World Wide Blitz Tour

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World Wide Blitz Tour
Concert tour by Judas Priest
Associated album Point of Entry
Start date 13 February 1981
End date 14 December 1981
Shows 76
Judas Priest concert chronology
British Steel Tour
(1980)
World Wide Blitz Tour
(1981)
World Vengeance Tour
(1982)

The World Wide Blitz Tour was a 1981 concert tour by British heavy metal band Judas Priest. In support of their Point of Entry album, the tour ran from 13 February to 14 December, comprising 76 dates in Europe and the United States. The first European leg was supported by Saxon, the American leg by Iron Maiden, and the second European leg by Accept.[1]

It was also the first time songs from British Steel were performed in England.

Setlist[edit]

For Judas Priest: from 5/23/81 in San Bernardino [2]

  1. Solar Angels
  2. Heading out to the Highway
  3. Diamonds & Rust
  4. Hell Bent for Leather
  5. Breaking the Law
  6. Sinner
  7. Beyond the Realms of Death
  8. Grinder
  9. Desert Plains
  10. Hot Rockin'
  11. You Don't Have to Be Old to Be Wise
  12. Victim of Changes
  13. The Green Manalishi (With the Two Pronged Crown)

Encores:

  1. Living After Midnight
  2. Tyrant

For Iron Maiden: from 7/22/81 in New York City

  1. The Ides of March/Sanctuary
  2. Wrathchild
  3. Killers
  4. Another Life
  5. Running Free
  6. Phantom of the Opera
  7. Iron Maiden

Encore:

  1. Drifter

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
North America
4 May 1981 Columbus, Ohio United States Veterans Memorial Auditorium
9 May 1981 Rockford, Illinois MetroCentre
14 May 1981 Bloomington, Minnesota Metropolitan Sports Center
16 May 1981 St. Louis, Missouri Kiel Auditorium
17 May 1981 Kansas City, Kansas Memorial Hall
23 May 1981 San Bernardino, California Swing Auditorium
24 May 1981 Long Beach, California Long Beach Arena
25 May 1981 San Diego, California Open Air Theater San Diego State University
30 May 1981 Seattle, Washington Seattle Center Coliseum
3 June 1981 Paradise, Nevada Aladdin Hotel
4 June 1981 Phoenix, Arizona Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum
5 June 1981 El Paso, Texas El Paso County Coliseum
6 June 1981 Odessa, Texas Ector County Coliseum
7 June 1981 Lubbock, Texas Memorial Coliseum
8 June 1981 McAllen, Texas Villa Real
9 June 1981 Laredo, Texas Laredo Civic Center
10 June 1981 San Antonio, Texas HemisFair Arena
11 June 1981 University Park, Texas Moody Coliseum
13 June 1981 Houston, Texas Sam Houston Coliseum
14 June 1981 Odessa, Texas Ector County Coliseum
21 June 1981 Chicago, Illinois International Amphitheater
27 June 1981 Cleveland, Ohio Agora Theater
28 June 1981 Landover, Maryland Capital Centre
1 July 1981 Asbury Park, New Jersey Asbury Park Convention Hall
2 July 1981 Salisbury, Maryland Wicomico Youth and Civic Center
3 July 1981 Norfolk, Virginia Norfolk Scope
4 July 1981 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Stanley Theater
7 July 1981 Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Myrtle Beach Convention Center
9 July 1981 Atlanta, Georgia Fox Theater
10 July 1981 Johnson City, Tennessee Freedom Hall
11 July 1981 Memphis, Tennessee North Hall Auditorium
12 July 1981 Trotwood, Ohio Hara Arena
15 July 1981 Johnstown, Pennsylvania Cambria County War Memorial Arena
16 July 1981 Buffalo, New York Shea's Theater
17 July 1981 Rochester, New York Auditorium Theater
18 July 1981 Syracuse, New York Landmark Theatre
19 July 1981 Albany, New York Palace Theatre
21 July 1981 New York City, New York Palladium
22 July 1981
23 July 1981
24 July 1981
25 July 1981 New Haven, Connecticut New Haven Coliseum
26 July 1981 Allentown, Pennsylvania Great Allentown Fair
28 July 1981 Boston, Massachusetts Orpheum Theater
29 July 1981 Baltimore, Maryland Civic Center
30 July 1981 Upper Darby, Pennsylvania Tower Theater
31 July 1981 New York City, New York Pier 84
Europe
6 November 1981 Hull, England United Kingdom Hull City Hall
7 November 1981 Manchester, England Manchester Apollo
8 November 1981
9 November 1981 Leicester, England De Montfort Hall
10 November 1981 Bristol, England Colston Hall
11 November 1981 Cardiff, Wales Sophia Gardens
12 November 1981 Birmingham, England Odeon Theatre
13 November 1981
15 November 1981 Glasgow, Scotland Apollo Theatre
16 November 1981 Newcastle, England Newcastle City Hall
17 November 1981
18 November 1981 Sheffield, England Sheffield City Hall
19 November 1981
20 November 1981 Crawley, England Crawley Leisure Centre
21 November 1981 London, England Hammersmith Odeon
22 November 1981
23 November 1981 Southampton, England Gaumont Theatre
24 November 1981 Poole, England Poole Arts Centre

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ "Judas Priest - Hell Bent For Leather Live San Bernardino 1981". YouTube. 2011-07-29. Retrieved 2014-05-19.