Hardline Media Presents
Tim RIPPER Owens (USA)
8:00pm, Sat 26th May, 2012
The Hi-Fi - Sydney, NSW
Supported by Crimson Lake, Norse, Hazmat. Tim Ripper Owens, best known for his work with Iced Earth, Judas Priest, Yngwie Malmsteen and a host of others, will embark on a solo tour of Australia and New Zealand this May and June.
Owens is without doubt among the most important metal vocalists of the past ten years. When he succeeded Rob Halford, joining JUDAS PRIEST in May 1996, the press rubbed their eyes, surprised as well as impressed: Owens had previously been a fairly unknown quantity to international music journalists and only a few knew of him from the band WINTERS BANE, but he recorded his first PRIEST album, the Grammy-nominated Jugulator (1997) with more aplomb than even insiders had expected.
Following successful tours with the British metal legends, the strong studio recording Demolition (2001), and the live recordings, Meltdown 98 Live (1998) and Live In London (2003), and the movie Rockstar that was loosely based on Tims experience with JUDAS PRIEST, Halfords return put an end to Owens stint with JUDAS PRIEST.
More or less immediately, he was enlisted by Jon Schaffer to team up with ICED EARTH and sang on The Glorious Burden in spring 2004. Three years later, Owens followed suit with the ICED EARTH album Framing Armageddon (Something Wicked Pt. I), which succeeded the self-titled highly praised debut by his own band BEYOND FEAR.
Spring 2008 saw Owens move on to join one of the worlds best guitar players Yngwie Malmsteen, debuting with a sensational vocal performance on Perpetual Flame.
SPECIAL LIMITED VIP MEET AND GREET TICKETS
The Meet And Greet includes:
entry to the show
a special VIP laminate
a special private meet and greet with the legend himself, The Ripper!!!
Get photos, your stuff signed and more.
PLEASE NOTE - Information on the time of the meet and greet will be sent to the customer by the promoter via email a few days before the event.