Mercyful Fate gearing up for first North American Performance since 2011

August 09, 2022
Mercyful Fate gearing up for first North American Performance since 2011

Heavy metal juggernauts Mercyful Fate are preparing to make their long awaited return to the United States with a headline performance on the main stage Sunday evening at Psycho Las Vegas ’22 this August, marking the band’s first show in the United States in over twenty years. Mercyful Fate’s last tour was in support of 1999’s masterpiece 9 album, when the band decimated the United States and South America before going on hiatus, only briefly returning in 2011 when most of the band joined Metallica onstage at Metallica’s 30th-anniversary show in San Francisco.

“First Mercyful Fate concert in the USA in over 20 years. You better be ready Las Vegas. We’re bringing the devil himself 666,” says vocalist King Diamond.

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Catch the almighty Mercyful Fate as they release the fury of hell upon the Las Vegas Strip. Mercyful Fate is currently working on a new album and even gave fans a taste of the new material when they debuted a new song called The Jackal Of Salzburg at the show they opened for Volbeat at Hanover’s Expo-Plaza on June 2. Fans in the United States may be treated to a tease of the new album as well – the only way to find out is to catch the band’s performance at Psycho Las Vegas ’22.

As of right now, there doesn’t seem to be any further dates planed for the United States or Canada, but hopefully a tour is being put together to coincide with the release of the new record – it’s about fucking time! 

Mercyful Fate’s lineup includes singer King Diamond, Hank Shermann and Mike Wead on guitars, drummer Bjarne T. Holm, and Armored Saint and Fates Warning’s Joey Vera on bass.

2022 Tour Dates:

06/ 02 Expo Plaza Hannover, Germany (with Volbeat)
06/ 04 Mystic Festival Gdańsk, Poland
06/10 Sweden Rock Sölvesborg, Sweden
06/14 Wuhlheide Berlin, Germany (with Volbeat)
06/16 Graspop Metal Meeting Dessel, Belgium
06/18 Copenhell Copenhagen, Denmark
06/24 Rock The Castle Verona, Italy
06/26 Hellfest Open Air Fest Clisson, France
07/01 Rock Fest Barcelona Barcelona, Spain
07/02 Tuska Open Air Helsinki, Finland
07/22 Hills of Rock Plovdiv, Bulgaria
07/24 Artmania Festival Sibiu, Romania
07/28 Fezen Festival Székesfehérvár, Hungary
07/29 MetalDays Tolmin, Slovenia
08/04 Wacken Open Air Wacken, Germany
08/06 Beyond the Gates Bergen, Norway
08/11 Brutal Assault Jaromer, Czech Republic
08/13 Bloodstock Derbyshire, UK
08/21 Psycho Las Vegas ’22 Las Vegas, NV