Judas Priest started their Firepower tour Tuesday night in Wilkes-Barre and stop number two is Youngstown.
Their first outing without guitarist Glenn Tipton saw them do their first-ever performance of 1978's "Saints in Hell," and, for the first time in more than 25 years, "Bloodstone" and "Some Heads Are Gonna Roll." "Running Wild" made its return to the set after 16 years.
Judas Priest set list - March 13th, 2018:
"Firepower""Running Wild""Grinder""Sinner""The Ripper""Lightning Strike""Bloodstone""Saints in Hell""Turbo Lover""Angel""Evil Never Dies""Some Heads Are Gonna Roll""Breaking the Law""Hell Bent for Leather""Painkiller""The Hellion / Electric Eye""Metal Gods""You've Got Another Thing Comin'""Living After Midnight"
This is their first tour without guitarist Glenn Tipton. Glenn has spoken out on his decision to stop touring due to Parkinson's on Facebook.
"I have good days and bad days, but the disease is degenerative and I would never want to compromise the greatest metal band in the world. It was therefore during the last rehearsals I decided to step down and have Andy Sneap fill in. He's a great guy and I'm sure he'll do a great job. I'm sure the band will be as strong than ever."
But Tipton insists his career isn't over. "I have been overwhelmed by the massive support and love I’ve had from other artists and from fans all over the world and from many friends and metal maniacs out there. It's not the end for me -- I’ll still be able to write and record, and on good days even join the band on stage for a few songs. With new medication and advances being made, who knows what the future holds, but one thing's for sure -- it will certainly involve Priest!"
Judas Priest played Youngstown twice back in the day. 1978 and 1979.
Judas Priest Setlist of the concert at Tomorrow Club, Youngstown, OH, on May 7, 1978 from the Stained Class Tour. White Heat, Red Hot, The Ripper, Beyond the Realms of Death, Victim of Changes, Starbreaker, Tyrant, Genocide