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Friday, May 4, 2018

See Judas Priest Play 'Tyrant' for the First Time Since 1983 — and It's All for San Antonio

Posted By on Fri, May 4, 2018 at 1:03 PM

click to enlarge Rob Halford rides his Harley onto the stage Tuesday night in San Antonio... because fucking metal, that's why. - PHOTO BY SANFORD NOWLIN
  • Photo by Sanford Nowlin
  • Rob Halford rides his Harley onto the stage Tuesday night in San Antonio... because fucking metal, that's why.
Judas Priest ended its "Firepower" tour in San Antonio Tuesday, and as a treat to a city that's long been a band favorite, Rob and the boys blasted through "Tyrant," a tune they've not played live since 1983.

No other tour stop got to hear that neckbreaker from its groundbreaking 1976 album Sad Wings of Destiny.



If you weren't lucky enough to be in the crowd, weep not, fellow headbanger. The folks at Loudwire recognized the performance for the historic moment of kick-assery it was — and they shared fan-shot video of the whole fricking tune.
For the tour, JP's set also included rarities like "Running Wild" and "Bloodstone," plus "Saints in Hell," which had never been performed live before. But "Tyrant" was a treat specific to our fair city.

Consider yourself lucky to live in the "Heavy Metal Capital of the World," fam.

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