It is with regret that Judas Priest announce that K.K Downing has formally retired from the band and will therefore not be joining them on their forthcoming Epitaph tour.
The band respects Downing’s decision and naturally all wish him well.
Having thought long and hard about how to proceed, Rob, Glenn, Ian and Scott unanimously agreed that they should go ahead with the tour and not let their fans down all around the world.
Fate also stepped in and delivered a replacement for Downing, 31 year old British guitar player Richie Faulkner. It has been said that he has blended into the band perfectly, as a talented asset to the tour and to the band.
The Epitaph tour will include songs from every Priest studio album including tracks that have never previously been performed live on stage, as well as all the old favourites.
With a new album due to be released next year, the metallers are preparing to tour the planet once more – heavy metal complete with lasers, lights, bikes and hellfire!
For more information please visit the official website.