The band played three songs from their new album ‘Invincible Shield’ live for the first time

Judas Priest live
Judas Priest [The Rock Revival]

Last night, Judas Priest kicked off their Metal Masters Tour at the DVD Hydra at Glasgow, UK. Along with special guests Saxon and Uriah Heep, the heavy metal legends treated fans to a hit-filled set along with some brand new songs. They debuted singles “Panic Attack,” and “Trial by Fire” from their brand new studio album, Invincible Shield, along with the album’s title track. Check out the fan-filmed footage below.

Judas Priest’s Metal Masters Tour wraps up on 8 April, 2024 at Zenith in Paris, France. In addition to Saxon and Uriah Heep, Phil Campbell and The Bastard Sons will be performing at the Mediolanum Forum show in Milan, Italy on 6 April. After the U.S. leg, the band’s Invincible Shield Tour resumes on 1 July at Barclays Arena in Hamburg, Germany. Very special guests for the run will once again be Saxon and Uriah Heep.

Judas Priest are set to return to the United States next month for a full tour. The Invincible Shield Tour leg begins on April 18 at the Toyota Oakdale Theater in Wallingford, Connecticut and wraps up on May 22 at Empower Federal Credit Union Amphitheater in Syracuse, New York. The band will be making stops at the Prudential Center, Santander Arena, The Armory, and more. The run includes a featured performance at Welcome to Rockville in May alongside Mötley Crüe, Foo Fighters, Slipknot, Limp Bizkit, and many others. Very special guests for the trek will be Swedish metal juggernauts Sabaton.

Sabaton served as special guests for Priest in 2021 on their 50 Heavy Metal Years Tour. Sabaton released their tenth studio album, The War to End All Wars, last year. It performed well, topping the Swedish Albums Chart and peaking at No. 2 on the UK Rock & Metal Albums chart and No. 9 on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums chart. The record serves as a sequel to their 2019 outing, The Great War.

Fresh off their 50th anniversary celebrations, the band’s upcoming LP is the follow-up to their acclaimed 2018 album Firepower. The record was the band’s biggest commercial success, charting at No. 5 on the UK Albums Chart and Billboard 200 as well as hitting No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Hard Rock Albums chart. For Firepower, Judas Priest reunited with producer Tom Allom (Black Sabbath, Def Leppard, Krokus), who last produced the band’s 1988 album, Ram It Down. The record was co-produced by Andy Sneap, who would stepped in as a touring guitarist for the band. Long-time member Glenn Tipton retired from touring after revealing his Parkinson’s diagnoses, just one month before the album’s release. Tipton co-wrote every song on Firepower. After delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Judas Priest toured relentlessly to celebrate the success of Firepower and the band’s five decades of heavy metal.

After selling over 50 million albums worldwide, Judas Priest were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last year.