Judas PriestJustin Borucki

Judas Priest Dusted Off “Genocide” For Its First Live Performance In 40 Years Last Night


The latest round of 50th anniversary celebrations for the mighty Judas Priest kicked off with a bang last night, October 13th in Wallingford, CT. The soon to be Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame inductees pulled out a setlist of live rarities for that opening show, including the first known performance of their 1976 track “Genocide” in 40 years.

The setlist for the concert, according to those in attendance ran as follows:

Electric Eye
Riding On The Wind” (first time since 2005)
Heading Out To The Highway
Jawbreaker” (first time since 2015)
Never The Heroes” (live debut)
Beyond The Realms Of Death” (first time since 2015)
Judas Rising
You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’
Between The Hammer And The Anvil” (first time since 2009)
Halls Of Valhalla
Genocide” (first time since 1982)
Screaming For Vengeance” (first time since 2015)
Hell Bent For Leather
Breaking The Law
Living After Midnight

Fan-filmed footage of the pioneering British heavy metal band dusting off some of those tracks can be found below. As for the rest of their tour with Queensrÿche, here’s the dates:

10/15 Albany, NY – MVP Arena
10/16 Boston, MA – MGM Music Hall Fenway
10/18 Uniondale, NY – Nassau Veterans
10/19 Wilkes-Barre, PA – Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
10/21 Kalamazoo, MI – Wings Event Center
10/22 Detroit, MI – Masonic Temple Theatre
10/24 Cincinnati, OH – The Andrew J Brady Music Center
10/25 Waukegan, IL – Genesee Theatre
10/27 Green Bay, WI – Resch Center Theater
10/29 Moline, IL – TaxSlayer Center Moline
10/30 Mankato, MN – Mayo Clinic Event Center
11/01 Sioux City, IA – Tyson Events Center
11/02 Rapid City, SD – The Monument
11/07 Ontario, CA – Toyota Center
11/08 Tucson, AZ – TCC Arena
11/10 Loveland, CO – Budweiser Events Center
11/12 Park City, KS – Hartman Arena
11/13 St. Charles, MO – The Family Arena
11/15 Corbin, KY – The Corbin Arena
11/17 Southaven, MS – Landers Center
11/18 Baton Rouge, LA – Raising Canes River Center
11/20 Oklahoma City, OK – Paycom Center
11/22 & 23 San Antonio, TX – Tech Port Center & Arena
11/25 Dallas, TX – The Factory in Deep Ellum
11/26 Corpus Christi, TX – Concrete Street
11/28 Edinburg, TX – Burt Ogden Arena
11/29 Houston, TX – 713 Music Hall

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