Judas Priest to tour as a four-piece as Andy Sneap departs live lineup

Richie Faulkner and Andy Sneap
(Image credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

It’s been announced that Andy Sneap has left the Judas Priest live lineup in order to focus on his production work, meaning the band will continue their 50 Heavy Metal Years Tour as a quartet.

The announcement was made in a statement issued by the band, which also revealed Glenn Tipton – who stepped back from his Priestly duties after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2018 – will once again be called upon to make cameo appearances throughout the tour.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.