Rocka Rolla Tour

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Rocka Rolla Tour
Concert by Judas Priest
Associated albumRocka Rolla
Start date10 September 1974
End date28 December 1975
No. of shows130
Judas Priest concert chronology

The Rocka Rolla Tour was a concert tour by British heavy metal band Judas Priest which was in support of their debut album Rocka Rolla. It ran from 10 September 1974 until 28 December 1975. This would be the band's first international tour as they made their first European visit to Denmark, Sweden, the Netherlands and Norway.[1]

This tour introduced Glenn Tipton from The Flying Hat Band as an added second guitarist, who joined the band during the recording of Rocka Rolla and also new drummer John Hinch since his arrival in 1973.[2]

Setlist[edit]

[3]

  1. "Victim of Changes"
  2. "Dreamer Deceiver"
  3. "The Ripper"
  4. "Mother Sun"
  5. "Island of Domination"
  6. "Rocka Rolla"

Encore:

  1. "Never Satisfied"

Other songs occasionally played were:

  • "One For The Road"
  • "Cheater"
  • "Deciever"
  • "Dying To Meet You"
  • "Caviar And Meths"
  • "Winter"
  • "Tyrant"

Tour dates[edit]

The band would tour with Jailbait[4][5]

Date City Country Venue
UK Leg #1
10 September 1974 Huddersfield England Jubilee Centre
12 September 1974 Blackburn Windsor Hall
13 September 1974 Liverpool St. George's Hall
14 September 1974 Penrith Lowther Deer Park
15 September 1974 Kenilworth Chesford Garage
16 September 1974 Barry Wales Memorial Hall
18 September 1974 Lincoln England Drill Hall
19 September 1974 London Marquee Club
20 September 1974 Hastings Hastings Pier
22 September 1974 Gravesend Woodville Hall
23 September 1974 Spennymoor Top Hat
24 September 1974 Cleethorpes Cleethorpes Winter Gardens
25 September 1974 Dunstable Dunstable Civic Hall
27 September 1974 Scarborough Penthouse
28 September 1974 Folkestone Leas Cliff Hall
30 September 1974 Chester Quaintways
1 October 1974 Halifax Civic Theatre
2 October 1974 Norwich St. Andrew's Hall
5 October 1974 Scunthorpe The Priory
6 October 1974 Birmingham Barbarellas
7 October 1974 Edmonton Cooks Ferry Inn
9 October 1974 Wolverhampton Club Lafayette
10 October 1974 Bedford Bedford Civic Theatre
11 October 1974 Devizes Devizes Corn Exchange
12 October 1974 St Albans St Albans City Hall
14 October 1974 Bradford Queen's Hall
15 October 1974 Llanelli Wales Glen Ballroom
16 October 1974 Swindon England Swindon Town Center
17 October 1974 Barnstaple Queen's Theatre
18 October 1974 Redruth Flamingo Ballroom
19 October 1974 Taunton Taunton County Hall
23 October 1974 Cheltenham Town Hall
24 October 1974 Manchester Manchester Polytechnic
25 October 1974 Newcastle Newcastle City Hall
27 October 1975 Kingston upon Hull Hull Arts Centre
28 October 1974 Walsall Walsall Town Hall
30 October 1974 Guildford Plaza Ballroom
8 November 1974 Burton 76 Club
28 December 1974 Norfolk Royal Norfolk Showground
5 January 1975 London King's Road Theater
Europe Leg
9 January 1975 Levanger Norway Reehaug Community House
10 January 1975 Steinkjer Steinkjer Community House
11 January 1975 Trondheim Trondheim Student Union
31 January 1975 Copenhagen Denmark N/A
2 February 1975 Stockholm Sweden N/A
3 February 1975 N/A Germany??? N/A
4 February 1975 N/A N/A
5 February 1975 N/A N/A
6 February 1975 N/A N/A
7 February 1975 Amsterdam Netherlands Paradiso
8 February 1975 Rotterdam Exit
10 February 1975 Tønsberg Norway Quality Hotel Klubben
UK Leg #2
21 February 1975 Hatfield England Main Hall
28 February 1975 London College of Hatfield
1 March 1975 Bolton Bolton Institute of Technology
4 March 1975 Hanley Heavy Steam Machine
6 March 1975 Stafford Top of the World
7 March 1975 Liverpool Union Hall
9 March 1975 Southend Queen's Ballroom
13 March 1975 Barry Wales Barry Memorial Hall
14 March 1975 Swansea Patti Pavilion
15 March 1975 St. Albans England St. Albans City Hall
20 March 1975 Cornwall Cornwall Tech
21 March 1975 Penzance Penzance Winter Gardens
