Fuel for Life Tour

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Fuel for Life Tour
Tour by Judas Priest
Associated album Turbo
Start date 2 May 1986
End date 16 December 1986
No. of shows 105
Judas Priest concert chronology

The Fuel for Life Tour was a 1986 concert tour by British heavy metal band Judas Priest, to support their album Turbo.

Recordings[edit]

The band's second live album Priest...Live! and their DVD set Electric Eye feature performances recorded at The Omni, Atlanta, Georgia on 15 June 1986 and the Reunion Arena, Dallas, Texas on 27 June 1986. The 30th anniversary edition of Turbo, released in 2017, features a 2-disc live recorded performance from the 22 May 1986 show at Kemper Arena, Kansas City, Missouri.

Other official live recordings include "Desert Plains" (Point of Entry bonus track), "Locked In" (Turbo bonus track), "Hell Bent for Leather" (Priest... Live! bonus track), "Private Property" ("Parental Guidance" b-side) and "Love Bites" (Metalogy), all recorded at Kiel Auditorium, St. Louis, Missouri, on 23 May 1986.

The video documentary Heavy Metal Parking Lot was recorded prior to the Judas Priest concert at the Capital Center, on 31 May 1986.

Production[edit]

The stage design featured several platforms resembling futuristic, sleek, mechanical parts. At the back of the stage was a large robot prop with mechanical arms that would lift the band's guitarists and Rob Halford during performances.

During the North American leg of the tour, the band had hired a drum technician, Jonathan Valen, to operate electronic drumming equipment and a sample trigger for backing vocals and some guitar effects. Due to the limitations of technology at the time, these devices required a person to operate them manually.[1]

Setlist[edit]

The average setlist was as follows.[2] The setlist predominantly featured songs released in the 1980s, particularly omitting all pre-Killing Machine material, except "Victim of Changes". On early US dates, the Turbo song "Hot for Love" and Point of Entry's "Desert Plains" were performed, while "Parental Guidance" was omitted. The Fuel For Life tour also included some of the few Judas Priest shows where "Victim of Changes" was left off the set list.[3]

  1. "Out in the Cold"
  2. "Locked In"
  3. "Heading Out to the Highway"
  4. "Metal Gods"
  5. "Breaking the Law"
  6. "Love Bites"
  7. "Some Heads Are Gonna Roll"
  8. "The Sentinel"
  9. "Hot For Love" (Dropped after May 12, 1986)
  10. "Private Property"
  11. "Desert Plains" (Replaced by "Parental Guidance" after August 12, 1986)
  12. "Rock You All Around the World"
  13. "The Hellion / Electric Eye"
  14. "Turbo Lover"
  15. "Freewheel Burning"
  16. "Victim of Changes"
  17. "The Green Manalishi (With the Two Pronged Crown)"
  18. "Living After Midnight"
  19. "You've Got Another Thing Comin'"
  20. "Hell Bent for Leather"

On the last night of the tour "Screaming For Vengance" and "Diamonds And Rust" were also played.

Tour dates[edit]

The venues and events of the tour were located in North America, Europe and, Japan.[3][4][5] They were supported by Dokken on the American leg, Bon Jovi on the Canadian tour dates from 14 to 27 July, Krokus on 6 and 8 August, Loudness on 31 August, and Warlock on the European leg.[4]

