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Mercyful Fate Announce First North American Tour in Over 20 Years


Mercyful Fate are heading out on their first headlining tour in North America in more than 20 years. The Danish black metal group will kick things off in Dallas this October, making their way through Arizona and California before heading east, with performances in Detroit, Brooklyn, and Boston, among other major markets. Find those dates below.

In a statement accompanying the announcement, Mercyful Fate vocalist King Diamond said that the tour presents a unique opportunity for the band to bring their European festival setup to the United States and Canada. “Your special chance to see Mercyful Fate with the full European festival production, but up close and personal,” he shared in a statement. “You cannot miss this…I hearby respectfully invite you to Come to the Sabbath, by which you may free your soul and feast with us in the dark of night. Witches and Demons, you may come as you are!”

Mercyful Fate formed in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1981. The band released their self-titled EP in 1982, which was followed by their debut album, Melissa, in 1983. Since then, they have released eight other albums including 9 in 1999. The band is currently working on the followup to 9, and have performed new songs from the album at festival dates in Europe.

See where Mercyful Fate’s 1984 album Don’t Break the Oath ended up on Pitchfork’s list of “The 200 Best Albums of the 1980s.”

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Mercyful Fate:

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


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