being nice.  Judas Priest deserves respect but it seems like everyone just kisses their ass and no one has told them what they need to be told.  IMO this entire tour is a mistake.  They should have taken some time off.  Rob Halford never had any eye contact with anyone in the band and really, Glenn looked bored.  I really believe the guys are ready for it be over.  They look tired.  I went to say good-bye to favorite band and we did, me and some friends. 

Nostradamus bombed, so they release another live album, toured on British Steel and are now touring on The Chosen Few.  What the hell??

I thought the setlist was pretty good, just not executed well.  I can take the band looking tired etc but the sound?  A band with traditionally terrific sound and production has NO EXCUSE for poor sound.  Ever seen an opening band be louder than the Headliner?  I NEVER HAVE.

I dont believe the band doesnt have it anymore, I believe they do, I just believe they're tired and sick of each other, sick or touring and there may be some bad blood between some of the members, who knows.  I thought they were pretty good on Idol. 

This last tour sounds NOTHING like Touch of Evil Live or Live '98, NOTHING. 

I dont like writing these things and I'm stressing out over it as the band has been a part of my life since I was 11 years old, since I heard my uncle playing Hell Bent for Leather in his car and he was going on and on about this 'new band' he had discovered.  I bought Hell Bent for Leather and Van Halen with allowance money and quickly bought their older albums.  I was hooked on their sound and will forever be a Judas Priest fan.  Judas Priest is my favorite band all all time, the band and their music mean a lot to me.   I have many great memories with their music, concerts, have forged friendships, have covered several of their songs in bands I've been in (I play the drums). 

I really don't understand how the opening bands could have had such great sound and they didnt.  It's unexcusable.  There were a lot of people in my section that left, they left in the middle of the concert.  Stunning man, stunning.  I stayed until the last note, to wave goodbye.
[Maple Syrup] Thursday, October 20, 2011 10:43:29 AM 
Starbreaker: Great review and thanks for being truthful & insightful, instead of most of the newbies who would tell you how great it was this and that..The thing is Priest has obviously slipped on the live show, with most songs being tuned down by a note or two, so Rob can get through them. As I have been ranting lately, the sun is surely setting for the band and it is sad they are going out this way. The old fans know when they are off or sound like crap and we can tell when they dont have it anymore, so no need to berate anyone for their opinion. I too feel that this tour has been shaky at best, and the fact that they are playing it safe on their setlist tells you a whole lot of where they are at. It is pretty close to embarassing to see and hear Priest still going through the motions when the fire has obviously burned out, and now their live show is suffering as well. I will be there to wave goodbye one last time to them, but it is time to close it out Priest and go out with some respectability and dignity instead of this. Even on the American Idol thing, I thought they looked goofy and way dated...Look back at the video and you see judge Steven Tyler with a disappointed look on his face for Priest, because he knew. 

I know I previously mentioned dinosaur band, ready for the ice age which IMO: puts the needle on the head, 


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[Starbreaker287] Thursday, October 20, 2011 10:16:56 AM 
No problem Budred..
[Budred] Thursday, October 20, 2011 3:43:13 AM 
I counted Re-Union as Ozzfest.
My dumbass didn't include the current tour.
I should have thought it through before I ask.

  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by Starbreaker287 from Wednesday, October 19, 2011 10:50:53 PM)
[Starbreaker287] Wednesday, October 19, 2011 10:50:53 PM 
Budred, Ozzfest 2004 was the 5th, which was an awesome show.  Matter of fact, that was probably the best concert I've ever been to. Black Sabbath/Judas Priest and Slayer. 

Judas Priest up until this last tour was the most consistent live band I've seen thru the years.  I've seen Van Halen great, then bad, Motley Crue great then bad as with other bands but not Judas Priest.  Disappointing show, disappointed I had to write what I did.  Other peeps have posted about the sound on their wall on Facebook, most are just being nice.  I had to call it as I saw it. 

Something is going on with the band internally.  I think it may have to do with Nostradamus.  Who knows.  IT IS ABOUT VOLUME.  Judas Priest has always had amazing, professional, clear sound.  I notice the dums so much because I play the drums and Thin Lizzy and BLS sounded amazing.

These are the tours I've seen:
Unleashed in the East
Ram It Down
Operation Rock and Roll
Live 98
Demolition twice
Angel of Retribution twice
Metal Masters
[guitardude] Wednesday, October 19, 2011 6:26:37 PM 

Boy, someone is throwing a hissy! Scott vibrated my ass all night with those double kicks, I could hear Ritchie just fine and ian was cutting thru the mix bad ass also, but come to think of it, you didn`t like the Van Halen show either! Perhaps Sportscenter could`ve used an extra viewer that night! One thing is correct, Black Label Society was louder than Priest, but not nearly as clear as Priest. It`s not always about volume. Next time, save your money and stay home, or do you like wasting it? And geez! I hope Facebook will survive.
So here`s an idea, get your band a recording contract and record some songs worth a shit , then go  play live in a arena and show us all how the drums should sound! 
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[spapad] Wednesday, October 19, 2011 5:48:12 PM 
I've read several reviews from fans on the Allen show and all of them enjoyed the show. I know they did not attend two different shows, so maybe this person was just determined to see nothing but negative, and did a damn good job of ruining his night with that lovely attitude.
I wish you had stayed home too Starbreaker 287, you would have shared us all that negative rant posted in two threads.

  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by Budred from Wednesday, October 19, 2011 5:41:53 PM)
[Budred] Wednesday, October 19, 2011 5:41:53 PM 
Wow, that was harsh.
I can believe they've hit a low point but I have trouble believing it was that bad.
Also, I saw Re-Union
                      Metal Masters
                   and British Steel.
There was no Nostradamus so what was the fifth tour? 

 @HRMG, you said you were going to Dallas, what did you think?
[acolyte55] Wednesday, October 19, 2011 3:19:42 PM 
WOW!! that is some heavy shit man !
[Starbreaker287] Wednesday, October 19, 2011 2:57:59 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].  You guys are lucky I didnt post this shit on Facebook eventhough you deserve it.

Edited at: Wednesday, October 19, 2011 3:03:41 PM
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