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Title: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Livia Zita on June 23, 2014, 11:09:16 AM
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Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: TwilightKing on June 23, 2014, 11:14:47 AM
I'll be there in STL!! Hoping I can afford for my son and/or daughter to come as well.  :king:
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: DirtbikeDave917 on June 23, 2014, 11:18:12 AM
Awesome news! See you then!
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Satans KINGdom on June 23, 2014, 11:26:32 AM
Holy shit, I got fucking tears in my eyes right now! WTF is wrong with me?!?!??! Oh yeah, I just discovered King will be here in a few short months! FUCK YEAH!!!!!!!  \m/ \m/ \m/ \m/ \m/ \m/ \m/ \m/ \m/ \m/ \m/
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: wildchildelsner on June 23, 2014, 11:27:44 AM
One of my dreams have just come true! I get to see King fucking Diamond!!! ON HALLOWEEN NO LESS! FUCKING A! \m/ \m/ \m/ \m/ \m/ \m/ \m/ \m/
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Satans KINGdom on June 23, 2014, 11:33:08 AM
One of my dreams have just come true! I get to see King fucking Diamond!!! ON HALLOWEEN NO LESS! FUCKING A! \m/ \m/ \m/ \m/ \m/ \m/ \m/ \m/
Oh you lucky bastard! I'll be seeing him on the 28th, but would much rather see him on:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpuNOLYXWLk

If I have the money, I might actually see him in san fran also. Doubtful, but possible. If gas prices weren't so damned high, I would say it would be a for sure thing.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: mkroner on June 23, 2014, 11:33:45 AM
Hell yeah opening night  \m/
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Satans KINGdom on June 23, 2014, 11:52:57 AM
So can someone explain this:

A limited edition King Diamond jacket will be available through the http://www.showstubs.com/ fan club presale, which begins tomorrow, June 24th.

What fan club are they talking about?
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: wildchildelsner on June 23, 2014, 11:58:07 AM
Hell yeah opening night  \m/
I was wondering about that as well. When I searched for King in the show dates it only turned up about half the tour dates. I'm really curious on what the jacket looks like and how we have to go about claiming the pre-sales.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Hellspawn69 on June 23, 2014, 12:16:32 PM
October 28th in Seattle...IM SOOOOO THERE  :king: \m/ :Winking_Devil:
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Satans KINGdom on June 23, 2014, 12:40:46 PM
I was wondering about that as well. When I searched for King in the show dates it only turned up about half the tour dates. I'm really curious on what the jacket looks like and how we have to go about claiming the pre-sales.
Yeah I hope maybe Livia can chime in and give a little more info regarding that.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Livia Zita on June 23, 2014, 12:44:02 PM
So can someone explain this:

A limited edition King Diamond jacket will be available through the http://www.showstubs.com/ fan club presale, which begins tomorrow, June 24th.

What fan club are they talking about?

Hi guys,

Here is a reply from Metal Blade:

"From my understanding, it’s not an “exclusive” fan club – the wording means fans can buy the jacket with a VIP ticket bundle starting tomorrow."

Cheers, and see you all on tour  \m/
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: jgk1971 on June 23, 2014, 12:56:16 PM
Do you know what goes well with tours?  A new record!!!  :D
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: ZachAttack on June 23, 2014, 01:01:42 PM
is this just the first leg, or will there be more dates? None of these stops are even remotely close to where I live, I would have to take almost an entire week off work just to travel to one show
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Satans KINGdom on June 23, 2014, 01:07:41 PM
Hi guys,

Here is a reply from Metal Blade:

"From my understanding, it’s not an “exclusive” fan club – the wording means fans can buy the jacket with a VIP ticket bundle starting tomorrow."

Cheers, and see you all on tour  \m/
Okay, thank you Livia. I hope they add Seattle to that list, because it isn't on it when I looked earlier. There were only a handful of dates on that site.

OMFG! I still can't believe it's finally true. Haven't seen King since Voodoo, this is just so amazing!
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: wildchildelsner on June 23, 2014, 01:20:20 PM
Okay, thank you Livia. I hope they add Seattle to that list, because it isn't on it when I looked earlier. There were only a handful of dates on that site.

OMFG! I still can't believe it's finally true. Haven't seen King since Voodoo, this is just so amazing!
I'm hoping for LA myself, kidna shocking considering it's one of the bigger cities on that list.

This will be my first King show. When I first discovered him it was right in the middle of his herniated disk problem. I was 17 at the time, I'm 22 now, I've waited five years for this moment \m/. Can't wait for this concert to happen! It's going to be incredible!
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Davidk on June 23, 2014, 01:46:00 PM
 Such great news !!!! \m/
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: UnholyTriumphant on June 23, 2014, 02:27:35 PM
This is the greatest news I've heard all year! I'm honored to say that I'll be at the opening night. It's just sinking in and I'm growing delirious from excitement. I've never seen King before. I had tickets for the cancelled 2008 tour so I've been waiting ever since. The last time King Diamond was in Atlanta, I had just started puberty and only shortly after the fact did I finally get acquainted with the music. Needless to say, it has been a LONG journey. Un-fucking-believable! 9 years, folks! The King has returned!  :king:
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: 13 on June 23, 2014, 02:58:36 PM
This is outstanding news. This'll be the first chance I've had to see him in Denver.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Maiden Jersey 2 on June 23, 2014, 03:19:45 PM
thank fuck  :king: \m/
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Satans KINGdom on June 23, 2014, 03:19:46 PM
I'm hoping for LA myself, kidna shocking considering it's one of the bigger cities on that list.

This will be my first King show. When I first discovered him it was right in the middle of his herniated disk problem. I was 17 at the time, I'm 22 now, I've waited five years for this moment \m/. Can't wait for this concert to happen! It's going to be incredible!
You're going to love it dude! I've seen him just the one time, but still one of the best shows ever. That music was meant to be heard live....stage show isn't too bad either. I hope it's reserved seating though, I'd rather go to SEE the band, not have to watch my back every 5 seconds with idiots trying to push up past me. I rarely would say that for a concert, but King is different. Leave the mosh pits and pushing and shoving for Slayer. Can't wait though, my wife is excited as well. Just a great day to be a King Diamond fan! Buying one of those jackets too, don't care what they cost. I WANT ONE!
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: hatecrewadb on June 23, 2014, 03:23:44 PM
BEEN WAY TO LONG!!! I WILL BE IN SEATTLE!! :king:
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Satans KINGdom on June 23, 2014, 03:34:08 PM
BEEN WAY TO LONG!!! I WILL BE IN SEATTLE!! :king:
See you there!  \m/
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: hatecrewadb on June 23, 2014, 03:34:44 PM
See you there!  \m/
FUCK YEAH!!
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: mlassen on June 23, 2014, 05:45:49 PM
Anyone going to the Atlanta show???? It's the closest, on a weekend, and the first US show! I screamed like the little girl when I saw the post on facebook. Can't wait to sport my KD vest at the show! :king: :king: :king: :king: :king: :king: :king: :king: :king: :king:
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: -lg- on June 23, 2014, 05:59:12 PM
Hi guys,

Here is a reply from Metal Blade:

"From my understanding, it’s not an “exclusive” fan club – the wording means fans can buy the jacket with a VIP ticket bundle starting tomorrow."

Cheers, and see you all on tour  \m/

I wondered this also. They're not coming to my state but I might be able to get to a neighboring state...or take the two hour flight to Georgia (have family there).
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: zeus on June 23, 2014, 07:03:36 PM
this will be the 5th time i will see them live,
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: swintek on June 23, 2014, 07:09:45 PM
Hi guys,

Here is a reply from Metal Blade:

"From my understanding, it’s not an “exclusive” fan club – the wording means fans can buy the jacket with a VIP ticket bundle starting tomorrow."

Cheers, and see you all on tour  \m/

Hi Livia. First of all, this news had made my entire year. As a nearly 30 year fan- I haven't missed an LA area show since in 25 years- I couldn't be happier with the news. You can bet that I will be at The Wiltern (BEST venue in LA!) on Friday- HALOWEEN NIGHT! Amazing.

One thing, I am hoping that this could be further clarified: As others here have stated- we can only see a handfull of dates on that website to pre purchase tickets- and, apparently, a limited edition "jacket"? As this is supposed to be happening tomorrow, I am surprised that there isn't more clear information on the jacket, or why this site only shows some of the tour dates. If you could get anymore information for us before tomorrow- that would be appreciated.

Thanks!

Ron  :king:
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: luisito on June 23, 2014, 08:03:10 PM
If you search Los Angeles on showstubs it'll show the wiltern date. It doesn't show me anything when I click it though. Is there a time for the presale?
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Livia Zita on June 23, 2014, 08:33:59 PM
The tickets with the jackets should be going live tomorrow (Tuesday) at 10 am EST.
Link to the page will be http://www.showstubs.com/kingdiamond (http://www.showstubs.com/kingdiamond)

I don't know anything more than this. :) Keep an eye on the page tomorrow!
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: swintek on June 23, 2014, 08:46:32 PM
If you search Los Angeles on showstubs it'll show the wiltern date. It doesn't show me anything when I click it though. Is there a time for the presale?

Thanks for the tip! Yep, it's there, but nothing to see until tomorrow, I guess.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Livia Zita on June 23, 2014, 08:57:54 PM
Yes, the page is not live yet, gotta wait til tomorrow :)
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: swintek on June 23, 2014, 09:10:22 PM
Yes, the page is not live yet, gotta wait til tomorrow :)

7:00 AM Los Angeles time: I will be up and ready!  \m/
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Chagosomar on June 23, 2014, 10:41:32 PM
Bought my funfunfun fest ticket today! I'll be there with Az proudly wearing my Coven Worldwide t-shirt!
Now I just have to wait til tomorrow to get my Seattle seat????
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Invisible Boy on June 23, 2014, 11:23:36 PM
The Vic!!!!  The same venue I saw Mercyful Fate on the Time tour. 
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: The Joker on June 24, 2014, 05:12:02 AM
The tickets with the jackets should be going live tomorrow (Tuesday) at 10 am EST.
Link to the page will be http://www.showstubs.com/kingdiamond (http://www.showstubs.com/kingdiamond)

I don't know anything more than this. :) Keep an eye on the page tomorrow!
Anyone knows if it's possible to buy the jacket if I am not going to the show?
I would love to have  King Diamond jacket, but I guess I would not be able to buy it here from Brazil
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: mkroner on June 24, 2014, 07:44:56 AM
Anyone going to the Atlanta show???? It's the closest, on a weekend, and the first US show! I screamed like the little girl when I saw the post on facebook. Can't wait to sport my KD vest at the show! :king: :king: :king: :king: :king: :king: :king: :king: :king: :king:


Yep I will be at the Atlanta show - only 40-50 minutes for me
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Satans KINGdom on June 24, 2014, 07:47:11 AM
Two GA tickets with two jackets purchased for $200.00! Ouch, but can't fucking wait for this show!  \m/ :king: \m/
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Satans KINGdom on June 24, 2014, 07:48:34 AM
Anyone knows if it's possible to buy the jacket if I am not going to the show?
I would love to have  King Diamond jacket, but I guess I would not be able to buy it here from Brazil
You can try Joker, it's 100.00 dollars US for the VIP package, which includes a ticket and jacket. If you want to spend that kind of money, then try it out.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: mkroner on June 24, 2014, 08:04:23 AM
Yeah $100, going to wait until Friday and get 2 tickets for the same price. Atlanta won't sellout anyways ~ our town is slowly dying. Everyone likes the bouncy, happy music here... or the crap about Ho's and bitches
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Madhatter on June 24, 2014, 08:14:41 AM
i am sick as hell right now, but seeing this made me feel like a million bucks! yaaaaay!
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: jgk1971 on June 24, 2014, 09:47:56 AM
The Denver show has an option for "Gold Circle seating" with absolutely no explanation as to what that means and what the extra $20 gets you.  Any ideas?
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: jjsalens on June 24, 2014, 09:53:48 AM
Is the VIP just the jacket or is there a chance to meet and greet with King?

I got to meet Hank Sherman when he was touring with Volbeat and haven't seen King Diamond (or Mercyful Fate for that matter) in ages. Would love to have the chance to meet him at the Chicago show.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: mkroner on June 24, 2014, 10:17:15 AM
Is the VIP just the jacket or is there a chance to meet and greet with King?

I got to meet Hank Sherman when he was touring with Volbeat and haven't seen King Diamond (or Mercyful Fate for that matter) in ages. Would love to have the chance to meet him at the Chicago show.


Looks just like the jacket only, would be up for it if it did -
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Madhatter on June 24, 2014, 10:29:27 AM
Are there any opening bands? Not that I really care, but I'm curious.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: TwilightKing on June 24, 2014, 10:31:09 AM
"A special guest supporting act for the tour will be announced at a later date."

http://www.kingdiamondcoven.com/site/featured/king-diamond-announces-north-american-tour-2014/
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Davidk on June 24, 2014, 11:27:03 AM
The Denver show has an option for "Gold Circle seating" with absolutely no explanation as to what that means and what the extra $20 gets you.  Any ideas?

 Usually Gold circle seating means seats up in the front sections ......


   Just got my jacket package for out here ....bets news ever !!  \m/
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: jgk1971 on June 24, 2014, 01:44:41 PM
Usually, but I want to make sure it doesn't mean "front row of one of the balconies."  Yes, that's happened to me before.

Usually Gold circle seating means seats up in the front sections ......


   Just got my jacket package for out here ....bets news ever !!  \m/
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Satans KINGdom on June 24, 2014, 02:02:57 PM
Kind of a bummer the gold circle thingy isn't available here. Wish they would remember not all of us are 18 years old anymore and don't wish to constantly fight off the kids being dickheads.....no offence to you dickheads around here :D i'm old give me a break!   :lol:
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: jgk1971 on June 24, 2014, 02:07:38 PM
Don't be jealous.  For all we know it could mean "roped off area near the bar at the back of the venue"

Kind of a bummer the gold circle thingy isn't available here. Wish they would remember not all of us are 18 years old anymore and don't wish to constantly fight off the kids being dickheads.....no offence to you dickheads around here :D i'm old give me a break!   :lol:
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: wildchildelsner on June 24, 2014, 03:09:06 PM
Anyone else hitting up the Los Angeles show? If so, want to me up? LA coven world wide meeting anyone? :idea:

There's also a very small chance I might be hitting up the Las Vegas show as well \m/
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: SatanKing on June 24, 2014, 03:52:16 PM
Cannot wait to see him in Chicago!
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: guitarguts1 on June 24, 2014, 04:25:32 PM
I ordered my Tix/jacket today for The Fillmore Silver Spring Maryland. See you there King and Matt (I'm going to be in toe with Matt's Dad) like back from the D.L. Tour at Jaxx!! Also I'll be getting either NY or Pitts Tix too on Friday. Just got a trending from the Bandsintown app stating King and Mercyful Fate at The Fillmore Silver Spring, is it now going to be a double-bill of both bands? That would be like old times!! Hope so!!!
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Livia Zita on June 24, 2014, 07:28:02 PM
Just got a trending from the Bandsintown app stating King and Mercyful Fate at The Fillmore Silver Spring, is it now going to be a double-bill of both bands? That would be like old times!! Hope so!!!

No, it simply says that because the page is called King Diamond & Mercyful Fate. No Mercy shows in the foreseeable future yet.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Chagosomar on June 25, 2014, 01:04:44 AM
The Denver show has an option for "Gold Circle seating" with absolutely no explanation as to what that means and what the extra $20 gets you.  Any ideas?
It means your ticket will be signed by john elway.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: KingOfTheRotten on June 25, 2014, 01:49:32 AM
It would be pretty darn swell with a large European tour at some point as well :) With more non festival gigs, but gosh darn it! You Americans deserve this one!
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: marblesmike on June 25, 2014, 07:19:51 AM
Does anyone know if the VIP package with the jacket also includes a Meet & Greet of sorts?
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Kenco on June 25, 2014, 09:23:39 AM
How many jackets do they anticipate producing?

Do you think some of the shows will sell out on VIP ticket-jacket purchases only? No ticket only sales left?
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: manager on June 25, 2014, 10:11:48 AM
Does anyone know if the VIP package with the jacket also includes a Meet & Greet of sorts?

It does not.
King Diamond do not charge for Meet & Greet.
The Jacket is an "add on" to a regular ticket purchase.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: manager on June 25, 2014, 10:13:12 AM
How many jackets do they anticipate producing?

Do you think some of the shows will sell out on VIP ticket-jacket purchases only? No ticket only sales left?

There will be "ticket only" for sale at all venues.
There is only a limited number of Jacket & Ticket available.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Azalin on June 25, 2014, 10:15:41 AM
It means your ticket will be signed by john elway.
:D:
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: luisito on June 25, 2014, 10:17:42 AM
Does anyone know the live nation presale code for the wiltern?
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: marblesmike on June 25, 2014, 10:21:07 AM
It does not.
King Diamond do not charge for Meet & Greet.
The Jacket is an "add on" to a regular ticket purchase.

Awesome, thanks for the quick response!
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: blastitol on June 25, 2014, 10:35:19 AM
Sorry if this has been gone over or in another topic already but can anyone vouch for this show stub site?  I know you can link to it from the KD site but you never know... :king:
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: luisito on June 25, 2014, 12:26:06 PM
If anyone needs the code for the live nation presale it's loyalfan. I thought this venue would be floor only, but there's GA pit in front of the floor section for $75.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: piecemeal on June 25, 2014, 03:23:56 PM
Thanks for the presale password!  Got myself 3 pit tickets to Wiltern.  It's HALLLOOOWWEEEENNN!!!
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: wildchildelsner on June 25, 2014, 05:06:12 PM
If anyone needs the code for the live nation presale it's loyalfan. I thought this venue would be floor only, but there's GA pit in front of the floor section for $75.
Cheers for the presale code! Just got my pit ticket for the Wiltern!!!!! \m/ \m/ \m/ \m/

Halloween, you are my pride
Halloween, not just a dream!!
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Count Jonah on June 25, 2014, 06:30:02 PM
Great news! Anyone think they might have an idea of what time King Diamond might hit the stage in Los Angeles?
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Satans KINGdom on June 25, 2014, 07:38:48 PM
Great news! Anyone think they might have an idea of what time King Diamond might hit the stage in Los Angeles?
Yes, precisely at 21:06.  :WiNkA:
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: wildchildelsner on June 25, 2014, 09:01:23 PM
So just checked out the Live Nation ticket map for LA. Pit Tickets have already sold out, and I'm one of the lucky few that snagged one! Thank you again luisito for the presale code! You rule man! Cheers! :king: :party82:
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: desecrator_of_soul on June 25, 2014, 09:59:38 PM
So just checked out the Live Nation ticket map for LA. Pit Tickets have already sold out, and I'm one of the lucky few that snagged one! Thank you again luisito for the presale code! You rule man! Cheers! :king: :party82:

You, me, Patrick, my brother, my wife, and my friend Erik as well ;)
See ya there man!
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Count Jonah on June 25, 2014, 10:00:35 PM
Damn! Wow!  :disturbed:
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Count Jonah on June 25, 2014, 10:08:58 PM
Alright, the Live Nation website is driving me crazy!  :devil-smiley-011:
 What is the general admission ticket price for the L.A. show?  :king:
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: luisito on June 25, 2014, 10:13:17 PM
So just checked out the Live Nation ticket map for LA. Pit Tickets have already sold out, and I'm one of the lucky few that snagged one! Thank you again luisito for the presale code! You rule man! Cheers! :king: :party82:

No problem man! Glad to hear that some of you guys were able to grab them as well. We're going to have a blast in the pit!  :king:
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: luisito on June 25, 2014, 10:15:54 PM
Alright, the Live Nation website is driving me crazy!  :devil-smiley-011:
 What is the general admission ticket price for the L.A. show?  :king:

Here's a direct link to the Wiltern show if it helps. It's $53 for GA floor. $74.90 for GA pit which is sold out at the moment, but maybe they'll release some more later. If you want to participate in the live nation presale today you have until 10 pm. Just enter loyalfan as the offer code and it'll let you buy your tickets.

http://concerts.livenation.com/event/09004CCAE94CDDD2
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Count Jonah on June 25, 2014, 10:37:50 PM
Thanks! Ticketmaster was telling me $102-150....but I guess that includes their fee.  >:D
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: swintek on June 25, 2014, 11:07:38 PM
If anyone needs the code for the live nation presale it's loyalfan. I thought this venue would be floor only, but there's GA pit in front of the floor section for $75.

Where ae you guys finding tickets to this show? Can't get in!
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: swintek on June 25, 2014, 11:12:03 PM
Where ae you guys finding tickets to this show? Can't get in!


