KK’s Priest, band formed by ex-Judas Priest guitarist K.K. Downing alongside bassist Tony Newton, guitarist A.J Mills, singer Tim “Ripper” Owens and drummer Sean Elg, announced 2023 tour with the ex-Iron Maiden vocalist Paul Di’Anno as special guest.
The shows will happen next October in Birmingham, Glasgow, Nottingham, Manchester and London. “UK! Get ready for the PRIESTS, KILLERS & WITCHES UK tour 2023 — KK’s Priest, Paul Di’Anno & Burning Witches!!” The band said in an official statement.
K.K. Downing played with Judas Priest live again after more than a decade last year during their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Although fans were hoping that he could rejoin the group, that didn’t happen.
The KK’s Priest shows will have tracks from their debut album “Sermons of The Sinner” (2021) and many Judas Priest classic songs. Paul Di’Anno’s setlist has songs from the two first Iron Maiden albums, the self-titled released in 1980 and “Killers” from 1981. Di’Anno returned to the stage in 2023 after years struggling with health issues. He did shows in Europe and Brazil and already has many scheduled tour dates for 2024.
The other special guest of those dates are the Burning Witches, an Swiss all female Heavy/Power Metal band formed in 2015 in Brugg, Aargau, Switzerland. Their first album was released in 2017 and since then they released four new records: “Hexenhammer (2018), “Dance With The Devil” (2020), “The Witch Of The North” (2021) and “The Dark Tower” (2023).
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