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Video: Judas Priest Perform for the First Time in 2+ Years, Play Three Songs With Guitarist Glenn Tipton

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On Sunday, August 15, Judas Priest performed at the UK’s Bloodstock Open Air festival. The set marked the first time the band has played lived since June of 2019.

Blabbermouth reports that the set featured a number of songs being played either for the first time or for the first time in a long time, including “One Shot At Glory” (live debut), “Invader” (live debut), “Rocka Rolla (played live for the first time since 1976), “Exciter” (…for the first time since 2005), “Hell Patrol” (…for the first time since 2009), “A Touch Of Evil” …for the first time since 2005), “Dissident Aggressor” (…for the first time since 2009) and “Blood Red Skies” (…for the first time since 2012).

Additionally, guitarist Glenn Tipton re-joined the band for three songs: “Metal Gods,” “Breaking the Law,” and “Living After Midnight.”

Tipton, of course, was forced to mostly retire from the band in 2018 as a result of suffering from Parkinson’s Disease. He was replaced for live performances by Andy Sneap, but continues to write songs for Priest and make the occasional live cameo.

You can watch fan-filmed footage of the performance below.

Judas Priest are scheduled to begin a fiftieth anniversary tour of the U.S. next month. Here are the dates:

9/8/2021 Reading  PA                            Santander Arena* [Tickets]
9/9/2021 Virginia Beach VA                   Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater*+ [Tickets]
9/11/2021 Orlando FL                            Central Florida Fairgrounds# [Tickets]
9/13/2021 Charlotte NC                         PNC Music Pavilion [Tickets]
9/14/2021 Raleigh NC                           Red Hat Amphitheater* [Tickets]
9/16/2021 Grand Rapids MI                   Van Andel Arena* [Tickets]
9/17/2021 Youngstown OH                    Covelli Centre [Tickets]
9/19/2021 Detroit MI                              Fox Theatre* [Tickets]
9/20/2021 Rosemont IL                          Rosemont Theatre* [Tickets]
9/22/2021 Milwaukee WI                        Miller High Life Theatre [Tickets]
9/23/2021 Minneapolis MN                     The Armory* [Tickets]
9/25/2021 Maryland Heights MO            Saint Louis Music Park [Tickets]
9/26/2021 Louisville KY                         Louder Than Life Festival# [Tickets]
9/29/2021 Denver CO                            The Mission Ballroom [Tickets]
9/30/2021 West Valley City UT               Maverik Center* [Tickets]
10/2/2021 Everett WA                            Angel Of The Winds Arena* [Tickets]
10/3/2021 Portland OR                          Moda Center* [Tickets]
10/5/2021 Oakland CA                          Fox Theater [Tickets]
10/6/2021 Los Angeles CA                     Microsoft Theater [Tickets]
10/8/2021 Las Vegas NV                       Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood [Tickets]
10/9/2021 Phoenix AZ                           Arizona Federal Theatre [Tickets]
10/12/2021 San Antonio TX                   Freeman Coliseum [Tickets]
10/13/2021 Cedar Park TX                     HEB Center Cedar Park [Tickets]
10/15/2021 Irving TX                             The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory [Tickets]
10/16/2021 Oklahoma City OK               The Zoo Amphitheatre [Tickets]
10/19/2021 Independence MO               Cable Dahmer Arena* [Tickets]
10/21/2021 Nashville TN                        Nashville Municipal Auditorium* [Tickets]
10/22/2021 Alpharetta GA                      Ameris Bank Amphitheatre* [Tickets]
10/24/2021 Charleston WV                    Charleston Civic Center Coliseum* [Tickets]
10/25/2021 Philadelphia PA                   The Met* [Tickets]
10/27/2021 Newark NJ                          Prudential Center* [Tickets]
10/28/2021 Oxon Hill MD                       The Theater at MGM National Harbor [Tickets]
10/30/2021 Mashantucket CT                Foxwoods Resort Casino – Grand Theater [Tickets]
10/31/2021 Lowell MA                           Tsongas Center At UMass Lowell* [Tickets]
11/2/2021 Halifax NS                             Scotiabank Centre* [Tickets]
11/4/2021 Laval QC                               Place Bell* [Tickets]
11/5/2021 Hamilton ON                         FirstOntario Centre* [Tickets]

And here are Ozzy Osbourne’s farewell tour dates for Europe, on which Priest will be the openers:

Jan. 26 – Germany – Berlin Mercedes-Benz Arena [Tickets]
Jan. 28 – Czech Republic – Prague O2 Arena [Tickets]
Jan. 31 – Switzerland – Zurich Hallenstadion [Tickets]
Feb. 02 – Hungary – Budapest Budapest Arena (no Judas Priest) [Tickets]
Feb. 05 – Spain – Madrid WiZink Center [Tickets]
Feb. 08 – Italy – Bologna Unipol Arena [Tickets]
Feb. 11 – Germany – Mannheim SAP Arena [Tickets]
Feb. 14 – Germany – Hamburg Barclaycard Arena [Tickets]
Feb. 17 – Finland – Helsinki Hartwall Arena [Tickets]
Feb. 19 – Sweden – Stockholm Friends Arena [Tickets]
Feb. 21 – Germany – Dortmund Westfalenhalle [Tickets]
Feb. 24 – Germany – Munich Olympiahalle [Tickets]
Feb. 27 – UK – Nottingham Motorpoint Arena [Tickets]
Mar. 01 – Ireland – Dublin 3Arena [Tickets]
Mar. 04 – UK – Birmingham Resorts World Arena [Tickets]
Mar. 07 – UK – London The O2 [Tickets]
Mar. 09 – UK – Manchester AO Arena [Tickets]
Mar. 12 – UK – Newcastle Utilita Arena [Tickets]
Mar. 14 – UK – Glasgow The SSE Hydro [Tickets]

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