Date City Country Venue
North American leg
2 May 1986 Albuquerque, New Mexico United States Tingley Coliseum
4 May 1986 Denver Denver Coliseum
6 May 1986 Salt Lake City Salt Palace
8 May 1986 Chandler, Arizona Compton Terrace
9 May 1986 Laguna Hills, California Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre
10 May 1986 San Diego San Diego Sports Arena
11 May 1986 Los Angeles LA Sports Arena
12 May 1986
14 May 1986 Fresno, California Selland Arena
15 May 1986 Oakland, California Oakland Coliseum
16 May 1986 Sacramento, California Cal Expo Amphitheater
18 May 1986 Tacoma, Washington Tacoma Dome
19 May 1986 Spokane, Washington Spokane Coliseum
22 May 1986 Kansas City, Missouri Sandstone Amphitheater
23 May 1986 St. Louis, Missouri Kiel Auditorium
24 May 1986 Chicago Rosemont Horizon
25 May 1986 Saint Paul, Minnesota Saint Paul Civic Center
26 May 1986 Des Moines, Iowa Des Moines Veterans Memorial Auditorium
27 May 1986 Kalamazoo, Michigan Wings Stadium
28 May 1986 Detroit, Michigan Cobo Hall
29 May 1986 Dayton, Ohio Hara Arena
30 May 1986 Richfield, Ohio Richfield Coliseum
31 May 1986 Landover, Maryland Capital Centre
1 June 1986 Philadelphia Spectrum
4 June 1986 Providence, Rhode Island Providence Civic Center
5 June 1986 Worcester, Massachusetts Worcester Centrum
6 June 1986 East Rutherford, New Jersey Meadowlands Arena
7 June 1986 New Haven, Connecticut New Haven Veterans Memorial Coliseum
9 June 1986 Uniondale, New York Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
10 June 1986 Rochester, New York Rochester Community War Memorial
12 June 1986 Hampton, Virginia Hampton Coliseum
13 June 1986 Richmond, Virginia Richmond Coliseum
14 June 1986 Charlotte, North Carolina Charlotte Coliseum
15 June 1986 Atlanta The Omni
17 June 1986 Lakeland, Florida Lakeland Civic Center
18 June 1986 Hollywood, Florida Hollywood Sportatorium
21 June 1986 Houston The Summit
22 June 1986 Austin, Texas Frank Erwin Center
23 June 1986 San Antonio San Antonio Convention Center
25 June 1986 El Paso, Texas El Paso County Coliseum
26 June 1986 Odessa, Texas Ector County Coliseum
27 June 1986 Dallas, Texas Reunion Arena
28 June 1986 Norman, Oklahoma Lloyd Noble Center
13 July 1986 St. Paul, Minnesota St. Paul Civic Center
14 July 1986 Vancouver Canada Pacific Coliseum
16 July 1986 Calgary Max Bell Centre
17 July 1986 Edmonton Northlands Coliseum
19 July 1986 Winnipeg Winnipeg Arena
22 July 1986 Toronto Maple Leaf Gardens
23 July 1986 Montreal Montreal Forum
24 July 1986 Quebec City Colisée de Québec
25 July 1986 Ottawa Ottawa Civic Centre
27 July 1986 Buffalo, New York United States Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
29 July 1986 Troy, New York RPI Field House
31 July 1986 Portland, Maine Cumberland County Civic Center
3 August 1986 Toledo, Ohio Toledo Sports Arena
5 August 1986 Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Civic Arena
6 August 1986 Cincinnati Cincinnati Gardens
8 August 1986 Saginaw, Michigan Wendler Arena
9 August 1986 Detroit Joe Louis Arena
10 August 1986 Hoffman Estates, Illinois Poplar Creek Music Theater
11 August 1986 Rosemont Rosemont Horizon
12 August 1986 Indianapolis Market Square Arena
14 August 1986 Green Bay, Wisconsin Brown County Arena
15 August 1986 East Troy, Wisconsin Alpine Valley Music Theatre
16 August 1986 Cedar Rapids, Iowa Five Seasons Center
17 August 1986 Peoria, Illinois Peoria Civic Center
19 August 1986 Wichita, Kansas Kansas Coliseum
21 August 1986 Evansville, Indiana Roberts Municipal Stadium
22 August 1986 Nashville, Tennessee Starwood Amphitheatre
23 August 1986 Biloxi, Mississippi Mississippi Coast Coliseum
27 August 1986 Baltimore Baltimore Civic Center
28 August 1986 Springfield Springfield Civic Center
29 August 1986 East Rutherford, New Jersey Meadowlands Arena
31 August 1986 Toronto Canada CNE Stadium
European leg
28 September 1986 Zwolle Netherlands IJsselhallen
30 September 1986 Offenbach am Main Germany Stadhalle
1 October 1986
2 October 1986 Stuttgart Böblingen Sporthalle
3 October 1986 Würzburg Carl Diem Halle
4 October 1986 Winterthur Switzerland Eulachhalle
5 October 1986 Munich Germany Olympiahalle
8 October 1986 Madrid Spain Estadio Roman Valero
9 October 1986
11 October 1986 San Sebastián Velódromo de Anoeta
13 October 1986 Barcelona Palau dels Esports de Barcelona
15 October 1986 Ludwigshafen Germany Friedrich-Ebert-Halle
16 October 1986 Saarbrücken Saarlandhalle
17 October 1986 Essen Grugahalle
18 October 1986 Brussels Belgium Forest National
20 October 1986 Paris France Le Zénith
22 October 1986 Hanover Germany Eilenriedehalle
23 October 1986 Copenhagen Denmark Falkoner Center
24 October 1986 Stockholm Sweden Johanneshovs Isstadion
25 October 1986 Gothenburg Frölundaborg
27 October 1986 Oslo Norway Drammenshallen
29 October 1986 Helsinki Finland Helsinki Ice Hall
Japanese leg
3 December 1986 Yokohama Japan Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium
4 December 1986 Tokyo Nippon Budokan
6 December 1986 Nagoya Kokaido Hall
8 December 1986 Osaka Festival Hall
10 December 1986 Koseinenkin Hall
11 December 1986 Fukuoka Fukuoka Sunpalace
13 December 1986 Yokohama Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium
16 December 1986 Honolulu, Hawaii United States Neil Blaisdell Center

Boxscore[edit]

City Venue Tickets sold / available Gross revenue
Albuquerque Tingley Coliseum 8,256 / 10,656[6] $118,033
Denver Coliseum 8,610 / 12,500[6] $136,814
Phoenix Compton Terrace 11,263 / 13,289[6] $160,610
Laguna Hills Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre 14,954 / 15,000 [7] $180,219
San Diego Sports Arena 11,377 / 11,377[7] $157,234
Los Angeles LA Sports Arena 19,917/ 19,917[7] $323,224
Oakland Oakland Coliseum 14,453 / 14,453[7] $214,710
Sacramento Cal Expo Amphitheater 7,400 / 12,200[7] $122,100
Tacoma Tacoma Dome 19,529 / 20,000[7] $312,464
Kalamazoo Wings Stadium 6,623 / 8,113[8] $92,722
Dayton Hara Arena 8,000 / 8,000[8] $104,916
Richfield Coliseum 11,551 / 18,000[8] $161,714
Landover Capitol Centre 17,348 / 17,348[8] $251,546
Philadelphia Spectrum 14,009 / 14,009[8] $195,566
Providence Civic Center 9,143 / 9,784 [9] $119,137
Worcester The Centrum 11,110 / 12,150[10] $145,174
Charlotte Coliseum 7,716 / 12,900[10] $108,503
Atlanta The Omni 7,225 / 17,037[10] $108,375
Dallas Reunion Arena 14,121 / 19,000[11] $221,210
Pittsburgh Civic Arena 7,002 / 12,500[12] $96,277
Cincinnati Gardens 5,987 / 9,500[13] $83,152
Detroit Joe Louis Arena 8,850 / 12,000[13] $132,750
Biloxi Mississippi Coast Coliseum 7,881 / 10,000[12] $114,275
Baltimore Civic Center 8,815 / 13,641[14] $123,961
Toronto CNE Grandstand 13,780 / 15,000[15] $217,724

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