On this day 15 years ago (July 22, 2002) Judas Priest played The Chance in Poughkeepsie.

It was a hot summer day and Judas Priest was in town on the second leg of their US Tour in support of the album “Demolition”. The line up at the time featured Tim “Ripper” Owens on vocals and the show was incredible from the opening with “Hellion/Electric Eye” right on through with many Priest classics along with some new tunes. I remember at the time it being the most packed I’d ever seen The Chance Theater, and the hottest! The place was like a sauna. I remember being soaked in sweat along with everyone else in the venue. The show kicked off with a blistering set from local band Pipebomb. Were you at the show? Share your memories.

Tim "Ripper" Owens
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Glenn Tipton
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K.K. Downing
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