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Rob Halford (Photo by Andy Jillson)

Judas Priest and the Metal God himself Rob Halford fired up fans with a set of classic heavy metal songs in Oxon Hill, Maryland this past week. The “50 Years of Metal” North American tour was postponed in 2021, but the band are back on the road and showing no signs of age. Top notch musicians playing unapologetic heavy metal music. Truly amazing.

Anyway, be sure to check out the Official Judas Priest Website for music, news, merch, and tickets for all upcoming tour dates. Continue reading below for my full review. All images copyright and courtesy of Andy Jillson.

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Rob Halford (Photo by Andy Jillson)
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Lauren Monroe (Photo by Andy Jillson)

Lauren Monroe, along with legendary Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen, played a heartfelt set of songs in an intimate setting at The Loft (City Winery DC) this past week. What an honor to have been granted access to cover this performance. Monroe’s music and lyrics are deeply moving and have a healing quality. The subjects and themes within the songs are intense yet the music is somewhat sedative. Bluesy Novocaine for the soul. Bravo.

If you are unfamiliar with Lauren Monore’s music I strongly encourage you to explore. She has an abundance of great material. If you are unfamiliar with Rick Allen and/or Def Leppard…you must not be from this planet. Anyway, be sure to check out the Official Lauren Monroe Website for music, news, merch, and tickets for all upcoming tour dates. Continue reading below for my full review. All images copyright and courtesy of Andy Jillson.

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Rick Allen (Photo by Andy Jillson)
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METZ (Photo by Norman Wong)

Canadian post-punkish noise-rockers METZ will be performing at Union Stage in DC on December 13, 2021. The band is on the road in support of their newest album, Atlas Vending. This is a must see band and must hear album. Not to mention their entire catalog is fucking amazing! I, along with several other METZ fans, have been anticipating this tour since 2020.

Anyway, tickets for their show at Union Stage can be purchased HERE. Also be sure to check the Official METZ Website for music, videos, merchandise, and tickets for all upcoming tour dates. Continue reading below for more information. All images copyright and courtesy of Norman Wong.

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Foreigner (Photo by Matt Walsh)

Foreigner is currently out on the road and made a stop at the Toyota Center in Kennewick, WA on 9/22/2021. Thankfully I was able to cover their performance. If you’re unfamiliar with this band you’ve been missing out. Foreigner has an extraordinary catalogue of smash hits and multi-platinum albums. They are a must see type of rock band.

Anyway, Foreigner are touring across the US until the end of November 2021. Be sure to check the Official Foreigner Website for tickets, music, news, merch, and all upcoming tour dates. Continue reading below for more of my photos. All images copyright and courtesy of Matt Walsh.

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Foreigner (Photo by Matt Walsh)
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Megadeth (Photo by Matt Walsh)

The Metal Tour Of The Year made a stop in Auburn, WA at White River Amphitheatre and literally set the place on fire. Hot damn! This must-see tour is co-headlined by Megadeth and Lamb of God, but the metal insanity doesn’t stop there. The two metal giants are joined by special guests Trivium and Hatebreed. What a lineup!

Anyway, tickets and VIP packages for the tour can be purchased at metaltouroftheyear.com. Also be sure to check out the Official Megadeth Website & Official Lamb of God Website for music, news, videos, merch, and all upcoming tour dates. Continue reading below for more photos from the show. All images copyright and courtesy of Matt Walsh.

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Lamb of God (Photo by Matt Walsh)
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Les Claypool (Photo by Matt Walsh)

Primus have officially set sail on their Rush tribute tour, and I was approved to cover their stop on 8/13/2021 in Spokane, Washington. The band jammed through a great setlist of their own material before performing Rush’s 1977 masterpiece A Farewell to Kings in its entirety.

Anyway, tickets for Primus’ “A Farewell to Kings Tour” can be purchased at primusville.com/#tour. Also be sure to check out the Official Primus Website for music, videos, merch, and all upcoming tour dates. Continue reading below for more information and photos from the show. All images copyright and courtesy of Matt Walsh.

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Larry LaLonde (Photo by Matt Walsh)
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Green Day (Photo by Andy Jillson)

The Hella Mega Tour featuring Green Day and Weezer made a stop in DC on 8/8/2021. I was fortunate enough to be in the photo pit for this one. This is my biggest show to date. Wow…just wow. Surreal is an understatement. I was only allowed in the photo pit for a couple songs, but I made the most of my time. I had a freakin’ blast!

Anyway, tickets for the Hella Mega Tour can be purchased at hellamegatour.com. Also be sure to check out the Official Green Day Website & Official Weezer Website for music, videos, merch, and all upcoming tour dates. Continue reading below for more information and photos from the show. All images copyright and courtesy of Andy Jillson.

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Weezer (Photo by Andy Jillson)
Dead Kennedys (Photo by Andy Jillson)

On March 3, 2020 I photographed pioneering punk rockers the Dead Kennedys and D.O.A. at DC’s historic 9:30 Club. I had only vaguely heard about the coronavirus at that time and certainly had no idea this was going to be the last concert I would attend for the next seven months. In between band sets a staff member informed me that the 9:30 Club and all other DC venues were going to be “temporarily shutdown” beginning the following day. Well…here we are almost nine months later. Ugh.

Anyway, in this Photo Flashback I am remembering my time with the Dead Kennedys and D.O.A.. Continue reading below for more images of both bands performing at the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC on 3/11/2020. All images copyright and courtesy of Andy Jillson.

D.O.A. (Photo by Andy Jillson)
Foo Fighters @ Merriweather Post Pavilion

Hazy Eye Music Media is proud to present another interview in a series of interviews I’ve been conducting with some of my favorite concert photographers. I’ve stepped outside of my comfort zone and have begun picking the brains of some phenomenal photographers. My interviews in this series focus on “local” concert photographers. That is photographers around DC, MD, and Northern VA. The DMV as we call it.

Anyway, check it out! I, Andy Jillson, was fortunate enough to chat with Lisa Walker. Lisa is an extremely talented photographer and travel blogger. I met her last summer at a Slayer farewell show at Merriweather Post Pavilion. She shoots festivals, world tours, small gigs, and has traveled overseas on assignment for a NatGeo travel blog. Her work is amazing. Continue reading below for my full interview with Lisa A. Walker. All photos copyright and courtesy of Lisa A. Walker (Shots from the Dark).

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The Revivalists (Photo by Zackery Michael)

American rock band The Revivalists will be performing at The Anthem in DC on February 29, 2020 — and tickets are selling fast! They are currently headlining a tour in support of their 2020 studio album, Made In Muscle Shoals. The band’s “Into The Stars Tour” hits DC on Saturday 2/29 and features fellow New Orleans rockers Tank and the Bangas. Tickets for The Revivalists show at The Anthem can be purchased HERE and HERE.

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The Revivalists (Photo by Andy Jillson)

Be sure to check The Revivalists Official Website for upcoming tour dates, merch, music, and other info about the band.