British Steel Tour

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British Steel Tour
Tour by Judas Priest
Location Europe
North America
Associated album British Steel
Start date7 March 1980
End date23 August 1980
Legs3
No. of shows83
Judas Priest concert chronology

The British Steel Tour was a 1980 concert tour by English heavy metal band Judas Priest where the band toured in Europe and North America from 7 March to 23 August 1980 in support of their 1980 album British Steel.

Background

During the United Kingdom leg, the band was supported by Iron Maiden, who were touring in support of their self-titled debut album.

Setlist

Europe

North America

Tour dates

Date [2] City Country Venue
Europe [A]
7 March 1980 Cardiff Wales Cardiff University
8 March 1980 Leeds England University of Leeds Refectory
9 March 1980 Bristol Colston Hall
10 March 1980 Manchester Manchester Apollo
11 March 1980 Sheffield Sheffield City Hall
12 March 1980
13 March 1980 Leicester De Montfort Hall
14 March 1980 London Hammersmith Odeon
15 March 1980
16 March 1980 Southampton Gaumont Theatre
18 March 1980 Aberdeen Scotland Capitol Theatre
19 March 1980 Edinburgh Edinburgh Odeon
20 March 1980 Newcastle England Newcastle City Hall
21 March 1980 Mayfair Ballroom
22 March 1980 Glasgow Scotland The Apollo
23 March 1980 Queensferry Wales Deeside Leisure Centre
24 March 1980 Liverpool England Liverpool Empire Theatre
25 March 1980 Stoke-on-Trent Trentham Ballroom
26 March 1980 Birmingham Birmingham Odeon
27 March 1980
1 April 1980 London Rainbow Theatre
Europe
12 April 1980 Hamburg West Germany Markthalle Hamburg
13 April 1980 West Berlin Neue Welt
14 April 1980 Hanover Niedersachsenhalle
15 April 1980 Cologne Sartory-Saal
16 April 1980 Neu Isenburg Huguenottenhalle
18 April 1980 Erlangen Heinrich-Lades-Halle
20 April 1980 Munich Schwabinger Braü
21 April 1980 Mannheim Mannheimer Rosengarten
22 April 1980 Karlsruhe Stadthalle
24 April 1980 Rouen France Club 44
25 April 1980 Paris Bataclan
26 April 1980 Brussels Belgium Forest National
North America
25 May 1980 Fort Worth United States Will Rogers Auditorium
26 May 1980 Beaumont Beaumont Civic Center
28 May 1980 McAllen La Villa Real Convention Center
29 May 1980 Austin Oprea House
30 May 1980
31 May 1980 Houston Sam Houston Coliseum
1 June 1980 San Antonio Convention Center Arena
2 June 1980 [B] Corpus Christi Memorial Coliseum
4 June 1980 [B] Amarillo Amarillo Civic Center
6 June 1980 [B] Midland Chaparral Arena
7 June 1980 [B] El Paso El Paso County Coliseum
9 June 1980 [B] Tucson Tucson Community Center
10 June 1980 Albuquerque Albuquerque Civic Auditorium
12 June 1980 Phoenix Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum
13 June 1980 Long Beach Long Beach Arena
14 June 1980 San Bernardino Orange Pavilion
15 June 1980 San Diego SDSU Amphitheater
17 June 1980 Seattle Seattle Center Arena
19 June 1980 San Francisco Warfield Theatre
20 June 1980 Santa Monica Santa Monica Civic Auditorium
21 June 1980 Portland Veterans Memorial Coliseum
24 June 1980 Salt Lake City Salt Palace
25 June 1980 Denver Rainbow Music Hall
27 June 1980 Milwaukee Henry Maier Festival Park
28 June 1980 Chicago International Amphitheatre
29 June 1980 [C] [D] [E] St. Louis Busch Stadium (Superjam '80)
1 July 1980 Albany Palace Theatre
2 July 1980 Rochester Auditorium Theatre
3 July 1980 Asbury Park Asbury Park Convention Hall
4 July 1980 Hartford Agora Ballroom
5 July 1980 Hempstead Calderone Concert Hall
6 July 1980 Allentown Agricultural Hall
7 July 1980 Upper Darby Tower Theater
8 July 1980 Towson Towson Arena
12 July 1980 New York City Palladium
20 July 1980 [F] [B] Trotwood Hara Arena
23 July 1980 [F] [B] Kalamazoo Wings Stadium
25 July 1980 Pekin Pekin Memorial Arena
27 July 1980
[G] [F] [B] [H]
Rockford Rockford Speedway (Rockford Speedway Jam '80)
28 July 1980 [F] [B] Dubuque Five Flags Arena
30 July 1980 [F] [B] Cleveland Cleveland Public Hall
31 July 1980 [F] [B] Pittsburgh Stanley Theater
2 August 1980 [F] [B] Boston Orpheum Theatre
3 August 1980 [F] [B] Syracuse Landmark Theatre
6 August 1980 Saint Paul Saint Paul Civic Center
Europe
16 August 1980
[I] [F] [C] [J] [K]
Castle Donington England Donington Park ( Monsters of Rock Donington 1980)
23 August 1980
[L] [M] [N] [O] [J] [P]
Nuremberg West Germany Zeppelin Field (Golden Summer Night Festival '80)

Touring Bands

A This show was supported by Iron Maiden
B This show was supported by Def Leppard
C This show was in support of April Wine
D This show was in support of Sammy Hagar
E This show was in support of Journey
F This show was supported by Scorpions
G This show was in support of Heart
H This show was supported by Joe Perry
I This show was in support of Rainbow
J This show was supported by Saxon
K This show was supported by Riot
L This show was in support of Ted Nugent
M This show was in support of Johnny Winter
N This show was supported by Molly Hatchet
O This show was supported by Wishbone Ash
P This show was supported by Ian Gillan

Boxscore

City Venue Tickets Sold Gross Revenue
(Adjusted for Inflation)
Long Beach Long Beach Arena 6,624 [3] $162,646 [3]
San Bernardino Orange Showgrounds Feature Building 2,291 [3] $62,434 [3]
San Diego SDSU Open Air Theater 2,378 [3] $63,673 [3]
San Francisco Warfield Theater 1,364 [4] $31,620 [4]
Asbury Park Asbury Park Convention Hall 3,284 [5] $81,014 [5]
New York City Palladium 3,385 [6] $92,402 [6]
Pittsburgh Stanley Theater 2,999 [7] $78,109 [7]
Boston Boston Orpheum Theatre 2,800 [7] $76,499 [7]

Cancelled dates

Date City Country Venue
June 15, 1980 Fresno United States Warnors Theatre

Personnel

References

  1. ^ "JUDAS PRIEST INFO PAGES - BRITISH STEEL". thexquorum.com. Archived from the original on 3 May 2016. Retrieved 26 April 2017.
  2. ^ "BRITISH STEEL TOUR (1980)". chmetal.info. Archived from the original on 26 April 2017. Retrieved 26 April 2017.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Billboard Magazine, 06-28-1980" (PDF).
  4. ^ a b "Billboard Magazine, 07-05-1980" (PDF).
  5. ^ a b "Billboard Magazine, 07-19-1980" (PDF).
  6. ^ a b "Billboard Magazine 07-26-1980" (PDF).
  7. ^ a b c d "Billboard Magazine, 08-16-1980" (PDF).