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Judas Priest Reviews

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Average customer review: 4.0 star rating (4.2 Stars)

Number of reviews: 17



5.0 star rating Kathi from Houston, Texas


JP never disappoints and this show was no exception. Rob Halford is amazing. His voice is still the same. The new guitarist we’re good and seeing Glenn Tipton was wonderful. Toward the end Rob went out and was singing by Glenn and then kissed him on the cheek. It was heartwarming and sad at the same time. I love these guys

5.0 star rating Elijah from Milwaukee, Wisconsin


Scott Gorham's (Thin Lizzy) band BSR led off the night with some nice energy and a couple good tunes in addition to Jailbreak. Saxon came on next and basically blew the place away! These guys are real rock & rollers from England and altogether highly professional and entertaining. Some excellent songs off their new album in addition to Denim and Leather rocked the place. Played a very long set and the place was abuzz. Of course JP was the main event and they did not disappoint. The Tipton- sub guitarist was totally awesome. Halford hit high note after high note--ridiculous! Saints in Hell was probably the best song of the night amongst many. Seemed to slow down just a bit during 2nd encore but ended with a bang rendition of living after midnight. Place was singing along entire night. Band seemed genuinely impressed. Riverside is great place for a show. All in all a superb concert experience.

5.0 star rating Fritz from Eden Prairie, Minnesota


Great sight lines and the sound is very clean in the front half of the arena Saxon rocked hard the young Bass player had tremendous energy. The Priest was outstanding!!! great mix of older hits and fan favorites along with several tracks of the new release

5.0 star rating George Wojtkiewicz from Craig, Colorado


Great show, great energy. Always go to see Ian Hill, by far the best and most underrated bassist in all of heavy metal. Great set list, with old classics and some of their best new hits. Seen JP two other times years ago, and they still have a lot of power. Amazing!!

5.0 star rating from Denver, Colorado


Well worth the wait, if your reading this and you haven't gone to this concert,,go! Qeensrych put on a great show, judas priest presented true raw heavy metal. This show started on time with minimal time in between bands. I've been attending concerts for 45 years and judas priest may have had the best encore set I have seen. Security was working hard to keep the venue safe so I have to give them a shout out. DO NOT MISS THIS CONCERT, it's a life changer for us current metal heads

5.0 star rating David Wallerstein from Los Angeles, California


Amazing Concert at the Shrine!! 7,000 of our closest Metal Friends!! JUDAS PRIEST!!!

5.0 star rating from Washington, District of Columbia


The Priest were MONEY tonight. They played a great setlist, high energy and clear vocals/music sound. Halford is METAL, and his vocals were crystal. No better metal band or singer than the PRIEST. I can only hope/wish that they can continue for many more years.

5.0 star rating Metalgear454 from Albany, New York


I took my son to his first concert in 2005, of course Judas Priest, now I'm 59 and he took me... I traveled 4 hrs. To Albany as my son lives in Syracuse... Worth every minute, I transformed back to the early 80's when I saw them numerous times at Nassau Coliseum on Long Island where I'm from. Halford is understandably slowing down but still belts it out! Played Hell Patrol and Between the Hammer and the Anvil! Had a great time!

5.0 star rating Gary Taylor from Cincinnati, Ohio


Not short on Accolades'. Both Queensryche and Judas Priest showed the craft. They Rocked! and so did the audience. The venue is close and personal. Perfect for a music venue with not a bad seat in the house.

5.0 star rating Paul Kryger from Syracuse, New York


Fuck ya got to see them in the 80's 3 times twice with iron maiden once with great white all mind blowing shows it's about time they finally came back close enough to see again recommend for all ages great to see there still rocking out at there age can't wait to see them against

5.0 star rating Rob M from Northern NJ


11 rows from Halford’s changing area on stage, amazing seats! My second Priest show. Took my teens 16&18 we all loved the setlist, the view, Rob’s 72 yr old pipes still sound great and as sad as I was to not see Tipton and Downing I must say Richie Faulkner kicks ass. Scott Travis, Ian hill also great. I honestly loved the show and to my surprise my kids told the wife they were as good as Metallica who we saw last year and is their favorite band. They performed tight, 70’s, all throughout their latest release which is damn good too. To see Rob and hear Rob Halford live 40’ away is basically a dream come true. I was completely satisfied!!

4.0 star rating Brian Clark from Novato, California


The only reason I’m giving 4 stars instead of 5 is the Warfield staff refused to let us go on the floor because it was too crowded even though we had floor tickets. We were told to leave the the bar area after buying two 12oz beers for $24 and had to watch Saxon from the hallway. After Saxon finished, we were able to get on the floor for Priest. They did not disappoint. New and old material was amazing. Halford can still hit every high note throughout the set!

3.0 star rating Ken from Chicago, Illinois


Priest is still one of the most amazing metal bands out there and their most recent album, Firepower, is one of my favorites (Ive been a fan since I was 12 years old and British Steel was their latest). They put a ton of energy into the show and Rob Halford truly is the Metal God for being able to still do what he does after all of these years. However, I am giving a lower rating to this review as the sound mixing was horrendous for this show. I dont know if thats on the theater, the equipment or something else but it sounded like Halford and Andy Sneap were performing from a different building and so were extremely difficult to hear. The song selection was amazing, covering really all of Priest past through present. But I expected much better sound quality in this theater. For reference, we also saw them over the summer at the outdoor Hollywood theater, and they sounded great.

3.0 star rating Maglite from Boston, Massachusetts


I've been a priest fan forever and when a band has close to 20 studio albums spanning their career I understand their is an entire library to choose from when making up a setlist but this setlist was utterly disappointing, no Painkiller, Metal Gods, Freewheel Burning, Touch of Evil, One Shot at Glory, The Sentinel, All Guns Blazing. seemed mediocre at best.

2.0 star rating Stephen from Hartford, Connecticut


very disappointed didn't play many of the classic hits - how can you not play you got another thing comin - they are a vintage band - new stuff is just noise

2.0 star rating Rob Rogers from Atlanta, Georgia


The set list was weak. Halford was struggling to hit notes or missing them altogether. Those fans not realizing this and raving how great the show was are delusional. Ive been going to Priest shows since 1982. They are in need of retirement.

2.0 star rating Lisa from St Charles, Illinois


Last night we went to see Judas Priest at Rosemont Theatre. We are very disappointed in the sound system and Playlist. It was so loud we couldn't make out the lyrics and only knew the song by the drums. By the end of the night it sounded like one big screaming mess and still this morning, pressure in ears and everything is muffled. I personally am a huge fan and have seen Judas Priest many times in the 80s and 90s and Halford sounded great. I think Rosemont Theatre had the speakers set way too loud and many couldn't enjoy a legend of an Artist not to mention $17.50 for a 20 Oz can of Modello Beer. Halford should have played some slower songs. All he played was loud, screaming new songs that no one could understand. Very disappointing show. Next time.... I would only see him at an outdoor venue.


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