Hell Bent for Leather Tour

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Hell Bent for Leather Tour
Concert by Judas Priest
Location UK, Asia, United States, Europe
Associated albums Killing Machine
Unleashed in the East
Start date 25 January 1979
End date 15 December 1979
No. of shows 94
17 in UK
28 in Europe
44 in North America
5 in Asia
Judas Priest concert chronology

The Killing Machine/Hell Bent for Leather Tour was a 1979 concert tour by British heavy metal band Judas Priest, in support of their most recent release, Killing Machine (named Hell Bent for Leather in the US). The live album Unleashed in the East was recorded during the Japanese leg of this tour, featuring performances from the 10 and 15 February 1979 shows in Tokyo. During the second US leg of the tour, they supported KISS and on the European leg they supported AC/DC.[1]

"Starbreaker" would be played again when the band embarked on the Epitaph World Tour from 2011 to 2012, performing songs from their respective albums.

Setlist[edit]

[2]

  1. "Hell Bent for Leather"
  2. "Running Wild"
  3. "Delivering the Goods"
  4. "Beyond the Realms of Death"
  5. "Diamonds & Rust" (Joan Baez cover)
  6. "The Ripper"
  7. "The Green Manalishi (With the Two-Pronged Crown)" (Fleetwood Mac cover)
  8. "Victim of Changes"
  9. "White Heat, Red Hot"
  10. "Starbreaker"
  11. "Tyrant"

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
UK Leg #1
25 January 1979 London England Top of the Pops
Asia Leg
9 February 1979 Tokyo Japan Tokyo Kōsei Nenkin Kaikan
10 February 1979
14 February 1979 Osaka Festival Hall
14 February 1979
15 February 1979 Tokyo Nakano Sun Plaza Hall
North America Leg #1
27 February 1979 Allentown, Pennsylvania United States Agriculture Hall
28 February 1979 Falls Church, Virginia Louie's Rock City
9 March 1979 Orlando, Florida Great Southern Music Hall
11 March 1979 New York City Mudd Club
14 March 1979 Austin, Texas Austin Opera House
15 March 1979 Houston, Texas Music Hall
22 March 1979 San Antonio, Texas HemisFair Arena
29 March 1979 West Hollywood, California Starwood
30 March 1979
31 March 1979
March 1979 Toronto Canada El Mocambo
March 1979 Bailey's United States Crossroads
5 April 1979 San Jose, California Center For The Performing Arts
10 April 1979 Yakima, Washington Yakima Valley Community College
11 April 1979 Medford, Oregon Medford Armory
13 April 1979 Seattle, Washington Paramount Theatre
21 April 1979 New York City Palladium
4 May 1979 Chicago International Amphitheatre
6 May 1979 Milwaukee, Wisconsin MECCA Arena
UK Leg #2
12 May 1979 Glasgow Scotland The Apollo
13 May 1979 Liverpool England Empire Theatre
14 May 1979 Derby Assembly Rooms
15 May 1979 Manchester Manchester Apollo
16 May 1979 Birmingham Birmingham Odeon
17 May 1979
18 May 1979 Hanley Victoria Hall
19 May 1979 Oxford Apollo Theatre Oxford
20 May 1979 Bristol Colston Hall
21 May 1979 Leicester De Montfort Hall
22 May 1979 Preston Preston Guild Hall
23 May 1979 Newcastle Newcastle City Hall
24 May 1979
25 May 1979 Sheffield Sheffield City Hall
26 May 1979
27 May 1979 Southampton Gaumont
28 May 1979 London Hammersmith Odeon
29 May 1979
31 May 1979 Birmingham Birmingham Odeon
1 July 1979 Dublin Ireland Dalymount Park Festival
North America, Leg #2
1 September 1979 Uniondale, New York United States Nassau Coliseum
3 September 1979 New Haven, Connecticut New Haven Coliseum
8 September 1979 Asbury Park, New Jersey Paramount Theatre
11 September 1979 Los Angeles Forum Arena
14 September 1979 Cincinnati Riverfront Coliseum
16 September 1979 Louisville, Kentucky Kentucky Exposition Center
20 September 1979 Evansville, Indiana Roberts Municipal Stadium
22 September 1979 Chicago, Illinois International Amphitheatre
24 September 1979 Milwaukee, Wisconsin MECCA Arena
28 September 1979 Bloomington, Minnesota Met Center
30 September 1979 Kansas City, Missouri Municipal Auditorium
3 October 1979 Houston, Texas Houston Music Hall
5 October 1979 Arlington, Texas Texas Hall
6 October 1979 San Antonio, Texas HemisFair Arena
8 October 1979 Austin, Texas Austin Municipal Auditorium
11 October 1979 Laredo, Texas Laredo Civic Center
14 October 1979 El Paso, Texas El Paso Civic Center
17 October 1979 Seattle, Washington Seattle Coliseum
23 October 1979 Santa Monica, California Santa Monica Civic Center
26 October 1979 Hammond, Indiana Hammond Civic Center
27 October 1979 Milwaukee, Wisconsin Uptown Theater
30 October 1979 Washington, D.C. Ontario Theater
31 October 1979 Allentown, PA Agricultural Hall
3 November 1979 Passaic, New Jersey Capitol Theatre
4 November 1979 New York City Palladium
Europe Leg
11 November 1979 Brussels Belgium Forest National
12 November 1979 Amsterdam Netherlands Jaap Edenhal
13 November 1979 Cologne Germany Sartory-Saal
14 November 1979 Hanover Eilenriedehalle
16 November 1979 Essen Grugahalle
17 November 1979 Würzburg Kursaal convention centre
19 November 1979 Passau Evansville Civic Center
20 November 1979 Offenbach am Main Stadthalle Offenbach
21 November 1979 Dortmund Westfalenhallen 3
23 November 1979 Hamburg Messehallen
24 November 1979 Munich Circus Krone Building
25 November 1979 Bern Switzerland Festhalle Bern
27 November 1979 Regensburg Germany RT Halle
28 November 1979 Ravensburg Oberschwabenhalle
29 November 1979 Hof Freiheitshalle
1 December 1979 Ludwigshafen Friedrich-Ebert-Halle
2 December 1979 Neunkirchen am Brand Hemmerleinhalle
3 December 1979 Berlin Berlin Eissporthalle
4 December 1979 Offenbach am Main Stadthalle Offenbach
6 December 1979 Metz France Parc des Expositions de Villepinte
7 December 1979 Reims Palais des Sports de Reims
8 December 1979 Lille Palais des Sports de Lille
9 December 1979 Paris Pavillon de Paris
10 December 1979 Lyon Palais des Sports de Gerland
12 December 1979 Clermont-Ferrand Clermont-Ferrand Sports Hall
13 December 1979 Montpellier Palais des Sports de Montpellier
14 December 1979 Nice Théâtre de verdure de Nice
15 December 1979

References[edit]

  1. ^ The French Metallian - 1979 tour dates
  2. ^ "Average setlist for tour: Killing Machine". setlist.fm. Retrieved 25 April 2017.