Judas Priest was one of the most influential heavy-metal bands of the '70s, spearheading the new wave of British heavy metal late in the decade. Decked out in leather and chains, the band fused the gothic doom of Black Sabbath with the riffs and speed of Led Zeppelin, as well as adding a vicious two-lead guitar attack; in doing so, they set the pace for much popular heavy metal from 1975 until 1985, as well as laying the groundwork for the speed- and death-metal of the '80s.
At the beginning of the '80s, Judas Priest was a top concert attraction around the world, in addition to being a best-selling recording artist. Featuring the hit single You've Got Another Thing Comin', Screaming for Vengeance marked the height of their popularity, peaking at number 17 in America and selling over a million copies. Two years later, Defenders of the Faith nearly matched its predecessor's performance, yet metal tastes were beginning to change, as Metallica and other speed/thrash-metal groups started to grow in popularity. That shift was evident on Turbo, where Judas Priest seemed out of touch with current trends; nevertheless, the record sold over a million copies in America on the basis of name recognition alone.
Following a solo album by Glenn Tipton, the band rebounded with a new young singer Tim Ripper Owens, formerly of Winter's Bane. They spent the next year recording Jugulator amongst much self-perpetuated hype concerning Priest's return to their roots. The album debuted at #82 on the Billboard album charts upon its release. Rob Halford had by then disbanded Fight following a decrease in interest and signed with Trent Reznor's Nothing label with a new project, tentatively titled Gimp.
After more than 12 years apart Judas Priest and original lead vocalist Rob Halford reunited for a global concert tour. The definitive Judas Priest lineup of Rob Halford, lead guitarist Glenn Tipton, lead guitarist K.K. Downing, bassist Ian Hill and drummer Scott Travis are back..
How to hire Judas Priest for an event
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Frequently Asked Questions about booking Judas Priest to perform.
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Judas Priest's current work schedule and location in relation to your event's type, date, budget, and locality will play a primary factor in the acceptance of booking Judas Priest for your party. As long as your funding is commensurate with the price range to book Judas Priest, CTI will propose your event to the official agency representing Judas Priest. After we consult with them, we will provide a personal and accurate quote that includes: final costs, availability, and actual interest in being hired for your specific event or party.
CTI can give you the accurate Judas Priest booking price once we submit your event details to their camp. "How much does it cost to book Judas Priest for an event?" is a frequent question we get. The final Judas Priest booking price is contingent on many variables and the booking fee we may show is based on a range derived from our past experience with what will Judas Priest charge for an event. An example fee to book Judas Priest is in the starting range of $150,000-$299,000. However, any recent popularity change would cause a price fluctuation well beyond this example. Also, their speaking fee might be different than the fee shown for the cost to perform or to just appear. Popularity, career stage, along with current demand will cause fluctuations in their speaking price as well. The final booking price may be more than what is shown, but you should at least have a budget within that range for them to consider an appearance, performance or speaking engagement.
There is low probability to book Judas Priest for a party with anything substantially less than the published booking cost price range. We will negotiate with the Judas Priest agent on your behalf if your funding is in place. By not having funding ready then it will more difficult to book Judas Priest, because they get many offers to work events that are at or above asking price. It is also important to consider the travel costs when researching the Judas Priest booking fee, as additional expenses like this, as well as an entourage of staff and equipment, are not necessarily built-in to the booking fee range shown. If your budget does not factor that in, then there is no benefit for them to want to be hired. We do not personally speak for Judas Priest, but in our experience in booking talent for over 25 years, this is generally the outcome of inadequate funding.
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