Oh Man, looks like it just ended. Missed i by 10 minutes! Where was this info posted? I don't understand that this wasn't sent out to the fan mailing list...
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: desecrator_of_soul on June 25, 2014, 11:29:36 PM
No problem man! Glad to hear that some of you guys were able to grab them as well. We're going to have a blast in the pit!  :king:

Hell yes! I subscribed to Live Nation in 2006 for king, been dealing with their pointless emails every other day and was going to delete it this week.  Thankfully I didn't, I got the email at 11:19 am and immediately bought them. I was stressing about the tickets since the news of the tour hit.
See you there!!
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: kingrules42 on June 25, 2014, 11:37:49 PM
fuck yeah Toronto my first king show :king: :king: :king: :king:
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: little willie on June 26, 2014, 06:05:15 AM
hey what happened to philadelphia. i mean King did cancel the last two shows there. kind of think we're do.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Madhatter on June 26, 2014, 06:18:02 AM
hey what happened to philadelphia. i mean King did cancel the last two shows there. kind of think we're do.

Pittsburg isn't that far of a drive!
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: marblesmike on June 26, 2014, 06:40:14 AM
Pittsburg isn't that far of a drive!
6-7 hours.  Better off going to MD (less than 3 hours from my door in South NJ) or NYC (2 hours away).

BTW I'll be going to both of those shows.  I would love to do more but sadly I can't take too many days off from my 9-5.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Madhatter on June 26, 2014, 06:52:50 AM
oh that sucks. I thought it was closer than that.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Beelzebub on June 26, 2014, 08:53:55 AM
Got my Montreal tickets. My 6th time seeing the king. First solo since the '88 Them tour.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: ElektroDragon on June 26, 2014, 02:56:20 PM
I did not think this was possible!  This is a dream come true!  Just got my front row balcony seat for the Moore Theater in Seattle!  King has not played that venue since the 1988 THEM tour!

I've been a huge fan of KD since I was 13 years old when someone sold me the tapes of Them, Conspiracy, and The Eye around '90 or '91. I now have every CD of course.

But I have NEVER seen the King live. And I thought I'd NEVER get a chance to unless I moved to Europe.  Even though I am more into industrial/harsh electronic now than metal, I have never lost my love for KD/MF music.

Thank you to all who made this happen!

Would love to hear "The Trees Have Eyes" or "Follow the Wolf" from HoG in addition to "At The Graves", "Eye of the Witch", and "Sleepless Nights" which luckily seem to be show staples.  :icon_mrgreen:

Wanted orchestra seating, but I didn't get in until late on the first day of the pre-sale and already orchestra was sold out to the last row of the theater unless I wanted extreme angle side seats.  But front row lower balcony should be pretty epic!  Amazed it sold so fast, but it's been almost 10 years since a US tour so I guess I should not be surprised!
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Satans KINGdom on June 26, 2014, 06:15:50 PM
I did not think this was possible!  This is a dream come true!  Just got my front row balcony seat for the Moore Theater in Seattle!  King has not played that venue since the 1988 THEM tour!

I've been a huge fan of KD since I was 13 years old when someone sold me the tapes of Them, Conspiracy, and The Eye around '90 or '91. I now have every CD of course.

But I have NEVER seen the King live. And I thought I'd NEVER get a chance to unless I moved to Europe.  Even though I am more into industrial/harsh electronic now than metal, I have never lost my love for KD/MF music.

Thank you to all who made this happen!

Would love to hear "The Trees Have Eyes" or "Follow the Wolf" from HoG in addition to "At The Graves", "Eye of the Witch", and "Sleepless Nights" which luckily seem to be show staples.  :icon_mrgreen:

Wanted orchestra seating, but I didn't get in until late on the first day of the pre-sale and already orchestra was sold out to the last row of the theater unless I wanted extreme angle side seats.  But front row lower balcony should be pretty epic!  Amazed it sold so fast, but it's been almost 10 years since a US tour so I guess I should not be surprised!
Wait, thought it was GA seating? I got tickets to it also from that site with the jacket, didn't give me an option for reserved seats. Where did you get tickets from?
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Satans KINGdom on June 26, 2014, 06:34:46 PM
Actually getting frustrated now! I don't get how you can get reserved seats, but these so called VIP tickets with the jackets are GA seats? Can anyone give more information about this? I called the venue and got a recording. I'd rather sit in the balcony than have to fight off a thousand kids trying to push their way up front. Yeah I don't care if I sound old, I'll mosh with anyone at a Slayer show, King is a different type of concert for me, and I don't want to spend all night pushing and shoving.

So any info would be really welcome right about now.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Madhatter on June 27, 2014, 07:54:37 AM
Just got my tickets to the Worcester, MA show. I'll be in the front row  :king:
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Kenco on June 27, 2014, 08:26:27 AM
Got my 2 for Atlanta. I was thinking maybe I should of got 2 VIP and keep one jacket and sell the other.................my business mind always working..........
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Satans KINGdom on June 27, 2014, 11:50:22 AM
oKAY EXCITED AGAIN! Sorry for my crankiness, I have a wife with Asthma and COPD, and have to be careful what kind of crowd we have to deal with when going to these shows. I guess the VIP tickets (I assume) are in the orchestra section for my venue, which is a pretty small area kinda, so shouldn't have to deal too much with the pushing and shoving. I was thinking the whole bottom floor area was going to be GA, and then it would make for a bad time. So now I am uber excited once again and can't fucking wait for this show!  :king:
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Satans KINGdom on June 27, 2014, 11:51:52 AM
Got my 2 for Atlanta. I was thinking maybe I should of got 2 VIP and keep one jacket and sell the other.................my business mind always working..........
Yeah that's what I plan on doing. I bought an XL and XXL cuz sometimes the XL is just too small for my fat ass these days lol I plan on selling whichever one doesn't fit very good.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: BodomFlyer on June 27, 2014, 02:22:38 PM
I'm new here, cannot wait for the Atlanta show.  Opening night!  Does anyone have ideas about what the set list will look like for this tour?  I read that they are bringing the full stage production, which is awesome, but I'm anxious about what songs will be performed.  I'm kind of ridiculously giddy about this concert right now, pardon by fanboy-ism. 
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Satans KINGdom on June 27, 2014, 02:45:57 PM
I'm new here, cannot wait for the Atlanta show.  Opening night!  Does anyone have ideas about what the set list will look like for this tour?  I read that they are bringing the full stage production, which is awesome, but I'm anxious about what songs will be performed.  I'm kind of ridiculously giddy about this concert right now, pardon by fanboy-ism.
I thought I saw someone say it would be similar to what they did in Europe last year. I have only watched a couple clips from those shows because I was waiting to see if they were coming here, so not sure exactly which songs they played. I don't want to know though, I would like to be surprised for this show.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: UnholyTriumphant on June 27, 2014, 06:38:04 PM
I got my tickets for the Atlanta show this morning and I couldn't be happier. It's amazing that a couple of the shows, including Atlanta, are already close to selling out. Not that it comes as any surprise. Now, the wait begins...
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Satans KINGdom on June 27, 2014, 06:47:22 PM
I got my tickets for the Atlanta show this morning and I couldn't be happier. It's amazing that a couple of the shows, including Atlanta, are already close to selling out. Not that it comes as any surprise. Now, the wait begins...
Yeah they seemed to be going pretty quick here in Seattle also. I was contemplating getting some seats on top of the GA VIP tickets I got yesterday, but decided against it. Was shocked at how far back they already were for the five minutes I was looking. Hope it's sold out, King sure as shit deserves it!
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: DirtbikeDave917 on June 27, 2014, 08:24:12 PM
Got mine for St. Louis!  :king:
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Hammerheart on June 27, 2014, 09:08:01 PM
YES!!! 9 years it's been since I've seen the King live!!!! I got my Dallas tix, bringing my two younger brothers this time. Anyone else going from here that want to hang during the show? Gonna try to hit up Priest the next night in Austin, if I can make it. I'm in the best shape of my life now, thanks to BJJ, so I got GA!! Bring it on youngsters, you're not getting past me at the front!!!!!!
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: HeadOnTheWall777 on June 27, 2014, 09:39:12 PM
My wife got mine for the Best Buy Theater in New York this afternoon. The show has completely showed out since than. I'm a lucky man for having a woman who is on point with everything! :) :king:
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: ElektroDragon on June 27, 2014, 10:48:14 PM
oKAY EXCITED AGAIN! Sorry for my crankiness, I have a wife with Asthma and COPD, and have to be careful what kind of crowd we have to deal with when going to these shows. I guess the VIP tickets (I assume) are in the orchestra section for my venue, which is a pretty small area kinda, so shouldn't have to deal too much with the pushing and shoving. I was thinking the whole bottom floor area was going to be GA, and then it would make for a bad time. So now I am uber excited once again and can't fucking wait for this show!  :king:

I only found out about the VIP thing after I bought my ticket through the stgpresents.org site which uses tickets.com.  When I looked at the VIP page, I saw no mention at all of what kind of tickets I'd get since Seattle had only the first type of package available.  Since the venue tickets were assigned seats, I didn't trust I'd get proper tickets with the VIP package for Seattle. But now you're telling me there's going to be a special VIP section right in front of the stage?  Now I'm jealous. :)

But hey, like you said, I don't want a mosh either and having a guaranteed first row bird's eye view should be pretty cool, right?  I also got a parking deal on the ticket page so it cost me $60 total with parking and fees.  But I don't get the cool jacket! Oh well, I bought my first KD shirt to wear to the show, so if you see some guy with the "The Eye" shirt in the lower balcony, that's me!

You're lucky your wife likes KD too.  Mine just tolerates it and won't be going.  But there's still time to make a fan of my 3 year old. :)
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Satans KINGdom on June 27, 2014, 11:22:57 PM
I am only guessing about the VIP up front, but it's an educated guess. They have an orchestra section up front that didn't show up for a choice when tickets went on sale today at 10am. I was on right at 10 to see what my choices were, and I could have boght 3rd row on the right section on the floor, but nothing closer to that. It was literally less than 5 seconds after they went on sale so it couldn't have sold that whole front section that fast. And add to the fact that the VIP sections didn't give you a seating choice, I assume that means some sort of pit area, and that has to be up front.

So if you see someone with a Voodoo shirt on in the pit, that will be me.....probably! :D

I do wish it wasn't a pit area, but the one and only time I saw King play was in a GA show and security made sure there wwas no pits going as per Kings request. It was a great crowd with minimal pushing after the first few songs got underway and everyone learned their place....which was behind me lol

and actually, I wish my wife weren't a fan, could have saved me a 100 bucks!   :cool:
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Satans KINGdom on June 27, 2014, 11:27:03 PM
I just checked the seattle venue seats again, and looks like they are going fast. best available is in the balcony row M, but the VIP seats are still open. Thought for sure those would be gone by now.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Invisible Boy on June 28, 2014, 01:33:30 AM
I bought my tickets for the Chicago show a few hours after tickets went on sale.  The venue holds 1400 people, and I had tickets 961-965.  So there were, at the most, 335 tickets remaining at the time I purchased the tickets!!!  Should be a packed house at one of my favorite venues!!  The best show I have ever seen there was Mercyful Fate on the Time tour.  I happened to be standing next to Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins and he let me have a hit off of his joint.   :lol:
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Madhatter on June 28, 2014, 06:06:15 AM

I do wish it wasn't a pit area, but the one and only time I saw King play was in a GA show and security made sure there wwas no pits going as per Kings request.

I hope King still uses this rule haha. I love being up close but the moshers can ruin it. If you want to get violent, go to a hardcore/thrash/death show.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: SatanKing on June 28, 2014, 06:11:52 AM
I know!  The one time I saw King was at the Chicago House of Blues during the PM tour and me and my buddy were right in the front and the damn mosher's  wanted to spend the night fighting and shoving each other around instead of enjoying the actual concert >:D

And King did look at our area a lot with a look of concern on his face.  I did not know he requested that stuff like that not be done.  Good for him :)
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Davidk on June 28, 2014, 12:08:04 PM
I hope King still uses this rule haha. I love being up close but the moshers can ruin it. If you want to get violent, go to a hardcore/thrash/death show.

 That would be great if he did not allow it ...............or better yet  go to the back of the venue & do it , your not watching the show anyways  :D:
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: CursedPharaoh on June 29, 2014, 12:18:24 AM
What really hurts my heart is that there are no dates for Jackson, Mississippi ): I'd absolutely love for King to be the first band I ever see live.
Title: King in Utah!!
Post by: DarkLordNick666 on June 29, 2014, 12:55:27 PM
I never thought it would happen, but finally...King Diamond is coming to Utah!!  :king:

You're goddamn right, I'll be there!!
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Miguel_Angel on June 29, 2014, 04:16:36 PM
I'm going to travel from Sonora Mexico to Tucson, Arizona, I already have my tickets. Dont feel sad if KD is not going to your city, there's always a bus to take...
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: MagnusRex on June 29, 2014, 09:25:10 PM
There will be "ticket only" for sale at all venues.
There is only a limited number of Jacket & Ticket available.

Maybe I'm misremembering, but I could have sworn I paid a higher price for a VIP ticket, for a higher price, back in 2008 which included a meet and greet. The tour ended up being cancelled due to King's back problems. Am I wrong?

That said, I would have definitely shelled out a bit more money for a meet and greet. What are the chances of running into the band after the show in NYC?
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: KingOfTheRotten on June 30, 2014, 03:46:54 AM
Maybe I'm misremembering, but I could have sworn I paid a higher price for a VIP ticket, for a higher price, back in 2008 which included a meet and greet. The tour ended up being cancelled due to King's back problems. Am I wrong?

That said, I would have definitely shelled out a bit more money for a meet and greet. What are the chances of running into the band after the show in NYC?
[/quoteUsually chances are pretty damn good with the rest of the band (KD not included), I think he has to make sure he doesn't get a cold after a show with all the sweat and remove face paint. At least that is what has come to my understanding. But it is usually pretty easy as far as I have heard to meet the other guys :)
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Invisible Boy on June 30, 2014, 08:33:06 AM
Chicago show SOLD OUT!!   I wonder if it will be moved to a larger venue. 
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: SatanKing on June 30, 2014, 07:05:08 PM
Chicago sold out already?  Oh well means I am not going after all this time
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Satans KINGdom on June 30, 2014, 07:28:09 PM
Chicago sold out already?  Oh well means I am not going after all this time
Stubhub is your friend.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: JUSTME on June 30, 2014, 09:31:51 PM
Oct 13 show, a long drive but a must. Bringing a rookie who has been to less than 50 concerts.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Invisible Boy on July 01, 2014, 12:06:39 AM
Chicago sold out already?  Oh well means I am not going after all this time

Stubhub would work.  Also, keep checking at etix.com especially as the show nears.  It is very normal for more tickets to open up as the show nears. 
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: SatanKing on July 01, 2014, 04:05:10 AM
Thanks Satans KINGdom and Invisible boy
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Maiden Jersey 2 on July 01, 2014, 08:16:07 AM
NYC show is sold out woo hoo ! Can't wait.  \m/
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Davidk on July 01, 2014, 02:33:36 PM
 Amazing the shows are selling out .............. if this does well it only will bring on more USA shows in the future maybe even at Bigger venues  \m/
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: DirtbikeDave917 on July 01, 2014, 05:09:48 PM
Chicago sold out already?  Oh well means I am not going after all this time
come down to St Louis
Amazing the shows are selling out .............. if this does well it only will bring on more USA shows in the future maybe even at Bigger venues  \m/
I like the smaller venues vs the big ones. I think it sounds better than the outside or a arena.  Plus not one bad place to stand.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: sarnath on July 01, 2014, 06:02:50 PM
NYC show is sold out woo hoo ! Can't wait.  \m/

 \m/ \m/ \m/ \m/
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Satans KINGdom on July 01, 2014, 07:01:52 PM
come down to St Louis I like the smaller venues vs the big ones. I think it sounds better than the outside or a arena.  Plus not one bad place to stand.
Depends on the place, but for the most part you're right. The only concert I can recall held at an arena that sounded better than anything, was when we saw Roger Waters. That guys sound system was incredible, and we were off to the side of the stage the second time we saw The Wall, and it sounded just as good when we were in the 8th row center. Very impressed when we saw him, but most bands don't have that quality and the arena shows usually sound pretty shitty unless you are close to the front and center.

The place King is playing up here has excellent acoustics, I am very excited for this show because of it. Well that and it's king fucking diamond! :D
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: 13 on July 02, 2014, 10:11:48 PM
Yesssssssss.
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y161/renfieldo/imagejpg1_zpsb8272525.jpg)
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Chagosomar on July 02, 2014, 10:20:21 PM
Is that the paramount in Denver? Or somewhere else?
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Chagosomar on July 02, 2014, 10:46:26 PM
Nvrmnd. Denver. Saw a lot of shows at the paramount.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Wizzard on July 03, 2014, 12:37:02 AM
YES!!! 9 years it's been since I've seen the King live!!!! I got my Dallas tix, bringing my two younger brothers this time. Anyone else going from here that want to hang during the show? Gonna try to hit up Priest the next night in Austin, if I can make it. I'm in the best shape of my life now, thanks to BJJ, so I got GA!! Bring it on youngsters, you're not getting past me at the front!!!!!!

I'm going to ask my wife for the VIP jacket/Ticket for my BDay TODAY the third. My sister lives in Carrolton so I have a place to stay. I live in Lubbock and have been a fan since I bought Fatal Portrait When it was released. :king: :king: :king: :king:
I've never been able to see King until now!!! \m/ \m/ \m/ :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Wizzard on July 03, 2014, 12:48:54 AM
OH FUCK :devil-smiley-011: :devil-smiley-011: :devil-smiley-011: I have to get to Dallas :devil-smiley-011: :devil-smiley-011: :devil-smiley-011:
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: marblesmike on July 03, 2014, 06:31:16 AM
Bad timing!  I was low on funds so I couldn't get tickets to NYC until I got paid today and low and behold even the VIP tickets are sold out for that show!  Dang.  Looks like I'm only going to the Maryland show.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Wizzard on July 03, 2014, 12:25:51 PM
I can't seem to find the VIP jacket and ticket for Dallas!!! Anyone know where to look?!!! The link doesn't show the Dallas show. It stops at Houston
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: bladestone9 on July 05, 2014, 07:11:47 PM
I won't be at the St. Louis show....because I live in Texarkana...I WILL BE AT THE DALLAS SHOW!!!! and if all goes evilly well I will be at the Austin show the next day. Finally KING DIAMOND, JUDAS PRIEST & AMON AMARTH!!!!!!!! :king: :D
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: bladestone9 on July 05, 2014, 07:14:51 PM
from my experience you can usually get tickets the night of the show. there are always cancelations.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: BreakingBadBob on July 06, 2014, 04:06:41 PM
I am so psyched to see King at the 10/14/14 NYC show, got my tix before they sold out! I have not seen him LIVE since 1999. I can't wait to see which songs he will play. Here is my dream list...what is yours??

1. Arrival
2. The Candle
3. Shrine
4. Into The Coven
5. Welcome Home
6. Twilight Symphony
7. Spirits
8. The Oath
9. Eye of the Witch
10. Sleepless Nights
11. Spider's Lullaby
12. Tea
13. At The Graves
14. House of God.
15 Abigail

Encore
16. Come to the Sabbath
17. Black Horsemen
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Chagosomar on July 06, 2014, 04:49:03 PM
I am so psyched to see King at the 10/14/14 NYC show, got my tix before they sold out! I have not seen him LIVE since 1999. I can't wait to see which songs he will play. Here is my dream list...what is yours??

1. Arrival
2. The Candle
3. Shrine
4. Into The Coven
5. Welcome Home
6. Twilight Symphony
7. Spirits
8. The Oath
9. Eye of the Witch
10. Sleepless Nights
11. Spider's Lullaby
12. Tea
13. At The Graves
14. House of God.
15 Abigail

Encore
16. Come to the Sabbath
17. Black Horsemen

Nice list. I would love to hear Twilight Symphony.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Azalin on July 08, 2014, 10:22:14 AM
I won't be at the St. Louis show....because I live in Texarkana...I WILL BE AT THE DALLAS SHOW!!!! and if all goes evilly well I will be at the Austin show the next day. Finally KING DIAMOND, JUDAS PRIEST & AMON AMARTH!!!!!!!! :king: :D

if you make it to the Austin show, make sure to give me a holler!
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Chagosomar on July 08, 2014, 10:47:05 AM
if you make it to the Austin show, make sure to give me a holler!
Damn straight.
I decided against the Seattle show so I could spend more time and money in Austin : )
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: bolivarmaxi on July 08, 2014, 12:53:39 PM
king diamond sold out Atlanta
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: wildchildelsner on July 08, 2014, 01:01:03 PM
Los Angeles now sold out. This show is gunna be bitchin :king: \m/
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Livia Zita on July 08, 2014, 09:26:08 PM
I can't seem to find the VIP jacket and ticket for Dallas!!! Anyone know where to look?!!! The link doesn't show the Dallas show. It stops at Houston

I am looking into this issue, please standby :)
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: ZachAttack on July 10, 2014, 12:27:09 PM
I am so psyched to see King at the 10/14/14 NYC show, got my tix before they sold out! I have not seen him LIVE since 1999. I can't wait to see which songs he will play. Here is my dream list...what is yours??

