King Diamond announces new album The Institute, North American tour

Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats and Idle Hands will provide support on the trek

King Diamond new album fall tour
King Diamond

    Heavy metal legend King Diamond has announced that he is heading across North America this fall for a tour alongside support acts Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats and Idle Hands. He also revealed that he will release his first studio album in more than 12 years, The Institute, which will be out sometime next year.

    While the album won’t be released until 2020, the first single will arrive time for the aforementioned tour this fall. The trek kicks off November 2nd in Dallas, Texas, and runs through a December 4th show in Phoenix, Arizona. You can get tickets here.

    Regarding the new LP, King Diamond only offered this oblique and mysterious comment in the press release: “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. 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.”


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    With those words and the asylum themes in the video teaser below, it sounds like we could be in for another of King Diamond’s metal operas, a la his classic album Abigail. 

    It’s been a busy news cycle for King Diamond lately. In addition to the upcoming solo tour, he’ll be reuniting with Mercyful Fate to record new music and play a number of European dates and festival appearances next year.

    King Diamond 2019 Tour Dates with Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats and Idle Hands:
    11/02 – Dallas, TX @ Bomb Factory
    11/04 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
    11/05 – Orlando, FL @ Dr. Phillips Center
    11/07 – Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theatre
    11/08 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
    11/10 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Tower Theater
    11/11 – Baltimore, MD @ The Lyric
    11/12 – Montreal, QC @ M–Telus
    11/14 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
    11/15 – Cleveland, OH @ The Agora Theatre
    11/16 – Louisville, KY @ The Palace Theatre
    11/18 – Chicago, IL @ The Riviera
    11/19 – Minneapolis, MN @ Palace Theater
    11/22 – Denver, CO @ The Fillmore
    11/23 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
    11/25 – Seattle, WA @ The Paramount
    11/26 – Portland, OR @ The Schnitzer
    11/27 – Vancouver, BC @ The Queen Elizabeth
    11/29 – San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
    12/01 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
    12/02 – San Diego, CA @ Magnolia
    12/03 – Anaheim, CA @ The Grove of Anaheim
    12/04 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica