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PHOTOS: Judas Priest and Sabaton Provide a One-Two Punch at PNC

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Rob Halford of Judas Priest onstage on Monday night. (Photo by Jeff Hahne)

Holy shit, Rob Halford of Judas Priest is 70 years old. While I imagine myself relaxing on a couch and watching some horrible TV show when I’m a septuagenarian, Halford is pacing on Charlotte’s biggest stage, the PNC Music Pavilion, pacing back and forth, belting out song after song in his iconic heavy metal screech.

Celebrating 50 years of heavy metal music, Judas Priest is out on tour with Swedish metal outfit Sabaton, a band that focuses on military history in its lyrics and incorporates a bit of theatrics in its live show, including drums set up on a tank. Combined, it was a fantastic one-two punch for Queen City metal fans.

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Sabaton is military-minded. (Photo by Jeff Hahne)

Be sure to check out Queen City Nerve’s Soundwave, Charlotte’s most comprehensive live music listing, so you don’t miss out on any shows or concerts coming up. And hell, if you’re looking for something else to do, you can check out our Lifeline as well, which runs the gamut of things to do in Charlotte. You don’t ever have to be bored again. 

Judas Priest setlist
One Shot at Glory
Lightning Strike
You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’
Freewheel Burning
Turbo Lover
Hell Patrol
The Sentinel
A Touch of Evil
Rocka Rolla
Victim of Changes
Desert Plains
Blood Red Skies
Invader
Painkiller

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Judas Priest. (Photo by Jeff Hahne)
Encore
Electric Eye
Hell Bent for Leather
Breaking the Law
Living After Midnight
 

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