By Drew Carrano
This year Judas Priest is celebrating 50 plus years of heavy metal with a big tour that’s scheduled to come to Connecticut this September. We don’t know quite yet if their show at Foxwoods will happen or not, but one thing is for sure: Judas Priest has history of great rock shows in Connecticut. Today we look back at their 2005 show in Bridgeport.
Today’s Throwback Concert:
Retribution 2005 Tour
Opening Act: Anthrax and Hatebreed
Wednesday October 5, 2005
The Arena at Harbor Yard – Bridgeport (now Webster Bank Arena)
About The Tour:Judas Priest hit the road in 2005 in support of the album, Angel of Retribution, which was the first studio album to feature singer Rob Halford since 1990. The tour lasted almost the entire year, kicking of in February in Copenhagen and finishing off in early December in Lithuania. In that span they played a total of 111 shows across Europe, Japan, North America and Latin America.
The Arena at Harbor Yard was on the second leg of the North American tour. Anthrax accompanied Judas Priest on most of the dates on the second leg. The show in Bridgeport featured not only Anthrax, but for this show only, Connecticut’s own Hatebreed. Hatebreed was a late add-on to help boost ticket sales.
Much like the Reunited North American Tour of 2004 that opened in Hartford, this tour featured a lot of the classics and fan favorites. Sprinkled in were newer songs like Judas Rising, Revolution and Hellrider.
- Electric Eye
- Solar Angels
- Riding on the Wind
- A Touch of Evil
- Judas Rising
- Breaking the Law
- I’m a Rocker
- Diamonds & Rust (Joan Baez cover)
- Worth Fighting For
- Beyond the Realms of Death
- Turbo Lover
- Victim of Changes
- Desert Plains (encore)
- Living After Midnight (encore)
- You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’ (encore)
Watch: Judas Priest 2005 Tour (full concert)