Judas Priest Celebrate Stellar Metal Career With Two Compilations and Upcoming North American Epitaph Tour

PR Newswire
NEW YORK
Oct 7, 2011

NEW YORK, Oct. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Judas Priest's contribution to the world of heavy metal can never be understated, as there are few metal bands that appeared in their wake that can match the group for their influence on the genre, and the amount of classic albums and anthems they created. And soon, fans will be able to re-experience Judas Priest's all-time classic recordings with two compilations.

On October 18th, fans will have 20 discs of Priest to sink their teeth into, when 'Single Cuts' arrives. The box set presents all of the group's UK 7" and 12" A and B sides from 1977 through 1992 (a total of 51 tracks), and each single will be featured as a vinyl-replica disc, and housed in a wallet featuring the original artwork. Additionally, the set will feature track-by-track notes by Kerrang! founder Geoff Barton, as well as rarely seen photos.

'Single Cuts' will be made available as a limited edition set, and pre-orders are now being taken via judaspriest.com, or via this direct link: www.myplaydirect.com/judas-priest

And for those metal-heads who are looking for a stellar single disc of Priest classics, 'The Chosen Few' will certainly fit the bill. Released a week earlier than 'Single Cuts,' 'The Chosen Few' is comprised of 17 Priest classics, chosen by some of the biggest names of the hard rock/heavy metal community (including Ozzy Osbourne, James Hetfield, Slash, and Alice Cooper, among countless others). The result is a release that manages to include the obvious choices ("Breaking the Law," "Living After Midnight," "You've Got Another Thing Coming," etc.) with the less-than-obvious, but just as rocking ("Dissident Aggressor," "Rapid Fire," "Turbo Lover," etc.).

And last but not least, U.S. fans will soon be able to experience these Priest classics one last time on a nearby concert stage, as the group will be launching their Epitaph Tour on October 12th, in San Antonio, TX.

As Priest's vocalist, Rob Halford, recently told Rolling Stone about the upcoming dates, "We're pulling out all the stops. We've built a brand new stage set, we've got all the effects that people love us for - the lasers, the fire, the bombs, the smoke, new costumes, and the bike. It's just a full-on metal extravaganza."

'SINGLE CUTS' TRACKLISTING
1977
Diamonds and Rust
Dissident Aggressor
1978
Better By You, Better Than Me
Invader
1978
Evening Star
Starbreaker
1978
Before The Dawn
Rock Forever
1979
Take On The World
White Heat Red Hot (Live)
Starbreaker (Live)
1979
Evening Star
Beyond The Realms Of Death (Live)
The Green Manalishi (Live)
1980
Living After Midnight
Delivering The Goods (Live)
Evil Fantasies (Live)
1980
Breaking The Law
Metal Gods
1980
United
Grinder
1981
Don't Go
Solar Angels
1981
Hot Rockin'
Breaking The Law (Live)
Living After Midnight (Live)
1982
You've Got Another Thing Coming
Exciter (Live)
1982
(Take These) Chains
Judas Priest Audio File (Biography)
1984
Freewheel Burning
Breaking The Law (Live)
You've Got Another Thing Coming
1984
Some Heads Are Gonna Roll
Jawbreaker
The Green Manalishi (With The Two-Pronged Crown) (Live)
1986
Turbo Lover
Hot For Love
1986
Locked In
Reckless
Desert Plains (Live)
Freewheel Burning (Live)
1990
Painkiller
United
Better By You, Better Than Me
1991
A Touch Of Evil
Between The Hammer And The Anvil
You've Got Another Thing Coming (Live)
1992
Night Crawler
Breaking The Law (Live)
Living After Midnight (Live)

'THE CHOSEN FEW' TRACK LISTING:
1) Diamonds And Rust (1977) - chosen by Joe Elliott (Def Leppard)
2) Dissident Aggressor (1977) - chosen by Steve Vai
3) Exciter (1978) - chosen by Accept
4) Beyond The Realms Of Death (1978) - chosen by Lars Ulrich (Metallica)
5) Delivering The Goods (1979) - chosen by Kerry King (Slayer)
6) The Green Manalishi (with the Two-Pronged Crown) (1979) - chosen by David Coverdale (Whitesnake) & Randy Blythe (Lamb of God)
7) The Ripper (1979) - chosen by Ozzy Osbourne
8) Victim Of Changes (1979) - chosen by James Hetfield (Metallica)
9) Breaking The Law (1980) - chosen by Lemmy (Motorhead)
10) Rapid Fire (1980) - chosen by Vinnie Paul (Pantera & Hell Yeah)
11) Grinder (1980) - chosen by Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society)
12) Living After Midnight (1980) - chosen by Alice Cooper & Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath)
13) Screaming For Vengeance (1982) - chosen by Slash (Guns n Roses)
14) You've Got Another Thing Coming (1982) - chosen by Klaus Meine (Scorpions) & Corey Taylor (Slipknot)
15) The Sentinel (1984) - chosen by Chris Jericho
16) Turbo Lover (1986) - chosen by Jonathan Davis (Korn)
17) Painkiller (1990) - chosen by Joe Satriani


