King Diamond announces North American tour, confirms new LP

King Diamond will return to North America in the fall, hitting the road on a 23-gig run with Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats and Idle Hands in tow.

“Watch out North America, we are coming for you this Winter,” says The King on the just-announced trek. “I’m very proud to bring two special and amazing guests to you. Their names are Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats, plus Idle Hands.”

Uncle Acid comments, “As the long nights draw in and the temperatures drop, I can’t think of a better artist to creep around North America with than the legendary King Diamond. You’ll all be in for a treat…See you there!”

Idle Hands adds, “Touring with the iconic King Diamond is nothing short of a dream and we are excited to make it a reality.”

The tour stops by Brooklyn’s Kings Theatre on November 7 [TIX]. The outing also hits nearby venues in Worcester, Philly and Baltimore. All dates are below.

In more news, King Diamond has revealed his new album and first in 12 years, The Institute, which is set to drop in 2020 through Metal Blade. The effort’s first single comes out this fall.

“For reasons unknown to you, it is clear that you have no way of making it to ‘The Institute’ on your own at this point,” says KD on the impending release. “Therefore, we will bring THE INSTITUTE to you. You don’t want to miss this special opportunity for treatment only we can give you. It could be for your own good, you know…”

Lastly, as you might have heard, Mercyful FateKing Diamond (vocals), Hank Shermann (guitar), Mike Wead (guitar) and Bjarne T. Holm (drums) – recently announced plans to reunite for European shows next summer. Unfortunately, Timi Hansen (bass) will miss out on the get-together, due to his battle with cancer. Here’s hoping Mercyful Fate add some American shows in the near future.


Nov. 2 – Dallas, TX – Bomb Factory
Nov. 4 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
Nov. 5 – Orlando, FL – Dr. Phillips Center
Nov. 7 – Brooklyn, NY – Kings Theatre
Nov. 8 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
Nov. 10 – Philadelphia, PA – The Tower Theater
Nov. 11 – Baltimore, MD – The Lyric
Nov. 12 – Montreal, QC – M-Telus
Nov. 14 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
Nov. 15 – Cleveland, OH – The Agora Theatre
Nov. 16 – Louisville, KY – The Palace Theatre
Nov. 18 – Chicago, IL – The Riviera
Nov. 19 – Minneapolis, MN – Palace Theater
Nov. 22 – Denver, CO – The Fillmore
Nov. 23 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
Nov. 25 – Seattle, WA – The Paramount
Nov. 26 – Portland, OR – The Schnitzer
Nov. 27 – Vancouver, BC – The Queen Elizabeth
Nov. 29 – San Francisco, CA – The Warfield
Dec. 1 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
Dec. 2 – San Diego, CA – Magnolia
Dec. 3 – Anaheim, CA – The Grove of Anaheim
Dec. 4 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica