Watch the entire Judas Priest concert in Virginia Beach from the fall 2021 leg of the ’50 Heavy Metal Years’ tour
Youtube Registered user Denis Justus just uploaded a video filmed by fans of JUDAS PRIESTfrom the September 9, 2021 concert at the Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater in Virginia Beach, Virginia. You can watch the images below.
The band’s setlist was as follows:
01. Battle Hymn / One Shot At Glory
03. Got another thing coming
04. Freewheel engraving
05. Turbo enthusiast
06. Hell Patrol
07. The Sentinel
08. A touch of evil
09. Rocka Rolla
ten. victim of change
11. desert plains
12. blood red sky
14. Pain killer
15. Hell/Electric Eye
16. Hell Bent for Leather
17. Break the law
18. Living after midnight
Last Monday (January 10), JUDAS PRIEST announced that they would perform as a quartet on their next tour. Hours later, the band’s former touring guitarist Andy Snap, who co-produced the British heavy metal legends’ 2018 album “Firepower”, issued a statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET in which he said he was not involved in PRIESTthe decision to continue as a quartet and thanked the Rob Halford-out-front outfit for the “stunning” opportunity to share the stage with one of your favorite bands.
Snap noted: “Rob called me last monday and said they want to go to four which i find incredibly disappointing after that amount of time but i respect his decision as they obviously have a vision of how they want this happens.
“It was always a temporary situation, and as I said before, I will always help the band in any way I can, and that also applies in the future,” he continued.
“I’ve been a huge fan of the band since the early 80s and it was mind blowing to perform on stage with the guys and frankly terrifying to begin with on such short notice.
“We’re moving forward with the new album next month and can’t wait to make an awesome follow up to ‘Firepower’,” he added.
Snap, who is also known for his work in the NWOBHM revivalists HELL and cult thrash outfit SABBATH, started shooting with PRIEST four years ago after the longtime guitarist Glenn Tipton – who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease eight years ago after suffering from the disease at least half a decade earlier – announced in early 2018 that he would be taking time off from touring activities to support “Firepower”.
Bass player Ian Hill is the only remaining original member of PRIEST, formed in 1969. Halford joined the group in 1973 and Tipton signed in 1974. Rob to the left PRIEST in the early 1990s to form his own band, then returned to PRIEST in 2003. Founding guitarist KK Downing parted ways with the band in 2011 and was replaced by Richie Faulkner.
two and a half years ago, Snap said he would continue to play guitar for JUDAS PRIEST “as long as they want.” During an appearance on the “Talking Bullshit” podcast, Snap said: “It would be nice if Glenn was up there doing it. That’s the thing that really… that’s always on my mind; it really is. But it’s good that he asked me to do it. As long as they want me to help them, I will help them. It’s kind of the way I see it, really.”
last June, Halford Recount Metal Pilgrim this Snap would probably continue to be the second guitarist during PRIEST in a live situation. “Andy is still standing there for Glenn with GlennIt’s a blessing,” he said. “It’s pretty much a given [that Andy will be going out on tour with us again]. And my gratitude to Andy. Couldn’t have gone better, if you want to try and make something good out of it. It was a very important day when Glenn said, ‘I think it’s probably best if I step aside and maybe we should let Andy Come in.’ It was just a very nice act of selflessness. It is Glenn treasurer PRIEST and PRIEST, especially in live concert more than anything else. So bless Glenn for that. And as a result, Andy stepped in and did an amazing job on the ‘Firepower’ tour, and we can’t wait to do the same with him on this 50th anniversary [tour]. And don’t overlook the fact that Glenn can show up. He plays the guitar differently, but there’s no reason why Glenn can’t show up and do work. I mean, I said to Glenn, ‘Just get on the stage and do that to everybody [flashes devil horns], and people will go crazy, because you are so loved. But I have the feeling that Glennwill make an occasional appearance on the occasion of this 50th anniversary [tour].”
In 2019, hill said it was Snap decide if he wanted to continue playing guitar for JUDAS PRIEST after the completion of the “Firepower” tower. “It’s something to discuss, really,” he said. “Talking Metal”. “I want to say, Andy is today, today, above all a producer. Whether he wants to go back and do this full time or not will be a mutual decision when the time comes. Andy will be more than welcome to stay. He’s done a terrific job over the last year, really. He did an excellent job of intervening for Glenn. It would have been very difficult if he hadn’t been there, in such a short time, because we hadn’t realized it. Glenn couldn’t handle the intensity of the tour any longer until… We were only about three weeks away from the start of the tour [laughs], and Andy stepped in and did a great job. He pulled a real rabbit out of the hat learning a whole list of songs in such a short time. He still succeeded. And over time, obviously, his stage presence, he’s become more comfortable with that, and he’s doing really well now. So when the time comes… We’ll defer to the end of this race and then we’ll see what everyone wants to do. As I said, he will be more than welcome to continue with us if that is his plan.”
last November, JUDAS PRIEST announced the postponement “50 years of heavy metal” North American Tour dates for March-April 2022. Support on the trek will come from QUEENSRŸCHE.