The Return of the Priest Tour

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The Return of the Priest Tour
Concert by Judas Priest
Start date 6 March 1971
End date 28 December 1971
No. of shows 56
Judas Priest concert chronology

The Return of the Priest Tour was a 1971 concert tour by British heavy metal band Judas Priest running from 6 March 1971 until 28 December 1971 throughout England and a couple of dates in Wales.

This tour consisted of a differently formed Judas Priest. It featured founding members K.K. Downing (guitar) and Ian Hill (bass) along with John Ellis (drums) and Al Atkins (vocals).

Atkins asked to join the band, in which they accepted his offer, and also suggested to use the Judas Priest name from the original group he fronted, which disbanded in April 1970.[1]

Tour dates[edit]

The band would tour with Black Sabbath.[2]

Date City Country Venue
6 March 1971 Essington England St. John's Hall
8 March 1971 Edgbaston Westbourne Club
9 March 1971 Northampton Shrewsbury Rugby Club
11 March 1971 Stourbridge Swindon Hospital School
13 March 1971 Nottingham Moor Farm Inn
15 March 1971 Burton Hereford Town Hall
16 March 1971 Essington St. John's Hall
7 April 1971 Bath Burntwood
16 April 1971 West Bromwich Three Mile Oak
20 April 1971 Cannock Cannock Youth Centre
21 April 1971 Walsall Masonic Hall
1 May 1971 Dudley Dudley Technical College
8 May 1971 Walsall Walsall Technical College
21 May 1971 Old Hill The Plaza
1 June 1971 Birmingham Henry's Blues House
13 June 1971 Cedar Club
14 June 1971
18 June 1971 Worcester Coppertops
19 June 1971 West Bromwich Three Mile Oak
25 June 1971 Old Hill The Plaza
30 June 1971 Wolverhampton Club Lafayette
2 July 1971 West Bromwich Three Mile Oak
5 July 1971 Birmingham Methodist Central Hall
10 July 1971 Dudley Technical College
12 July 1971 London The Gunn Inn
26 July 1971 Chester Quaintways
30 July 1971 Old Hill The Plaza
8 August 1971 Derby Clouds Club
14 August 1971 Coventry The Village
21 August 1971 Liverpool Cavern Club
2 September 1971 Birmingham Kinetic Circus
17 September 1971 Worcester Coppertops
24 September 1971 Derby Cleopatra's
1 October 1971 Nottingham Angel Underground
2 October 1971 Stafford King's Head
3 October 1971 Birmingham Kinetic Circus
4 October 1971 Stafford Borough Hall
6 October 1971 Derby The Yeoman
9 October 1971 Birmingham Kinetic Circus
13 October 1971 West Bromwich Yew Tree Centre
15 October 1971 Newport Wales Newport Community Centre
16 October 1971
17 October 1971 Bristol England Unknown Venue
21 October 1971 London La Café des Artistes
22 October 1971 Rose & Crown
27 October 1971
29 October 1971 Merton Zeppelin Club
5 November 1971 London The Temple Club
7 November 1971 The Pheseantry
12 November 1971 West Bromwich Three Mile Oak
24 November 1971 Birmingham The Belfry
3 December 1971 Bromsgrove Shenstone New College
5 December 1971 Wolverhampton The Catacombs
17 December 1971 Burntwood Distractions at the Bear
24 December 1971 Birmingham Henry's Blues House
28 December 1971 Manchester Stoneground

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Judas Priest History". Jugulator.net. Retrieved 18 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "TOUR (1971)". chmetal.info. Retrieved 7 January 2017.