Judas Priest live rating based on critic concert reviews.

Judas Priest

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Critic Consensus

Based on 191 concert reviews, the critic consensus is that Judas Priest is rated as an above average live performer. Judas Priest concert reviews describe live shows and performances as career-spanning, fierce, high-energy, electrifying, operatic, and intricate.


The OVO Hydro, Glasgow, United Kingdom (March 11); First Direct Arena, Leeds, United Kingdom (March 13); 3 Arena, Dublin, Ireland (March 15); Bournemouth International Centre, Bournemouth, United Kingdom (March 17); Resorts World Arena, Birmingham, United Kingdom (March 19); OVO Arena Wembley, London, United Kingdom (March 21); Festhalle, Frankfurt, Germany (March 24); Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany (March 25); Wiener Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria (April 1); Halle Tony-Garnier, Lyon, France (April 5); Mediolanum Forum, Assago, Milano, Italy (April 6); Le Zénith, Paris, France (April 8); Prudential Hall, Newark, NJ, United States (April 19); Santander Arena, Reading PA, United States (April 21); Cross Insurance Center, Bangor, United States (April 24)

Latest release

Invincible Shield (Deluxe Edition) (March 8, 2024)

artist info

Birmingham, United Kingdom (1969 - present)
Judas Priest are an English heavy metal band formed in West Bromwich in 1969. The band have sold over 50 million copies of their albums to date.
Whitesnake, Thin Lizzy, Steel Panther, Saxon, Megadeth, Lamb of God, Deep Purple, Queensryche


Variety (USA)

October 9, 2023
Metallica, AC/DC, Judas Priest Rule at All-Metal ‘Power Trip’ Festival

Louder Sound

October 7, 2023
Judas Priest kicked off the Saturday of Power Trip with a triumphant set that proved their status as Metal Gods; Judas Priest setlist Power Trip October 7 2023

New England Music News (USA)

November 17, 2022
Judas Priest at MGM Music Hall at Fenway

Vintage Rock (USA)

November 7, 2022
Judas Priest w/ Queensrÿche | November 7, 2022 | Toyota Arena | Ontario, CA, USA

Chicago Concert Reviews (USA)

October 25, 2022
Judas Priest’s “50 Heavy Metal Years,” the second coming of Queensrÿche electrify Genesee

Dig Boston (USA)

October 20, 2022
Judas Priest and Queensrÿche at Mgm Music Hall

Glide Magazine (USA)

October 19, 2022
The legendary Judas Priest brought their ‘50 Years of Heavy Metal Tour’ to Boston this past Sunday, October 16th to the brand-spankin’ new MGM Music Hall behind Fenway Park. For this tour, it was not only a celebration of fifty years since their humble beginnings in Birmingham, UK

Past critic reviews published in

Northeast Rock Review (USA), Rock Show Critique (USA), Times Union (USA), Reflections of Darkness (Germany), HeavyMetal.dk (Denmark) and more


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