1. Arrival
2. The Candle
3. Shrine
4. Into The Coven
5. Welcome Home
6. Twilight Symphony
7. Spirits
8. The Oath
9. Eye of the Witch
10. Sleepless Nights
11. Spider's Lullaby
12. Tea
13. At The Graves
14. House of God.
15 Abigail

Encore
16. Come to the Sabbath
17. Black Horsemen


1. Out from the Asylum
2. Funeral
3. Louisiana Darkness
4. The Graveyard
5. Spare This Life
6. The Dead
7. Coming Home

Encore:

8. Phone Call
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: BreakingBadBob on July 10, 2014, 02:32:21 PM
Good additions!!  :king:
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: BreakingBadBob on July 10, 2014, 02:33:35 PM
Nice list. I would love to hear Twilight Symphony.

Right on. Moonchild is an amazing Maiden song by the way! Rock on! :king:
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: bolivarmaxi on July 10, 2014, 02:59:29 PM
Behind these walls
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: The Ghost on July 10, 2014, 03:33:27 PM
"Thank you for placing your order with SHOWstubs!
 
Please note that you will need to print this order confirmation and bring it with you to your event. You will need to present it at will call to receive your ticket(s).... "

 :king: :king: :king:

Can't wait!!!!

 :)
 
 
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: OzzMan on July 12, 2014, 05:33:51 AM
I'll be going to see the King in Dallas I'm so pumped I have not see him in years.  :king:Sure hope he plays some stuff from The Puppet Master.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: bladestone9 on July 13, 2014, 06:39:54 PM
Azalin if I get to go to Austin I most certainly will. I am going to Dallas if I have to sell my soul...oh wait I sold it for the Mt. Dew a few years ago....Oh well I will still be there.  :king:
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: krisjay on July 16, 2014, 03:54:10 PM
Got my ticket for the Palladium show in Mass. Been along time coming, been listening to King since 1983, a long time coming, I will take my old ass to the show, line up before anyone else and be dead center, on the rail. It may kill me, but I'll die a happy man. Anyone else going to the Palladium show, feel free to contact me, maybe we can set up a gathering before the show. Had almost given up this would ever happen, almost misty eyed.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Madhatter on July 16, 2014, 07:14:50 PM
Got my ticket for the Palladium show in Mass. Been along time coming, been listening to King since 1983, a long time coming, I will take my old ass to the show, line up before anyone else and be dead center, on the rail. It may kill me, but I'll die a happy man. Anyone else going to the Palladium show, feel free to contact me, maybe we can set up a gathering before the show. Had almost given up this would ever happen, almost misty eyed.

I'm going. Showing up early with some friends to get that front row spot. May the best man win haha.  :D:
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Azalin on July 17, 2014, 01:42:59 PM
Azalin if I get to go to Austin I most certainly will. I am going to Dallas if I have to sell my soul...oh wait I sold it for the Mt. Dew a few years ago....Oh well I will still be there.  :king:

 :D

definitely keep me posted!
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Brian on July 17, 2014, 05:11:01 PM
I'm going to travel from Sonora Mexico to Tucson, Arizona, I already have my tickets. Dont feel sad if KD is not going to your city, there's always a bus to take...
Did you get V.I.P., general admission or balcony ? Just curious ..     oh and fucking -a-hell yea im going to be in Tucson . Was ready to get my gear out and get ready for Texas but shit fire hell ,  Tucson .  :cool:  There ...
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: bladestone9 on July 18, 2014, 07:54:34 PM
At Dallas look for the dude in the KING hat and Anton LeVay shirt that will be me. :king:
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: SatanKing on July 18, 2014, 08:18:30 PM
@Bladestone: A King hat and Anton LaVey shirt,  now that sounds like the perfect way to dress for a King Diamond show :)
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: BellwitchMF on July 19, 2014, 01:36:26 PM
thanks to my best buddy paul(desc of soul) going to see KD in L.A on halloween!!! have whole sleeve tattooed of king,mercyful fate album covers,a portrait of KD himself on my arm,DONT BREAK THE OATH on my chest,had my tickets back in 06 but tour was canceled,been KD.MF diehard fan for well over 10 years,finally able to see him is like a dream come true and on halloween to boot!!  :cool:  :king:
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: JEDiamondM on July 19, 2014, 02:41:11 PM
So why no shows in Detroit?
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Invisible Boy on July 19, 2014, 02:45:33 PM
So why no shows in Detroit?

Probably because promoters in Detroit were not offering a good enough offer for the band to play.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Dr Demented on July 20, 2014, 12:44:18 PM
Atlanta won't sellout anyways.....

He says, as the show sells out. I was like, "FUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" when it sold out before I got a chance to buy my ticket. Times are rough and losing the chance to see King again made it worse. >:(

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Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Invisible Boy on July 20, 2014, 11:42:34 PM
He says, as the show sells out. I was like, "FUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" when it sold out before I got a chance to buy my ticket. Times are rough and losing the chance to see King again made it worse. >:(

(http://www.michaelgriffey.com/graphix/damnable.jpg)

Periodically try and buy tickets.  Tickets for sold out shows almost always show up from time to time, especially as the show nears. 
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: krisjay on July 21, 2014, 05:18:35 PM
I'm assuming there will be an opening band? I'd love to see Acid Witch open, that would be sick.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: crutnut on July 23, 2014, 06:12:20 PM
See you in Salt Lake City King! Will there be any sort of "meet & greet" type thing available? I already have my VIP tickets, but would definitely throw in more $ for something a little more personal!
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Dr Demented on July 23, 2014, 06:30:19 PM
I don't know about anyone else, but I hate it when bands charge fans for a meet & greet. It's pandering at its worst.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: crutnut on July 23, 2014, 07:30:13 PM
I don't know about anyone else, but I hate it when bands charge fans for a meet & greet. It's pandering at its worst.
I totally agree, but it's the direction a lot of bands are taking. However,  THIS particular show could be a "once in a lifetime". 25 plus years is too long to wait not to ask.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: krisjay on July 23, 2014, 07:34:33 PM
Paid meet and greets suck, but they are a source of extra income in todays buisness. I hate them, but I understand them. Bands aren't selling 5 million albums anymore.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Invisible Boy on July 23, 2014, 10:52:38 PM
Paid meet and greets suck, but they are a source of extra income in todays buisness. I hate them, but I understand them. Bands aren't selling 5 million albums anymore.

Exactly.  I have only paid for one meet and greet before.  It was for Uli Jon Roth, and it was $30.  There were about 50-75 people there so that was another $1500-$2250 into Uli's pocket.  That can definitely help a band make more money for touring and recording expenses.  I am all for it.  IF a band does a free meet and greet, that is awesome, too.  I won't rip on a band or an artist for doing a paid meet and greet.  I am not entitled to meet anybody, and if they are charging a fee I have a choice to pay for it and meet them or not pay and not meet them.  Simple as that.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Dr Demented on July 24, 2014, 05:26:06 AM
I think if I paid for a ticket, a t-shirt and bought their albums that I've paid my dues. Maybe I'm just from an older generation, but paid meet and greets are for posers. Real musicians meet their fans after the show by the tourbus and don't charge for autographs and pictures.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: marblesmike on July 24, 2014, 01:13:28 PM
King's manager said on the first page of this thread that King Diamond would never charge for a meet and greet, so that answers that question.

King doesn't do them anyway right?  To rest his voice?  I feel like I remember reading that somewhere.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: ZachAttack on July 24, 2014, 01:38:29 PM
Well the first time I saw KD, the tour bus was parked right in front of the venue so everyone waiting to get in got to meet the band anyway. At one point a roadie came out and just took stuff from everyone that they wanted signed, brought it on the bus, and the band signed it and he brought it back. This was before everyone had cameras in their phones though so not a lot of pictures going on. Unfortunately we were told King himself traveled separately from the rest of the band so he wasn't there. One cool thing was that the band was all watching a pro-shot concert video from what appeared to be the Conspiracy tour on a TV in their bus! Its footage I've never seen before, it looked like DVD quality. I could see right through the window to the TV so I saw like 30 minutes of it, I wish that video would surface some day.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: ZachAttack on July 24, 2014, 01:41:32 PM
So why no shows in Detroit?


I heard an interview with Halloween (local Detroit shock/speed metal band from the 80s) that Detroit's clubs are all god awful and in very dangerous parts of town. They have a big stage set up and they talk about how at Harpos, as soon as they ended their set, all of their props and instruments would be thrown into the alley behind the venue and crackheads would be trying to steal their shit. They are from Detroit and have been playing there since the mid 80s and even they don't want to play their own hometown! Thats kind of how Cincinnati is. If a show is at Bogarts, I won't even go anymore. You have like an 80% chance you'll either get mugged or your car broken into. Thats the same venue where a kid died in the audience at a KD show
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Dr Demented on July 24, 2014, 05:39:01 PM
I got to meet King after a show once during the HoG tour. He took a photo with me and signed stuff. It was great. The pictures didn't turn out but I'll always have that awesome memory. :)
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: krisjay on July 27, 2014, 10:04:20 AM
I am hoping they add songs to the setlist for the headlining US shows. Fourteen songs for a US headlining show is kind of light. I'd still love the show, but if I'm honest, I'd be a bit dissapointed getting a 14 song set. Like to see it bottom out at 18-20 songs minimum. Like to see Charon, Give Me Your Soul , The Lake, there are many that could fill out the set nicely. What are some of your thoughts on this.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: MagnusRex on July 27, 2014, 11:03:12 AM
It sounds like a pretty average setlist to me, but of course I'd agree with you that I'd rather my favorite band plays for longer than shorter.

That said, I kind of miss the old style of setlists when they would play a few songs from one album in one consecutive theme. But I guess when you've released as many albums as KD you're always gonna disappoint some people by not playing their favorite songs. I would have liked more Puppet Master but it is what it is.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Satans KINGdom on July 27, 2014, 12:35:23 PM
Jesus, the tour hasn't even started yet and people already complaining. Whatever, I don't care if he sits up there and sings marry had a little lamb, it's king diamond and his shows have never disappointed before, I don't see it happening now.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: MagnusRex on July 27, 2014, 01:06:21 PM
I'm with you. Not sure if my tone came off as complaining but I'm totally more than okay seeing King Diamond play the songs I know and love.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Livia Zita on July 27, 2014, 01:19:35 PM
An 18-20 song set list works for bands whose songs top out at around 3-3:45 minutes.
Our set covers the 90 minute playing time with less songs than that.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: alta198 on July 27, 2014, 01:29:24 PM
At the North American tour, are there any chances that songs such as "Blood to walk, Magic, Never ending hill, Give me your soul, Mirror Mirror" are played? I mean their most recent songs.

Thanks.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Dr Demented on July 27, 2014, 01:54:45 PM
No complaint from me on his past sets, but I've always thought that with King's vast catalog, he should do a tour as "An evening with King Diamond" where the format is two 90-minute split sets (or 3-60 minute sets) with no opening acts. This tour is on the verge of selling out without anyone knowing who the opening acts are. He could certainly do the same if he was on his own. Less overhead and hassles with more profit to the band. Just my humble opinion.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: ZachAttack on July 28, 2014, 06:50:00 PM
I am hoping they add songs to the setlist for the headlining US shows. Fourteen songs for a US headlining show is kind of light. I'd still love the show, but if I'm honest, I'd be a bit dissapointed getting a 14 song set. Like to see it bottom out at 18-20 songs minimum. Like to see Charon, Give Me Your Soul , The Lake, there are many that could fill out the set nicely. What are some of your thoughts on this.

the last 2 US tours he did, he played around 16-18 songs (not including intros and instrumentals)

The problem is he has too many damn songs at this point to where he HAS to leave some good stuff out. Personally I think the first show at the Sweden Rock Festival was the perfect set list, he played something from almost every album. I just hope he leaves in "At The Graves" for the upcoming US tour. As long as there are at least 2 songs from Abigail, Them, and Conspiracy, I don't care what else he plays. I will say its still weird to me to not see No Presents and Abigail in the set, I always thought those would be permanent
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: marblesmike on July 29, 2014, 06:45:26 AM
I read King is cancelling dates in Europe due to dehydration.

I really hope he can handle the tour here in the US.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: krisjay on July 29, 2014, 11:24:37 AM
I'd wager all of us with US  tix are collectively holding our breath.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: MagnusRex on July 29, 2014, 11:41:54 AM
Oh yes.

I'm hoping it was just an issue with vocal control since it's been a while.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Douchebag St John on July 29, 2014, 02:56:52 PM
I'd wager all of us with US  tix are collectively holding our breath.

Howdy all. First time poster and long time fan.

I concur with the above statement. I had tickets to the aborted tour several years ago and lovely Enter the Vault never refunded my money...I was leery to purchase this time but bought the boss jacket pre-order anyway because I knew ATL would sell out. Now I can't say I am not nervous.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: krisjay on July 29, 2014, 03:26:55 PM
The lack of any official words, saying, hey guys and gals, don't worry, US shows are not going to be effected, or any real lack of official words of any kind, that is what is making me nervous. The fact that Wacken is supposed to be a go, that at least is encouraging.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Douchebag St John on July 29, 2014, 03:36:39 PM
Just saw the Dr's note posted on Facebook.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Livia Zita on July 29, 2014, 03:44:53 PM
OK guys...

I am of course not speaking on behalf of anyone, this is simply my own post.

Why on earth would a USA tour happening three whole months from now be affected by one single cancelled show?

King is not even dealing with this right now, he is trying his best to get his vocal chords to perform perfectly at Wacken for you all. He is not even sick or anything, it's entirely a vocal chord matter.

We just released info on our Facebooks including the doctor's note, sorry we couldn't get it out earlier. We can't immediately provide every "evidence" and info for everyone to see, right away. Hotel internet was down. We needed translations. We had to run get medications, inhalers, etc. Then doctor needed release forms from us as well, so we could get his report to our European booking agency, who needed this for the promoter in Tilburg.
But most of all, King has to rest his vocal chords.
Our first priority was not to take to the internet and make everything public right away, when we ourselves didn't even know what was going to happen.

Anyway, please be assured that a single cancelled show due to dehydrated vocal chords will not affect shows happening 3 months from now.

I've included an interesting read for those who care about vocalists' nightmare. It's all about what can happen to your vocal chords in extreme situations and how to get them back in shape as quick as possible.

I know it's hard to have patience in situations like these, but rather that than start speculating about things that are not known even to us.
You should always wait for the facts from us, however hard that might be.

http://singersresource.net/vocal-recovery/
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: TwilightKing on July 29, 2014, 03:48:42 PM
You should always wait for the facts from us, however hard that might be

This. Always this. Might need to post this somewhere so it's not forgotten.

Thanks for the update Livia.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Douchebag St John on July 29, 2014, 04:57:00 PM

I know it's hard to have patience in situations like these, but rather that than start speculating about things that are not known even to us.

Respectfully, and I can only speak for myself of course, I think there is a difference between expressing concern for what could happen and speculating that something WILL happen. I don't believe that any posts so far have fallen into the realm of " speculation "..at least not here in this thread anyway( I am new and have not had the chance to plug away at the rest of the board yet). Having already been through this once before back in '07 and having been burned badly to the tune of about $75-80 USD ( which at the time was a no small sum for me ) and already being in the hole $200 and some change this time, I think it would be natural for one to be concerned. As a fan, I hope it would be ok to express that concern, so long as one is not a complete dick( or hell, just a regular dick for that matter ) or just flat out lying ( IE the post on one of the Facebook groups I am in stating that the North American Tour had, in fact, been canceled( since deleted), which is how and why I ended up here in the first place, to find reliable information ). Also, for the record I am well aware that the BS in 07 with refunds was in no way Mr Diamond's fault or even his responsibility. That's solely on Enter the Vault.  Still, being a mammal with an eye for survival,  I am always mindful of past experiences and eager to not repeat them. I don't think its unreasonable to fear " I hope this isn't happening again ".  It's 100% unreasonable to state " He's going to cancel the tour " as fact. Again, I came here for reliable information in addition to discussion about Mr Diamonds wonderful body of work. Thank you for providing both.


You should always wait for the facts from us, however hard that might be.

http://singersresource.net/vocal-recovery/

Totally get that and thank you for your transparency, to the point of posting Mr Diamonds medical assessment. That is above and beyond anything I have ever seen any other artist do. I can only imagine what it must be like a for a vocalist to not be able to properly use their voice. It would be like me not being able to use my hands at all. How would I make a living? I can imagine that this is a concern that any artist must face in situations like these. I hope he has a speedy and full recovery, not just because I am extremely excited about FINALLY getting to see him live, but also for his own livelihood and well being.

I look very much forward to seeing you guys in Atlanta on October 11th and greatly appreciate the information that this page has provided.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Satans KINGdom on July 29, 2014, 06:03:49 PM
OK guys...

I am of course not speaking on behalf of anyone, this is simply my own post.

Why on earth would a USA tour happening three whole months from now be affected by one single cancelled show?

King is not even dealing with this right now, he is trying his best to get his vocal chords to perform perfectly at Wacken for you all. He is not even sick or anything, it's entirely a vocal chord matter.

We just released info on our Facebooks including the doctor's note, sorry we couldn't get it out earlier. We can't immediately provide every "evidence" and info for everyone to see, right away. Hotel internet was down. We needed translations. We had to run get medications, inhalers, etc. Then doctor needed release forms from us as well, so we could get his report to our European booking agency, who needed this for the promoter in Tilburg.
But most of all, King has to rest his vocal chords.
Our first priority was not to take to the internet and make everything public right away, when we ourselves didn't even know what was going to happen.

Anyway, please be assured that a single cancelled show due to dehydrated vocal chords will not affect shows happening 3 months from now.

I've included an interesting read for those who care about vocalists' nightmare. It's all about what can happen to your vocal chords in extreme situations and how to get them back in shape as quick as possible.

I know it's hard to have patience in situations like these, but rather that than start speculating about things that are not known even to us.
You should always wait for the facts from us, however hard that might be.

http://singersresource.net/vocal-recovery/
Don't sweat it Livia, most of us know you guys always go above and beyond what most bands do when it comes to getting us news about things. Try not to let it get to you, because I am sure you and King are very frustrated as it is trying to figure out what was bothering his voice to begin with. You and King should just go check out some tourist areas and get away from all this internet crap with it's vicious and silly rumors! :D
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: krisjay on July 29, 2014, 06:13:56 PM
I hope anything I stated did'nt come off as speculation, I assure you that was not the intent. I think for me, and perhaps many others, the fact that after, in some cases, 25-30 years being able to finally see an artist, who has been such a special part of peoples lives, such as King Diamond, finally seeing that artist live, is a big deal.  The music of King Diamond and Mercyful Fate is a part of peoples lives, in many cases as my own, unlike any other artist music, it is in our blood, the fact that we will in fact see King Diamond live is something that many of us never thought would happen  for a variety of reasons. The level of excitement is unparalled to any act I could think of seeing, this is a dream come true for many of us. So please, forgive me if it came off as speculation, it wasn't, it was fear. I assure you, I will wait until I hear the Official word from the KD camp in the future before posting based on fear. I hope King can get all his health in order, I wish him nothing but best wishes and get wells, I also will take the moment to thank King personally for years of life changing art, it is part of my being, as I am sure, millions of others. Hail King Diamond!!!
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Satans KINGdom on July 29, 2014, 06:31:11 PM
Having already been through this once before back in '07 and having been burned badly to the tune of about $75-80 USD

Why didn't you get a refund? I got one and I bought my tickets from the same place you got yours from. That Enter the Vault place? I got my money back within a week or two if memory serves. 
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Douchebag St John on July 29, 2014, 06:39:56 PM
Why didn't you get a refund? I got one and I bought my tickets from the same place you got yours from. That Enter the Vault place? I got my money back within a week or two if memory serves.

I got an email from them saying that they would be issuing refunds via checks not back to the card utilize to purchase, which in and of itself was sketch. Needless to say that check never came and my address did not change for 4 years. Tried emailing them and received no response. So is how it goes with ticket sales I guess. I know the artists dont have dick to do with it.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: cls on July 29, 2014, 06:44:48 PM
Let's face it: King Diamond is approaching 60 and sings in a manner that is difficult on the vocal chords.   He can talk about how his voice is stronger than ever, but Father Time comes for us all.   Falsetto isn't a natural vocal range.   He's got a distinctive style that he really can't hide with down-tuning or other tricks (though his wife's vocal assistance on stage seems to provide some relief).  There's a reason he has historically canceled shows in the middle of tours due to throat infections and whatnot.   To expect things to be any different this time around would be silly.  There's also a reason he doesn't play two-hour sets and doesn't include a lot of falsetto on his newer albums.  The Grona Lund setlist, in particular, seems a little throat-friendly.  I'm not complaining.  It is what it is.    He's certainly not lazy.  He just chose a bad vocal style to grow old with. I think, realistically, you can't expect too many more tours.  If he does tour in the future, catch the shows in the beginning.   I think his chances of getting through the North American tour without a couple of cancellations are pretty slim.

