British Steel Tour

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British Steel Tour
Concert by Judas Priest
Location Europe
United Kingdom
Germany
France
United States
Associated album British Steel
Start date March 7, 1980
End date August 23, 1980
Legs Europe (2)
• United Kingdom (1)
• Europe (2)
-> Europe (3)
United States (1)
Total: 3 Major Legs
          4 Individual Legs
No. of shows Europe (36 So Far)
• United Kingdom
   (22 So Far)
• Germany (10 So Far)
• France (4 So Far)
United States (40 So Far)
Total: 76 So Far
Judas Priest concert chronology

The British Steel Tour was a 1980 concert tour by British heavy metal band Judas Priest where the band toured in Europe & the U.S. from March 7 to August 23, 1980 in support of British Steel.

Overview[edit]

Background[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

During the U.K. leg of the tour, the band was supported by Iron Maiden, who were touring in support of their self-titled debut album.

Europe[edit]

United States[edit]

European Festivals (Final Shows)[edit]

Personnel[edit]

Setlist[edit]

[1]

Europe[edit]

United States[edit]

Tour Dates[edit]

[2]

A This show was supported by "Iron Maiden"
B This show was supported by "Def Leppard" (Opener/Warm-Up Act)
C This show was in support of "April Wine" (Headliner/Support)
D This show was in support of "Sammy Hagar" (Co-Headliner)
E This show was in support of "Journey"
F This show was supported by "Scorpions" (Opener)
G This show was in support of "Heart" (Headliner)
H This show was supported by "Joe Perry" (Opener)
I This show was in support of "Rainbow"
J This show was supported by "Saxon"
K This show was supported by "Riot" (Opener)
L This show was in support of "Ted Nugent" (Headliner)
M This show was in support of "Johnny Winter" (Co-Headliner)
N This show was supported by "Molly Hatchet"
O This show was supported by "Wishbone Ash"
P This show was supported by "Ian Gillan" (Warm-Up Act)
Date City Country Venue
EUROPE LEG (March 7–April 28, 1980)
United Kingdom Leg (March 7–April 1, 1980) [A]
March 7, 1980 Cardiff Wales Cardiff University
March 8, 1980 Leeds England Leeds University Refectory
March 9, 1980 Bristol Colston Hall
March 10, 1980 Manchester "Manchester Apollo" Theatre
March 11, 1980 Sheffield Sheffield City Hall (Oval Hall)
March 12, 1980
March 13, 1980 Leicester De Montfort Hall
March 14, 1980 Hammersmith "Hammersmith Odeon" Theatre
March 15, 1980
March 16, 1980 Southampton Southampton Gaumont Theatre
March 18, 1980 Aberdeen Scotland The Capitol Theatre
March 19, 1980 Edinburgh "Edinburgh Odeon" Theatre
March 20, 1980 Newcastle England Newcastle City Hall
March 21, 1980 "The Mayfair" Ballroom
March 22, 1980 Glasgow Scotland "Glasgow Apollo" Theatre
March 23, 1980 Queensferry Wales Deeside Ice Arena
March 24, 1980 ? Liverpool ? England The Empire Theatre ?
March 25, 1980 Stoke Trentham Ballroom
March 26, 1980 Birmingham "Birmingham Odeon" Theatre
March 27, 1980
April 1, 1980 London "The Rainbow" Theatre
Europe Leg (April 12–28, 1980)
April 12, 1980 Hamburg Germany Hamburg Market Hall (Auditorium)
April 13, 1980 Berlin "New World" Concert Hall
April 14, 1980 Hanover Lower Saxony Hall (Concert Dome)
April 15, 1980 Cologne Sartory Hall
April 16, 1980 New Isenburg Huguenots Hall
April 18, 1980 Erlangen Erlangen City Hall (Auditorium)
April 20, 1980 Munich "Schwabinger Brewery" Arena
April 21, 1980 Mannheim "Mannheim Rose Garden" Music Hall
April 22, 1980 Karlsruhe Karlsruhe City Hall
April 24, 1980 Rouen France Club 44
April 25, 1980 Paris "The Bataclan" Theatre
April 26, 1980 Montpelier The Grand Odeon
April 28, 1980 Lyon The Winter Palace
UNITED STATES LEG (May 25–August 3, 1980)
May 25, 1980 Fort Worth United States Will Rogers Memorial Auditorium
May 26, 1980 Beaumont Beaumont Civic Arena
May 28, 1980 McAllen La Villa Real Convention Center Arena
May 29, 1980 Austin The Opry House
May 30, 1980
May 31, 1980 [B]? Houston Sam Houston Coliseum
June 1, 1980 [B]? San Antonio San Antonio Convention Center Arena
June 2, 1980 [B]? Corpus Christi Corpus Christi Memorial Coliseum
June 4, 1980 [B]? Amarillo Amarillo Civic Coliseum or Auditorium?
June 6, 1980 [B]? Midland Chaparral Arena
June 7, 1980 [B]? El Paso El Paso County Coliseum
June 9, 1980 [B]? Tucson Tucson Community Center Arena
June 10, 1980 Albuquerque Albuquerque Civic Auditorium
June 12, 1980 Phoenix Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum
June 13, 1980 Long Beach Long Beach Arena
June 14, 1980 San Bernardino Orange Showgrounds Feature Building
June 15, 1980 Fresno Warnors Theater
June 17, 1980 Seattle Seattle Arena
June 19, 1980 San Francisco "The Warfield" Theater
June 21, 1980 Portland Portland Veterans Memorial Coliseum
June 25, 1980 Denver "The Rainbow" Music Hall
June 29, 1980 [C] [D] [E] St. Louis Busch Stadium (Superjam '80)
July 2, 1980 Rochester Rochester Auditorium Theater
July 3, 1980 Asbury Park Asbury Park Convention Hall
July 4, 1980 Hartford "The Agora" Ballroom (Stage West)
July 5, 1980 ? Hempstead Calderone Concert Hall
July 6, 1980 Allentown Agricultural Hall
July 7, 1980 Upper Darby The Tower Theater
July 8, 1980 Towson Towson Arena
July 12, 1980 New York City The Palladium
July 20, 1980 [F] [B] Trotwood Hara Arena
July 23, 1980 [F] [B] Kalamazoo Wings Stadium
July 25, 1980 Pekin Pekin Memorial Arena
July 27, 1980
[G] [F] [B] [H]
Rockford Rockford Speedway (Rockford Speedway Jam '80)
July 28, 1980 [F] [B] Dubuque Five Flags Arena
July 30, 1980 [F] [B] Cleveland Cleveland Public Hall
July 31, 1980 [F] [B] Pittsburgh Stanley Theater
August 2, 1980 [F] [B] Boston Boston Orpheum Theater
August 3, 1980 [F] [B] Syracuse The Landmark Theater
EUROPEAN FESTIVALS (FINAL SHOWS) (August 16–23, 1980)
August 16, 1980
[I] [F] [C] [J] [K]
Donington Park England Castle Donington (Monsters of Rock Donington 1980)
August 23, 1980
[L] [M] [N] [O] [J] [P]
Nuremberg Germany Zeppelin Field (Golden Summer Night Festival '80)

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.