Despite the claims Priest were going commercial, "Point Of Entry" reached number 14 on the UK charts and just made it to top-40 across Atlantic. It performed less successfully on this area than British Steel which did substantially better in both sales and in the charts. The band have since its release denied the album was intentionally approached effort to go commercial and indeed, it seemed like a natural evolution from "British Steel" and of course paved the way for next year's "Screaming For Vengeance."
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"Desert Plains" were centrepieces of the concert. Priest were supported during this tour by rising stars Accept; the Germans were out supporting their third album "Breaker." One of the classiest metal packages ever, this trek proved to be the most successful yet for both bands involved.