JUDAS PRIEST was again assisted by guitarist Glenn Tipton on stage during the band’s concert Saturday evening (July 2) in the Barcelona Rock Fest in the Parc de Can Zam in Santa Coloma de Gramenet, just twenty minutes from the center of Barcelona, Spain.
As he has done several other times over the past four years, tipton appeared with PRIEST for the encore, performance “Metal Gods”† “Break the law” and “Life After Midnight”†
A fan-filmed video of the performance can be seen below.
tipton was diagnosed with Parkinson’s eight years ago – having been affected by the condition at least half a decade earlier – but announced in early 2018 that he would be undertaking touring activities in support of JUDAS PRIESTthe latest studio album, “firepower”† He was replaced by “firepower” album producer Andy Snapewho is also known for his work in NWOBHM revivalists HELL and cult thrash outfit SABBATH†
PRIEST singer Rob Halford recently told Metal Pilgrim That Glenn is “still actively involved in” JUDAS PRIESTone hundred percent. Andy still stands in that spot Glenn of GlennBlessings… And my thanks to Andy† It couldn’t have happened in a better way, if you want to make something good out of it. It was a very important day back then Glenn said ‘I think it’s probably best if I step aside and maybe we should let’ Andy come on in.’ That was just a really beautiful act of selflessness. that is Glenn to estimate PRIEST and PRIEST‘s reputation, especially in live concerts, more than anything. So bless Glenn therefore. And as a result, Andy got in and did a great job on the ‘firepower’ tour, and we look forward to doing the same with him on this 50th anniversary [tour]† And don’t ignore the fact that Glenncan show up. He plays the guitar differently, but there’s no reason why Glenn can’t show up and do some work. I mean I said to Glenn‘Just walk on stage and do that to everyone’ [flashes devil horns], and people will just go crazy because you’re loved so much.’ But I have the feeling that Glennwill perform occasionally on this 50th anniversary [tour]†
PRIEST began its European tour in Spring/Summer 2022 with an intimate concert on May 31 in Berlin, Germany. For the performance, which was held at the 1,600-capacity Huxleys Neue Welt venue, Halford and his bandmates ditched their traditional leather and studded look in favor of a more stripped-down look.
PRIEST will once again celebrate their 50th anniversary at the end of this year with the launch of a new North American tour. Support on the “50 Heavy Metal Years” autumn 2022 trek is coming from again QUEENSRCHE†
bassist Ian Hill is the only surviving original member of PRIESTwhich was founded in 1969. Halford joined the group in 1973 and tipton signed in 1974. To rob 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†
JUDAS PRIEST was forced to postpone about two dozen North American shows on his rescheduled 50th anniversary tour last September after Faulkner suffered an acute cardiac aortic dissection during an occurrence in the Louder than life festival. He eventually underwent 10-hour life-saving surgery at the Rudd Heart and Lung Center of the UofL Health – Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.
JUDAS PRIEST receives the Musical Excellence Award this year Rock And Roll Hall of Famewho will honor eminem† Dolly Parton† DURAN DURAN† Lionel Richie† Pat Benatar† EURYTHMIA and Carly Simon in the Artists category.
The induction ceremony will take place on November 5, 2022 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. It will air at a later date HBO and stream on HBO Max† There will also be a radio simulcast on SiriusXM‘s Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Radio channel 310.
According to the Hall of Famethe JUDAS PRIEST members who will be inducted include current members Halford† Hill† tipton and Travis Scott (drums), together with former members take down† Les Binks (drums) and deceased drummer Dave Holland†