Judas Priest, Deep Purple rock the Queen City


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Deep Purple, Judas Priest, The Temperance Movement
PNC Music Pavilion
Sept. 11, 2018

Less than a month ago, a trio of rock legends hit PNC Music Pavilion to prove they're not too old to rock. On Tuesday night, a duo proved the same thing. Deep Purple and Judas Priest may have had a smaller crowd than that concert with Paul Rodgers, Beck and Ann Wilson, but they did their best to tear the roof off the Charlotte amphitheatre. Don't ever second guess that Priest's Rob Halford can't hit all the high notes. While it took Deep Purple's Ian Gillian a few songs to warm up, he held his own through all the hits, as well. Both singers are mixed by a group of long-time players and hired guns that fill the shoes well during hour-plus sets. While The Temperance Movement may have been the younger band on the bill, they held their own and warmed up the crowd nicely.

Deep Purple setlist
Highway Star
Pictures of Home
Strange Kind of Woman
Sometimes I Feel Like Screaming
The Star-Spangled Banner
Uncommon Man
Knocking at Your Back Door
Keyboard Solo
Perfect Strangers
Space Truckin'
Smoke on the Water


Judas Priest setlist
Delivering the Goods
Lightning Strike
Desert Plains
Turbo Lover
Rising From Ruins
Freewheel Burning
You've Got Another Thing Comin'
Hell Bent for Leather

No Surrender
Breaking the Law
Living After Midnight

The Temperance Movement setlist
Caught in the Middle
Only Friend
Three Bulleits
Battle Lines
Take It Back
Ain't No Telling
Built-In Forgetter