Watch Glenn Tipton rejoin Judas Priest onstage for three songs

Judas Priest performing live

Glenn Tipton rejoined Judas Priest for the three-song encore at their gig at the ShoWare Center in Kent, Washington on Sunday (April 15).

The guitarist, who made the decision to sit out of the band's world tour due to his recent Parkinson's diagnosis, came out to play Metal Gods, Breaking The Law and Living After Midnight.

Guitarist (and producer of Priest's latest album Firepower) Andy Sneap is filling in for Tipton on tour, but Glenn is still a part of the band Judas Priest, as Rob Halford and Ian Hill mentioned in an interview with the Metal Hammer Podcast.

Glenn made his live return last month in New Jersey, playing the same three song as last night in Washington. Speaking about the experience on Build Series at the time, Tipton said: “It’s just amazing to get, first of all, support from the band. The texts and emails from all over world, and to hear the audience was very emotional. You don’t like to see a grown man cry, but we did.” 

Priest’s tour continues tomorrow night (April 17) at the Portland Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Oregon. Find a full list of the band’s confirmed 2018 live shows below, which includes a headline set at the UK's Bloodstock festival.

Judas Priest 2018 Firepower tour dates

Apr 17: Portland Veterans Memorial Coliseum, OR
Apr 19: San Francisco The Warfield, CA
Apr 22: Los Angeles Microsoft Theatre, CA
Apr 24: Phoenix Comercia Theatre, AZ
Apr 26: Tulsa BOK Center, OK
Apr 28: Dallas Bomb Factory, TX
Apr 29: Sugarland Smart Financial Centre, TX
May 01: San Antonio Freeman Coliseum, TX
Jul 19: Athens Rockwave Festival, Greece
Jul 21: Plovdiv Hills Of Rock Festival, Poland
Jul 31: Munich Zenith, Germany
Aug 08: Dortmund Westfallenhalle, Germany
Aug 10: Bloodstock Festival, UK

Luke Morton joined Metal Hammer as Online Editor in 2014, having previously worked as News Editor at popular (but now sadly defunct) alternative lifestyle magazine, Front. As well as helming the Metal Hammer website for the four years that followed, Luke also helped relaunch the Metal Hammer podcast in early 2018, producing, scripting and presenting the relaunched show during its early days. He also wrote regular features for the magazine, including a 2018 cover feature for his very favourite band in the world, Slipknot, discussing their turbulent 2008 album, All Hope Is Gone.