Metal legends behind “Breaking the Law” and “Living After Midnight” find company in an ’80s rock parody act
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$49.50 for one ticket to see Judas Priest & Steel Panther (up to $74 value)
When: Tuesday, October 21, at 8 p.m.
Where: Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
Section: standing room in Chandelier Bar
Door time: 7 p.m.
Ticket values include all fees
1969: the year that Judas Priest formed in Birmingham, England to rock the petals off flower children’s heads and put an end to the Summer of Love
The formula that made them metal gods: twin lead guitars from Glenn Tipton and Richie Faulkner, Rob Halford’s operatic vocals, and a love of biking that informs their fashion sense and songs like “Hell Bent for Leather”
1980: the year that the US caught on to the band with “Breaking the Law” and “Living After Midnight”
2010: the year Halford and co. received a long-overdue Grammy for “Dissident Aggressor”
2014: the year the band returns with all engines revving with their back-to-basics album, Redeemer of Souls, which Rolling Stone says “is proof that Priest can still call themselves metal’s defenders of the faith.”
Their gimmick: dressing in leather and playing their own tongue-in-cheek brand of ’80s-era hair metal
How they do it: with blazing guitar solos, sly winks, and shameless obscenity
Hits: “Community Property” and “Death to All But Metal.”
What The Baltimore Sun praised: their “professionalism and penchant for crotch jokes”
What else: even as a parody band, they “stand as a better tribute to the ‘80s than many of the current bands from the big-hair era.”
What’s an actual steel panther like?: scary because it’s a panther, but not that scary because it’s made of steel and isn’t actually alive