Social-media web site WinkBall.com, a video media company that specializes in capturing the passion of fans at events they love, joined metalheads at the final show of JUDAS PRIEST's "Epitaph" world tour this past Saturday, May 26 at the Hammersmith Apollo in London, England to find out why PRIEST has inspired such incredible devotion to the very end. Watch some of the fan interviews below.
JUDAS PRIEST's Hammersmith Apollo concert was professionally filmed for a 2013 DVD release.
The band's setlist was as follows:
01. Rapid Fire
02. Metal Gods
03. Heading Out To The Highway
04. Judas Rising
06. Victim Of Changes
07. Never Satisfied
08. Diamonds & Rust (JOAN BAEZ cover)
10. Night Crawler
11. Turbo Lover
12. Beyond The Realms Of Death
13. The Sentinel
14. Blood Red Skies
15. The Green Manalishi (With The Two Pronged Crown) (FLEETWOOD MAC cover)
16. Breaking The Law
17. Drum Solo
19. The Hellion (taped intro) / Electric Eye
20. Hell Bent For Leather
21. You've Got Another Thing Comin'
22. Living After Midnight
Fan-filmed video footage of the show can be seen below.
Regarding JUDAS PRIEST's farewell world tour, singer Rob Halford previously said, "We're pulling out all the stops. We've built a brand new stage set, we've got all the effects that people love us for — the lasers, the fire, the bombs, the smoke, new costumes, and the bike. It's just a full-on metal extravaganza."
As for whether this is really the end of JUDAS PRIEST's touring days, guitarist Glenn Tipton said, "We don't plan on retiring. We've said that this is our last world tour. It takes a chunk out of your life — 18 months. We won't be doing any more world tours as such and in many parts of the world, it will be the last time people will get a chance to see us. But we're not gonna stop. We've got an album in the can now, we will start to write with [new guitarist] Richie [Faulkner], there will be more albums, and who knows?! There might be a string of dates that we can manage to do. We're just not gonna do another major world tour. We've been doing it for 40 years and it's time to let the younger bands have the chance."