The Scandinavian metal maestro known as King Diamond and his band, also named King Diamond, have just announced a rare tour of the US and Canada for this fall that’s being described as “the most ambitious and largest North American productions of the band’s entire history.” They’ll start off at the Center Stage theatre in Atlanta on October 11 and then head North, playing shows in Maryland, New York City, Massachusetts, Montreal and Toronto. After an additional show in Pittsburgh on October 19, it’s onto a run through the Midwest — with shows in Chicago, St. Louis, Denver, and Salt Lake City. After playing the Moore Theatre in Seattle on October 28, his highness and fell band mates will make their way down the West Coast to L.A. and then move on Las Vegas and Tucson, before their final leg through Texas. The tour will culminate with a performance at Austin’s Fun Fun Fun Fest on November 8.

Born Kim Bendix Peterse in Copenhagen, King Diamond is Grammy nominated metal vocalist best known for his black and white stage makeup, mic stand fashioned from human bones and use of falsetto. Oh, and he’s pretty much the only 80s metal musician that used Satanic imagery that was ACTUALLY Satanic (granted, Diamond ascribes to the more philosophical LaVeyan Satanism…it’s still something for conservative parenting groups to freak out about). Diamond rose to prominence as the lead singer for Mercyful Fate, which even though is technical still together, has been on hiatus for most of the 2000s while Diamond focus on his band King Diamond.

King Diamond Tickets & Tour Dates

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comtech Arena Aspach, Germany
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Kugelbakehalle Cuxhaven Cuxhaven, Germany
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Theatre Antique Arles, France
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Schlosspark Tussling, Germany
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Telia Parken Kobenhavn O, Denmark
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Arenes de Nimes Nimes, France
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O2 Academy Sheffield Sheffield, UK
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Saatchi Gallery London, UK
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New York, NY
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San Diego, CA
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Los Angeles, CA
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Eugene, OR
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Honolulu, HI
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The Gov Adelaide, Australia
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Cafe des Voyageurs Puymirol, France
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Kings Arms Auckland, New Zealand
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Santa Pod Raceway Wellingborough, UK
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Hillside Festival Guelph, Canada
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Circus Afterhours Montreal, Canada
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New York, NY
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Clearwater, FL
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Paia, HI
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De Schans Lichtenvoorde, Netherlands
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Memphis, TN
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Chicago, IL
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Schlosstheater Rheinsberg, Germany
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Lyric Theatre London, UK
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Villa Franck Murrhardt, Germany
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Forum Melbourne Melbourne, Australia
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Jodrell Bank Macclesfield, UK
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Bluesquare Samsung Card Hall Seoul, Kor
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The Corner Hotel Melbourne, Australia
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Trent Bridge Cricket Ground Nottingham, UK
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Enmore Theatre Newtown, Australia
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Steelhouse Festival Ebbw Vale, UK
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Plaine de l'Asse Nyon, Switzerland
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De Schorre Boom, Belgium
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Amphi Eventpark Cologne, Germany
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Gunther-Klotz-Anlage Karlsruhe, Germany
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Seoul Olympic Park Olympic Hall Seoul, South Korea
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Oxford Art Factory Sydney, Australia
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Southsea Portsmouth, UK
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Singapore Indoor Stadium Singapore, Singapore
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Hisense Arena Melbourne, Australia
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Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Ground Manchester, UK
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Las Vegas, NV
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BROOKLYN, NY
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Lyric Theatre London, UK
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Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane Dublin, Ireland
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Asia World Expo Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Video for King Diamond’s “Welcome Home”