JUDAS PRIEST's ROB HALFORD Backing Campaign To Save U.K. Venue

JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford has recorded a message of support to a group of rockers who want to reopen the Sir Charles Napier rock pub, a long-standing Michelin Star high-end gastropub in the center of Blackburn, Lancashire, England, in which a strong community has formed over the years.

Halford said: "The Napier is an amazing place, full of history."

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Adam Dore, Save The Napier's new chief of marketing, media and PR, said: "Rob has taken a break from their world tour promoting their latest album to record a short video urging others to do the same on the campaign Facebook page.

"In the video, in which he can be seen wearing one of the official campaign t-shirts, he talks about the history of the pub.

"The singer began his music career in pubs like The Napier and he knows how important places like this are, not only to the music community, but to the wider community in general."

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Alex Martindale, a spokesperson for the Save The Napier campaign, said: "It's incredible to have the support of such a massive personality, we hope this encourages other figures from the scene to come forward and help to spread the word for us.

"The campaign is building momentum daily with more and more people visiting the Facebook and Twitter pages and purchasing the limited edition t-shirts, the funds from which the group will use towards the legal costs for the campaign."

For more details and to buy the campaign t-shirt, visit Thenapier.co.uk.