The Jakarta Post
Heavy metal band Judas Priest during their performance at Masonic Temple Theater, Detroit, USA, on March 31, 2018. (shutterstock.com/Brandon Nagy/File)
English heavy metal band Judas Priest has openly invited President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to attend its upcoming concert in Jakarta slated for Dec. 7.
"Dear President @Jokowi - We cordially invite you to attend our show on 7th December at Echopark Ancol and will be extremely honoured by your acceptance - Judas Priest are very excited to visit your beautiful country and perform in Jakarta! Best Regards Judas Priest," tweeted the band on Friday, which has so far received more than 480 retweets and 540 likes.
Dear President @Jokowi - We cordially invite you to attend our show on 7th December at Echopark Ancol and will be extremely honoured by your acceptance - Judas Priest are very excited to visit your beautiful country and perform in Jakarta! Best Regards Judas Priest— Judas Priest (@judaspriest) August 3, 2018
The concert is said to be the band's first ever performance in the country.
Slated to be held at Ecopark Ancol in North Jakarta, presale tickets for the show will be available from Saturday at 12 p.m. for Rp 450,000 (US$31). Regular tickets will be priced at Rp 650,000 and available on Sunday.
Dapet salam Jon dari Rob Halford untuk metalhead Tanah Air 🤘 . Untuk pertama kalinya Judas Priest akan bertandang ke Indonesia. Siapkan diri kalian Jon! . Judas Priest Live in Concert 7 December 2018 Ecopark Ancol Jakarta . PRESALE TICKET 4 August 2018 | Start 12 PM IDR 450.000 (exclude tax & admin fee) ONLY @tiketapasaja ==================== REGULAR SALE TICKET 5 August 2018 | Start 12 PM IDR 650.000 (exclude tax & admin fee) Ticket Box Online : - @ticketcom - @kiostix - @traveloka - @rajakarcis - @bookmyshowid - @loketcom - @gotixindonesia - @blanjacom - @tiketapasaja - @bukalapak - @alfamart . . MORE INFO Follow : @rajawaliindonesiacomm @jogjarockartafestival . HOTLINE 0274 521328 08 222 666 4343 . Promoted by : Rajawali Indonesia Communication Associated With : JogjaROCKarta Festival . #judaspriest #music #rock #concert #judaspriestindonesia #jogjarockarta #metal #metalhead
Jokowi is known to be a big fan of the band. He even attended one of their concerts in Singapore in 2012.
Netizens commenting on the tweet mostly expressed their pleasure and excitement regarding the invitation.
"The Priest invited the president to the show?!!! I can only pray he comes, what a sweet honor that would be. Nice job my brothers! :)" tweeted @mwelthyone.
"Wow. That's heavy. Hope it works out. Class act guys," praised @TherealRandyR.
"Well Jokowi is a big fans of Priest. He will definitely come to the concert invited / not :-)" said @xiurongg. (kes)