Judas Priest continues to pull out surprises on their current co-headline tour of North America with Deep Purple. During their latest stop on Aug. 29 in Montreal at Bell Centre, the British heavy metal pioneers rocked Canadian fans with a 15-song setlist of greatest hits and beloved album tracks. These included the first live appearance of “Delivering the Goods” in nearly four decades, as well as a rare live appearance by retired JP guitarist Glenn Tipton.
Loudwire reports on Aug. 30 that the Grammy winners last performed the classic opening track from their 1979 studio album Hell Bent for Leather way back on July 25, 1980, in Paris, during their British Steel Tour. Later in the show, the “You Got Another Thing Comin'” hitmakers also debuted the 1981 Point of Entry classic “Desert Plains” for the first time on the current tour.
Fans who missed the Montreal gig need not despair! You can check out fan-shot footage of Priest's bone-crunching performance of “Delivering the Goods” above.
Since launching their Firepower Tour on March 13 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Judas Priest has been continually shuffling their setlist. Along with first-time performances of tracks from their latest studio album Firepower, the multi-platinum sellers recently celebrated the 40th anniversary of their 1978 studio Stained Class with the first-ever live performance of “Saints in Hell” and have also dusted off many songs not heard live in decades like "Bloodstone," "Some Heads Are Gonna Roll" and "Running Wild."
Firepower features 14 original songs, including the lead single “Lightning Strikes.” It is available here in CD, digital and vinyl in a variety of bundles.
Judas Priest and Deep Purple will continue their powerful double-bill on Aug. 30 in Quebec City, QC, at Videotron Centre. The trek includes a big stop on Sept. 23 in Denver at Pepsi Center and wraps up Sept. 30 in Wheatland, CA, at Toyota Amphitheatre. Grab your tickets now at AXS. For more details on Judas Priest, click here.