I still can't believe he's never released a proper DVD, for posterity's sake, if nothing else.  When the man hangs up the bone mic, I'd really hate for his live legacy to be shitty fan recordings on youtube.   
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Satans KINGdom on July 29, 2014, 06:49:51 PM
I got an email from them saying that they would be issuing refunds via checks not back to the card utilize to purchase, which in and of itself was sketch. Needless to say that check never came and my address did not change for 4 years. Tried emailing them and received no response. So is how it goes with ticket sales I guess. I know the artists dont have dick to do with it.
That's not at all how it was with me. They credited my card back after I wrote them. It took them a week or two to refund it, but I got it back.

Why didn't you contact your credit card company and dispute the charge?
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Douchebag St John on July 29, 2014, 09:53:43 PM
That's not at all how it was with me. They credited my card back after I wrote them. It took them a week or two to refund it, but I got it back.

Why didn't you contact your credit card company and dispute the charge?

I did it with a debit card. When I went to my bank ( now no longer my back, hello credit union ) they told me I was SOL since it was a debit card and it had been over two weeks since the purchase. Mind you that the tour was cxl'd a few months after I bought the tickets. I am glad your experience was different. I remember reading in Blabbermouth comments back at the time that I was not the only one who dealt with that shitfuckery. I had a friend who bought Ministry tickets through Enter the Vault and showed up at the venue only to be told the tickets were " no good ". He cajolled his way inside. Its why I really don't like going through third party ticketing services if I can help it and I def would rather saw my own sack off than deal with PayPal....,meh, it is what it is. Live and learn.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Satans KINGdom on July 29, 2014, 10:31:16 PM
I did it with a debit card. When I went to my bank ( now no longer my back, hello credit union ) they told me I was SOL since it was a debit card and it had been over two weeks since the purchase. Mind you that the tour was cxl'd a few months after I bought the tickets. I am glad your experience was different. I remember reading in Blabbermouth comments back at the time that I was not the only one who dealt with that shitfuckery. I had a friend who bought Ministry tickets through Enter the Vault and showed up at the venue only to be told the tickets were " no good ". He cajolled his way inside. Its why I really don't like going through third party ticketing services if I can help it and I def would rather saw my own sack off than deal with PayPal....,meh, it is what it is. Live and learn.
Bummer! That's why I never use my debit card for anything except stuff I trust. They probably would have pulled the same shit with me, but I had to write them twice, and the second time I just told them I would be calling the credit card company and esputing the charge if they didn';t refund me the money. They said it just took time and there was no reason to do that, and I should just wait blah blah blah, but the next day my refund magically showed up on my card. Go figure...

And I am a little uneasy about the tickets for this show. I bought those VIP tickets that comes with the Jacket, and it's willcall only. I don't like that, I want the ticket in hand at least a month ahead of time, unless it's something I have used before. Never heard of this company hthese tickets were sold under, so I hope it's legit, or I'm gonna have to kill someone if we don't get in.

No worries King or Livia, you're not on the list of people I will have to kill lol Not unless this ticket company is owned by you or the band! :D
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Livia Zita on July 29, 2014, 10:34:11 PM
Let's face it: King Diamond is approaching 60 and sings in a manner that is difficult on the vocal chords.   He can talk about how his voice is stronger than ever, but Father Time comes for us all.   Falsetto isn't a natural vocal range.   He's got a distinctive style that he really can't hide with down-tuning or other tricks (though his wife's vocal assistance on stage seems to provide some relief).  There's a reason he has historically canceled shows in the middle of tours due to throat infections and whatnot.   To expect things to be any different this time around would be silly.  There's also a reason he doesn't play two-hour sets and doesn't include a lot of falsetto on his newer albums.  The Grona Lund setlist, in particular, seems a little throat-friendly.  I'm not complaining.  It is what it is.    He's certainly not lazy.  He just chose a bad vocal style to grow old with. I think, realistically, you can't expect too many more tours.  If he does tour in the future, catch the shows in the beginning.   I think his chances of getting through the North American tour without a couple of cancellations are pretty slim.

I still can't believe he's never released a proper DVD, for posterity's sake, if nothing else.  When the man hangs up the bone mic, I'd really hate for his live legacy to be shitty fan recordings on youtube.


Cls, it's been the circumstances which led to his vocal chords getting slammed, not him getting older.

Hell, we did a tour last year with some gigs in tough locations (Tolmin, for instance), and we had no problems.

When uncontrollable circumstances get together in the worst way possible (we fully missed several nights's sleep, performed in 32 degrees celsius heat, having had to talk a lot, missing out on warm meals for 4-5 days in a row, etc), there's nothing we could have done to prevent these from affecting King. I myself am pretty hoarse from the same reasons, but since I sing far far less than King, I have it much easier.
One cannot just exchange vocal chords, like guitarists can do with strings.
Oh how I wish we could! :)

Oh and p.s.: I sing backing harmonies. I am not singing in the band to help with high notes. :)
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Livia Zita on July 29, 2014, 10:37:05 PM
Douchebag St John:

I am sorry you had such a bad experience with losing your money to the ticket people!

As you have correctly said it, we have nothing to do with ticket sales, ever. We don't set prices (we don't even know what the prices are), and we don't (and cannot) handle refunds or anything of the sort.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Satans KINGdom on July 30, 2014, 12:08:14 AM

Cls, it's been the circumstances which led to his vocal chords getting slammed, not him getting older.

Hell, we did a tour last year with some gigs in tough locations (Tolmin, for instance), and we had no problems.

When uncontrollable circumstances get together in the worst way possible (we fully missed several nights's sleep, performed in 32 degrees celsius heat, having had to talk a lot, missing out on warm meals for 4-5 days in a row, etc), there's nothing we could have done to prevent these from affecting King. I myself am pretty hoarse from the same reasons, but since I sing far far less than King, I have it much easier.
One cannot just exchange vocal chords, like guitarists can do with strings.
Oh how I wish we could! :)

Oh and p.s.: I sing backing harmonies. I am not singing in the band to help with high notes. :)
You actually read through that whole post? I stopped after he/she said he was almost 60. :D

More importantly, did you do what Doctor SatansKingdom said and get out and have some fun and leave all this intenet silliness alone for the day? If not, shame on you!  :diabo_do_msn:
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Livia Zita on July 30, 2014, 12:16:21 AM
You actually read through that whole post? I stopped after he/she said he was almost 60. :D

More importantly, did you do what Doctor SatansKingdom said and get out and have some fun and leave all this intenet silliness alone for the day? If not, shame on you!  :diabo_do_msn:

No, we didn't go out, but we did get a massive amount of very much needed sleep :)
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Blackest on July 30, 2014, 02:02:54 AM
I have studied singing by a man who covers Deep Purple and played with Ian Paice. He has a very, very strong and crazy falsetto!
Let me tell you that the reason why King's voice goes better and improved througout the years is because he always sang with a correct approach and posture! For a real singer who does it in the correct way, the passing years are not a problem! On the contrary! And King is the proof!
All those singers who after many years have lost part of their ability always made too effort in their vocal chords, approaching in a wrong way!
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Douchebag St John on July 30, 2014, 08:39:32 AM
And I am a little uneasy about the tickets for this show. I bought those VIP tickets that comes with the Jacket, and it's willcall only. I don't like that, I want the ticket in hand at least a month ahead of time, unless it's something I have used before. Never heard of this company hthese tickets were sold under, so I hope it's legit, or I'm gonna have to kill someone if we don't get in.

Totally my concern as well. The only reasons I took the plunge are A) the jacket is totally bad ass. Got one for myself and my lady friend. B) I KNEW this tour was going to sell out and that opening night in ATL ( the closest show to me AND on a weekend ) would go fast. C) Since this tour is SUCH a big deal, the the potential for ticketing company BS would be incredibly low.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Douchebag St John on July 30, 2014, 08:42:36 AM
As you have correctly said it, we have nothing to do with ticket sales, ever. We don't set prices (we don't even know what the prices are), and we don't (and cannot) handle refunds or anything of the sort.

Yep artists eat all the crap when things go wrong, even though its the promoters and venues that set the prices and handle sales. Believe me, I knew at the time it was not the KD org responsible for that debacle.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Livia Zita on July 30, 2014, 08:48:28 AM
Yep artists eat all the crap when things go wrong, even though its the promoters and venues that set the prices and handle sales. Believe me, I knew at the time it was not the KD org responsible for that debacle.

Thank you :)
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: bolivarmaxi on July 30, 2014, 08:53:00 AM
King is in his best form and he will be recovery soon, but I wish some day the humanity can reach a Blue Ray of the king
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Douchebag St John on July 30, 2014, 09:18:00 AM
but I wish some day the humanity can reach a Blue Ray of the king

This! Absolutely this!!! I am really hoping at least one of the shows on the upcoming tour is filmed.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: bolivarmaxi on July 30, 2014, 09:24:00 AM
king must have a hd concerts and with the tecnologhy of this days they can put a few cams in the set and filmed this concerts that is all, for the people who live here in South America is almost imposible to see king´s performance in live
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Douchebag St John on July 30, 2014, 09:32:24 AM
king must have a hd concerts and with the tecnologhy of this days they can put a few cams in the set and filmed this concerts that is all, for the people who live here in South America is almost imposible to see king´s performance in live

I really take living in North America for granted.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: TwilightKing on July 30, 2014, 10:51:20 AM
I just hope tickets in STL are still available by the time I can afford to purchase one. (Oh, and of course that King is well  :king: )
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Satans KINGdom on July 30, 2014, 10:58:18 AM
I just hope tickets in STL are still available by the time I can afford to purchase one. (Oh, and of course that King is well  :king: )
For all you do around here, King should hand deliver you a ticket! :D If I had the money I'd buy you one myself.  :king:
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: TwilightKing on July 30, 2014, 11:05:25 AM
For all you do around here, King should hand deliver you a ticket! :D If I had the money I'd buy you one myself.  :king:
Lol, thanks man. Not looking for a hand out, but man....I had to miss him last time he was here (2005) because I was moving. I'd really hate to miss out this time...because of no money from moving!! What are the odds? And (hopefully) we'll be moving again in the next month or two if we can buy a house. (long story short: bastard landlord kicked us out, we're living with my mom temporarily. goddammit...I'm 40 and back with mom. Oh well...don't have to deal with the bastard landlord anymore!!)

Going to miss my 666 address though. :(

Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Satans KINGdom on July 30, 2014, 11:10:51 AM
Lol, thanks man. Not looking for a hand out, but man....I had to miss him last time he was here (2005) because I was moving. I'd really hate to miss out this time...because of no money from moving!! What are the odds? And (hopefully) we'll be moving again in the next month or two if we can buy a house. (long story short: bastard landlord kicked us out, we're living with my mom temporarily. goddammit...I'm 40 and back with mom. Oh well...don't have to deal with the bastard landlord anymore!!)

Going to miss my 666 address though. :(
No I wasn't meaning as you were looking for a handout. It's just you of all people around here should go to the show. You and Bub are kind of like the crew except you don't set up the amps and shit, you keep the other animals in line, which can be harder than the road crews job sometimes lol They get to go and see the concerts, as you should.  :diabo_do_msn:
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: krisjay on July 31, 2014, 12:45:28 PM
"Late at night I awoke from my sleep,  hearing voices, laughing, INSANE!!"
Holy fuck, last night I had the craziest dream, woke up sweating bullets. Picture yourself in the THEM house, in the middle of the storyline, man that was bizzare. I'm going to pass on any tea today.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: MaliceReverence on August 02, 2014, 10:31:56 AM
I will be going to the Dallas show in November, who else is going to that show?
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Livia Zita on August 02, 2014, 03:41:20 PM
I will be going to the Dallas show in November, who else is going to that show?

Me!

 :D
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Hammerheart on August 02, 2014, 04:51:06 PM
I'll be there with my two brothers!!! I have been to EVERY KD tour since the Voodoo tour, and I am STILL excited to see the best live band in the world!!! I really hope this time I can meet King and the rest of the band, I've never had the chance in the past.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: HrlQuinn on August 04, 2014, 10:10:59 AM
Well I just got my VISA approved (I'm from Costa Rica) so I'll be seeing King in Vegas this november! :D SO HAPPY!
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: TwilightKing on August 04, 2014, 11:25:36 AM
No I wasn't meaning as you were looking for a handout. It's just you of all people around here should go to the show. You and Bub are kind of like the crew except you don't set up the amps and shit, you keep the other animals in line, which can be harder than the road crews job sometimes lol They get to go and see the concerts, as you should.  :diabo_do_msn:
Thanks, but don't forget RipperBendix and Tuwin!  :cool:
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: DorisC on August 04, 2014, 09:34:11 PM
Well I just got my VISA approved (I'm from Costa Rica) so I'll be seeing King in Vegas this november! :D SO HAPPY!

I'm envious  >:(
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Satans KINGdom on August 05, 2014, 12:49:46 AM
Thanks, but don't forget RipperBendix and Tuwin!  :cool:
I could never foget the Zombie loving Tuwin, nor that crazy SOB Ripper! Of course they should go as well, I didn't mean to exclude them. My typing is very limited on kindles, so call it lazienss andnothing more lol
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: TwilightKing on August 05, 2014, 07:29:07 PM
Got my ticket! much thanks to Dirtbike Dave!  :king:
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Twilight Symphony on August 06, 2014, 05:15:11 AM
I'm coming over from England for the SF and LA shows. Still gutted i chose the Tilburg show to go to!
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Lucas BR on August 06, 2014, 06:05:11 PM
There´s a rumour about a brazilian gig next year, march/2015. Is that true?
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Invisible Boy on August 06, 2014, 06:32:37 PM
There´s a rumour about a brazilian gig next year, march/2015. Is that true?


Nothing is true until it is confirmed by this web page!
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Livia Zita on August 07, 2014, 09:24:34 AM
There´s a rumour about a brazilian gig next year, march/2015. Is that true?

Not true. We are not in the planning of South American shows as of right now.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: DirtbikeDave917 on August 11, 2014, 06:42:18 AM
Got my ticket! much thanks to Dirtbike Dave!  :king:
you're welcome my friend. now we can rock  \m/
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: krisjay on August 12, 2014, 09:47:46 AM
Got the actual physical ticket in the mail yesterday, shit is getting real now.  :king:
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Madhatter on August 12, 2014, 03:03:13 PM
Got the actual physical ticket in the mail yesterday, shit is getting real now.  :king:

Same here!  :king:
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Brian on August 22, 2014, 05:22:20 PM
Still waiting for mine ...gotta call / e-battle  ticketfly this weekend to find out the scoop . >:(
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Satans KINGdom on August 22, 2014, 05:41:26 PM
Got the actual physical ticket in the mail yesterday, shit is getting real now.  :king:
Lucky you! I ordered that VIP thing, and I have to go to will call for my ticket I guess. I would much rather have a ticket in hand before I get to Seattle. This whole VIP thing has me a lot nervous for some reason. I hope we didn't get screwed somehow, cuz I never heard of this company and nobody seems to have much info on where the VIP seats are, or whatever. I am only guessing they are GA seats up front, but that is a guess. Nobody has confirmed anything about them, for all I know they are in the back row of the venue, or out in the parking lot.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Brian on August 22, 2014, 05:44:35 PM
Lucky you! I ordered that VIP thing, and I have to go to will call for my ticket I guess. I would much rather have a ticket in hand before I get to Seattle. This whole VIP thing has me a lot nervous for some reason. I hope we didn't get screwed somehow, cuz I never heard of this company and nobody seems to have much info on where the VIP seats are, or whatever. I am only guessing they are GA seats up front, but that is a guess. Nobody has confirmed anything about them, for all I know they are in the back row of the venue, or out in the parking lot.
:D come on now ....parkinglot V.I.P. Not , im sure you got the hook up . I didnt get V.I.P. but did get good seats .  :king:
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Satans KINGdom on August 22, 2014, 05:55:41 PM
:D come on now ....parkinglot V.I.P. Not , im sure you got the hook up . I didnt get V.I.P. but did get good seats .  :king:
I'm sure it will be fine, but I am not going to rest easy till I get in the venue or at the very least find out more about these VIP tickets. I keep meaning to write this company that sold them and find out more, but it keeps getting forgotten about. But like right now, since there are no customers, I think I shall try and find out.  :smileok:
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: krisjay on August 23, 2014, 04:13:21 PM
The Palladium show is old school, all GA.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Satans KINGdom on August 26, 2014, 05:06:51 PM
lol 3 emails and no response from these morons. What a lame ass company. At least I got this in my email today:

(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0225/3785/products/Instagram_3024afb3-409b-4efc-900e-01a9401a5285_small.jpg?v=1403545062)
2x 10/28/2014 | Seattle, WA at Moore Theatre | King Diamond - VIP Bundle / X-Large

 \m/ :king: \m/

Now, If they would only tell me a bit more about the so called VIP "seating" and let me know where I will be seeing King, I would be a happy camper....depending on the answer I get lol
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: marblesmike on August 27, 2014, 06:57:33 AM
lol 3 emails and no response from these morons. What a lame ass company. At least I got this in my email today:

(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0225/3785/products/Instagram_3024afb3-409b-4efc-900e-01a9401a5285_small.jpg?v=1403545062)
2x 10/28/2014 | Seattle, WA at Moore Theatre | King Diamond - VIP Bundle / X-Large

 \m/ :king: \m/

Now, If they would only tell me a bit more about the so called VIP "seating" and let me know where I will be seeing King, I would be a happy camper....depending on the answer I get lol

VIP seats are the same as the regular seats, except you got a jacket.  Nothing else was advertised with the VIP package.  No special seating or meet and greets or anything.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Satans KINGdom on August 27, 2014, 09:18:48 AM
VIP seats are the same as the regular seats, except you got a jacket.  Nothing else was advertised with the VIP package.  No special seating or meet and greets or anything.
yeah, the difference is, in the venue they are playing here in Seattle is reserved seating, but this VIP ticket I bought gave me no seat number. So that is why I am confused and would like some answers as to where the fuck we are supposed to sit.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Chagosomar on August 27, 2014, 10:22:45 AM
You are prob GA in the front, that's my guess. Not sure where else the Moore would put you.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Satans KINGdom on August 27, 2014, 03:37:08 PM
You are prob GA in the front, that's my guess. Not sure where else the Moore would put you.
yeah probably, I would just like to know for sure before hand. Cant help it, I'm. OCD about some shit I guess lol
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: inwinterbleeding on August 27, 2014, 08:18:13 PM
It's St. Louis... as much as I'd like to think, I doubt it will sell out.  I'll be there though.  Last time I saw him in Stl., he drew a few hundred and he's playing a 1500 seat venue.  I'm sure it will be a good turnout.  The sound is amazing at this venue, The Pageant.

I just hope tickets in STL are still available by the time I can afford to purchase one. (Oh, and of course that King is well  :king: )
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Count Jonah on August 29, 2014, 03:07:51 AM
Does anybody know if I can get House of Blues tickets at their box office but for a different city? I want to get a ticket for HoB Las Vegas, but buy it from the Los Angeles location.  :slookl:
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Satans KINGdom on August 29, 2014, 01:23:50 PM
So after 4 emails, and two phone calls they finally answer me. I will never again use this shit service to buy anything from. They are outright fucking ridiculous, and still haven't answered me. All I asked was where the seats were going to be, I get this BS;

'As stated on our website on the home page and during the time of purchase, we are digital delivery/ will call only.  Please print off this confirmation and bring it with you on the day of the event that you purchased tickets for. You will need to present your receipt to the will call office for admission. Access, times, and seat locations will be emailed to you approximately one week before the day of the show.'

which is BS because I neve once read anything like that on their site. As far as the whole week before day of show info goes anyways. I knew about will call and all that stuff. So I wrote them back telling them that it's BS and wanted to know where our seats are located. Hundreds of concerts under my belt and this is a first that I've never known where I am sitting. I get this in reply:

"Would you prefer to cancel your tickets as this seems to have upset you?

Thanks"

Seriously? Never again, and I urge the KD camp to never allow this shithole company to represent you again. They are amateur POS assholes that know nothing of customer service.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Invisible Boy on August 29, 2014, 01:47:19 PM
So after 4 emails, and two phone calls they finally answer me. I will never again use this shit service to buy anything from. They are outright fucking ridiculous, and still haven't answered me. All I asked was where the seats were going to be, I get this BS;

'As stated on our website on the home page and during the time of purchase, we are digital delivery/ will call only.  Please print off this confirmation and bring it with you on the day of the event that you purchased tickets for. You will need to present your receipt to the will call office for admission. Access, times, and seat locations will be emailed to you approximately one week before the day of the show.'

which is BS because I neve once read anything like that on their site. As far as the whole week before day of show info goes anyways. I knew about will call and all that stuff. So I wrote them back telling them that it's BS and wanted to know where our seats are located. Hundreds of concerts under my belt and this is a first that I've never known where I am sitting. I get this in reply:

"Would you prefer to cancel your tickets as this seems to have upset you?

Thanks"

Seriously? Never again, and I urge the KD camp to never allow this shithole company to represent you again. They are amateur POS assholes that know nothing of customer service.


