Mercyful Fate Releases Pro Video of Wacken Open Air 2022 Ahead of North American Tour

Spoiler alert: If you don’t want to see what’s coming Merciful fate tour can offer, look away now. Otherwise, enjoy all the brilliance of the Danish act’s set-up from Wacken Open Air 2022 with explosive performances of “Evil”, “Come To The Sabbath” and “Fall of Satan”.

The metal legends can be seen in pro-shot footage from their August performance at the popular German event, released just days after announcing they are planning their first North American tour since 1999 (or 23 years if you count). Kicking off in Dallas on October 25th and wrapping up in Atlanta on November 16th, the tour will feature a total of 14 dates just in time for the spooky season, though strangely no show is planned for Halloween proper.

Of the expected tour dates, vocalist King Diamond stated, “These will be the first Mercyful Fate concerts in North American theaters in over 20 years. Memories of a lifetime. Your special chance to see Mercyful Fate with the full European festival production, but up close and personal. Not to be missed this … I hereby respectfully invite you to come to the Sabbath, whereby you may liberate your soul and feast with us in the darkness of the night. Witches and demons, you may come as you are! Satanic Greetings – King Diamond 666.”

In addition to the vocalist, the band’s lineup includes guitarists Hank Sherman and Mike Wead, drummer Bjarne T. Holm and bassist Joey Vera. (Former guitarist Michael Denner have voiced these thoughts after being left out of the reunion). The tour will also offer Creator and Midnight to support slots.

A preview of the shows was given at this year’s Psycho Las Vegas festival, where Mercyful Fate also offered a taste of the new material they are working on with the new track “The Jackal Of Salzburg”, according to Setlist.fm. It is expected to appear on an upcoming 2023 studio album.

Watch Mercyful Fate’s Performance at Wacken Open Air 2022

Mercyful Fate, Kreator + Midnight Fall 2022 North American Tour Dates

Oct. 25 – Dallas, Texas @ Factory
Oct. 27 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ AZ Finance Theatre
Oct. 29 – Inglewood, California. @ YouTube Theatre
Oct. 30 – Wheatland, California. @ Hard rock
November 1 – Denver, Colo. @Fillmore
November 3 – Gary, Ind. @ Hard Rock Casino
November 4 – Cincinnati, Ohio @ Brady Music Center
November 5 – Detroit, Mich. @ Freemasons
November 8 – Silver Spring, Md. @Fillmore
November 10 – Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theatre
November 11 – Laval, Quebec @ Place Bell
November 13 – Boston, Mass. @ MGM Music Hall
November 14 – Philadelphia, Pa. @Fillmore
November 16 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Tabernacle

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