Painkiller Tour

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Painkiller Tour
Concert by Judas Priest
Associated album Painkiller
Start date18 October 1990
End date15 April 1991
No. of shows
  • 63 in North America
  • 43 in Europe
  • 4 in Oceania
  • 1 in South America
  • 111 total
Judas Priest concert chronology

The Painkiller Tour was a concert tour by English heavy metal band Judas Priest which was in support of the album Painkiller. It ran from 18 October 1990 until 15 April 1991.

This tour introduced new drummer Scott Travis from Racer X, who joined the band in 1989 after previous drummer Dave Holland's departure that same year. He has remained with the band ever since, surpassing Holland as the band's longest serving drummer.

Pre-tour

A one-off pre-tour show took place on 13 September 1990 in which the band performed at the third annual Foundations Forum in Los Angeles. It was recorded and put together along with the performance from Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson's solo band (recorded on 27 June 1990 in London) as a bootlegged split live album. [1] The setlist for the event is as follows:

  1. "Riding on the Wind"
  2. "Grinder"
  3. " Heading Out to the Highway"
  4. "Between the Hammer and the Anvil"
  5. "Bloodstone"
  6. " Better By You, Better Than Me" ( Spooky Tooth cover)
  7. " The Green Manalishi (With the Two Prong Crown)"( Fleetwood Mac cover)
  8. "Leather Rebel"
  9. " Hell Bent for Leather"
  10. " You've Got Another Thing Comin'"

Encore:

  1. " Living After Midnight"

Note

  • The live versions of "Better By You, Better Than Me" and "Leather Rebel" appear as bonus tracks on the 2001 re-issues of Stained Class and Painkiller respectively

Setlist

[2]

  1. "Blood Red Skies" (Intro Only)
  2. "Hell Bent for Leather"
  3. "Grinder"
  4. "The Hellion"
  5. " Electric Eye"
  6. "All Guns Blazing"
  7. "Between The Hammer And The Anvil" (Replaced by "The Sentinel" after 29 October 1990)
  8. "Metal Gods"
  9. "Bloodstone" (Dropped after 19 October 1990)
  10. "Night Crawler"
  11. " The Ripper"
  12. " Beyond the Realms of Death"
  13. "Metal Meltdown" (Replaced by "Riding On The Wind" after 25 October 1990)
  14. Drum Solo (Added 1 November 1990)
  15. " A Touch of Evil" (Removed after 11 February 1991)
  16. " Victim of Changes"
  17. " Painkiller"
  18. " The Green Manalishi (With the Two Prong Crown)" ( Fleetwood Mac cover)
  19. " You've Got Another Thing Comin'"

Encore:

  1. " Breaking the Law"
  2. " Living After Midnight"

" Heading Out To The Highway" was also played once.

Tour dates

The band would tour with Megadeth and Testament on the North American leg and with Pantera and Annihilator on the European and UK leg. Exodus and Death Angel were originally billed for the European leg, but were dropped for unknown reasons and replaced by Pantera. [3] [4] They also performed at the second annual Rock in Rio festival with Queensrÿche, Megadeth, Lobão and Sepultura on 23 January 1991. [5] [6]

Date City Country Venue
North American leg #1
18 October 1990 Montreal Canada Montreal Forum
19 October 1990 Quebec City Colisée de Québec
22 October 1990 Toronto Maple Leaf Gardens
25 October 1990 Winnipeg Winnipeg Arena
26 October 1990 Regina Regina Agridome
28 October 1990 Calgary Olympic Saddledome
29 October 1990 Edmonton Northlands Coliseum
31 October 1990 Vancouver Pacific Coliseum
1 November 1990 Portland United States Veterans Memorial Coliseum
2 November 1990 Spokane Spokane Coliseum
3 November 1990 Reno Lawlor Events Center
4 November 1990 Sacramento ARCO Arena
5 November 1990 Oakland Oakland-Alameda County Arena
7 November 1990 Tempe ASU Activity Center
8 November 1990 Los Angeles Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena
9 November 1990 Irvine Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre
10 November 1990 San Diego San Diego Sports Arena
11 November 1990
12 November 1990 Salt Lake City Salt Palace
14 November 1990 El Paso Special Events Center
16 November 1990 San Antonio Hemisfair Arena
17 November 1990 Dallas Reunion Arena
18 November 1990 Houston The Summit
20 November 1990 Denver McNichols Sports Arena
21 November 1990 Albuquerque Tingley Coliseum
23 November 1990 Tulsa Expo Square Pavilion
24 November 1990 Kansas City Municipal Auditorium
25 November 1990 Omaha Omaha Civic Auditorium
27 November 1990 Columbus Taft Coliseum
28 November 1990 Rosemont Rosemont Horizon
29 November 1990 Saint Paul St. Paul Civic Center
1 December 1990 Indianapolis Market Square Arena
2 December 1990 Richfield Richfield Coliseum
3 December 1990 Dayton Hara Arena
5 December 1990 Auburn Hills The Palace of Auburn Hills
6 December 1990 Rochester War Memorial Auditorium
7 December 1990 Worcester Centrum in Worcester
8 December 1990 New Haven New Haven Veterans Memorial Coliseum
9 December 1990 Landover Capital Centre
11 December 1990 Atlanta Omni Coliseum
13 December 1990 Hampton Hampton Coliseum
14 December 1990 East Rutherford Brendan Byrne Arena
15 December 1990 Uniondale Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
16 December 1990 Philadelphia Spectrum
17 December 1990 Pittsburgh Civic Arena
19 December 1990 Lakeland Lakeland Civic Center
20 December 1990 Miami Miami Arena
21 December 1990 Tampa USF Sun Dome
23 December 1990 Orlando Orlando Arena
9 January 1991 Portland Cumberland County Civic Center
10 January 1991 Binghamton Broome County Memorial Arena
11 January 1991 Syracuse Oncenter War Memorial Arena
12 January 1991 Providence Providence Civic Center
14 January 1991 Albany Knickerbocker Arena
15 January 1991 Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania Kingston Armory
16 January 1991 Toledo Toledo Sports Arena
17 January 1991 Kalamazoo Wings Event Center
18 January 1991 Pittsburgh Palumbo Center
Rock in Rio II
23 January 1991 Rio de Janeiro Brazil Maracanã Stadium
European Leg
31 January 1991 Copenhagen Denmark K.B. Hallen
1 February 1991 Gothenburg Sweden Scandinavium
2 February 1991 Stockholm Hovet
4 February 1991 Helsinki Finland Helsinki Ice Hall
6 February 1991 Oslo Norway Rockefeller Music Hall
8 February 1991 Essen Germany Grugahalle
9 February 1991 Hamburg Alsterdorfer Sporthalle
11 February 1991 Berlin Eissporthalle an der Jafféstraße
12 February 1991 Hanover Eilenriedehalle
14 February 1991 Saarbrücken Saarlandhalle
15 February 1991 Ravensburg Oberschwabenhalle
16 February 1991 Würzburg s.Oliver Arena
18 February 1991 Offenbach Stadthalle Offenbach
19 February 1991 Munich Olympiahalle
20 February 1991 Vienna Austria Bank-Austria Zelt
21 February 1991 Graz Eisstadion Liebenau
23 February 1991 Lucerne Switzerland Festhalle
24 February 1991 Bolzano Italy Palasport / Stadthalle
25 February 1991 Ljubljana Slovenia Tivoli Hall
26 February 1991 Zagreb Croatia Dom Sportova
1 March 1991 Rome Italy Teatro Tendastrisce
2 March 1991 Brescia Palasport
4 March 1991 Stuttgart Germany Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle
5 March 1991 Ludwigshafen am Rhein Friedrich-Ebert-Halle
6 March 1991 Koblenz Rhein-Mosel Halle
8 March 1991 Zaragoza Spain Plaza de Toros de Zaragoza
9 March 1991 San Sebastián Velódromo de Anoeta
10 March 1991 Madrid Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad de Madrid
12 March 1991 Villeurbanne France Le Transbordeur
13 March 1991 Cascais Portugal Pavilhão do Grupo Dramático e Sportivo de Cascais
15 March 1991 Arnhem Netherlands Rijnhal
16 March 1991 Brussels Belgium Forest National
17 March 1991 Paris France Le Zénith
19 March 1991 Aston England Aston Arena
20 March 1991 Manchester Manchester Apollo
22 March 1991 London Hammersmith Apollo
23 March 1991
24 March 1991 Newport Wales Newport Centre
26 March 1991 Sheffield England Sheffield City Hall
27 March 1991 Newcastle Newcastle City Hall
28 March 1991 Edinburgh Scotland Edinburgh Playhouse
30 March 1991 Belfast Northern Ireland Ulster Hall
31 March 1991 Dublin Ireland SFX Centre
North American leg #2
4 April 1991 Fairbanks United States Carlson Center
7 April 1991 Anchorage William A. Egan Civic and Convention Center
8 April 1991
Asia leg
12 April 1991 Osaka Japan Osaka-jō Hall
13 April 1991 Yokohama Yokohama Arena
14 April 1991 Tokyo NHK Hall
15 April 1991 Yoyogi National Gymnasium

References

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  2. ^ "Average setlist for tour: Painkiller". setlist.fm. Archived from the original on 6 January 2017. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  3. ^ "Exodus". metallipromo.com. Archived from the original on 13 November 2017. Retrieved 4 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Death Angel interview (Rob Cavestany)". rocking.gr. 11 October 2013. Archived from the original on 22 May 2018. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
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  6. ^ "PAINKILLER TOUR (1991)". chmetal.info. Archived from the original on 6 January 2017. Retrieved 5 January 2017.