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[venue]: Five Seasons Center, 370 1st Avenue Northeast
[city/province]: Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA
[date/time]: 1984 July 13, Friday, 8:00 PM
[tour]: Vices
[support act]: opener for Judas Priest
[attendance]: 5,800 (8,600)
[info]:

The Canadian-based band Kick Axe put on a punchy half-hour set that got the adrenalin flowing before Judas Priest took the stage.

These nifty heavy metalists even knew how to make music - their musical sparring rated above that of the majority of warm-up bands.

Although the memory of their hair slinging and sadistically sexy image is what they probably left with the audience, they seem to have the right idea about their brand of rock.