KK Downing to become a gig promoter


Classic Rock reports that former Judas Priest member KK Downing has emerged from retirement, and will move from making music to promoting Heavy Metal and organising live shows.

The iconic axeman has announced his first two shows, one in Wolverhampton and one in Birmingham, where he’ll showcase rising-star talent.

His aim to is ensure the Black Country – where he war born and where he lives today – remains on the rock and metal map for years to come. His promotion firm will operate under the title The Future Of Heavy Metal, and it’s a collaboration with experienced industry man Dave Coleman.

Downing tells the Shropshire Star: “The Black Country and Birmingham are known as the home of heavy metal. Back in the 70s and 80s the area produced so many good bands from Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin to Judas Priest and even Slade.”

We look forward to his future shows!