British Steel Tour

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British Steel Tour
Tour by Judas Priest
Associated album British Steel
Start date 7 March 1980
End date 28 August 1980
No. of shows 82
Judas Priest concert chronology

The British Steel Tour was a 1980 concert tour by British heavy metal band Judas Priest, in support of British Steel.

This tour featured new drummer Dave Holland from Trapeze, who joined in 1979 after Les Binks' departure, citing dissatisfaction with the band's desire to move towards a simplified radio rock sound.

During the UK leg of the tour, they were supported by Iron Maiden. However the band did not perform any of the new songs on the British leg. Instead they performed songs from the previous tour. In the American Leg, "Steeler", "You Don't Have To Be Old To Be Wise", "Grinder" and "Living After Midnight" were performed. The band did, however, perform songs from the latest album at the 1980 Monsters of Rock festival in August at Donington.

Setlist[edit]

[1]

From 7 July 1980

  1. "Hell Bent For Leather"
  2. "The Ripper"
  3. "Running Wild"
  4. "Living After Midnight"
  5. "Sinner"
  6. "Beyond the Realms of Death"
  7. "You Don't Have To Be Old, To Be Wise"
  8. "Grinder"
  9. "Victim of Changes"
  10. "Steeler"
  11. "Genocide"
  12. "Tyrant"
  13. "The Green Manalishi (With the Two-Pronged Crown) (Fleetwood Mac cover)

From 16 August 1980

  1. "The Ripper"
  2. "Running Wild"
  3. "Living After Midnight"
  4. "Sinner"
  5. "Beyond the Realms of Death"
  6. "You Don't Have To Be Old To Be Wise"
  7. "Grinder"
  8. "Victim of Changes"
  9. "The Green Manalishi (With the Two-Pronged Crown) (Fleetwood Mac cover)
  10. "Tyrant"


Note: "Metal Gods" and "Breaking the Law" were not performed until the World Wide Blitz Tour in 1981

Tour dates[edit]

[2]

Date City Country Venue
UK Leg
7 March 1980 Cardiff Wales Cardiff University
8 March 1980 Leeds England Leeds University
9 March 1980 Bristol Colston Hall
10 March 1980 Manchester Manchester Apollo
11 March 1980 Sheffield City Hall
12 March 1980
13 March 1980 Leicester De Montfort Hall
14 March 1980 London Hammersmith Odeon
15 March 1980
16 March 1980 Southampton Gaumont Theatre
18 March 1980 Aberdeen Scotland Capitol Theatre
19 March 1980 Edinburgh Edinburgh Odeon
20 March 1980 Newcastle upon Tyne England City Hall
21 March 1980
22 March 1980 Glasgow Scotland Apollo Theatre
23 March 1980 Queensferry Wales Deeside Leisure Centre
24 March 1980 Liverpool England Liverpool Empire Theatre
25 March 1980 Stoke-on-Trent Trentham Gardens Grand Hall Theatre
26 March 1980 Birmingham Birmingham Odeon
27 March 1980
27 March 1980 London Top of the Pops
1 April 1980 Rainbow Theatre
Europe Leg
5 April 1980 Kortrijk Belgium Kortrijk Festival
12 April 1980 Hamburg Germany Markthalle
13 April 1980 Berlin Neue Welt
14 April 1980 Hannover Niedersachsenhalle
15 April 1980 Cologne Sartory-Saal
16 April 1980 Neu Isenburg Hugenottenhalle
18 April 1980 Erlangen Heinrich-Lades-Halle
20 April 1980 Munich Schwabinger Braü
21 April 1980 Mannheim Mannheimer Rosengarten
22 April 1980 Karlsruhe Stadthalle
25 April 1980 Paris France Bataclan
26 April 1980 Brussels Belgium Forest National
North American Leg
9 May 1980 Chicago, Illinois United States International Amphitheatre
20 May 1980 Santa Monica, California Santa Monica Civic Auditorium
25 May 1980 Fort Worth, Texas Will Rogers Memorial Center
29 May 1980 Austin, Texas Austin Opera House
30 May 1980
31 May 1980 Houston, Texas The Summit
1 June 1980 San Antonio, Texas Civic Center
2 June 1980 Corpus Christi, Texas Corpus Christi Coliseum
4 June 1980 Amarillo, Texas Amarillo Civic Center
6 June 1980 Midland, Texas Chaparral Center Arena
7 June 1980 El Paso, Texas El Paso County Coliseum
9 June 1980 Tucson, Arizona Tucson Community Center
10 June 1980 Albuquerque, New Mexico Tingley Coliseum
12 June 1980 Phoenix, Arizona Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum
13 June 1980 Long Beach, California Long Beach Arena
15 June 1980 San Diego, California San Diego State University
17 June 1980 Seattle, Washington KeyArena
19 June 1980 San Francisco The Warfield
21 June 1980 Portland, Oregon Coliseum Complex
25 June 1980 Denver, Colorado Rainbow Music Hall
29 June 1980 St. Louis, Missouri Busch Stadium
2 July 1980 Rochester, New York Auditorium
3 July 1980 Asbury Park, New Jersey Asbury Park Convention Hall
4 July 1980 Hartford, Connecticut Stage West
5 July 1980 Ramapo, New York Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
6 July 1980 Allentown, Pennsylvania Allentown Ag Hall
7 July 1980 Long Island, New York Calderone Concert Hall
8 July 1980 Towson, Maryland Towson Center
12 July 1980 New York City, New York Palladium
22 July 1980 St. Louis, Missouri Busch Stadium
23 July 1980 Kalamazoo, Michigan Wings Event Center
25 July 1980 Pekin, Illinois Pekin Memorial Arena
27 July 1980 Rockford, Illinois Rockford Speedway
28 July 1980 Dubuque, Iowa Five Flags Center
29 July 1980 Kalamazoo, Michigan Wings Event Center
30 July 1980 Dayton, Ohio Hara Arena
31 July 1980 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Civic Arena
2 August 1980 Boston, Massachusetts Boston Garden
3 August 1980 Syracuse, New York Oncenter War Memorial Arena
5 August 1980 Dayton, Ohio Hara Arena
6 August 1980 St. Paul, Minnesota St. Paul Civic Center
UK & Europe
16 August 1980 Castle Donington England Monsters of Rock
23 August 1980 Nürnberg Germany Neuenkirchen Festival
28 August 1980 London England Top of the Pops

References[edit]

  1. ^ "JUDAS PRIEST INFO PAGES - BRITISH STEEL". thexquorum.com. Retrieved 26 April 2017. 
  2. ^ "BRITISH STEEL TOUR (1980)". chmetal.info. Retrieved 26 April 2017.