Judas Priest Live Debut Two Songs at Bloodstock Open Air

On Sunday, August 15 Judas Priest played their first show in 2 years, and it was the closing set for the UK's 5-Day Bloodstock Open Air Festival. You might think that all an iconic band like Judas Priest has to do to please a festival crowd is roll out the big hits, but they performed a career-spanning 21-song set that included TWO live debuts!

Judas Priest opened the celebratory set with the live debut of "One Shot at Glory," the closing track on their 1990 album Painkiller. Can't say we see many live debuts that come several decades after the album release! The band touched on nearly every studio album in their catalog during the fest set (14 of 18). The first rarity, "Exciter," came four songs in, a Stained Class track last performed on the Angel of Retribution tour in 2005.

"Hell Patrol" was played for the first time since 2009, but the biggest throwback came mid-set with "Rocka Rolla" from the band's debut album, which hadn't been performed since 1976! Watch:

12 songs in the band hit on a trifecta of throwbacks, "A Touch of Evil" for the first time since 2005; "Dissident Aggressor" for the first time since 2009 and "Blood Red Skies" for the first time since 2012.

The second live debut was "Invader" off the band's 1978 album Stained Class. Former guitarist Glenn Tipton joined the band to close out the set - and the festival - with three British Steel songs.

See the complete setlist:

Judas Priest setlist

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