Coinciding with their far-reaching world tour for their seventeenth (yep, you read that right) and latest album Redeemer of Souls, Judas Priest will land at Portsmouth’s Guildhall on Monday 30th November for some classically-flavoured rocking.
Having played across the globe since the 1970s, the Brummie-born metal-heads have been around the block a few times and certainly know how to put on a good show. Priest frontman and all-round rock legend Rob Halford will lead the pack once more in a showcase of what is expected to be a combination of their latest studio tracks and fan-favourites from across their many decades at the very top of the heavy metal scene.
The Portsmouth date is just one of dozens locked in to their latest tour, for the band’s highest charting album to date. Whether or not Redeemer of Souls will ever achieve the same fame and glory as the likes of British Steel or Painkiller remains to be seen, but one thing that can never be faulted is Priest’s ongoing enthusiasm for their genre. Few bands have rocked as hard for as long as they have, and with such a wide-spanning tour and album launch coming after over forty years in the business, they don’t seem to be showing any sign of slowing down either. Still well and truly ‘living after midnight’ after all this time.