With: Black Label Society and Thin Lizzy
Where: San Manuel Amphitheater, 2575 Glen Helen Parkway, Devore
When: 6:30 p.m. Saturday
Cost: $16.50 to $122.65
Information: www.livenation.com or 800-745-3000
By Wes Woods II
The Judas Priest Epitaph Tour with guests Black Label Society and Thin Lizzy makes a stop at the San Manuel Amphitheater on Saturday.
The Birmingham, England heavy metal band Judas Priest is known for classic metal songs like 1982′s “You’ve Got Another Thing Comin,’” off the album “Screaming for Vengeance,” as well as 1980′s “Breaking the Law” and “Living after Midnight” off the album “British Steel.”
Judas Priest will perform without founding guitarist K.K. Downing, who retired in April, but British guitarist Richie Faulkner will play in his place.
In a 2008 interview, Judas Priest guitarist Glenn Tipton talked about the band’s just-released album “Nostradamus.”
“The ‘Nostradamus’ album – above all others – is perhaps the one I’m most proud of,” Tipton said. “Whilst in essence and character still very much Judas Priest, it has afforded the opportunity to explore areas of classical and operatic dimensions that the band normally wouldn’t.”
Opening for Judas Priest on Saturday are the Zakk Wylde-fronted heavy metal band Black Label Society and Irish hard rock band Thin Lizzy.