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MERCYFUL FATE Announces Festival & Tour Dates Around The World

It begins this June.

A photo of King Diamond

Mercyful Fate is hitting up venues and festivals around the world starting this June. The band was also working on their first new record since 1999 over the pandemic, which vocalist King Diamond called "very old-fashioned."

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"…for Mercy, I also have the title, but I'm not giving it out to anybody at the moment," he said. "We have the front cover for the new Mercy too. It's very correct, very right for Mercyful Fate. It's very back to basics."

Metal Blade Records founder and CEO Brian Slagel also gave a recent update on the new Mercyful Fate. record, saying it should be out "soon-ish."

"I had a really good conversation with [King Diamond] the other day, and he's working on both King Diamond and Mercyful Fate. I might have heard a demo or two that sounded really, really good.

"I don't know when either of these records are gonna come out, 'cause King likes to do things at his own speed. It's, like, 'Hey, whatever works for you is totally fine with me.' But I was very happy with what I've heard so far. So hopefully everybody will be pretty happy.

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"Mercyful Fate is doing a bunch of festivals this summer — knock on wood — as long as they don't get canceled. And then they're also playing Psycho fest in Las Vegas, which I think will definitely be the only U.S. date. There's a possibility there could be a Canadian date somewhere along the line here too. But we'll see.

"But there will be a new King Diamond record, I'm hoping, in 2023. And there will also be a new Mercyful Fate record sometime soon-ish."

Get the dates below.

6/2 – Expo Plaza – Hannover, Germany (with Volbeat)
6/4 – Mystic Festival – Gdańsk, Poland
6/10 – Sweden Rock – Sölvesborg, Sweden
6/14 – Wuhlheide – Berlin, Germany (with Volbeat)
6/16 – Graspop Metal Meeting – Dessel, Belgium
6/18 – Copenhell – Copenhagen, Denmark
6/24 – Rock The Castle – Verona, Italy
6/26 – Hellfest Open Air Festival – Clisson, France
7/1 – Rock Fest Barcelona – Barcelona, Spain
7/2 – Tuska Open Air – Helsinki, Finland
7/22 – Hills Of Rock – Plovdiv, Bulgaria
7/24 – Artmania Festival – Sibiu, Romania
7/28 – Fezen Festival – Székesfehérvár, Hungary
7/29 – Metaldays – Tolmin, Slovenia
8/4 – Wacken Open Air – Wacken, Germany
8/6 – Beyond The Gates – Bergen, Norway
8/11 – Brutal Assault – Jaromer, Czech Republic
8/13 – Bloodstock Open Air – Derbyshire, UK
8/21 – Psycho Las Vegas – Las Vegas, NV

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