My guess is they don't know the seat location of the tickets yet.  They probably bought a block of tickets from the promoter, and the promoter has not given them the tickets yet.  This is standard practice with deals like this. 
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Brian on August 29, 2014, 05:33:33 PM
So after 4 emails, and two phone calls they finally answer me. I will never again use this shit service to buy anything from. They are outright fucking ridiculous, and still haven't answered me. All I asked was where the seats were going to be, I get this BS;

'As stated on our website on the home page and during the time of purchase, we are digital delivery/ will call only.  Please print off this confirmation and bring it with you on the day of the event that you purchased tickets for. You will need to present your receipt to the will call office for admission. Access, times, and seat locations will be emailed to you approximately one week before the day of the show.'

which is BS because I neve once read anything like that on their site. As far as the whole week before day of show info goes anyways. I knew about will call and all that stuff. So I wrote them back telling them that it's BS and wanted to know where our seats are located. Hundreds of concerts under my belt and this is a first that I've never known where I am sitting. I get this in reply:

"Would you prefer to cancel your tickets as this seems to have upset you?

Thanks"

Seriously? Never again, and I urge the KD camp to never allow this shithole company to represent you again. They are amateur POS assholes that know nothing of customer service.
Well I used Ticketfly for the tickets here and paid for home delivery (1.50 whhhooo!!) and after a month of no show I called and the rep. was pretty rude as well . saying "well your venue is 2 months away so dont get excited . Fuck that !!! I want my tickets dude !  But then i received them like 3 or 4 days later . This show is only general admission and balcony seating so pretty straight forward .   
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Satans KINGdom on August 29, 2014, 06:22:43 PM
Well I used Ticketfly for the tickets here and paid for home delivery (1.50 whhhooo!!) and after a month of no show I called and the rep. was pretty rude as well . saying "well your venue is 2 months away so dont get excited . Fuck that !!! I want my tickets dude !  But then i received them like 3 or 4 days later . This show is only general admission and balcony seating so pretty straight forward .   
Only reason I ordered them is because when it says VIP package, that usually means the best of the best. But the way this shithole company is treating their customers, I think they need to reword shit. I should have just waited till they went on sale thru a regular ticket outlet and got them that way. Might not get the jacket and all that, but at least I would know where the hell my seats are. Looked on stubhub yesterday and all that was available there is seats up in the balcony. I've sat up there before, and it's not where I would ever want to see King Diamond. Only ones still left from the theater is even worse, up in the 3rd deck GA seating only. They better now try and stick us up there for this VIP shit. I swear I will hunt them down and kill them if so! lol
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: DirtbikeDave917 on August 29, 2014, 09:25:27 PM
you'll be up front with your jacket....I hope. that would be VIP to me. Let us know how this plays out.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Satans KINGdom on August 29, 2014, 09:42:29 PM
you'll be up front with your jacket....I hope. that would be VIP to me. Let us know how this plays out.
I hope so too....obviously lol

I have now emailed them 4 times, the concert venue once, and have emailed metal blade. I looked them up on the BBB site but not much info there. They did have one complaint against them but no details about it that I could find.

But yes, I will post it here if I get anything.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Beelzebub on August 31, 2014, 06:37:51 AM
I never pay extra for crap like meet and greet, t-shirts, cds, etc. Just tickets. When I'm there, I decide if I get something from the merch table. And never buy tickets without knowing exactly where the seats are. I've seen VIP stands that were just aweful. I also never buy tickets without knowing the lineup. Fucking festivals that offer 10% off when no bands are announced. Yeah, I'll takes my chances.
Anyway, I just hope you don't get stuck on the balcony with an x-small jacket!
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: blastitol on September 02, 2014, 12:19:42 AM
I'm sure everything will work out just fine.  I felt pretty confident about buying the VIP since it was promoted on the KD website.  There were probably a shitload of presales and you would think that if this company was trying to fuck people over, it would not only come back on them but the band as well.


Isn't there a moderator who is in contact with the band that can speak to this?  I am not personally worried about anything but I kind of see your point.  If the jacket doesn't show, that's when you start making a stink.

For the record, the company screwed up the location of the Atlanta show ( it's at Center Stage but the confirmation email said Bowery South) and I contacted them via email.  They were very prompt in there response and fixed their discrepancy.  Bowery South is the promoter for the show.  Kinda amateurish but an honest mistake.  Shit happens.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: wildchildelsner on September 02, 2014, 10:13:53 AM
I hope so too....obviously lol

I have now emailed them 4 times, the concert venue once, and have emailed metal blade. I looked them up on the BBB site but not much info there. They did have one complaint against them but no details about it that I could find.

But yes, I will post it here if I get anything.
Aw man, I feel bad that you have to go through the frustration. I saw the jacket option when I got my ticket, but I figured I could make my own KD patch jacket that looked better than that one AND still get my ideal spot. And what do you know, I ended up getting pit \m/ :D. Hope it all works out for you man.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Satans KINGdom on September 02, 2014, 07:29:56 PM
Aw man, I feel bad that you have to go through the frustration. I saw the jacket option when I got my ticket, but I figured I could make my own KD patch jacket that looked better than that one AND still get my ideal spot. And what do you know, I ended up getting pit \m/ :D. Hope it all works out for you man.
Yeah this makes less and less sense now. I get a response back from The Moore theater about seats, and this is what they say;

We are sorry for your frustration. We can tell you that the VIP packages include seats on the Main Floor. Seats will be assigned by purchase date order. However seat assignments haven't been made yet. This is due to the nature of the fan club sales.

 

Thank You,

-------------------------------------------------------

So in other words, it's even worse than I thought possibly because we do have seats reserved sort of, but they can't say where they will be, depending on what day and time we got the tickets. If we're not in the first 3 rows I am going to be very upset.

so is this normal? I've never went to a show where they just tell you a week before hand where you are sitting. Am I being stupid here? Why am I the only one bringing up this issue? Guess I just don't get this shit, you would think after hundreds of concerts I'd know better by now. I mean this isn't my first go round, this year marks the 30th year since my first concert, so I do know a few things. Hell I used to be a freakin stagehand FFS, and still never heard no shit like this before. Never again am I buying this type of deal for a concert like King. Any other band and I probably wouldn't give a shit as much, but I want this show to be special, and it won't be if they stick us in the back of the room off to the side where you can't hear shit.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Invisible Boy on September 03, 2014, 01:36:26 AM
Yeah this makes less and less sense now. I get a response back from The Moore theater about seats, and this is what they say;

We are sorry for your frustration. We can tell you that the VIP packages include seats on the Main Floor. Seats will be assigned by purchase date order. However seat assignments haven't been made yet. This is due to the nature of the fan club sales.

 

Thank You,

-------------------------------------------------------

So in other words, it's even worse than I thought possibly because we do have seats reserved sort of, but they can't say where they will be, depending on what day and time we got the tickets. If we're not in the first 3 rows I am going to be very upset.

so is this normal? I've never went to a show where they just tell you a week before hand where you are sitting. Am I being stupid here? Why am I the only one bringing up this issue? Guess I just don't get this shit, you would think after hundreds of concerts I'd know better by now. I mean this isn't my first go round, this year marks the 30th year since my first concert, so I do know a few things. Hell I used to be a freakin stagehand FFS, and still never heard no shit like this before. Never again am I buying this type of deal for a concert like King. Any other band and I probably wouldn't give a shit as much, but I want this show to be special, and it won't be if they stick us in the back of the room off to the side where you can't hear shit.

Whenever I have had VIP tickets (like being on a guestlist, etc, contest winner, bought tickets from a 3rd party vendor such as this) I have not known my exact tickets location until I pick the tickets up on the day of the show.  I would hold your breath on tickets within the first three rows.  The first three rows are all of a total of 26 seats. 

Since the seattle show is later in the tour,  there should be some stories from other people on this board from earlier shows. 
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Satans KINGdom on September 03, 2014, 10:00:36 PM
Whenever I have had VIP tickets (like being on a guestlist, etc, contest winner, bought tickets from a 3rd party vendor such as this) I have not known my exact tickets location until I pick the tickets up on the day of the show.  I would hold your breath on tickets within the first three rows.  The first three rows are all of a total of 26 seats. 

Since the seattle show is later in the tour,  there should be some stories from other people on this board from earlier shows.
Really? Because when I bought VIP tickets for Roger Waters, I was assigned seats right then and there. In fact, we were garanteed first 5 rows at the time of purchase. When I bought some for Iron Maiden thru their fanclub, it was pretty much the same thing, except for the venue they played in up here doesn't have reserved seating up front for Maiden. Sounds like maybe you work for this showstubs garbage company or something.

See, when I read "VIP PACKAGE" on a ticket sales site, I expect to get VIP treatment. What I am getting is fucked in the ass by these people, and I don't like it. Really wouldn't care much if this was for Slayer, or some band I've seen 20 times already, but this is King Diamond, a band I've listened to since 1984 (Mercyful Fate) till now, and only had one chance to see live. So I jumped at the thought of VIP meaning front row or at least close to the front. Not, "Oh, we'll seat you somewhere there is an empty seat" bullshit! I mean this is the latest email I recieved today:

The show is reserved seating and you will get an assigned seat prior to the show. However, due to the fact that the VIP sales were done through another group and not internally through Seattle Theatre Group we won't have the seat locations until all sales are completed and the information is sent back to us. Again, we are sorry for your frustration. This is typical of a fan club sale. The fan club pre-sales or fan club packages and how they are sold are decided by the tour itself.
 
Thank You,

------------------------------

BULLSSHIT! That is NOT VIP, that is BULLSHIT! Even more bullshit because all the seats in the main floor section is sold out. Last I looked there were only 36 GA seats left on the third deck of the balcony. So if the floor is sold out, then that means that all "sales are completed" and they should be able to tell me where we are sitting right? It says so in my email I recieved tonight, so what's the fucking deal?

Never again, showstubs is shit, fly by night POS garbage company that don't know shit about customer service!
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Invisible Boy on September 04, 2014, 01:44:37 AM
Really? Because when I bought VIP tickets for Roger Waters, I was assigned seats right then and there. In fact, we were garanteed first 5 rows at the time of purchase. When I bought some for Iron Maiden thru their fanclub, it was pretty much the same thing, except for the venue they played in up here doesn't have reserved seating up front for Maiden. Sounds like maybe you work for this showstubs garbage company or something.



I do not work for this Showstubs company.  I have not worked in the "industry" for almost 15 years, but I have seen up close how stuff like this works.  I am guessing this is what probably happened/is happening:


1.  The Showstubs company made agreements with the promoters of these concerts that will give them the right to sell up to a specific number of tickets for each concert as a presale. 

2.  After the presale is over, they contact the promoter for each show with the number of tickets they need for each concert. 

3.  The promoter then adds this number to the total number of tickets that need to be held back from the public on sale for each show.  Other holdbacks for the show are for people such as the bands, the promoter, the venue, major sponsors, local media, etc.  These number are all agree upon then the contracts are signed, well before the shows are announced.  For GA shows, it is easy, you just subtract the number of tickets that are held back from the total capacity of the venue to arrive at the number of GA tickets they will put on sale.  For shows that have assigned seating, the contract will usually state something like "ABC group will have XX amount of tickets held back for the show.  They will be within the first X number of rows, etc, etc.  The promoter then blocks off all of the tickets to able to satisfy all the groups that are getting holdbacks. 

4.  The groups that the other tickets are being held back always err on the side of caution and ask for a large number of tickets, so they will always be able to make sure they will have enough for whomever they need/want to give tickets to. 

5.  Certain groups have priority access to the best holdbacks over other groups, again this is is all agreed upon and written up in the contracts. 

6.  More often than not, the bands, promoter, venue, etc, etc do not use all of the tickets they are allocated.  Usually a week or two before the show, they will let the promoter know exactly how many tickets they need.  The promoter will then take care of all the parties.  Here is a very probable scenario which may occur.  The band may request that all 25 of the band tickets they requested are within the first three rows.  The promoter then blocked off 15 seats in the 2nd row and 10 in the third row for the band.  There may be a major sponsor of the show that requested 10 tickets within the first 5 rows.   The promoter then blocked off 10 seats in the 5th row for the sponsor.  However, the band then notifies the promoter they only need 15 tickets for the show.   He gives the band the 15 tickets in the 2nd row.  The major sponsor only needed 6 tickets.  Instead of giving the sponsor the 6 tickets in the 5th row, the promoter gives the sponsor 6 of the tickets that were originally allocated for the band in the 3rd row.  The promoter continues to to fill all of the requests for holdbacks.  Any extra holdbacks that are not needed are then put on sale at the box office. 

I have had tickets waiting for me at venue box offices probably over a hundred times in my life when I had no idea where I would be sitting.  It was more often than not, a great seat.  The only time it wasn't a great seat was for shows like Paul McCartney, Rolling Stones, or The Who.  They were OK seats, but I was happy just to be in the building.

Relax, don't worry about where you reserved seat is, and enjoy the show.  I hope you end up with an amazing ticket.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Douchebag St John on September 04, 2014, 08:44:18 AM

I do not work for this Showstubs company.  I have not worked in the "industry" for almost 15 years, but I have seen up close how stuff like this works.  I am guessing this is what probably happened/is happening:


1.  The Showstubs company is made agreements with the promoters of these concerts that will give them the right to sell up to a specific number of tickets for each concert as a presale. 

2.  After the presale is over, they contact the promoter for each show with the number of tickets they need for each concert. 

3.  The promoter then adds this number to the total number of tickets that need to be held back from the public on sale for each show.  Other holdbacks for the show are for people such as the bands, the promoter, the venue, major sponsors, local media, etc.  These number are all agree upon then the contracts are signed, well before the shows are announced.  For GA shows, it is easy, you just subtract the number of tickets that are held back from the total capacity of the venue to arrive at the number of GA tickets they will put on sale.  For shows that have assigned seating, the contract will usually state something like "ABC group will have XX amount of tickets held back for the show.  They will be within the first X number of rows, etc, etc.  The promoter then blocks off all of the tickets to able to satisfy all the groups that are getting holdbacks. 

4.  The groups that the other tickets are being held back always err on the side of caution and ask for a large number of tickets, so they will always be able to make sure they will have enough for whomever they need/want to give tickets to. 

5.  Certain groups have priority access to the best holdbacks over other groups, again this is is all agreed upon and written up in the contracts. 

6.  More often than not, the bands, promoter, venue, etc, etc do not use all of the tickets they are allocated.  Usually a week or two before the show, they will let the promoter know exactly how many tickets they need.  The promoter will then take care of all the parties.  Here is a very probable scenario which may occur.  The band may request that all 25 of the band tickets they requested are within the first three rows.  The promoter then blocked off 15 seats in the 2nd row and 10 in the third row for the band.  There may be a major sponsor of the show that requested 10 tickets within the first 5 rows.   The promoter then blocked off 10 seats in the 5th row for the sponsor.  However, the band then notifies the promoter they only need 15 tickets for the show.   He gives the band the 15 tickets in the 2nd row.  The major sponsor only needed 6 tickets.  Instead of giving the sponsor the 6 tickets in the 5th row, the promoter gives the sponsor 6 of the tickets that were originally allocated for the band in the 3rd row.  The promoter continues to to fill all of the requests for holdbacks.  Any extra holdbacks that are not needed are then put on sale at the box office. 

I have had tickets waiting for me at venue box offices probably over a hundred times in my life when I had no idea where I would be sitting.  It was more often than not, a great seat.  The only time it wasn't a great seat was for shows like Paul McCartney, Rolling Stones, or The Who.  They were OK seats, but I was happy just to be in the building.

Relax, don't worry about where you reserved seat is, and enjoy the show.  I hope you end up with an amazing ticket.

Thanx for the useful info. I bought the VIP pre-sale for opening night. Center Stage in ATL is a theater with seats, yet the tickets were listed as " General Admission ". I'm guessing its first come first served. I was hoping for at least priority entry to the venue. At least, thanks to your info above, I have a general idea of the " hows " and " whys " of the situation.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Satans KINGdom on September 04, 2014, 10:43:22 AM

I do not work for this Showstubs company.  I have not worked in the "industry" for almost 15 years, but I have seen up close how stuff like this works.  I am guessing this is what probably happened/is happening:


1.  The Showstubs company made agreements with the promoters of these concerts that will give them the right to sell up to a specific number of tickets for each concert as a presale. 

2.  After the presale is over, they contact the promoter for each show with the number of tickets they need for each concert. 

3.  The promoter then adds this number to the total number of tickets that need to be held back from the public on sale for each show.  Other holdbacks for the show are for people such as the bands, the promoter, the venue, major sponsors, local media, etc.  These number are all agree upon then the contracts are signed, well before the shows are announced.  For GA shows, it is easy, you just subtract the number of tickets that are held back from the total capacity of the venue to arrive at the number of GA tickets they will put on sale.  For shows that have assigned seating, the contract will usually state something like "ABC group will have XX amount of tickets held back for the show.  They will be within the first X number of rows, etc, etc.  The promoter then blocks off all of the tickets to able to satisfy all the groups that are getting holdbacks. 

4.  The groups that the other tickets are being held back always err on the side of caution and ask for a large number of tickets, so they will always be able to make sure they will have enough for whomever they need/want to give tickets to. 

5.  Certain groups have priority access to the best holdbacks over other groups, again this is is all agreed upon and written up in the contracts. 

6.  More often than not, the bands, promoter, venue, etc, etc do not use all of the tickets they are allocated.  Usually a week or two before the show, they will let the promoter know exactly how many tickets they need.  The promoter will then take care of all the parties.  Here is a very probable scenario which may occur.  The band may request that all 25 of the band tickets they requested are within the first three rows.  The promoter then blocked off 15 seats in the 2nd row and 10 in the third row for the band.  There may be a major sponsor of the show that requested 10 tickets within the first 5 rows.   The promoter then blocked off 10 seats in the 5th row for the sponsor.  However, the band then notifies the promoter they only need 15 tickets for the show.   He gives the band the 15 tickets in the 2nd row.  The major sponsor only needed 6 tickets.  Instead of giving the sponsor the 6 tickets in the 5th row, the promoter gives the sponsor 6 of the tickets that were originally allocated for the band in the 3rd row.  The promoter continues to to fill all of the requests for holdbacks.  Any extra holdbacks that are not needed are then put on sale at the box office. 

I have had tickets waiting for me at venue box offices probably over a hundred times in my life when I had no idea where I would be sitting.  It was more often than not, a great seat.  The only time it wasn't a great seat was for shows like Paul McCartney, Rolling Stones, or The Who.  They were OK seats, but I was happy just to be in the building.

Relax, don't worry about where you reserved seat is, and enjoy the show.  I hope you end up with an amazing ticket.
I understand all that, and pretty much knew it already. I still say this is bullshit because when you are buying this so called VIP package, they shouldn't make you wonder where you're going to be sitting. There was nothing mentioned on their website about any of this, and at the time I had no clue if it was going to be reserved seating or all GA, so I bought the VIP thing expecting at the very least a chance to enter early if it was GA, or great seats if it was reserved. Then I see this orchestra seating section not for sale on the Moores website so I think maybe that's where they will stick us. Then after several emails and calls, I come to find out that it is reserved, but nobody seems to know where they will stick us. That isn't acceptable to me for the kind of money they charged.

But whatever, it is what it is now, I'll just hope for decent seats. If not, then they better pray I never go to California again lol
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Livia Zita on September 04, 2014, 07:46:28 PM
Sorry for all the frustration you're experiencing. :(

Just wanted to reiterate here, that King Diamond as the band has nothing to do with ticket selling. We have approved the jacket to be sold as VIP (to be honest, I am not sure why it's called VIP, it's a cool jacket and a ticket), the rest was/is up to other companies.
We do not set the ticket prices, set seating zones, do refunds, etc.

If I could help you I would, but all this is way out of our circle of operations.

Keep us updated please, I'd like to hear how it turned out.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Satans KINGdom on September 04, 2014, 08:28:48 PM
Sorry for all the frustration you're experiencing. :(

Just wanted to reiterate here, that King Diamond as the band has nothing to do with ticket selling. We have approved the jacket to be sold as VIP (to be honest, I am not sure why it's called VIP, it's a cool jacket and a ticket), the rest was/is up to other companies.
We do not set the ticket prices, set seating zones, do refunds, etc.

If I could help you I would, but all this is way out of our circle of operations.

Keep us updated please, I'd like to hear how it turned out.
Thanks Livia, I will let you know how it turns out. And no worries, my frustrations are not directed at King or his affiliates in any way. Like I said, if it were any other band I probably wouldn't worry so much, but the show is special to me and I wanted the best possible seats I could get. This whole VIP thing was very misleading to me and that's where my anger is directed. Guess its my fault, I should never have bought them on an assumption.