    CONFIRMED NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES:
    12
     October   AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX
    14          Concrete Street Amphitheater, Corpus
     October    Christi, TX
    15          The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion,
     October    Houston, TX
    16
     October   Allen Event Center, Dallas, TX
    18
     October   Ava Amphitheater, Tucson, AZ
    19          Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre, San
     October    Diego, CA
    21
     October   AZ State Fair, Phoenix, AZ
    22          San Manuel Amphitheater, San
     October    Bernardino, CA
    (THE ONLY LOS ANGELES SHOW OF THE TOUR!)
    23
     October   Hard Rock, Las Vegas, NV
    27
     October   Sleep Train Pavilion, Concord, CA
    29
     October   WaMu Theater, Seattle, WA
    30
     October   Rogers Arena, Vancouver, BC


    1 November    Shaw Conference Center, Edmonton, AB
    2 November    Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, AB
    4 November    Maverik Center, Salt Lake City, UT
    5 November    1STBANK Center, Denver, CO
    8 November    US Bank Arena, Cincinnati, OH
                  Prairie Capital Convention Center,
    9 November     Springfield, IL
    10
     November    The Family Arena, St. Louis, MO
    12
     November    The Venue at Horseshoe Casino, Chicago, IL
    13
     November    Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI
    15
     November    Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH
    16
     November    The Armory, Rochester, NY
    18
     November    Izod Center, East Rutherford, NJ
    19
     November    Cambria County War Memorial, Johnstown, PA
    20
     November    Paul E. Tsongas Arena, Lowell, MA
    22
     November    Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON
    23
     November    Colisee Pepsi Arena, Quebec City, QC
    24
     November    Bell Centre, Montreal, QC
    26
     November    Sovereign Center Arena, Reading, PA
    27           Lawrence Joel Veteran's Memorial Coliseum,
     November     Winston-Salem, NC
    30
     November    1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre, Tampa

    1 December    Bayfront Park Amphitheatre, Miami
    3 December    Hard Rock Biloxi Hotel & Casino, Biloxi

FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT:

www.judaspriest.com

SOURCE Legacy Recordings

SOURCE: Legacy Recordings

Judas Priest Celebrate Stellar Metal Career With Two Compilations and Upcoming North American Epitaph Tour

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Oct. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Judas Priest's contribution to the world of heavy metal can never be understated, as there are few metal bands that appeared in their wake that can match the group for their influence on the genre, and the amount of classic albums and anthems they created. And soon, fans will be able to re-experience Judas Priest's all-time classic recordings with two compilations.

On October 18th, fans will have 20 discs of Priest to sink their teeth into, when 'Single Cuts' arrives. The box set presents all of the group's UK 7" and 12" A and B sides from 1977 through 1992 (a total of 51 tracks), and each single will be featured as a vinyl-replica disc, and housed in a wallet featuring the original artwork. Additionally, the set will feature track-by-track notes by Kerrang! founder Geoff Barton, as well as rarely seen photos. 

'Single Cuts' will be made available as a limited edition set, and pre-orders are now being taken via judaspriest.com, or via this direct link:  www.myplaydirect.com/judas-priest

And for those metal-heads who are looking for a stellar single disc of Priest classics, 'The Chosen Few' will certainly fit the bill. Released a week earlier than 'Single Cuts,' 'The Chosen Few' is comprised of 17 Priest classics, chosen by some of the biggest names of the hard rock/heavy metal community (including Ozzy Osbourne, James Hetfield, Slash, and Alice Cooper, among countless others). The result is a release that manages to include the obvious choices ("Breaking the Law," "Living After Midnight," "You've Got Another Thing Coming," etc.) with the less-than-obvious, but just as rocking ("Dissident Aggressor," "Rapid Fire," "Turbo Lover," etc.).

And last but not least, U.S. fans will soon be able to experience these Priest classics one last time on a nearby concert stage, as the group will be launching their Epitaph Tour on October 12th, in San Antonio, TX. 

As Priest's vocalist, Rob Halford, recently told Rolling Stone about the upcoming dates, "We're pulling out all the stops. We've built a brand new stage set, we've got all the effects that people love us for – the lasers, the fire, the bombs, the smoke, new costumes, and the bike. It's just a full-on metal extravaganza."

