Judas Priest is retiring in 2011

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Judas Priest is retiring in 2011

Post by ggonza43 » Wed Dec 08, 2010 5:10 pm

Judas Priest are retiring after one final tour in 2011. The Epitaph Tour will start in Europe in the Summer.

Press release: "After storming the world for nearly 40 years and taking their very special brand of heavy metal to all four corners of the planet, JUDAS PRIEST - one of the most influential heavy metal bands of all time, have announced this will be their final world tour!!

However, the mighty PRIEST will certainly be going out strong as they rock the planet starting in 2011 on the massive EPITAPH tour - hitting all the major cities throughout the world they will be playing the songs that helped make the name JUDAS PRIEST synonymous with heavy metal!

With all guns blazing and amps cranked to eleven, the band will be giving all their fans one last chance to witness the ultimate metal experience that is JUDAS PRIEST!

JUDAS PRIEST will be starting their world tour in Europe.

Stay tuned as we announce more dates - information will be forthcoming soon - so start getting prepared to rock one final time with the incomparable JUDAS PRIEST!!"

Confirmed so far:

June 9 - Sweden Rock Festival, Solvesborg, Sweden
June 11 - Sauna Open-Air, Finland
June 17 - Copenhell Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark
June 19 - Hellfest, Clisson, France
June 22 - Gods of Metal, Milan, Italy
June 25 - Graspop Metal Meeting, Dessel, Belgium

July 23 - High Voltage Festival, London, England

August 5 - Wacken Open-Air, Wacken, Germany
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Re: Judas Priest is retiring in 2011

Post by robocop656 » Wed Dec 08, 2010 5:19 pm

You got another thing cummin gorgonzola :lol: :red: :facial: :buk:

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Post by ggonza43 » Wed Dec 08, 2010 5:24 pm

Hehe, it's such a devastating new! I'm only willing to see them one more time before they quit, Rob just rocks!
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Re: Judas Priest is retiring in 2011

Post by Balu » Wed Dec 08, 2010 5:41 pm

A giant whocares.

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Post by ggonza43 » Wed Dec 08, 2010 5:56 pm

I do care. He's the "Metal God" for Christ sake :x!
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Post by Balu » Wed Dec 08, 2010 6:03 pm

ggonza43 wrote:I do care. He's the "Metal God" for Christ sake :x!
Noway, that was Dio.

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Post by ggonza43 » Wed Dec 08, 2010 6:06 pm

No regreting that, but Judas Priest was THE band back in their best days. Without them, we wouldn't have had nothing!
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Post by Balu » Wed Dec 08, 2010 6:11 pm

ggonza43 wrote:No regreting that, but Judas Priest was THE band back in their best days. Without them, we wouldn't have had nothing!
A band, yea. The band? Nope. There were always better bands.

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Post by browneyedgirl » Wed Dec 08, 2010 6:13 pm

Well, they were really hot at one time. Nothing lasts forever. But, JP did very well! :rvd:

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Post by ggonza43 » Wed Dec 08, 2010 6:18 pm

Balu wrote:
ggonza43 wrote:No regreting that, but Judas Priest was THE band back in their best days. Without them, we wouldn't have had nothing!
A band, yea. The band? Nope. There were always better bands.
Admit it, without Judas Priest or Iron Maiden (the 2 most referent bands of the west and east world) music wouldn't be the way it is now. Or are you gonna tell me that Iron Maiden wasn't infuential at all the same way Judas Priest was?
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Re: Judas Priest is retiring in 2011

Post by Balu » Wed Dec 08, 2010 6:21 pm

ggonza43 wrote:
Balu wrote:
ggonza43 wrote:No regreting that, but Judas Priest was THE band back in their best days. Without them, we wouldn't have had nothing!
A band, yea. The band? Nope. There were always better bands.
Admit it, without Judas Priest or Iron Maiden (the 2 most referent bands of the west and east world) music wouldn't be the way it is now. Or are you gonna tell me that Iron Maiden wasn't infuential at all the same way Judas Priest was?
Instead of them, I'd say Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin. A LOT more influental.

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Re: Judas Priest is retiring in 2011

Post by Rebel » Wed Dec 08, 2010 6:23 pm

Balu wrote:
ggonza43 wrote:
Balu wrote:
ggonza43 wrote:No regreting that, but Judas Priest was THE band back in their best days. Without them, we wouldn't have had nothing!
A band, yea. The band? Nope. There were always better bands.
Admit it, without Judas Priest or Iron Maiden (the 2 most referent bands of the west and east world) music wouldn't be the way it is now. Or are you gonna tell me that Iron Maiden wasn't infuential at all the same way Judas Priest was?
Instead of them, I'd say Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin. A LOT more influental.
Deep Purple and Black Sabbath are the fathers of metal

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Post by ggonza43 » Wed Dec 08, 2010 6:30 pm

Rebel wrote:
Balu wrote:Instead of them, I'd say Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin. A LOT more influental.
Deep Purple and Black Sabbath are the fathers of metal
Of course, those are the roots of rock and metal. But my point was that they set a route of the forthcoming bands: You can mostly listen to their sounds in modern bands, as well as some tips from Purple, Sabbath and Zeppelin

