Rob Halford

JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford has urged all heavy metal fans to get the COVID-19 vaccine, saying that getting inoculated will accelerate a return to normalcy.

Yesterday (April 10), Halford, who got the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on March 22, shared a video message to his Instagram in which he said: “Hi everyone. This is your metal god, Rob Halford of JUDAS PRIEST, sending you a massive shoutout of thanks to our metal community for doing the right thing by getting the life-saving vaccine that will eventually eradicate COVID-19 around the world.

“One thing we’re proud about in metal is that we not only stand together united for our music but also for each other.

He continued: “You know, common sense states that by having the jab, we’re opening up one of the most important areas that we have so desperately missed, which is being side by side, horns way up at clubs, theaters, arenas and festivals where who we are and what we live for is tangible and real with the bands we love. So let’s get those amazing vibes and feelings back faster.

“I urge those of us who have not yet been vaccinated to please step up.

JUDAS PRIEST and all bands everywhere are made complete by playing live for our fans.

“You can learn more about the COVID-19 vaccines at MadeToSave.org.

“See you soon, metal maniacs.”

PRIEST were forced to postpone their European tour to 2022 due to ongoing pandemic. New dates can be seen below.

Band’s U.S. tour is still planned for 2021. Dates and tickets can be found here.