JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford has confirmed the group's plans to release a live DVD documenting PRIEST's "Angel of Retribution" tour, tentatively due sometime in 2006. In an interview with the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline", conducted earlier in the week, Halford said, "We had a wonderful moment recently where we played our hometown in Birmingham, in the Midlands, and we played at the NEC, which is like a big top-notch rock venue, and there were 10,000 metal maniacs there, and we actually filmed that show. We also filmed a show at a famous venue in Sweden called the Globe, and then more recently we filmed two nights at the Budokan in Tokyo, literally about two weeks ago, so we're stock-piling all of this stuff, and eventually, when we get a little break, we'll make sense of it all, and we'll start feeding it out there. So you may get PRIEST at home in Birmingham, you might get PRIEST 'Re-Unleashed in the East' in Japan, which is a nice idea, because as you know, that is one of our famous releases — 'Unleashed in the East'. We thought about this, because it was kind of an anniversary trip back to Japan, so we actually DVDed and we ProTooled recorded the whole show. So we're just amassing everything as we go along — we'll probably do the same here in America — and then we'll bring out little pieces, either a worldwide piece or a piece from one country, whatever, we're gonna mix it up and just keep all the stuff going for the PRIEST fans out there that can't get enough of this."
JUDAS PRIEST kicked off their North American with QUEENSRŸCHE on May 30 at the Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.
JUDAS PRIEST are continuing to tour in support of "Angel of Retribution", their first album with singer Rob Halford in 15 years. "Angel of Retribution" was produced by Roy Z, who has previously worked on solo albums from Halford and IRON MAIDEN's Bruce Dickinson.