'SINGLE CUTS' TRACKLISTING
1977
Diamonds and Rust
Dissident Aggressor
1978
Better By You, Better Than Me
Invader
1978
Evening Star
Starbreaker
1978
Before The Dawn
Rock Forever
1979
Take On The World
White Heat Red Hot (Live)
Starbreaker (Live)
1979
Evening Star
Beyond The Realms Of Death (Live)
The Green Manalishi (Live)
1980
Living After Midnight
Delivering The Goods (Live)
Evil Fantasies (Live)
1980
Breaking The Law
Metal Gods
1980
United
Grinder
1981
Don't Go
Solar Angels
1981
Hot Rockin'
Breaking The Law (Live)
Living After Midnight (Live)
1982
You've Got Another Thing Coming
Exciter (Live)
1982
(Take These) Chains
Judas Priest Audio File (Biography)
1984
Freewheel Burning
Breaking The Law (Live)
You've Got Another Thing Coming
1984
Some Heads Are Gonna Roll
Jawbreaker
The Green Manalishi (With The Two-Pronged Crown) (Live)
1986
Turbo Lover
Hot For Love
1986
Locked In
Reckless
Desert Plains (Live)
Freewheel Burning (Live)
1990
Painkiller
United
Better By You, Better Than Me
1991
A Touch Of Evil
Between The Hammer And The Anvil
You've Got Another Thing Coming (Live)
1992
Night Crawler
Breaking The Law (Live)
Living After Midnight (Live)

'THE CHOSEN FEW' TRACK LISTING:
1) Diamonds And Rust (1977) - chosen by Joe Elliott (Def Leppard)
2) Dissident Aggressor (1977) - chosen by Steve Vai
3) Exciter (1978) - chosen by Accept
4) Beyond The Realms Of Death (1978) - chosen by Lars Ulrich (Metallica)
5) Delivering The Goods (1979) - chosen by Kerry King (Slayer)
6) The Green Manalishi (with the Two-Pronged Crown) (1979) - chosen by David Coverdale (Whitesnake) & Randy Blythe (Lamb of God) 
7) The Ripper (1979) - chosen by Ozzy Osbourne
8) Victim Of Changes (1979) - chosen by James Hetfield (Metallica)
9) Breaking The Law (1980) - chosen by Lemmy (Motorhead)
10) Rapid Fire (1980) - chosen by Vinnie Paul (Pantera & Hell Yeah)
11) Grinder (1980) - chosen by Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society)
12) Living After Midnight (1980) - chosen by Alice Cooper & Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath)
13) Screaming For Vengeance (1982) - chosen by Slash (Guns n Roses)
14) You've Got Another Thing Coming (1982) - chosen by Klaus Meine (Scorpions) & Corey Taylor (Slipknot)
15) The Sentinel (1984) - chosen by Chris Jericho
16) Turbo Lover (1986) - chosen by Jonathan Davis (Korn)
17) Painkiller (1990) - chosen by Joe Satriani

CONFIRMED NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES:

12 October

AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX

14 October

Concrete Street Amphitheater, Corpus Christi, TX

15 October

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Houston, TX

16 October

Allen Event Center, Dallas, TX

18 October

Ava Amphitheater, Tucson, AZ

19 October

Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre, San Diego, CA

21 October

AZ State Fair, Phoenix, AZ

22 October

San Manuel Amphitheater, San Bernardino, CA

(THE ONLY LOS ANGELES SHOW OF THE TOUR!)

23 October

Hard Rock, Las Vegas, NV

27 October

Sleep Train Pavilion, Concord, CA

29 October

WaMu Theater, Seattle, WA

30 October

Rogers Arena, Vancouver, BC



1 November

  Shaw Conference Center, Edmonton, AB

2 November

  Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, AB

4 November

  Maverik Center, Salt Lake City, UT

5 November

  1STBANK Center, Denver, CO

8 November

  US Bank Arena, Cincinnati, OH

9 November

  Prairie Capital Convention Center, Springfield, IL

10 November

 The Family Arena, St. Louis, MO

12 November

 The Venue at Horseshoe Casino, Chicago, IL

13 November

 Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI

15 November

 Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH

16 November

 The Armory, Rochester, NY

18 November

 Izod Center, East Rutherford, NJ

19 November

 Cambria County War Memorial, Johnstown, PA

20 November

 Paul E. Tsongas Arena, Lowell, MA

22 November

 Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON

23 November

 Colisee Pepsi Arena, Quebec City, QC

24 November

 Bell Centre, Montreal, QC

26 November

 Sovereign Center Arena, Reading, PA

27 November

 Lawrence Joel Veteran's Memorial Coliseum, Winston-Salem, NC

30 November

 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre, Tampa



1 December

  Bayfront Park Amphitheatre, Miami

3 December

  Hard Rock Biloxi Hotel & Casino, Biloxi



FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT: 

www.judaspriest.com

SOURCE Legacy Recordings

CONTACT: Chip Ruggieri, Chipster PR & Consulting, Inc., +1-561-691-1652, chip@chipsterpr.com

Web Site: http://www.judaspriest.com


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