Fans of Judas Priest will have the opportunity to see the Grammy award-winning band in an up-close and intimate setting when the heavy metal icons come to town for two shows at Hard Rock Casino Vancouver on Tuesday, October 27 and Wednesday, October 28.
Formed in 1970 in Birmingham, England, Judas Priest released their first album, Rocka Rolla in 1974 followed two years later by Sad Wings of Destiny. After signing with CBS Records, they released the 1977 album, Sin After Sin followed by 1978’s Stained Class and 1979’s Hell Bent for Leather. They then released their first live album, Unleashed in the East. Recorded in Tokyo, the album spawned metal anthems like “Sinner”, “Diamonds and Rust”, “Hell Bent for Leather” and “The Green Manalishi (With the Two-Pronged Crown)”.
Priest went on to achieve even bigger success in the 80s releasing all-time classic albums like British Steel (1980), Point of Entry (1981), Screaming for Vengeance (1982) and Defenders of the Faith (1984) all of which produced enduring tracks including “Breaking the Law”, “Living After Midnight”, “Heading Out to the Highway” and “You’ve Got Another Thing Coming”.
In 2008, they released their double-disc album, Nostradamus, which peaked at #11 on the Billboard 200 followed by 2009’s A Touch of Evil Live which won the band a Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance. Their most recent album, Redeemer of Souls, was released last year debuting at #5 on the Canadian Albums Chart and #6 on the Billboard 200.
Tickets cost $109.50 (plus service charges) for General Admission, and $149.50 (plus service charges) for Reserved Balcony. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to HardRockCasinoVancouver.com.