JUDAS PRIEST Kicks Off 'Epitaph' World Tour: Setlist Revealed; Video Footage, Photos Available
June 7, 2011
British heavy metal legends JUDAS PRIEST kicked off their "Epitaph" world tour earlier tonight (Tuesday, June 7) at 013 in Tilburg, Holland. The show marked the band's first-ever concert with its latest addition, 31-year-old guitarist Richie Faulkner (LAUREN HARRIS, DIRTY DEEDS),who replaced Kenneth "K.K." Downing in April.
PRIEST's setlist was as follows:
01. Rapid Fire 02. Metal Gods 03. Heading Out To The Highway 04. Judas Rising 05. Starbreaker 06. Victim Of Changes 07. Never Satisfied 08. Diamonds And Rust (JOAN BAEZ cover) (half acoustic, half electric) 09. Prophecy 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. Painkiller
18. The Hellion (taped intro) / Electric Eye 19. Hell Bent For Leather
JUDAS PRIEST will launch the U.S. leg of its farewell world tour on October 12 in San Antonio and the band promises that it will go out with a bang. Singer Rob Halford 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."
Guitarist Glenn Tipton added that the group will play something from each of its albums, including a few numbers that have never been performed live before. As for whether this is really the end of JUDAS PRIEST's touring days, Tipton added, "If somebody came along and said, 'Would you do a small string of dates,' we wouldn't automatically say no to that. But in general, this is probably the last chance you'll get to see PRIEST live."