Treasure Island Resort & Casino presents Judas Priest and Deep Purple.

On a night that started with a horrible storm, no one knew what to predict for the show, come rain or shine.

Well there were tornado warnings all over the southern part of the state. Our phones even went off several times going down.

As safety was all of our concerns so was the venue’s. So the show was moved inside because of the weather.

Well this ended up being an intimate evening with Judas Priest and Deep Purple. With the stages these bands play it has to be one of the smallest stages they have played in a long time.

Judas Priest opened the show with their latest title track Firepower. Had no idea we would be this close for two of the greatest bands in history.

They cut right into Delivering the Goods which they have not played live in 30 years. Last time this was happening was when they opened for KISS on the Dynasty tour. Was at that show and walked out on Judas Priest saying to my sister all he was doing was screaming. Little did I know that 3 years later I would be in love with the band. What do 10 year old’s know?

The band was so close to all of us we had great eye contact with all of them all night. Andy Sneap is stepping in for Glen Tipton who has retired from touring to deal with Parkinson’s disease.

The band was on fire for the whole set,which was 3 songs from their latest release Firepower and all the best you can think of. For fans of Defenders they even puled out Freewheel Burning. The band was so good and Rob sounded excellent even at 68. I want to thank Judas Priest for a lifetime of music.

Deep Purple, what can you say but Deep Purple. Pretty much explains it all.

With a quick stage change the band came out to a scaled down in your face performance.

Stage was bare with just the band and the music. What else could you want. This brought me back to when this is when is what it was all about.

After taking pictures of the band I really sat and watched. What a great night for music.

Steve’s guitar playing was incredible. I have never seen him before. Deep Purple in in support of their latest release Infinite.

Now they have said this maybe the last tour but lets hope it’s not. As age sets into all our superheroes of rock n roll get out their and support them.

Check out this tour before it ends.

Review and photos by Kyle Hansen