HALFORD Gets Work Visa, Makes Last-Minute Flight To U.S.

According to Rob Halford's personal manager, John Baxter, Rob has finally received the required paperwork needed in order to enable him to re-enter the country from his native U.K.

"Well, the news we've been waiting for has arrived," Baxter wrote on the band's official message board. "Rob was issued his visa 20 minutes prior to close of the [American] embassy [in London] today [Jan. 31]. He is traveling to Las Vegas for Saturday's performance and then on to Los Angeles for Sunday's performance.

"This has been a strenuous ride, but it is now behind us.

"Our collective thanks go out to all of [the fans], and we look forward to seeing as many of you as possible in the coming days.

"Thank you."

HALFORD, TESTAMENT, VIO-LENCE, and EXHUMED are scheduled to perform at House Of Blues in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, Feb. 1 and at the House Of Blues in West Hollywood, California on Sunday, Feb. 2. Also set to appear at Sunday's concert are reunited Bay Area metallers DEATH ANGEL.

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