JUDAS PRIEST Visit Indonesia For The First Time; Jakarta Press Conference Video Footage Available
December 12, 2018, a month ago
Judas Priest is capping off the current leg of their Firepower tour in Indonesia, a part of the world they have never visited before. Below is press conference footage shot in Jakarta. Guitarist Glenn Tipton is in attendance and discusses his Parkinson's Foundadtion during the interview (9:45).
Video below features Judas Priest guitarist Glenn Tipton making a special live appearance at the band's November 28th show in Tokyo , Japan at Tokyo Dome City Hall. He capped off the night performing "Metal Gods", "Breaking The Law" and "Living After Midnight".
With Judas Priest’s latest studio album, Firepower, confirmed as one of the most successful of the band’s entire career - landing in the "Top 5" of 17 countries (including their highest chart placement ever in the US, at #5) - demand to see the legendary metal band in concert is higher than ever.
And North American headbangers will get their chance to experience the legendary band on a nearby concert stage this coming spring/summer, when Priest will tour throughout the continent - with the classic metal band Uriah Heep as support.
Kicking off on May 3rd at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida and wrapping up on June 29th at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, fans will get an opportunity to catch Priest at the height of their concert powers on any one of the tour’s 32 dates.
“Metal maniacs - Judas Priest is roaring back to the USA for one more blast of Firepower! Firepower 2019 charges forth with new first time performances born out of Firepower, as well as fresh classic cuts across the decades from the Priest world metalsphere. Our visual stage set and light show will be scorching a unique, hot, fresh vibe - mixing in headline festivals, as well as the in-your-face venue close ups. We can’t wait to reunite and reignite our maniacs...THE PRIEST IS BACK!” - Judas Priest
There are few heavy metal bands that have managed to scale the heights that Judas Priest have during their nearly 50-year career - responsible for issuing such all-time classic albums as British Steel, Screaming For Vengeance, and Painkiller, as well as the anthems “Breaking The Law,” “Living After Midnight,” and “You’ve Got Another Thing Coming.”
And Priest’s presence and influence remains strong, as evidenced by the chart performance of Firepower and its glowing reviews, a Grammy Award win for Best Metal Performance, plus being a VH1 Rock Honors recipient and a Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame nomination. Also, Priest can be credited as being one of the first metal bands to pioneer wearing leather and studs - a look that would eventually be embraced by metalheads throughout the world.
Undoubtedly, Judas Priest’s upcoming North American tour will only add to their ever-growing status of heavy metal legends.
3 - Hollywood, FL - Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
6 - Nashville, TN - Nashville Municipal Auditorium
8 - Atlanta, GA - Fox Theatre
9 - Biloxi, MS - Beau Rivage Resort & Casino
12 - Washington, DC - The Anthem
14 - Huntington, NY - The Paramount
15 - Huntington, NY - The Paramount
16 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
18 - Albany, NY - Palace Theatre
19 - Albany, NY - Palace Theatre
22 - Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theater
23 - Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theater
25 - Rosemont, IL - Rosemont Theatre
28 - Austin, TX - ACL Live at The Moody Theater
29 - Austin, TX - ACL Live at The Moody Theater
31 - Dallas, TX - The Bomb Factory
1 - Little Rock, AR - First Security Amphitheater
3 - St. Louis, MO - Stifel Theatre
5 - Colorado Springs, CO - Broadmoor World Arena
8 - Saskatoon, SK - SaskTel Centre
10 - Lethbridge, AB - ENMAX Centre
11 - Edmonton, AB - Rogers Place
13 - Dawson Creek, BC - Encana Events Centre
14 - Prince George, BC - CN Centre
16 - Kelowna, BC - Prospera Place
17 - Abbotsford, BC - Abbotsford Centre
19 - Airway Heights, WA - Northern Quest Resort and Casino
21 - Kent, WA - Accesso Showare Center
22 - Portland, OR - Moda Theatre of the Clouds
24 - San Francisco, CA - Warfield Theatre
25 - San Francisco, CA - Warfield Theatre
27 - Los Angeles, CA - Microsoft Theater
29 - Las Vegas, NV - The Joint at Hard Rock Hote