Rob Halford Reunites With Judas Priest.
The newly reunited group includes Halford, lead guitarist Glenn Tipton, lead guitarist K.K. Downing, bassist Ian Hill and drummer Scott Travis.
According to the group’s publicist Judas Priest plan to embark on a “global live concert tour in 2004”. That tour will mark the 30th anniversary for the group.
The press release says in part, “The original band members have been re-establishing their personal and professional relationships since 1999 along the way sparking hundreds of reunion rumors.
“Several exciting projects, in addition to the 2004 world tour, are in the early planning stages.
“Judas Priest and Ripper Owens, who replaced Halford, have parted amicably by mutual agreement. The band is very grateful for Ripper's work in helping them to continue to bring Judas Priest's music to their millions of fans and they expect big things for him in the future.”
So the rumors can now end, it is official--The Priest is back! We’ll keep you Posted on developments with the group.