K.K. DOWNING LEAVES JUDAS PRIESTS

Judas Priest guitarist K.K. Downing has left the band.The official statement from the band reads: “It is with regret that Judas Priest announce that K.K. Downing has formally retired from the band and will therefore not be joining them on their forthcoming Epitaph tour,” “The band respect his decision and naturally all wish him well.” K.K. will be replaced by Lauren Harris guitarist Richie Faulkner for their forthcoming summer dates: July 15 Newport, Centre 16 Manchester, Apollo 17 Doncaster, Dome 19 Glasgow, SECC 20 Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena 21 Wolverhampton, Civic Hall 24 Bournemouth, International Centre judaspriest.com
20 April 2011

Judas Priest guitarist K.K. Downing has left the band.The official statement from the band reads: “It is with regret that Judas Priest announce that K.K. Downing has formally retired from the band and will therefore not be joining them on their forthcoming Epitaph tour,” “The band respect his decision and naturally all wish him well.”

K.K. will be replaced by Lauren Harris guitarist Richie Faulkner for their forthcoming summer dates:
July
15 Newport, Centre
16 Manchester, Apollo
17 Doncaster, Dome
19 Glasgow, SECC
20 Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena
21 Wolverhampton, Civic Hall
24 Bournemouth, International Centre

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