22 March 1975 Liverpool Liverpool Stadium
27 March 1975 Lincoln Lincoln Drill Hall
28 March 1975 Blackburn Windsor Hall
30 March 1975 Coventry Mr. George's
31 March 1975 Chester Quaintways
5 April 1975 Yeovil Johnson Hall
6 April 1975 Stotford Rhodes Center
7 April 1975 Cheltenham Cheltenham Pavilion
11 April 1975 Scarborough The Penthouse
12 April 1975 Birmingham Birmingham Town Hall
13 April 1975 Barbarellas
18 April 1975 Hastings Hastings Pier
19 April 1975 Hove Hove Town Hall
20 April 1975 London King's Road Theater
24 April 1975 Derby Cleopatra's
26 April 1975 Ammanford Wales Ammanford Civic Hall
3 May 1975 Burton England 76 Club
16 May 1975 London Marquee Club
23 May 1975 Poynton Poynton Civic Hall
5 June 1975 Threapwood Wales The Highwayman
14 June 1975 Redditch England Cloud Nine
20 June 1975 Newcastle Mayfair Ballroom
21 June 1975 Wigan Wigan Casino
27 June 1975 Sunderland Locarno Ballroom
28 June 1975 St Albans St Albans City Hall
5 July 1975 Scunthorpe The Priory
11 July 1975 Hereford Flamingo Club
13 July 1975 Birmingham Barbarella's
22 July 1975 Cardiff Wales Top Rank
24 July 1975 Derby England Cleopatra's
25 July 1975 Regency Ballroom
27 July 1975 Twickenham Winning Post
29 July 1975 Huddersfield Ivanhoes
31 July 1975 Cleethorpes Cleethorpes Winter Gardens
1 August 1975 Sutton Golden Garden
2 August 1975 Folkstone Leas Cliff Hall
3 August 1975 London Roundhouse
7 August 1975 Dunstable Civic Hall
9 August 1975 Dagenham Dagenham Roundhouse
11 August 1975 Doncaster Outlook Club
12 August 1975 Jacksdale Greytopper
14 August 1975 High Wycombe The Nag's Head
15 August 1975 Newark Palace Theatre
16 August 1975 Wigan Wigan Casino
19 August 1975 London Fagin's
21 August 1975 Manchester Hard Rock Casino
22 August 1975 Reading Reading Festival
28 August 1975 Penzance Penzance Winter Gardens
29 August 1975 Cornwall Blue Lagoon Ballroom
2 September 1975 London Marquee Club
5 September 1975 Watford Watford Town Hall
6 September 1975 Cromer Royal Links Pavilion
26 September 1975 Scarborough The Penthouse
27 September 1975 Northampton Lings Forum Sports Center
11 October 1975 Slough Slough College
12 October 1975 London Roundhouse
18 October 1975 St Albans St Albans City Hall
25 October 1975 Dudley Dudley Technical College
30 October 1975 Dundee Scotland Dundee University Students' Association
31 October 1975 Edinburgh Edinburgh University
1 November 1975 Glasgow Glasgow University Union
5 November 1975 London England Marquee Club
14 November 1975 Harrow Harrow College
15 November 1975 Hitchin College of Education
5 December 1975 Northumberland Northumberland University
6 December 1975 Liverpool Liverpool Stadium
7 December 1975 Twickenham Winning Post
8 December 1975 Staffordshire North Staffordshire Polytechnic
9 December 1975 Huddersfield Ivanhoes
12 December 1975 Birmingham Bingley Hall
13 December 1975 Dudley Dudley Technical College
28 December 1975 London Roundhouse

Reception[edit]

According to K.K. Downing, a Norwegian newspaper explains that the Quality Hotel Klubben in Tønsberg, Norway gave a negative review of the band's performance from their 10 February 1975 show[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Judas Priest Info Pages - Forging The Metal". Thexquorum.com. Archived from the original on 18 March 2013. Retrieved 18 May 2014.
  2. ^ "The Judas Priest History". Jugulator.net. Archived from the original on 30 May 2015. Retrieved 18 May 2014.
  3. ^ "Average setlist for tour: Rocka Rolla". Setlist.fm. Archived from the original on 15 November 2016. Retrieved 15 November 2016.
  4. ^ "ROCKA ROLLA TOUR (1974)". chmetal.info. Archived from the original on 21 December 2016. Retrieved 21 December 2016.
  5. ^ "VICTIM OF CHANGES TOUR (1975)". chmetal.info. Archived from the original on 21 December 2016. Retrieved 21 December 2016.
  6. ^ "Newspaper cutting : Lydsjokk pa Klubben". Kkdowning.net. Archived from the original on 12 November 2013. Retrieved 19 May 2014.