Pete Rizzo

The Night Judas Priest Fans Broke the Law

Judas Priest are no strangers to playing Nassau Coliseum here on the island,…

,…however, they have become strangers to the arena roughly 30 miles west.

Judas Priest last played Madison Square Garden back in 1984 when they were touring for “Defenders of the Faith”. Thousands of rowdy fans and nearly $300,000 worth of damage later, they were banned from playing MSG ever again, as the guys discuss here.

The Metal God has been back to the Garden since then playing with his other band Halford. But the Judas Priest ban still goes on to this day.

Were you at the 1984 MSG show?