Music Gear News

At Gear4music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

Judas Priest reveal new details of their farewell tour

Judas Priest have revealed new details of their farewell tour.
Great deals on musical instruments

Judas Priest have announced more details of their farewell tour, which will take the English heavy metal rockers all over the world this year.

One of the biggest changes to the band is the replacement of their Gibson Flying V electric guitar player KK Downing, who announced his retirement last month, reported Rolling Stone magazine.

Richie Faulkner, an equally accomplished electric guitar player, will be stepping into his shoes.

Known as the Epitaph Tour, the show will celebrate their 30-plus years of music as well as showcasing some of their new material.

Glenn Tipton, the band's other seasoned guitarist, who grew up playing the piano, said that their final tour was not a sign that they were breaking up.

He told the magazine: "It takes a big chunk out of your life. We've been doing it for 40 years now or close to it, and we all love that moment on stage, but it's difficult to be away from home and all the travelling involved."

The band's singer, Rob Halford, said that fans can expect a treat from their final tour, which will include "lasers, the bombs, the smoke, new costumes and the bike".

Judas Priest, whose members are now in their late 50s and early 60s, came together in 1969. Their name comes from the Bob Dylan song The Ballad of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest.

Save Money On Electric Guitars Today

 ADNFCR-2133-ID-800556816-ADNFCR

Posted on 25 May 2011 17:52 to category : Band / Celebrity News

Related Music News

thumbnail

Never before has music been so accessible. With social media, tab sites and forums at your immediate disposal, learning your favourite song couldn't be easier.

9 Feb 2017 15:22
thumbnail

Former Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach Spills the Beans On His Less Than Complimentary Thoughts Towards Today's Rock Musicians and Their Work Ethic In the Studio

11 Jan 2017 11:33
thumbnail

The prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction will be honouring several artists this year, including prog legends Yes. Rick Wakeman has stated that he will not be attending.

3 Jan 2017 16:45
thumbnail

Laying the foundations for generations of artists to follow, the legendary musician Leonard Cohen has passed away from unspecified causes.

11 Nov 2016 10:48
thumbnail

Stating it as more of a necessity for the band, M. Shadows highlights the importance of not stagnating and keeping things exciting

31 Oct 2016 16:10
thumbnail

Cancelling his remaining shows in December due to ill health, fears arise over the guitar legends health

21 Oct 2016 17:40

Recent Music News

thumbnail

Monitored the brain's activity when exposed to certain tones, scientists have discovered that people are able to identify more rhythmically with bass guitars.

27 Feb 2017 16:49
thumbnail

In a recent unconfirmed report, frontman of famous rock and roll outfit Guns N' Roses is said to be heading into the studio with Australian rock veterans AC/DC

24 Feb 2017 13:13
thumbnail

With a stunning finish and one of a kind tone, the Natal Cafe Racer shell packs are an exciting foundation for professional drummers of almost any genre.

23 Feb 2017 15:03
thumbnail

Old Blood Noise Endeavors EQ and Buffer, Headphone Amp and AB/Y Switcher have landed. Rugged and road ready, this trio promise get the most out of your guitar.

23 Feb 2017 12:46
thumbnail

The ROLI Loop BLOCK, Lightpad BLOCK and Live BLOCK are now available for purchase at Gear4music. A revelation in your creativity, make music wherever you are.

22 Feb 2017 12:10
thumbnail

Those who purchase a copy of Superior Drummer 2 are eligible for any SDX completely free. Additionally, Superior Drummer 2 Crossgrade is available heavily reduced.

21 Feb 2017 16:28