The band kicked off the latest leg of their US tour last night in Connecticut

Judas Priest 2021 tour
Judas Priest [Matt Bishop/The Rock Revival]

Judas Priest kicked off the latest US leg of their 50 Heavy Metal Years Tour last night in Wallingford, CT at the Toyota Oakdale Theatre. The set was a special treat for fans, as the group pulled out a number of rare gems that hadn’t seen the light of day in decades. Among those was “Genocide” from the band’s 1976 hit album Sad Wings of Destiny. According to, Judas Priest last performed the song on October 28, 1982.

Check out the fan-filmed footage of “Genocide” live below.

Priest also performed “Between the Hammer and the Anvil” for the first time since 2009, while “Jawbreaker” and “Beyond the Realms of Death” got their first play-throughs since 2015. Additionally, the band performed “Never the Heroes” from their 2018 LP Firepower for the first time ever.