Judas Priest – Newcastle City Hall 23rd May 1979

I still have no idea how I came to see Judas Priest so often. This was the third time and the first of two nights at Newcastle City Hall. The thing I remember about this tour was that singer Rob Halford who had always had very short hair had begun to grow it but unfortunately it made him look like Tim Brooke Taylor from the Goodies!

The other thing I remember was that he had taken to whipping the audience during the show. If I remember correctly my brother and friends went back for the second night (I politely declined) and when he went to whip the audience someone caught it and pulled him off the stage!

The set list is below (they played the Fleetwood Mac song The Green Manalishi (With the Two Prong Crown) )

Exciter
Running Wild
Delivering the Goods
Hell Bent for Leather
Beyond the Realms of Death
The Green Manalishi (With the Two Prong Crown)
Evil Fantasies
White Heat, Red Hot
Victim of Changes
Rock Forever
Starbreaker
The Ripper
Tyrant