Anyway, the only thing that matters now is that it's just sad to see a band quitting after all the years they were active
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Re: Judas Priest is retiring in 2011

Post by Mormegil » Wed Dec 08, 2010 6:52 pm

I'm a massive Priest fan, but, I hate to say this, based on the last album Nostradamus and Halford's latest live performances this isn't neccessarily a bad decision. :?
They are no doubt among the most influential metal bands ever and much of what metal is about today can be traced back to them. RIP Metal Gods, maybe I'll be there to bid you farewell at Sauna Open Air next year. :)

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Re: Judas Priest is retiring in 2011

Post by adrian9 » Wed Dec 08, 2010 8:36 pm

I just posted something about this in the rhapsody topic.........is better to leave when you are on the top.
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Re: Judas Priest is retiring in 2011

Post by Susie » Wed Dec 08, 2010 9:30 pm

:cry: very sad news... specially when I never saw them live....

Halfie broke my heart :cry:

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Post by NeonVomit » Wed Dec 08, 2010 10:27 pm

I think this is the best thing. Bow out gracefully, instead of becoming dinosaurs. Each of them will continue with other projects, become involved in producing, or just take a well earned rest from all the rocking!
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Post by adrian9 » Wed Dec 08, 2010 11:23 pm

NeonVomit wrote:I think this is the best thing. Bow out gracefully, instead of becoming dinosaurs. Each of them will continue with other projects, become involved in producing, or just take a well earned rest from all the rocking!
agree! because age is really taking his toll on robs singing. not to mention the other members, I dont want to remember them like this. they didnt age well like say.......the rolling stones. charlie watts is still drummin; how in the earth is that possible?¡.
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Post by ggonza43 » Thu Dec 09, 2010 12:38 am

Whichever they decision is, it's always sad to see a band spliting up
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Post by CES » Thu Dec 09, 2010 1:37 am

They're not splitting up, they're just not going to tour after 2011. Plenty of future music to come from JP I think.


I saw them in early 2009 alongside Megadeth and there wasn't a single thing wrong with Rob's voice (or Megadeth for that matter). He even managed Angel perfectly.

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Re: Judas Priest is retiring in 2011

Post by Arkash » Thu Dec 09, 2010 6:01 pm

Gonna see'em at Hellfest!

Two bands retiring are headlining the festival:

JP and Scorpions.

The other headliners are Ozzy and Trust.
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Many mountains we have climbed
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Post by ggonza43 » Thu Dec 09, 2010 6:16 pm

I only wish to see JP live for the last time :)
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Re: Judas Priest is retiring in 2011

Post by icecab21 » Thu Dec 09, 2010 7:30 pm

and for the tour Nostradamus will be played start to finish, twice.

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Post by ggonza43 » Thu Dec 09, 2010 7:41 pm

icecab21 wrote:and for the tour Nostradamus will be played start to finish, twice.
:buh: You and your scepticism
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Re: Judas Priest is retiring in 2011

Post by icecab21 » Thu Dec 09, 2010 7:45 pm

not scepticism, i would just be amused

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Post by ggonza43 » Thu Dec 09, 2010 7:53 pm

Well forgive me, it's hard to tell when you're joking and when not :)
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Re: Judas Priest is retiring in 2011

Post by adrian9 » Thu Dec 09, 2010 8:56 pm

ggonza43 wrote:
Balu wrote:
ggonza43 wrote:No regreting that, but Judas Priest was THE band back in their best days. Without them, we wouldn't have had nothing!
A band, yea. The band? Nope. There were always better bands.
Admit it, without Judas Priest or Iron Maiden (the 2 most referent bands of the west and east world) music wouldn't be the way it is now. Or are you gonna tell me that Iron Maiden wasn't infuential at all the same way Judas Priest was?
Im with my boy gonza here, of course balu had a gigantic point ;Led zep is way more influential than priest or maiden. BUT, led zep passed the torch to many bands to carry the legacy and among those bands Priest and Maiden (I could name Purple,Saxon, Angel Witch and so on) were fundamental for the heavy metal we got today.
in other words, Led zep were the architects and Priest and Maiden were the builders
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Post by ggonza43 » Fri Dec 10, 2010 1:39 am

adrian9 wrote: Im with my boy gonza here, of course balu had a gigantic point ;Led zep is way more influential than priest or maiden. BUT, led zep passed the torch to many bands to carry the legacy and among those bands Priest and Maiden (I could name Purple,Saxon, Angel Witch and so on) were fundamental for the heavy metal we got today.
in other words, Led zep were the architects and Priest and Maiden were the builders
And Sabbath was the pencil :lol:
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Re: Judas Priest is retiring in 2011

Post by hiro23 » Fri Dec 10, 2010 10:47 pm

This is sad news for me as I am a huge priest fan, however I wonder if they'll at least continue making albums even if they don't tour.
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Post by Just a Vampire » Sat Dec 11, 2010 12:49 am

Must go to Sweden show. And if they go to Colombia, must go there too.

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