Judas Priest with Uriah Heep

May 12, 2019 - The Anthem - Washington, DC

​​​Rock, Roots, & Blues - Live


Heavy Metal pioneers Judas Priest rolled into Washington, DC and took over The Anthem for a rocking good time! Unfortunately, original guitarists K.K. Downing and Glen Tipton are no longer with the band, but original bass player Ian Hill  and singer Rob Halford have found more than capable players in Richie Faulkner (guitar), Scott Travis (drums), and Andy Sneap (guitar). Rob's voice still sounds amazing, and hearing these songs again live after all these years was too. Other than AC/DC, no other band pushed the heavy metal envelope quite like Judas Priest. With seemingly hit after hit in the 80s, Judas Priest was THE heavy metal act on tour. It was great to see them again - I hope they roll on for a long while! Uriah Heep, another band who helped pioneer metal put a great opening set with the only original member left, guitarist Mick Box. The rest of the band: Phil Lanzon – keyboards, co-lead vocals (1986–present), Bernie Shaw – lead vocals (1986–present), Russell Gilbrook – drums, percussion (2007–present), & Davey Rimmer – bass, backing vocals (2013–present).