Anyway thanks for explaining your end you rock!
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: blindg on September 09, 2014, 11:27:20 AM
Does anyone have extra ticket to Best Buy Theater in NYC?  Please let me know.  Thanks.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Count Jonah on September 12, 2014, 02:50:23 AM
I guess VIP stands for Very Inconvenient Predicament in this case...   :little_devil:
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Douchebag St John on September 12, 2014, 08:39:56 AM
Guess who's tour jackets arrived by mail yesterday ( no word as to whether Kim Ruzz delivered them )? This guys, that's whos.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Count Jonah on September 12, 2014, 09:55:44 AM
Ha! Perfect chance for Kim Ruzz to do a rim shot!  :king:
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Brian on September 12, 2014, 07:12:06 PM
Dont know about the rest of you ( Hello North American KD/MF bangers .....Where are you , show some spirit !!!!! \m/ \m/ \m/ :king: ) but I for one am getting really excited for the show in my state and I wish I could go to more than one (would have loved to make one of the California shows) but work is work .  The closer the date looms , the more surreal it feels although the show is at a place I have never been so ..... I would love to go and check the place out prehand , check the acoustics and best places to go for the sound .Venue is about 2 &1/2 hours away so just winging it .  Gonna be awesome no matter what though i just know it and the feeling that its gettin close is so cool . I think about it at some point every day while working !! :blush:      King Diamond or bust !!!!   :D   oh , yea and i need to check on the opening band King has brought to the table . hope youtube has some samples . 
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Satans KINGdom on September 12, 2014, 07:31:57 PM
Dont know about the rest of you ( Hello North American KD/MF bangers .....Where are you , show some spirit !!!!! \m/ \m/ \m/ :king: ) but I for one am getting really excited for the show in my state and I wish I could go to more than one (would have loved to make one of the California shows) but work is work .  The closer the date looms , the more surreal it feels although the show is at a place I have never been so ..... I would love to go and check the place out prehand , check the acoustics and best places to go for the sound .Venue is about 2 &1/2 hours away so just winging it .  Gonna be awesome no matter what though i just know it and the feeling that its gettin close is so cool . I think about it at some point every day while working !! :blush:      King Diamond or bust !!!!   :D   oh , yea and i need to check on the opening band King has brought to the table . hope youtube has some samples .
Well I hope my rant isn't taken as I'm not excited. If I weren't excited, I wouldn't have been ranting about my seats lol I am too excited, and it's not a good thing keeping vital information from me like seat assignments :D

Seriously can't wait for this show though. I already told my boss I am taking the day off, or I quit my job. He thought I was joking, stupid fuck! lol But yeah been listening to King or Fate every day at least once a day or at night while I go to sleep.

Far as samples on youtube go, I there are a ton f songs on there for them. My favorite so far is this one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hgWxb1bXkE

Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Brian on September 13, 2014, 03:59:33 PM
I already know you are excited ...and frustrated with that in the dark seating arrangement . Hope you get that all squared before the show up there .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hgWxb1bXkE
Wow , they are kinda cool ....little campy feeling and a little Janis Joplin feel in the vocals ....cool !! :cool:
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: wildchildelsner on September 13, 2014, 04:29:08 PM
Dont know about the rest of you ( Hello North American KD/MF bangers .....Where are you , show some spirit !!!!! \m/ \m/ \m/ :king: ) but I for one am getting really excited for the show in my state and I wish I could go to more than one (would have loved to make one of the California shows) but work is work .  The closer the date looms , the more surreal it feels although the show is at a place I have never been so ..... I would love to go and check the place out prehand , check the acoustics and best places to go for the sound .Venue is about 2 &1/2 hours away so just winging it .  Gonna be awesome no matter what though i just know it and the feeling that its gettin close is so cool . I think about it at some point every day while working !! :blush:      King Diamond or bust !!!!   :D   oh , yea and i need to check on the opening band King has brought to the table . hope youtube has some samples .
I'm getting excited for the LA show! Gunna be meeting up with BellwtichMF, Desecrator_of_Souls and a few of my friends as well. This show is gunna be bitching. The day I bought the tickets was surreal man. I remember just remember feeling like one of the luckiest bastards on this planet, haha. King has been one of my biggest musical heroes ever since I discovered him. Finally getting the chance to see him live and up close from the pit, on Halloween night no less, is going to be one hell of a concert \m/
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: krisjay on September 13, 2014, 04:45:42 PM
Being that me and the wife are down to one vehicle, and I have to leave the vehicle with her so her and my son have transportaion to and fro, I now will be taking a bus for 6 hours to get to the show. What can I say, I'll just make an adventure out of it. The really tuff part is after the show,  I have a 6 hour or so wait till the bus leaves for my home state. Oh well, it is what it is. The adventure begins. Hail King Diamond!
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Count Jonah on September 15, 2014, 10:45:27 AM
Wow, 6 hours! Yeah, I got to make a 6 hour plus trip myself. Bring along an MP3 player full of KD albums and a Henry James ghost story!  :king:
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: ZachAttack on September 15, 2014, 11:49:25 AM
I'm driving a little over 6 hours as well to Chicago and had to take 3 days off work
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Brian on September 16, 2014, 07:26:00 PM
I'm getting excited for the LA show! Gunna be meeting up with BellwtichMF, Desecrator_of_Souls and a few of my friends as well. This show is gunna be bitching. The day I bought the tickets was surreal man. I remember just remember feeling like one of the luckiest bastards on this planet, haha. King has been one of my biggest musical heroes ever since I discovered him. Finally getting the chance to see him live and up close from the pit, on Halloween night no less, is going to be one hell of a concert \m/
I do envy you guys gettin to see the Halloween night show , should be over the top !!! :king: :king:  be safe brothers and go nuts !!! \m/ \m/ \m/
Being that me and the wife are down to one vehicle, and I have to leave the vehicle with her so her and my son have transportaion to and fro, I now will be taking a bus for 6 hours to get to the show. What can I say, I'll just make an adventure out of it. The really tuff part is after the show,  I have a 6 hour or so wait till the bus leaves for my home state. Oh well, it is what it is. The adventure begins. Hail King Diamond!
Wow, 6 hours! Yeah, I got to make a 6 hour plus trip myself. Bring along an MP3 player full of KD albums and a Henry James ghost story!  :king:
I'm driving a little over 6 hours as well to Chicago and had to take 3 days off work
Safe travel and good times await you all ! Enjoy ! :king:
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Count Jonah on September 18, 2014, 12:13:47 AM
A safe travel....Into The Unknown!  :lol:
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Hammerheart on September 29, 2014, 05:31:15 PM
Anyone need a ticket to the Dallas show? PM me!
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Kenco on October 01, 2014, 09:56:10 AM
Since I was too lazy to read all 11 pages, if this was asked before, I am asking again.

Will the Atlanta show be a full stage show or a scaled down version?

And who is the new bass player?
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Douchebag St John on October 01, 2014, 01:36:14 PM
Question for Livia, as if this was asked I missed it:

Are you guys going to be accepting only cash for merch or will you be accepting cards as well? I can do both but it sure would be nice not to have to carry a wad of cash in Atlanta.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Livia Zita on October 01, 2014, 02:23:49 PM
Question for Livia, as if this was asked I missed it:

Are you guys going to be accepting only cash for merch or will you be accepting cards as well? I can do both but it sure would be nice not to have to carry a wad of cash in Atlanta.

I'll check into this for you :)
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Livia Zita on October 01, 2014, 02:26:02 PM
Since I was too lazy to read all 11 pages, if this was asked before, I am asking again.

Will the Atlanta show be a full stage show or a scaled down version?

And who is the new bass player?

All shows on the tour will be the full scale show (like the one we did at Wacken), and this includes props, setups, actions, set list, etc.

The bass player for this tour will be Pontus Egberg.
We have not announced a permanent member yet.

Hope this helps!
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Douchebag St John on October 01, 2014, 02:30:12 PM
I'll check into this for you :)

Thank you ma'am!
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Invisible Boy on October 01, 2014, 10:37:09 PM
Thank you ma'am!

My guess is it probably differs from venue to venue.  I would wager to say that credit cards will be accepted for merch at almost all of the shows. 
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Kenco on October 02, 2014, 07:29:12 AM
All shows on the tour will be the full scale show (like the one we did at Wacken), and this includes props, setups, actions, set list, etc.

The bass player for this tour will be Pontus Egberg.
We have not announced a permanent member yet.

Hope this helps!

This helps tremendously, thanks for the update!

Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Livia Zita on October 05, 2014, 11:10:00 PM
Thank you ma'am!

Sorry for the delay, I am still awaiting a definitive answer. :)
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Douchebag St John on October 06, 2014, 08:32:56 AM
Sorry for the delay, I am still awaiting a definitive answer. :)

No hurries. I appreciate you looking. I am counting the days till Saturday.....
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Black Devil 13 on October 06, 2014, 10:34:54 AM
Livia,please tell us that one of these shows will be filmed for a future bluray! :cool:
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Count Jonah on October 06, 2014, 11:56:06 AM
...along with behind the scenes, backstage and on the road footage!

King: "Alright now set the coffin down right there."

Roadie: "You mean right here Mr. Diamond?"

King: "No you son of a sheep, that space is for Grandma's wheelchair!"

Livia: "I just got off the phone with Satan and he say's he can't make it for the "Come to the Sabbath" finale guest appearance."

King: "Damn!"

Livia: "However Damien IS available."

King: "Hmm...."

Andy and Mike: "Excellent!" *audible air guitar solo*

  :king: :D :Winking_Devil:
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Livia Zita on October 06, 2014, 11:57:22 AM
*chuckle* :)

EDIT: If it was up to me, I'd ask for Anubis, if Satan is not available. That jackal head....

EDIT 2: "Mr. Diamond".... lawl
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Count Jonah on October 06, 2014, 12:04:07 PM
Haha!  :lol:

I think Anubis got burnt out of touring with Maiden back in 1985...He delivers papyrus mail these days.  :diabo_do_msn:
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: bolivarmaxi on October 06, 2014, 12:52:29 PM
Livia,please tell us that one of these shows will be filmed for a future bluray! :cool:

yes king must be filmed these shows :king:
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: urnamehere on October 08, 2014, 08:21:59 AM
Just scored a ticket for the NYC show.  I had no idea until yesterday that this tour was even on, so I obviously discovered the forum yesterday as well!  I am in my 40's and been listening to MF/KD since the beginning but have never had the opportunity to see him live until now so I'm pretty stoked!
If any of you see this old ***ker try not to hit him too hard...our hips break very easily...lol
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Kenco on October 08, 2014, 08:28:34 AM
Just scored a ticket for the NYC show.  I had no idea until yesterday that this tour was even on, so I obviously discovered the forum yesterday as well!  I am in my 40's and been listening to MF/KD since the beginning but have never had the opportunity to see him live until now so I'm pretty stoked!
If any of you see this old ***ker try not to hit him too hard...our hips break very easily...lol
Welcome,

I remember in the 80's I would see M/F or K/D at least once a year in the NYC clubs, ahhh the good old days.

Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Livia Zita on October 08, 2014, 11:12:23 PM
No hurries. I appreciate you looking. I am counting the days till Saturday.....

Dammit, I forgot to check into any answers today for you... Rehearsals are going full blast, so busy! I'll try to remember tomorrow, our merch ladies are arriving and I can ask them. :)
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Douchebag St John on October 09, 2014, 08:38:33 AM
Dammit, I forgot to check into any answers today for you... Rehearsals are going full blast, so busy! I'll try to remember tomorrow, our merch ladies are arriving and I can ask them. :)

You are the best. Can't wait to see you guys Saturday...this is going to freaking be awesome!!!!
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Leto Atreides II on October 12, 2014, 02:31:30 PM
Canada is so pitiful you can only visit Toronto and Montreal? What about Winnipeg, Manitoba? Calgary, Alberta? Edmonton, Alberta? Alert, Nunavut?
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: devilsavocado on October 12, 2014, 03:05:11 PM
Canada is so pitiful you can only visit Toronto and Montreal? What about Winnipeg, Manitoba? Calgary, Alberta? Edmonton, Alberta? Alert, Nunavut?

You do realise it's probably not the band's fault, right?

They may very well be willing to play in the cities you mention, but there has to be a local promoter, who's willing to set up a show in his/her city...
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Livia Zita on October 12, 2014, 08:23:38 PM
You do realise it's probably not the band's fault, right?

They may very well be willing to play in the cities you mention, but there has to be a local promoter, who's willing to set up a show in his/her city...

Exactly.

If you want us to come and play somewhere, ask for us and request us from your local promoters!
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Livia Zita on October 12, 2014, 08:28:29 PM
About the credit cards vs. cash

Our merch ladies currently have no way of accepting credit/debit cards, only payment option is cash.
Usually every venue has an ATM machine you can withdraw cash from, if you don't want to carry it around from home.

Hope this helps!

If this changes, I'll let you know here.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Madhatter on October 13, 2014, 07:20:05 AM
Cannot wait for the Worcester show. The Palladium is so old and run down.... it's really creepy which will be a good vibe for King. They say that the place is haunted and I along with some friends have witnessed some weird stuff there. So pumped!!!
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: krisjay on October 13, 2014, 09:34:43 AM
Cannot wait for the Worcester show. The Palladium is so old and run down.... it's really creepy which will be a good vibe for King. They say that the place is haunted and I along with some friends have witnessed some weird stuff there. So pumped!!!
Agreed, the Palladium should be full of ghosts that night, perfect. It's the only concert venue where I feel like Im being watched while watching the band, odd place indeed. I hope the restoration project keeps the vibe of the old place while they modernize it.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: krisjay on October 13, 2014, 09:49:06 AM
About the credit cards vs. cash

Our merch ladies currently have no way of accepting credit/debit cards, only payment option is cash.
Usually every venue has an ATM machine you can withdraw cash from, if you don't want to carry it around from home.

Hope this helps!

If this changes, I'll let you know here.
For future reference, you can get a Paypal credit card reader, works with any mobile device, you could then take cards at point of sale, go directly into a Paypal account, something worth looking into. Im pretty sure Paypal sends the card readers out for free.

Edit:You could get a Paypal Debit card, that way you would still have instant access to your funds from merch sales. I'm not promoting Paypal, just an option for using cards for merch, Im sure there are other card readers out tbere also.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Douchebag St John on October 13, 2014, 01:45:41 PM
About the credit cards vs. cash

Our merch ladies currently have no way of accepting credit/debit cards, only payment option is cash.
Usually every venue has an ATM machine you can withdraw cash from, if you don't want to carry it around from home.

Hope this helps!

If this changes, I'll let you know here.
There was an ATM at the venue, so we were all good. Grabbed the tour long sleeve because it is freaking awesome.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: urnamehere on October 13, 2014, 06:38:54 PM
Livia,

You should check into accepting Bitcoin!
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Livia Zita on October 14, 2014, 06:01:23 AM
I'm pretty sure we're not accepting BTC on this tour.

(It would have to stabilize a LOT more and the payment process a lot faster for smaller scale everyday use, but that's just my personal opinion. Big companies like overstock and newegg can afford to implement it, everyday businesses that rely on speedy transaction - not so much. Not yet.)
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: yamzx1 on October 14, 2014, 11:59:55 AM
Seeing KD in NYC later tonight!
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Douchebag St John on October 14, 2014, 12:28:59 PM
I'm pretty sure we're not accepting BTC on this tour.

(It would have to stabilize a LOT more and the payment process a lot faster for smaller scale everyday use, but that's just my personal opinion. Big companies like overstock and newegg can afford to implement it, everyday businesses that rely on speedy transaction - not so much. Not yet.)

I thought all rockstars were equipped to play the currency market?!? All jokes aside, the whole concept of cryptocurrency baffles me.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Invisible Boy on October 14, 2014, 12:33:21 PM
I thought all rockstars were equipped to play the currency market?!? All jokes aside, the whole concept of cryptocurrency baffles me.


Me, too, although I am a big fan of gold and silver coins!!  I don't even like using cards.  I use cash as often as I can, especially .  Although I do since I tend to frequent small businesses and credit card fees can eat up a lot of they profits. 
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Evil_Gril_M on October 14, 2014, 12:54:34 PM
Saw King in Atlanta on Saturday, 1st time since the 90's and was blown away. I NEED MORE!!!!!!  :king:
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Count Jonah on October 14, 2014, 01:01:44 PM
Cash is king!  :king: Especially with all these hackers and identity thieves stealing company/consumer info and who knows what else. And lets not forget all those hidden fees.  :kopfpatsch: >:D
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Painkiller on October 14, 2014, 02:13:55 PM
Who's going to be at the Seattle show? I'd like to meet some fellow members there.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: urnamehere on October 14, 2014, 10:30:53 PM
Just got back from the NYC show and I am still in a state of complete and udder shock.  What I just saw was an amazing display of the most prolific voice in heavy metal, which somehow sounds better at 58 than it did at 30, and that doesn't even begin to address the theatrics that were seamlessly carried out by every performer on stage.  King wasn't joking when he said his energy level is so much higher now, I don't think he stood still for more than a few seconds at a time. 
In an age when a Broadway show ticket can cost hundreds of dollars, for a face value of under $40 this was the best deal in town tonight by a Country mile!
This guy should be playing Radio City...four times a year.

Holy fucking shit.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Satans KINGdom on October 15, 2014, 12:12:31 AM
Who's going to be at the Seattle show? I'd like to meet some fellow members there.
I'll be there. Still no clue where my seat is, but I'll be there wearing my Voodoo tour shirt.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Maiden Jersey 2 on October 15, 2014, 07:52:26 AM
Well I was at the NYC gig and I have seen King and MF a few times over the years . In my opinion I will say that King Diamond sounds better now than he ever did. He hit all the notes and was totally consistent all night. The place exploded when they played a few MF songs.  Some songs sounded like they were tuned a bit lower not sure, I could be wrong. The band was really tight and the sound was killer. They brought their A Game and they totally delivered the goods. :king:
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Evil_Gril_M on October 15, 2014, 10:51:38 AM
Just got back from the NYC show and I am still in a state of complete and udder shock.  What I just saw was an amazing display of the most prolific voice in heavy metal, which somehow sounds better at 58 than it did at 30, and that doesn't even begin to address the theatrics that were seamlessly carried out by every performer on stage.  King wasn't joking when he said his energy level is so much higher now, I don't think he stood still for more than a few seconds at a time. 
In an age when a Broadway show ticket can cost hundreds of dollars, for a face value of under $40 this was the best deal in town tonight by a Country mile!
This guy should be playing Radio City...four times a year.

Holy fucking shit.


that was my reaction in Atlanta...HOLY SHIT!!! They were so on point and King sounded AWESOME!!!! I need moreeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!    \m/
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: yamzx1 on October 15, 2014, 10:54:24 AM
Just got back from the NYC show and I am still in a state of complete and udder shock.  What I just saw was an amazing display of the most prolific voice in heavy metal, which somehow sounds better at 58 than it did at 30, and that doesn't even begin to address the theatrics that were seamlessly carried out by every performer on stage.  King wasn't joking when he said his energy level is so much higher now, I don't think he stood still for more than a few seconds at a time. 
In an age when a Broadway show ticket can cost hundreds of dollars, for a face value of under $40 this was the best deal in town tonight by a Country mile!
This guy should be playing Radio City...four times a year.

Holy fucking shit.

Same here man. That was the greatest show I've ever seen, no joke. I overheard some people say what that he sounds better now than he did in the 80's which is a bold statement but hey, I'd fucking believe it. That was amazing. The promise of three new albums with the amazing turn-out and reviews of this tour makes me very excited.

One complaint about the show was the crowd. There were a lot of tough guys who seemed like they only went to get their aggression out, and not in a fun way. I happened to be on the borders of where the mosh pit kept opening up and there was this idea that not-moshing was lame. I was like, dude, do you not see an old woman being burned on stage right there? Enjoy the literal SHOW that's going on right there. My friend got kicked in the face by a crowd surfer and some drunk asshole took my friend's poster out of his backpack and threw it into the crowd. I was able to retrieve it, but fuck man. Drunk new york metal heads can be the worst.

Anyway, as I said, absolutely amazing show. Honorable mention to Jess and the Ancient Ones.  I thought they were a great fit for King Diamond.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Evil_Gril_M on October 15, 2014, 11:49:25 AM
I was concerned about the moshing in Atlanta but there was none of that. Only the faithful enjoying the show!! :D:
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: doom666 on October 15, 2014, 01:16:59 PM
I have never seen the King live and reading you all is really pumping me up for the Montreal show in 2 f**king days !!!!!!! :king:
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Satans KINGdom on October 15, 2014, 03:31:13 PM
I was concerned about the moshing in Atlanta but there was none of that. Only the faithful enjoying the show!! :D:
the one time I got to see them live there were signs posted on the walls and stuff saying something like "at king diamonds request please do not start a pit or crowd surf". Nobody did ad far as I could tell, but I never looked back, I was on the rail in front watching the band.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Livia Zita on October 15, 2014, 04:49:03 PM
Well I was at the NYC gig and I have seen King and MF a few times over the years . In my opinion I will say that King Diamond sounds better now than he ever did. He hit all the notes and was totally consistent all night. The place exploded when they played a few MF songs.  Some songs sounded like they were tuned a bit lower not sure, I could be wrong. The band was really tight and the sound was killer. They brought their A Game and they totally delivered the goods. :king:

Just to prevent any rumours, no songs are or have ever been tuned lower. :)
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: devilsavocado on October 15, 2014, 05:24:36 PM
Just to prevent any rumours, no songs are or have ever been tuned lower. :)

You beat me to it, Livia! Just checked "The Family Ghost" from Silver Springs, and there's certainly no downtuning going on there.

