In a stunning change of heart, Judas Priest changed their stance on the choice to go ahead as a quartet. The band is bringing back Andy Sneap as the second guitarist. On the upcoming dates for the 50 Heavy Metal Years Tour, they’ll have Richie Faulkner, Andy Sneap, and for select shows, Glenn Tipton on guitar.

It’s a huge change that will please longtime fans of the band. Here’s their statement on the matter.

Hello metal maniacs…given all that has recently evolved and transpired we have decided unanimously as a band to continue our live shows unchanged with Rob, Ian [Hill, bass], Richie[Faulkner, guitar], Scott [Travis, drums], Andy and Glenn [Tipton, guitar] joining us whenever he’s able…so see you all soon as we forge ahead celebrating 50 massive heavy metal years of JUDAS PRIEST together!

Check out Judas Priest on their upcoming 50 Heavy Metal Years dates in the Spring.

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