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70's & 80's Heavy Metal bands / Re: Judas Priest
« Last post by Yax on Today at 02:52:52 PM »
Judas Priest 50th Anniversary tour dates announced with Sabaton as opener.
https://www.blabbermouth.net/news/judas-priest-announces-50-heavy-metal-years-tour-2020/

Mann Music Center date for Philly, that is a cool venue.

Sabaton certainly increases the draw power for that show. Priest stated they were going to dust off some rarities for that tour as well set list wise, be interesting to see what those songs are.
Sabaton are a great live band. I've seen them a bunch of times, never been disappointed.
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QUEENSRYCHE: / Re: Queensryche 2020 Show Reviews & Tour Discussion
« Last post by Dream Evil on February 27, 2020, 06:24:20 PM »
Went to Wednesday nights show at the Keswiick Theatre in Glenside, PA. Enjoyed a 6th row center stage seat (which I didn't sit on much at all  ;D) Echoing what Stifle the Fear said, was great to hear Bent and Dark Reverie live, along with Light Years and Man the Machine and new classic additions No Sanctuary and Resistance (especially the former) which was awesome  8). The band sounded great and was on fire as I have come to expect with this lineup. I would have preferred that either Condition Human or Blood of the Levant would have remained in the setlist (both were played in the set the last half of last year) instead of The Needle Lies being added, but oh well. That is my only gripe  :D, well one other gripe is that the show didn't sell that great. Cmon people, I know it was a wednesday night during the work week, didn't get out of there till almost midnight. Doesn't help that the Keswick Theatre is a little off the beaten path a little ways outside of philly, but considering it was the only show between North Jersey and Baltimore I expected a better turnout. Place was maybe half full. But those that were there were very into it, and thoroughly got into the new songs and gave the band great applause for the new songs, which was great to see.

18 song set list.
Prophecy
Operation Mindcrime
Walk in the Shadows
Resistance
Man The Machine
Take Hold of the Flame
Bent
The Needle Lies
Dark Reverie
Breaking the Silence
Silent Lucidity
Jet City Woman
Screaming in Digital 
Queen of the Reich

Encores
No Sanctuary
Light Years
Empire
Eyes of a Stranger (w/ anarchy outro)

This night also happened to be Todd's birthday (46) which was cool. The crowd sang him happy birthday and John 5 came out still in full stage getup with a birthday cake and John's band came out and wished him happy birthday on stage.

I skipped the first opener Adam to Eve, spent that time meeting up with Kensryche (thanks again for the drinks  8)) great guy we had fun hanging out and shooting the shit until it was about time for John 5 to come on. I'm am now an instant fan of John 5, I actually became a fan thanks to looking up his performances from this tour and watching them, and then searching out some of his studio material. That MF'er can play, the way he jams on guitar, madolin, banjo. He is a treat to watch with his quirky faces, crazy stage getup and stage props, Fun fuckin dude. He went into the crowd playing at one point and came up the isle and stopped right in front of me jamming ( I got a couple of great pictures  ;D) Insane ending with the cool ass medley jam, the big headed bobble head monster or whatever that thing is and shooting ticker tape all over the crowd at the end, awesome performance. A lot of people in the crowd didn't know what to make of him but they warmed up as his set went along and he had everybody in the palm of his hand for that ending.

If I didn't have work to do the next day, I would have drove down to Baltimore Thursday night to catch that show again.

Sounds like I may have to wait till next year to catch them again though, as Michael has recently said in interviews, after this tour leg wraps up, which only has four shows left ending February 27th. The band is going to be taking a much needed (and well deserved) rest for a while to spend some time with family and also start working on material for the next record except for some sporadic fly-in gigs and the Scorpions residency slot and Kiss cruise.

They also are back on the bill again for the M3 Festival Merriweather Post Pavilion Saturday May 2nd.
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The Guitar Gods / Re: John 5
« Last post by Dream Evil on February 27, 2020, 06:16:07 PM »
That covers medley was awesome!!!
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70's & 80's Heavy Metal bands / Re: Judas Priest
« Last post by Dream Evil on February 27, 2020, 06:13:51 PM »
Judas Priest 50th Anniversary tour dates announced with Sabaton as opener.
https://www.blabbermouth.net/news/judas-priest-announces-50-heavy-metal-years-tour-2020/

Mann Music Center date for Philly, that is a cool venue.

Sabaton certainly increases the draw power for that show. Priest stated they were going to dust off some rarities for that tour as well set list wise, be interesting to see what those songs are.
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Someone Else? / Re: Upcoming Concerts & Reviews
« Last post by Dream Evil on February 27, 2020, 06:07:38 PM »
Has anyone seen Flotsam and Jetsam before? They're playing my town in a few months and I'm trying to decide if I should go. The only thing I've ever known by them was the Cuatro album and quite enjoyed it. Anyone a F&J fan here?

Never saw them live but they are decent, can't imagine they're fetching more than $20 a ticket.
70,000 tons of metal from earlier this year
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9oKR2JB7U8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOnKq8erqZw
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QUEENSRYCHE: / Re: Geoff Tate Interviews
« Last post by Dream Evil on February 27, 2020, 06:02:48 PM »
irock radio interview with Tate from last week, just under a half hour and he talks a lot about the Empire album. Pretty decent interview.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWqMndZePss
3:20 NO LIMITS! ;D
Still no word on the re-issue :-\

HaHa. Knew I wasn't the only one that picked up on that  ;D

Yeah haven't seen or heard a word about that Empire re-issue anywhere, he had said it was supposed to come out by April I thought I remember. I don't think that is looking likely. There would have been some form of press release and probably pre-order info up by now if that was the case.
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Someone Else? / Re: Upcoming Concerts & Reviews
« Last post by Rockox on February 27, 2020, 09:27:28 AM »
Some shows that are on the docket, but that I may not necessarily go to:

April 8 - Big Top Radio w/ Revenge of the 80s
April 14 - The Love Tongues w/ Pink Cocoon and the Chris Ghidoni Band
April 28 - Chris Holmes and the Mean Men
May 23 - Cobra Snake Necktie (George Thorogood tribute)
May 24 - Flotsam and Jetsam
June 4 - Tool
June 6 - The Creepshow w/ The Anti-Queens, Six Outta Ten and Prinport

I'm for sure passing on:
May 7 - Rage Against the Machine (because $190 nosebleeds can eat a bag of dicks)
May 15 - Helix w/ Maiden Manitoba
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QUEENSRYCHE: / Re: Geoff Tate Interviews
« Last post by Rockox on February 27, 2020, 09:18:49 AM »
Hahaha. No Limits aside, that's a pretty great interview. And he put a terrific button on it at the end.
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Someone Else? / Re: Upcoming Concerts & Reviews
« Last post by Rockox on February 26, 2020, 01:48:51 PM »
Has anyone seen Flotsam and Jetsam before? They're playing my town in a few months and I'm trying to decide if I should go. The only thing I've ever known by them was the Cuatro album and quite enjoyed it. Anyone a F&J fan here?
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QUEENSRYCHE: / Re: Geoff Tate Interviews
« Last post by Setzer on February 26, 2020, 11:54:15 AM »
irock radio interview with Tate from last week, just under a half hour and he talks a lot about the Empire album. Pretty decent interview.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWqMndZePss
3:20 NO LIMITS! ;D
Still no word on the re-issue :-\
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