I mean, noone would blame King, if they took it down a half-step, but no.

Actually, i don't believe i've ever heard them tune down. Not to spare King's voice, anyway. Maybe some of the later MF was tuned down, for the heaviness...
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Maiden Jersey 2 on October 15, 2014, 07:50:59 PM
Just to prevent any rumours, no songs are or have ever been tuned lower. :)
years  of playing guitar with no earplugs hehe   :cool:  I thought I heard stuff that was like a half step lower but it was just me being a idiot . Are the keyboards tracked or does someone play them behind the stage ?
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: urnamehere on October 16, 2014, 02:03:47 PM
Same here man. That was the greatest show I've ever seen, no joke. I overheard some people say what that he sounds better now than he did in the 80's which is a bold statement but hey, I'd fucking believe it. That was amazing. The promise of three new albums with the amazing turn-out and reviews of this tour makes me very excited.

One complaint about the show was the crowd. There were a lot of tough guys who seemed like they only went to get their aggression out, and not in a fun way. I happened to be on the borders of where the mosh pit kept opening up and there was this idea that not-moshing was lame. I was like, dude, do you not see an old woman being burned on stage right there? Enjoy the literal SHOW that's going on right there. My friend got kicked in the face by a crowd surfer and some drunk asshole took my friend's poster out of his backpack and threw it into the crowd. I was able to retrieve it, but fuck man. Drunk new york metal heads can be the worst.

Anyway, as I said, absolutely amazing show. Honorable mention to Jess and the Ancient Ones.  I thought they were a great fit for King Diamond.

Yam,

I was actually concerned about the same thing cause I was going solo and the 44yr. old hip attached to my 5'5in frame was not exactly used as the template for moshing..lol
I went into the room as soon as I got inside and made a bee line for the seats.  Wound up on the center isle third row up and had an awesome view all night.  No one ever occupied the first row of reserved seats and I ended up with another 'single' next to me who was drinking soda so I lucked out. 
I've never quite understood the whole 'getting fall down drunk' at a concert thing....I mean, shit, I just paid good money to see this dam thing, why the hell would I want to get so bombed that I don't even know where the hell I am?

I felt like JATAO were definitely some talented musicians but the crowd seemed to want something a bit heavier.  I do think they would be a great opener for a group like CandleMass, or some other Doom Metal group, but that girl clearly could sing.

Pre-Ordered Dreams with the shirt! Happy Birthday me!
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Douchebag St John on October 16, 2014, 02:07:58 PM


I felt like JATAO were definitely some talented musicians but the crowd seemed to want something a bit heavier.  I do think they would be a great opener for a group like CandleMass, or some other Doom Metal group, but that girl clearly could sing.


I felt the same way. They were great but the crowd in ATL was just lifeless for them. They are more of a take mescaline and sit in the back of the bar type of group.  I dunno if they were available, but Huntress may have been a better fit.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Davidk on October 16, 2014, 02:50:00 PM
I felt the same way. They were great but the crowd in ATL was just lifeless for them. They are more of a take mescaline and sit in the back of the bar type of group.  I dunno if they were available, but Huntress may have been a better fit.

Pretty sure Huntress is out with Arch enemy right now ?  I know they are out on a Bill as an opener.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Livia Zita on October 16, 2014, 04:27:06 PM
years  of playing guitar with no earplugs hehe   :cool:  I thought I heard stuff that was like a half step lower but it was just me being a idiot . Are the keyboards tracked or does someone play them behind the stage ?

Keyboards are tracked, we don't have any more space on the tourbus or the big rig :)
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Maiden Jersey on October 16, 2014, 05:27:02 PM
Keyboards are tracked, we don't have any more space on the tourbus or the big rig :)
So I guess everyone uses in ear monitors ? If not that's pretty impressive especially on Matts end but he is a ninja so I would expect nothing less from him :)
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Livia Zita on October 16, 2014, 06:18:08 PM
So I guess everyone uses in ear monitors ? If not that's pretty impressive especially on Matts end but he is a ninja so I would expect nothing less from him :)

King and I don't use in-ears, Andy, Mike, Pontus and Matt do. :)
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Maiden Jersey on October 16, 2014, 06:26:37 PM
King and I don't use in-ears, Andy, Mike, Pontus and Matt do. :)
I can't stand those dang things let alone earplugs haha :)
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: jgk1971 on October 16, 2014, 09:51:29 PM
Is King planning on any meet-and-greets during the tour (namely Denver)? Or do I just need to stalk the tour bus and hope for the best?
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Satans KINGdom on October 16, 2014, 10:22:38 PM
Is King planning on any meet-and-greets during the tour (namely Denver)? Or do I just need to stalk the tour bus and hope for the best?
stalk the bus and hope for the best.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Livia Zita on October 16, 2014, 10:41:54 PM
Is King planning on any meet-and-greets during the tour (namely Denver)? Or do I just need to stalk the tour bus and hope for the best?

No meet & greets are planned during this tour, as we are concentrating on delivering the best possible show at every place.

King has also been battling a cold for the past two days, so while it's very difficult for him not to stop for photos and autographs, he has to focus on getting better as quick as possible.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Azalin on October 16, 2014, 10:51:15 PM

King has also been battling a cold for the past two days, so while it's very difficult for him not to stop for photos and autographs, he has to focus on getting better as quick as possible.


that sucks...it's that time of the year, I guess. I'm sure I speak for everyone here when I say that I hope he feels better soon.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: yamzx1 on October 16, 2014, 11:07:38 PM
I got a cold from the NY show as well. Me and the king are quite possibly affected by the same bacteria  :king: :king: :king:

...I'll show myself out.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Davidk on October 16, 2014, 11:34:43 PM
No meet & greets are planned during this tour, as we are concentrating on delivering the best possible show at every place.

King has also been battling a cold for the past two days, so while it's very difficult for him not to stop for photos and autographs, he has to focus on getting better as quick as possible.

 I hope he is feeling better soon , we did not hang after the show at all as i knew he had the cold , that said he sounded A++
   Any way maybe after the tour he could do some Hand-signed Photo's in the store maybe $10 - $15 or something ? 1 per customer ...........i know i'd love to have one for my wall .
   On a side note i noticed those jackass autograph sellers have met up with King in the last few days , they have signed photos on ebay for $250 , they really anger me with that stuff  :devil-smiley-011:
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Madhatter on October 17, 2014, 12:30:35 AM
Just got back from the Worcester show. Still can't believe that just happened. Absolutely the best show I've ever seen, would never have known King had a cold.... he and the entire band sounded phenomenal! We got lost on the way and by the time we got in line there were a good 100 people in front of us, but managed to squeeze up into the front row right in front of Andy! I am deaf and can barely speak now from all the screaming I did haha.... time of my life. Waited 19 years for this and it was so worth it!  :king:
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: BellwitchMF on October 17, 2014, 01:16:36 AM
Just got back from the Worcester show. Still can't believe that just happened. Absolutely the best show I've ever seen, would never have known King had a cold.... he and the entire band sounded phenomenal! We got lost on the way and by the time we got in line there were a good 100 people in front of us, but managed to squeeze up into the front row right in front of Andy! I am deaf and can barely speak now from all the screaming I did haha.... time of my life. Waited 19 years for this and it was so worth it!  :king:

goddamn all these reviews from every show is getting me so pumped and excited for when i see HIM FINALLY FIRST TIME EVER and been fan so long!!! even have a whole tattoo sleeve of KD MF album covers and a portrait of KING HIMSELF ,seeing him in LA on halloween it cant get here fast enough!!!! 2 weeks im so damn excited!!!!!  :D \m/ :cool: :king:
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: MF-DieHard on October 17, 2014, 06:55:22 AM
Wassup !!

Anyone knows what the heck happend to the stage this year ????????

(https://scontent-b-ams.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/10451737_162863657217747_6963671699987507416_n.jpg?oh=f9ebf41c91850a8a78497e021cbbbc82&oe=54BFE87B)
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Davidk on October 17, 2014, 12:59:42 PM
Just got back from the Worcester show. Still can't believe that just happened. Absolutely the best show I've ever seen, would never have known King had a cold.... he and the entire band sounded phenomenal! We got lost on the way and by the time we got in line there were a good 100 people in front of us, but managed to squeeze up into the front row right in front of Andy! I am deaf and can barely speak now from all the screaming I did haha.... time of my life. Waited 19 years for this and it was so worth it!  :king:

 Yeh just an amazing show , i hope they can get back up here soon ....once is just not enough ..... we blew our chances of getting down on the floor waiting over an hour in the merch line so watched from the Balcony .....surprising it actually sounded good up there ...... when we got up to the merch booth so mcuh stuff was sold out in my size , brought $400 to spend  & only got a shirt & a scarf  :icon_frown:   .....Really want one of the Longsleeve shirts , hoping them make more .
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: krisjay on October 17, 2014, 02:18:41 PM
I wanted to let the Palladium show set in for a bit before speaking about it. I could say it was the best concert out of the thousand or so I've seen, that would be a true statement. However that would be doing King Diamond a disservice, it was far more then anything I have seen before, and Ive seen them all, Halford, Dickinson, on and on. This was a true master, an incredible artist at the top of his game, it is hard to put it into words, I have never seen King before, been waiting 20+ years,  as  I said it was simply stunning, it is impossible to understand the legend until you see him live. That is really all I can say, I'm still stunned at what I witnessed yesterday,always will be. I watched people as they left the Palladium, it was nothing I have seen before, everyrone looked like they just got  hit by a speeding bus, and were smiling about it. King Diamond, thank you for allowing me to see a true artist doing his craft, it was beyond words, but Ill leave  you with the words I heard going out the door, "holy fucking shit". That kind of summed it up.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: baca on October 17, 2014, 06:37:14 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/v/t1.0-9/10686695_275622695980189_3129567083909391455_n.jpg?oh=7c08c9cfdeedab391f8c782d71886edc&oe=54EFC00D&__gda__=1421857489_e3f585a39b4bb270c5dd10292812d7c0)

Let's hit the road!
See you King's fans in San Francisco, LA, Vegas & Dallas (and maybe Austin) .
Let's grab a beer!
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Bub on October 17, 2014, 11:04:27 PM
You guys are fuckng everywhere!

Have fun!   \m/  :king:
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: 4StringsRcooler on October 18, 2014, 08:50:11 AM
Wassup !!

Anyone knows what the heck happend to the stage this year ????????

(https://scontent-b-ams.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/10451737_162863657217747_6963671699987507416_n.jpg?oh=f9ebf41c91850a8a78497e021cbbbc82&oe=54BFE87B)
That's interesting. Maybe it's more adjustable to fit in different sized venues.  I didn't notice during the show.  I was too busy watching King being awesome.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Beelzebub on October 18, 2014, 08:57:43 AM
Great show last night in Montreal! I was really glad to have finally seen King perform many songs from the Conspiracy album! It's my favorite and I hadn't seen his solo band since the Them tour! Eye of the Witch was also a pleasant surprise.
On a side note, even though the tickets mentioned an 8:00pm show, Jess and the Ancient Ones were on around 7:45pm. So if you wanna catch the whole show, get there early!
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: doom666 on October 18, 2014, 09:14:04 AM
WOW ....what an amazing night it was in Montreal ! The crowd was very loud and King seemed to like it very much ! Despite a power cut in a song, the show was flawless.  Very impressed by King's voice and the band ! Best show i have ever seen in my 25 years of gig going. Hail KING !
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Count Jonah on October 19, 2014, 02:23:18 AM
Glad to hear these shows are in top form, but what else would we expect from KD....or MF for that matter?  :king:

Given the size of some of these clubs I am surprised that they are able to fit most of setup on stage from the European shows, even if it looks a little condensed. Now I'm wondering if that is the same railing/stair frame from the Conspiracy/In The Shadows tour and where King stores all this stuff when not in use?
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: MF-DieHard on October 19, 2014, 04:07:54 PM
...and where King stores all this stuff when not in use?

Probably in some abandoned church in Southern France ;)

 :)
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: zeus on October 20, 2014, 03:49:08 PM
The show was freaking awesome, the only complain is that they run out of sizes of shirts for the past couple of shows and couldn't pick anything my size(xl)
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Davidk on October 20, 2014, 07:37:42 PM
The show was freaking awesome, the only complain is that they run out of sizes of shirts for the past couple of shows and couldn't pick anything my size(xl)

 yeh seems they sold a ton more merch than Expected , i could only get one shirt is Large that i wanted in worcester , the rest were all sold out ........... I hope they can get more merch out on the Road , kinda cool they are selling so much  & i hope to see the stuff Online so we can all get some maybe after the tour ................ VERY happy all things on this tour are selling so well be it Tix or merch , good to hear  \m/
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: MF-DieHard on October 21, 2014, 12:01:27 AM
Mercyful webstores are sold out too... not all of the t-shirts but many of them at many sizes... The Europe store provides MF baseball-Cap and Army-Cap, can't buy that in US :(
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: ElektroDragon on October 21, 2014, 05:28:50 PM
Got a sneak peek at the setlist which seems to be static.  Would have loved a song from "House of God" on there, like "Trees Have Eyes", "Follow the Wolf", or "Help!!" in place of maybe one of the MF covers or GMYSP songs, but other than that, looks killer!  Can't wait for the Seattle show.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Painkiller on October 21, 2014, 10:28:48 PM
There are never enough Mercyful Fate covers.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: MF-DieHard on October 21, 2014, 11:45:59 PM
There are never enough Mercyful Fate covers.
\m/

I would sacrifice :

Never Ending Hill
The Puppet Master
Shapes Of Black

more songs from ''The graveyard'' ''Conspiracy''  ''Abigail'' or ''The Eye''

or of course one more MF cover :)
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Hammer on October 22, 2014, 01:03:13 AM
^ For me those three are among the highlights of the current set-list as they are rarely played live than the older classics. I would sacrifice some of the old KD classics if we could get some more rare stuff from the records of the nineties. What comes to Mercyful Fate I would love to hear some gems from way too underrated Dead Again or Doomed by the Living Dead and/or Is That You, Melissa?. :icon_wink:

I'm happy of the set-list they are playing right now. The band is on top form and the show is killer theatrically. I loved the three shows I've seen in Europe lately (the comeback show at Sweden Rock and both shows played in Finland) and for me the most important thing, like I said, is that the band is on top-form like it is right now. King's vocals are phenomenal. So, let's not whine about the set-list. It's almost impossible to make a set that would be everyone's favourite as most of the songs King Diamond band (or Mercyful Fate) have done are perfect or brilliant.

By the way, nowadays my favourite King Diamond song is This Place is Terrible. It would be like a dream come true to hear that one live some day.

In addition: The Puppet Master and Give Me Your Soul...Please are among the very best work King Diamond band have released, that's why I would love to hear even more stuff from those two amazing records.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Count Jonah on October 22, 2014, 05:48:12 AM
Not whining, but some realistic rotations would be nice. For example I don't know why they ditched "Magic" in favor of "Puppet Master" which they have done on both previous USA tours. Most people here I believe would agree that there are way better songs to represent that album than the title track. And what happened to "Dreams"? I was looking forward to hearing that live over here, but is it going to be Europe only? Still looking forward to the Vegas show!  :king:
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Hammer on October 22, 2014, 07:24:08 AM
Not whining, but some realistic rotations would be nice. For example I don't know why they ditched "Magic" in favor of "Puppet Master" which they have done on both previous USA tours. Most people here I believe would agree that there are way better songs to represent that album than the title track. And what happened to "Dreams"? I was looking forward to hearing that live over here, but is it going to be Europe only? Still looking forward to the Vegas show!  :king:
I do agree. Blood to Walk, Magic and Darkness would be my choices from The Puppet Master album. The title track is great, but hey, I could name four or five better songs from that album. In addition to what I named before The Ritual, Emerencia, Midnight (haunting intro) and Blues Eyes are in my opinion as good as the title track. The whole album is so awesome that I would love to hear any song from the album. No More Me would be theatrically outstanding, So Sad was very emotional and cool on 2006 European tour and the two last tracks of the album would rock as well.

I was very fortunate to hear Dreams twice (2012 and 2013) in Sweden and in Finland, but the last time the band played in Finland a couple of months ago Dreams wasn't a part of the set anymore. It was the case in most of the latest European gigs. As a part of a medley it would have been only 1 minute of the song, so, it's not a big deal in the end but I understand your frustration. 2012-2013 they played the whole song and it was one of the highlights like the theatrical Up from the Grave and Voodoo. However, even the set-list has changed, the show is at least as theatrical as when those mentioned where part of it. Now there's Cremation, which is possibly theatrically the most fascinating part of the set. The medley is theatrically great as well and a cool bonus, but to be honest, I'm not that fond of the idea of medleys. It's much more amusing to hear whole song than just minute or two of it. 

The main point is, however, that it's an amazing set and the band is in top-form. They sound better than ever! You won't be disappointed. The last time I saw the band I was a bit surprised how perfect was King's live singing. It has always been exceptional and outstanding, but this year the live vocals were mostly better than ever before.
\m/
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: bolivarmaxi on October 22, 2014, 07:45:51 AM
I agree with you, I love to hear Magic Emerencia or Ritual from the PM and from the GMYP the Mirrror Mirror The Girl in the bloody Dress plus Loa House, Salem Life After Death, Heads on the Wall and from the Other Side
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Hammer on October 22, 2014, 07:52:56 AM
Yeah, yeah, the more rare yet great songs would be very much appreciated add to forthcoming set-lists. I would like to hear almost any songs from House of God, The Graveyard and Voodoo and of course anything from the two newest albums. The not-so-often played songs are always worth waiting for when I go to see King Diamond live. I love the classics, but some of them could be replaced at times just to get some more rare and fresh KD/MF stuff to set-lists. Well, if the new album is coming the next year, we are going to get some fresh and new King Diamond songs to be played live. Hopefully they are going to play at least three or four new songs then.

As a supporter of Chicago Blackhawks I'm curious to know how great was the yesterday's show in Chicago? :diabo_do_msn:

P.S. The touring schedule looks very demanding. I wonder how hard it is for King to deliver such amazing vocal performances almost each and every night? There were four shows on the trot lately without a day-off. Wow.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Invisible Boy on October 22, 2014, 09:15:12 AM

As a supporter of Chicago Blackhawks I'm curious to know how great was the yesterday's show in Chicago? :diabo_do_msn:




It was awesome, although the Blackhawks having a home game that evening made for long and slow drive to the gig!!  It was at one of my favorite venues, and it was amazing how they were able to fit the full production onto the stage.  Although considering the show sold out in a matter of days, it probably should have been booked or moved to a larger venue.  I have been to the venue probably 20 times in my life, and I have never seen the venue that packed.  You can argue about which songs you would like to hear, so I will leave the setlist alone, but the performances were top notch, and the crowd was extremely into the show. 

The second best show I have seen at that venue.  The best show I have ever seen there was Mercyful Fate in 1995. 
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: krisjay on October 22, 2014, 01:47:36 PM
With a theatrical show like King Diamond, hell, even Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, etc, it is kind of a given that the setlist will be static. This aint the Dave Matthews Band who just wing it night to night, or the Grateful Dead. The show has to be taken as a whole, and let me tell you, this show, this tour is amazing. Of course we all want to hear those obscure tracks that we call our own, sometimes it isn't in the cards. Let's just remember where we were 5 years ago or so, did you ever think you would see King Diamond doing a full on US tour? So, yes, it's great to hear your personal favorite tracks played at a show, but come on, complaining about a track like The Puppet Master being played, nah, it was one of many highlights of the show. The great thing is, we can assume we will get 3 more albums and dare I say at least 3 more US tours. I'll take any setlist they play, and be one happy motherfucker. Hail King Diamond!!
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: BellwitchMF on October 22, 2014, 07:15:39 PM
With a theatrical show like King Diamond, hell, even Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, etc, it is kind of a given that the setlist will be static. This aint the Dave Matthews Band who just wing it night to night, or the Grateful Dead. The show has to be taken as a whole, and let me tell you, this show, this tour is amazing. Of course we all want to hear those obscure tracks that we call our own, sometimes it isn't in the cards. Let's just remember where we were 5 years ago or so, did you ever think you would see King Diamond doing a full on US tour? So, yes, it's great to hear your personal favorite tracks played at a show, but come on, complaining about a track like The Puppet Master being played, nah, it was one of many highlights of the show. The great thing is, we can assume we will get 3 more albums and dare I say at least 3 more US tours. I'll take any setlist they play, and be one happy motherfucker. Hail King Diamond!!


well said my man!!! looking forward to my upcoming KING DIAMOND SHOW THIS COMING HALLOWEEN  :king: 9 DAYS AWAY
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Davidk on October 22, 2014, 08:50:57 PM
With a theatrical show like King Diamond, hell, even Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, etc, it is kind of a given that the setlist will be static. This aint the Dave Matthews Band who just wing it night to night, or the Grateful Dead. The show has to be taken as a whole, and let me tell you, this show, this tour is amazing. Of course we all want to hear those obscure tracks that we call our own, sometimes it isn't in the cards. Let's just remember where we were 5 years ago or so, did you ever think you would see King Diamond doing a full on US tour? So, yes, it's great to hear your personal favorite tracks played at a show, but come on, complaining about a track like The Puppet Master being played, nah, it was one of many highlights of the show. The great thing is, we can assume we will get 3 more albums and dare I say at least 3 more US tours. I'll take any setlist they play, and be one happy motherfucker. Hail King Diamond!!

