Fan-filmed video footage of JUDAS PRIEST‘s August 24 performance at the Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill in Sterling Heights, Michigan can be seen below.
The band’s setlist was as follows:
04. Lightning Strike
06. Turbo Lover
07. Rising From Ruins
08. Freewheel Burning
09. You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’
10. Hell Bent For Leather
12. Metal Gods
13. Breaking The Law
14. Living After Midnight
JUDAS PRIEST and DEEP PURPLE have joined forces for a co-headlining North American tour. The 25-date trek launched August 21 in Cincinnati and concludes September 30 in Wheatland, California.
JUDAS PRIEST is touring in support of its latest album, “Firepower”, which was released in March via Epic.
“Firepower” entered the Billboard 200 chart at position No. 5, making it the band’s highest-charting album ever. 2014’s “Redeemer Of Souls” debuted and peaked at No. 6, while 2008’s “Nostradamus” landed at No. 11 and 2005’s “Angel Of Retribution” came in at No. 13.
“Firepower” moved 49,000 equivalent album units in first week of release. Of that sum, 48,000 were in traditional album sales, just shy of the 54,000 copies sold by “Angel Of Retribution” in that album’s first week. The “Firepower” chart position was bolstered by sales generated from a concert ticket/album sale redemption offer in association with the band’s spring 2018 North American tour.
Longtime JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Glenn Tipton found out he had Parkinson’s disease four years ago — after being stricken by the degenerative condition at least half a decade earlier — but only recently announced he was going to sit out touring activities in support of “Firepower”. The guitarist, who is now 70 and has performed on every PRIEST LP since the band’s 1974 debut set, “Rocka Rolla”, is not quitting the band, but simply cannot handle the rigorous challenges of performing live. He is being replaced on the road by “Firepower” producer Andy Sneap, who is also known as the guitar player in NWOBHM revivalists HELL and cult thrashers SABBAT.