British rock legends Judas Priest head on tour
With more than 50 million worldwide album sales, heavy metal rock band Judas Priest are one of the greatest and most successful metal bands of all time. If you want to see these rock legends at one of their epic concerts, you're in luck! Here at StubHub you can find a wide range of Judas Priest tickets, so get yours today and get ready to rock. Known for their iconic leather studded outfits and heavy S&M overtones, a Judas Priest concert is a unique experience and one you really don't want to miss out on. In fact, lead singer Rob Halford famously used to enter the stage riding a Harley Davidson motorbike, it doesn't get much more epic or rock'n'roll than that! So, if you want to see one of the most influential heavy metal bands of the 1970s and 80s, the band that effectively spearheaded the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, then get your Judas Priest tickets today for one of their huge concerts or festival appearances. With the band still making new music and releasing albums, they show absolutely no sign of slowing down.
Judas Priest background
Formed in Birmingham, UK, in 1970, the band got their name from the Bob Dylan song "The Ballad of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest" which appeared on the album John Wesley Harding. Interestingly, the original Judas Priest members didn't last long enough to play on the band's recordings. The band, as we recognise them today, consist of Ian Hill (bass), Rob Halford (vocals), Glenn Tipton (guitars), Scott Travis (drums) and Richie Faulkner (guitars). Nicknamed the 'Metal Gods', the band helped shape the heavy metal scene of the time thanks to albums like Sad Wings of Destiny (1976), Sin After Sin (1977) and Stained Class (1978).
In a story that has gone down in rock legend, when lead singer Rob Halford left the band in 1991, the band started to look for a replacement singer. They found Tim "Ripper" Owens, a singer who performed in a Judas Priest cover band, and decided to sing him up as the lead singer of the actual band. This story was immortalized in the 2001 Mark Wahlberg film Rock Star, which was about a tribute band singer who was asked to join the band he was trying to imitate. With the British rock band once again on tour, this is your best chance to secure Judas Priest concert tickets.
Best Judas Priest songs
Performing at the same time as other legendary British metal bands like Iron Maiden, Motorhead and Ozzy Osbourne's Black Sabbath, Judas Priest created some of the most iconic heavy metal songs of all time. With Judas Priest tickets you can be headbanging to songs like "Breakin' the Law", "Painkiller", "Turbo Lover", "A Touch of Evil" as well as new songs from their 2018 album Firepower.