King Diamond Says Upcoming Shows Will Be ‘Crazy’ + Feature Unique Lighting Performance And Contraptions

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There is a lot to be excited for as both a fan of Mercyful Fate and King Diamond. Both acts have new music in the works (with Mercyful Fate already having shown off a new song at the time of this writing), and we are thrilled for what more is to come!

Back at this year’s Bloodstock music festival, King Diamond talked with that of Oran O’Beirne from Bloodstock TV  about what fans can expect from his new album, The Institute, and how he and the crew are planning something very special for their live performances. This is what King had to say about the band’s upcoming album and shows:

“[We] have a very special thing for that album; it’s gonna be a two-album story. The release will be next year. And touring in the summer is the plan […] but we are building something that you will never have seen on a stage before – not that way. And with the light guy, he’s never done it that way either. […] It’s very different, it’s very different, very sick. You will not have seen musicians standing on stage in that type of light. It’s gonna be very dark. They have to learn to play in dark areas. It’s crazy. I know that our light guy, he can’t wait for us to do it. I showed him some pictures that have the kind of feelings I want, the kind of backdrops I want, stuff like that. [There will be] special contraptions that will be covered by these great sheets. […] This is gonna blow people’s minds when they see it, I am a hundred percent sure.”

We are beyond excited for everything King Diamond and Mercyful Fate to come! While we may have to wait a little longer for a King Diamond tour, Mercyful Fate will be making their way to the States soon for a new tour! You can find all the dates and locations associated with that tour below. Also, check out this pro-shot footage of a recent Mercyful Fate show!

  • 10/25/2022 Dallas, TX – The Factory
    10/27/2022 Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Financial Theatre
    10/29/2022 Inglewood, CA – Youtube Theater
    10/30/2022 Wheatland, CA – Hard Rock Live Sacramento
    11/01/2022 Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
    11/03/2022 Gary, IN – Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana
    11/04/2022 Cincinnati, OH – The Andrew J. Brady Music Center
    11/05/2022 Detroit, MI – Masonic
    11/08/2022 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore Silver Spring
    11/10/2022 Brooklyn, NY – Kings Theater
    11/11/2022 Laval, QC – Place Bell
    11/13/2022 Boston, MA – MGM Music Hall At Fenway
    11/14/2022 Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore Philadelphia
    11/16/2022 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle