Former JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford introduced the new HALFORD guitarist, Chad Tarrington, at the meet-and-greet prior to the group's show last night in Anaheim, California. Rob chose yesterday to introduce Chad because he wanted the fans to be the first to take photos of the new HALFORD line-up: Rob, Chad, Mike Chlasciak (guitar),Ray Riendeau (bass) and Bobby Jarzombek (drums).
Producer Roy Z, who filled in on second guitar at last night's show, was unable to attend the meet-and-greet because he was dealing with a bad flu. Roy will also fill in on second guitar during the band's upcoming tour of Japan, which is slated to kick off on Feb. 11 at Tokyo's Shibuya Kokaido.
Chad will travel with the band to Japan and learn all the material from Roy and Mike.
Tarrington will make his official debut as HALFORD's new guitarist at L'Amour in Brooklyn, New York Feb. 28. Chad is from Ontario, Canada.