Tagged: Judas Priest

Yeah it’s Sad..Farewell to Heavy Metal’s Dad


Thin Lizzy..Black Label Society and Judas Priest.

I had purchased tickets for this trifecta almost four months prior to this show. It’s supposedly Judas Priest’s last tour so I wasn’t going to miss it. As my friend Drew and I entered 1st Bank Center Thin Lizzy was finishing up their opening set with “The Boys are Back in Town”, they sounded good.

Here’s Zakk Wylde and his band the “Black Label Society”. I’m not familiar with Zakk’s new stuff I just remember him as the guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne for many years.

Gotta admit, that headdress is pimp’n.

Here’s video of Zakk Wylde and his Band Black Label Society

Tight band, worth seeing if you get the chance.

I did a blog entry about Judas Priest the last time they visited Colorado. They played Red Rocks Ampitheater with Whitesnake and another band I had never heard of called “Pop Evil”. I called that entry..”Heavy Metal is still alive as Rob does the Job”.

I was going to link that blog entry to this one however when MLBlogs converted to the WordPress format apparently that blog entry was lost. I had no idea until I started looking for it. I knew they had lost a bunch of my blog entries but I was quite fond of that particular one. Thanks again MLBlogs, another memory wiped out.

This tour was called the Epitaph tour and it seemed Priest tried to play a song from every album. That’s not that easy when you’ve been cranking out Heavy Metal music for over 40 years.

I had no idea that they were attending this show but I ran into my friends Marc, Donna, Jack and Kim. They attended the last Judas Priest show at Red Rocks 2 1/2 years ago with me…How cool is that?

Unfortunately K.K Downing will not be on the Epitaph tour. Rob Halford released this letter explaining the situation.

Props to Richie Faulkner for doing an amazing job for K.K.

Here are a couple of videos I shot of Rob Halford and Judas Priest.

This was the last concert I’ll ever attend without earplugs. There was no way I was going to sit in the seats on the side of the stage.  This was my last chance to see Judas Priest and our seats were General Admission on the floor in front of the stage baby.

My ears paid the price for that. I’m “D” The Ranter and you better hurry up if you want to witness the original pioneers of Heavy Metal in action.

Everything is better live…“D”

Tell me where you’ve been and who you’ve seen?


D Concert Tickets1.jpgThe music you listen to can say a lot about you or nothing at all. Each ticket stub you see pictured above has a story.

I’m curious, tell me 

                               What was the first concert you ever attended?

                                   What was the last concert you attended?

             Expand the picture above, by chance have you seen any of those shows?

The stubs pictured above are not every concert I’ve attended, but that’s most of them. Missing ticket stubs that I can remember are Lalapalooza # 2 with The Red Hot Chili Peppers headlining, a couple of recent ZZ Top shows, my very first concert “Loverboy”, Van Halen 1984 and Ozzy and Metallica in 1986.

                              What was the best concert you have ever seen?

The best concert I ever saw live was Pink Floyd at the old Mile High Stadium.

                        Name three concerts you’d like to see before you croak:

Mine would be:

1. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

2. Rush, I had tickets but had to miss their show two years ago at Red Rocks.

3. Judas Priest, I’ve seen them once and it was incredible. 

If you could bring back a dead performer or band for a one night show, who would it be?

 I thought hard about this one, and my choice would be….Stevie Ray Vaughn for a three-hour show at Red Rocks.

If you had to pick a band that best represented your entire teenage years, that band would be?

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