 I would agree with ALL of this  :)
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Hammer on October 22, 2014, 10:21:57 PM


It was awesome, although the Blackhawks having a home game that evening made for long and slow drive to the gig!!  It was at one of my favorite venues, and it was amazing how they were able to fit the full production onto the stage.  Although considering the show sold out in a matter of days, it probably should have been booked or moved to a larger venue.  I have been to the venue probably 20 times in my life, and I have never seen the venue that packed.  You can argue about which songs you would like to hear, so I will leave the setlist alone, but the performances were top notch, and the crowd was extremely into the show. 

The second best show I have seen at that venue.  The best show I have ever seen there was Mercyful Fate in 1995.
It's great to hear the show was a killer one, though I never had a single doubt about that. I can imagine how slow that drive was because of that Blackhawks game but cool that you still made it through the traffic. For what you said about the packed venue it reminds me of the huge pressure what was in the Finnish gig lately. I could hardly even breathe at the front row but it was still hundred percent worth it to be there with the die-hard KD maniacs. :icon_twisted:

Wow, you have seen Mercyful Fate in Chicago 1995. That must have been magical. Was Snowy Shaw at drums?

With a theatrical show like King Diamond, hell, even Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, etc, it is kind of a given that the setlist will be static. This aint the Dave Matthews Band who just wing it night to night, or the Grateful Dead. The show has to be taken as a whole, and let me tell you, this show, this tour is amazing. Of course we all want to hear those obscure tracks that we call our own, sometimes it isn't in the cards. Let's just remember where we were 5 years ago or so, did you ever think you would see King Diamond doing a full on US tour? So, yes, it's great to hear your personal favorite tracks played at a show, but come on, complaining about a track like The Puppet Master being played, nah, it was one of many highlights of the show. The great thing is, we can assume we will get 3 more albums and dare I say at least 3 more US tours. I'll take any setlist they play, and be one happy motherfucker. Hail King Diamond!!

Mostly, I couldn't agree more on what you said. King Diamond show should be seen as a theatrical entirety. I want to make sure, I'm not whining about the set list, I'm just saying I wouldn't mind if they would change it a little. I couldn't imagine that King Diamond would play Up from the Grave and Dreams and still they played both tracks in Europe 2012 and 2013. Also Shapes of Black was a pleasant surprise, like the one's they are now playing during the medley thing. That's why you can't say it's not possible to hear that kind of surprise selections in the future.

For me The Puppet Master was one of the highlights this time, it's a perfect song, but as I think The Puppet Master is one of the best albums in the history of music I would love to hear anything from that suberb album. That was the case. Mostly I'm wondering why the upcoming Best of album is containing the title track and Blue Eyes from The Puppet Master as Magic and Blood to Walk, for example, are more like the best of stylish catchy tunes for beginners.

I'm hundred percent delighted of the current situation. I have seen the King Diamond band three times since they played the great comeback gig at Sweden Rock. That's why I would love to see some slight variety in set-list the next time but I'm sure it will be a bit different as they are playing the new songs from the upcoming album. I can quarantee, I'm excited about every set list they are playing live and I'm always at front row when they play in Finland. And if I do have some extra money I would love to travel abroad to see the band like I did when they played in Sweden Rock in 2012.

Hey, I give the King Diamond band a huge respect and credit for doing those European small-tours they did and for doing this US tour with a very demanding schedule. They are top-notch musicians and the best band in the whole fucking world. King Diamond himself is a true hero for me, after his amazing comeback and all that very heavy period he has gone through, I respect and admire him even more as a musician and as a strong and clever human-being. Cheers!
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Hammer on October 22, 2014, 10:31:38 PM

well said my man!!! looking forward to my upcoming KING DIAMOND SHOW THIS COMING HALLOWEEN  :king: 9 DAYS AWAY
What could be a better way to celebrate Halloween than to see King Diamond playing live? That's awesome, my friend. I'm happy for you. :)
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Livia Zita on October 22, 2014, 11:41:28 PM
P.S. The touring schedule looks very demanding. I wonder how hard it is for King to deliver such amazing vocal performances almost each and every night? There were four shows on the trot lately without a day-off. Wow.

The toughest part has been the fact that both King and I caught a bad cold (I even had a nasty fever, yay) in New York, and are just now getting over it.

All the shows have been an amazing experience to do (regardless of colds), we are all having a blast. :)

I love reading all the reviews fans post, it's a huge boost to see all the fantastic feedback :)
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Invisible Boy on October 22, 2014, 11:43:57 PM
It's great to hear the show was a killer one, though I never had a single doubt about that. I can imagine how slow that drive was because of that Blackhawks game but cool that you still made it through the traffic. For what you said about the packed venue it reminds me of the huge pressure what was in the Finnish gig lately. I could hardly even breathe at the front row but it was still hundred percent worth it to be there with the die-hard KD maniacs. :icon_twisted:

Wow, you have seen Mercyful Fate in Chicago 1995. That must have been magical. Was Snowy Shaw at drums?
 


I had a hard time getting to the front because it is so packed, but since I am about 2m tall, I just stood dead center, right in front of the soundboard, so I had a great view and great sound as well.  I was able to get two shirts from the merchandise booth, with little wait, because they had two merch booths at the venue. 

I am pretty sure the Mercyful Fate show there in 1995 had Bjarne T. Holm on drums.  The show was so awesome though, there was something about that show where you could tell that the whole band, especially King, Hank, and Denner, were in a zone, and they knew nobody in the world would be able to top them that night.  I saw the reunited Lights Out UFO lineup there a few months later and it was an amazing show, but it couldn't hold a candle to that Fate show.  I was just losing my mind at how awesome they were that night, the performances by the individual band members and the awesome chemistry between the band members was one of a kind, and I knew then I was seeing something very very special.  Of the hundreds of concerts I have been to, that Mercyful Fate show is still easily in my top five shows of all time.  To top it off, at that 95 show, I happened to be right next to Smashing Pumpkins guitarist/vocalist Billy Corgan the whole show.  This was the height of the Smashing Pumpkins popularity and he was just there, enjoying the gig, pumping his fists, and singing along to all the songs, just like everybody else in the crowd!  He even passed me his joint and I took a couple hits from it. 

Everything about both the KD show in 2014 and the MF show in 1995 were great, but the 1995 show was such a special show for me.  The Blackhawks won 4-0 on Tuesday, too!!  A great way to complement the King Diamond show!!

Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Hammer on October 23, 2014, 12:05:19 AM
^ If you are 2m tall, then you don't have to be at front to see the whole show properly. :yeah!: Thanks for the great stories. Sounds awesome. Bjarne T. Holm is a very good drummer as well. And yeah, it's always great to see Blackhawks are playing well.


The toughest part has been the fact that both King and I caught a bad cold (I even had a nasty fever, yay) in New York, and are just now getting over it.

All the shows have been an amazing experience to do (regardless of colds), we are all having a blast. :)

I love reading all the reviews fans post, it's a huge boost to see all the fantastic feedback :)
I wonder if the singing that often somewhat exposes to get cold more easier? Singing top-notch vocals and doing theatrical performances at the same time are compared like doing sports I guess? I have been doing a lot of sports recently, maybe too much, and I have had somewhat same problems but I'm feeling fine right now. It's a pity you have had that fever and it's unlucky that you both had caught a cold, but it's very cool to hear you are getting over the problems. You're both true heroes for me. I always have a plenty of respect if one is showing warrior attitude that leads through the difficult times.

Like I have said many times before I love the interaction between fans and the band. This forum rocks! What I have seen from the Youtube, you have been doing more than a great job on the US tour, and that makes me happy. It's the best possible gift for Halloween (and this period in general) to see and hear how King Diamond is still top of the game both musically and theatrically. Still having great memories of those three amazing concerts I have seen during the last couple of years in Finland and Sweden. Can't get enough. Would be cool to see the band indoors the next time when you are coming to Finland.
Keep Up the Good Work!!! \m/
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Invisible Boy on October 23, 2014, 12:14:37 AM
^ If you are 2m tall, then you don't have to be at front to see the whole show properly. :yeah!: Thanks for the great stories. Sounds awesome. Bjarne T. Holm is an awesome drummer as well. And yeah, it's always great to see Blackhawks are playing well.

You know we've shared a few beers before, right???
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Hammer on October 23, 2014, 12:20:47 AM
You know we've shared a few beers before, right???
Damn, I hardly realized it was you, my friend. Thanks for reminding me. I'm glad you enjoyed the show. We should share a few beers more some day if possible. :ernaehrung004: \m/ Well, I'm doing my thesis at the moment. It's quite demanding job to do, that's why I might be away with the fairies at times. :gah:
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: aaronmb on October 23, 2014, 01:59:21 AM
Was at the STL show last night and it's actually my first concert. I met a guy I work with that's into metal(and both of us nearly shit our pants when we heard he was coming here). All I can say is, wow. I never thought Id actually see King in concert and it was amazing. Going to Amon Amarth next week.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: ZachAttack on October 23, 2014, 06:15:43 AM
Something weird went on at the Chicago show....there were 2 merch booths, one as soon as you walk in and another inside by the soundboard. I went up to the first one because I didn't even know about the 2nd one yet, and I bought the scarf, which was marked $35. Then I went inside and saw the 2nd merch booth and the scarf was only $30! Several other people noticed this too because it seemed like everyone wanted a scarf, and I heard people saying things like "what the hell, you mean we paid 5 extra dollars for no reason?"


Other than that the Chicago show was awesome. Now that I've seen a full stage show, I wonder how he ever toured without one before (like I said before, when I saw him in 2003, the stage was so small no one could even move and there were about 200 people or less there). There was a LOT more theatrical stuff going on too besides just the cool stage. I didn't even know the pentagram was going to raise up during the beginning, when it slowly raised up into place while the intro to The Candle played and the two huge upside-down crosses were lit up it was the coolest thing I've ever seen! It is like what we always dreamed a King Diamond show would be like if he were able to use a full stage

I don't want to give any spoilers away but there was this awesome trick King does with a wine glass with Matt, which seems kind of simple, but I thought it was the coolest part of the show!

King's vocals were noticeably better than ever before. There were some points where I  think he actually sang in a higher octave than the original recording! Its hard to explain, but his voice had more clarity to it. If you listen to Deadly Lullabyes and then heard him now, you would realize what I mean. The setlist was awesome , it had a lot of stuff from Consipracy, which I love. I literally shed a single tear when At The Graves kicked in! The new bass player was awesome, he really fits in with the rest of the band and has a lot of energy on stage, you can tell he really wants to be up there.

I had to drive 6 and a half hours there and that far again to get back home, arrive home at 2:30am, then get up and go to work the next day at 6am, and it was worth it!
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: manager on October 23, 2014, 09:27:53 AM
Thanks or pointing this out  . . . .  an obvious mistake. Might have been the Canada $ sign not being removed.
 :kopfpatsch:
I believe the 2nd merch spot was put up due to the large amount of merch we display, and the very very limited space at the Vic.
I'll get on to our merch staff and make sure this doesn't repeat, in the case we should have two sales points in the future.
Ole Bang
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Stubs on October 23, 2014, 03:45:49 PM
I saw the St. Louis show last night and was totally amazed. King is a showman par excellence, and the band played incredibly well. The sound at the Pageant was excellent. I was awed by King's performance in particular; his voice has never sounded this good, even (I dare say) on the original studio recordings.

As for anyone who might have some issues with the setlist, let me merely point out that this isn't just a typical "metal concert" where the songs might be interchangeable or easily substituted. It has been meticulously rehearsed, almost to the point of apparent serendipity! Moreover, King Diamond has carefully selected the songs for thematic content and even lyrical content (you'll understand my meaning here when you hear the first line he sings on stage, as well as the last). There was a great deal of thought and preparation put into this, and I assure you that you will not be dissatisfied with the song choices afterward. I wish I could list some of my favorite moments here, but I refuse to spoil the experience for anyone. What you're about to see (and some of you have already seen) is much closer to a musical (or maybe even a magic show) than a run-of-the-mill gig where you'd be tempted to call out requests for your favorite songs to be substituted into the act.

I envy those of you who haven't seen it yet; you are in for a truly spectacular event. This was the best show I've ever seen, and I can say that without exaggeration. To all of the members of the band, and especially King himself, my hat is off. Unbelievable.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: HELMM on October 23, 2014, 04:40:02 PM
The last time I saw King was at The Station in Providence, RI. Great show. Shadows Fall was the opener. Ended up chilling out with them and watching the K.D. set. It's awesome to see the band on stage and so spot on after all the setbacks. It will be my wife's first time seeing him - my 9th. I do business in Colorado now and it's going to be crazy to see him in the Midwest as I'm an old school East Coast metalhead. We'll be holding it down in the front row at the Paramount Theater in Denver tomorrow night. Hope to get a pick!

Jess and the Ancient Ones should be super cool to see as well.

Good Luck to the King Diamond camp for the remainder of the tour.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Satans KINGdom on October 23, 2014, 05:30:31 PM
I love reading all the reviews fans post, it's a huge boost to see all the fantastic feedback :)

I can't wait to read the reviews. I am trying to be as surprised as possible with the show, so I have not watched any videos posted, read any setlists, and refuse to read a review till Wednesday.
Glad to hear you two are getting well and feeling better. Always sucks getting sick, I just got over a nasty one myself. Took three weeks before I could hear normally again.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: jgk1971 on October 23, 2014, 08:23:36 PM
EDIT: babysitter aquired, Denver here I come!
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: DirtbikeDave917 on October 23, 2014, 09:40:48 PM
Last night was fuckin awesome! When King says he's better than ever....he's right! Sounded amazing!  \m/
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Satans KINGdom on October 23, 2014, 10:12:56 PM
Heh! Boss told me today that I had to work Tuesday because he made some lame appointment he could have made any other day. Told him to change it cuz I won't be there. Couldn't believe he actually thought I would work and show up late to this concert. Told him I would quit first before I missed this show, and I think he finaly believes me. I also said I would have to decapitate his ass if he tried to make me work, pretty sure he got the point now.  :king:
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Hammer on October 23, 2014, 11:48:44 PM
Heh! Boss told me today that I had to work Tuesday because he made some lame appointment he could have made any other day. Told him to change it cuz I won't be there. Couldn't believe he actually thought I would work and show up late to this concert. Told him I would quit first before I missed this show, and I think he finaly believes me. I also said I would have to decapitate his ass if he tried to make me work, pretty sure he got the point now.  :king:
That's the attitude I do respect. When I was in the Finnish Army 2006 I was planning how to escape from the Army just to see King Diamond band once. Fortunately I got validly three day holiday from there and I didn't have to use my plan of escape. :gah: Well, I saw King Diamond band twice during my holiday then. It was pure magic.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Davidk on October 24, 2014, 12:43:38 AM
The last time I saw King was at The Station in Providence, RI. Great show. Shadows Fall was the opener. Ended up chilling out with them and watching the K.D. set. It's awesome to see the band on stage and so spot on after all the setbacks. It will be my wife's first time seeing him - my 9th. I do business in Colorado now and it's going to be crazy to see him in the Midwest as I'm an old school East Coast metalhead. We'll be holding it down in the front row at the Paramount Theater in Denver tomorrow night. Hope to get a pick!

Jess and the Ancient Ones should be super cool to see as well.

Good Luck to the King Diamond camp for the remainder of the tour.

 I was at that station show ..... amazing how big the shows are compared to back then ...
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: jgk1971 on October 24, 2014, 11:59:01 PM
The Denver show was un-be-freaking-leavable.  King did not miss a single note.  I don't know how he does it.

I am so glad King is still with us, and I'm glad that he decided to go out on tour!

After the show, I walked out of the wrong exit and almost ran smack-dab into the van that was wisking King and Livia away.  The road manager dude was kind enough to pass my beat-up copy of Abigail to King.

Pure.  Dumb.  Luck.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/t31.0-8/10608675_718194048264080_5964894121171119079_o.jpg)
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: HELMM on October 25, 2014, 01:29:18 AM
Talk about luck! That's awesome!
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Hammer on October 25, 2014, 01:35:21 AM
The Denver show was un-be-freaking-leavable.  King did not miss a single note.  I don't know how he does it.

I am so glad King is still with us, and I'm glad that he decided to go out on tour!

After the show, I walked out of the wrong exit and almost ran smack-dab into the van that was wisking King and Livia away.  The road manager dude was kind enough to pass my beat-up copy of Abigail to King.

Pure.  Dumb.  Luck.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/t31.0-8/10608675_718194048264080_5964894121171119079_o.jpg)
Sounds freaking awesome! Cool story. \m/
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: HELMM on October 25, 2014, 01:49:29 AM
Awesome! The band was kick ass! What a show!
(http://i.imgur.com/cXVNdiu.jpg)
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Hammer on October 25, 2014, 02:01:21 AM
^ Awesome. How did you get that cool guitar pic? :)
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: HELMM on October 25, 2014, 02:15:59 AM
Front row in Denver! Had Mike Wead's pick too, but felt bad and gave it to another fan. Such a kick ass show! Have footage of Andy LaRocque throwing the pick out that my wife caught. Epic!
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Count Jonah on October 25, 2014, 02:36:38 AM
That sounds so epic! What made you feel so bad to give up the pick? Anyways that was very cool of you. Glad you and the Mrs. had a great time.  :king:
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: HELMM on October 25, 2014, 11:35:51 AM
We had such an awesome time, I was on cloud 9. I would of felt greedy bringing home two picks. It was a tough decision, Mike Wead's kick ass pick was white with a red logo. The guy I gave it to was a diehard fan, he was decked out in full makeup. He was very appreciative.

Can't wait for King Diamond's new albums and tours.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: cattledog on October 25, 2014, 02:19:23 PM
since the Toronto   show I cant listen to anything but king diamond, I listend to the song possession at least  666 times in a row I cant stop  I am possesed
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: entangledinchaos on October 26, 2014, 04:29:28 AM

I had a hard time getting to the front because it is so packed, but since I am about 2m tall, I just stood dead center, right in front of the soundboard, so I had a great view and great sound as well.  I was able to get two shirts from the merchandise booth, with little wait, because they had two merch booths at the venue. 

I am pretty sure the Mercyful Fate show there in 1995 had Bjarne T. Holm on drums.  The show was so awesome though, there was something about that show where you could tell that the whole band, especially King, Hank, and Denner, were in a zone, and they knew nobody in the world would be able to top them that night.  I saw the reunited Lights Out UFO lineup there a few months later and it was an amazing show, but it couldn't hold a candle to that Fate show.  I was just losing my mind at how awesome they were that night, the performances by the individual band members and the awesome chemistry between the band members was one of a kind, and I knew then I was seeing something very very special.  Of the hundreds of concerts I have been to, that Mercyful Fate show is still easily in my top five shows of all time.  To top it off, at that 95 show, I happened to be right next to Smashing Pumpkins guitarist/vocalist Billy Corgan the whole show.  This was the height of the Smashing Pumpkins popularity and he was just there, enjoying the gig, pumping his fists, and singing along to all the songs, just like everybody else in the crowd!  He even passed me his joint and I took a couple hits from it. 

Everything about both the KD show in 2014 and the MF show in 1995 were great, but the 1995 show was such a special show for me.  The Blackhawks won 4-0 on Tuesday, too!!  A great way to complement the King Diamond show!!


This is to Invisible Boy.  Dude I was at that show in 95 at the Vic w Mercyful Fate!!!!  That's so crazy cause I felt the same way.  That night was so creepy/vibey/special.  They opened up with the Oath!  Also just caught the King Diamond show there this last Tuesday and it killed!!  Yeah it was Bjarne in 95.  I can't remember who opened for Mercyful Fate in 95.  I also caught Mercyful Fate in 93 in the now demolished but appropriately named Oak Theater with Snowy on drums. :king:
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Hammer on October 26, 2014, 04:51:58 AM
Front row in Denver! Had Mike Weeds pick too, but felt bad and gave it to another fan. Such a kick ass show! Have footage of Andy LaRocque throwing the pick out that my wife caught. Epic!
Amazing! When they were playing The Puppet Master tour in Finland (2006) my wife got Andy's pick and gave that to me as I'm more a die hard fan of the band. I'm eternally grateful. Also I do have Mike Wead's pick that I got from Simon Johansson (awesome metal guitarist who is a great friend of Mike's) :)
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Invisible Boy on October 26, 2014, 01:13:13 PM

This is to Invisible Boy.  Dude I was at that show in 95 at the Vic w Mercyful Fate!!!!  That's so crazy cause I felt the same way.  That night was so creepy/vibey/special.  They opened up with the Oath!  Also just caught the King Diamond show there this last Tuesday and it killed!!  Yeah it was Bjarne in 95.  I can't remember who opened for Mercyful Fate in 95.  I also caught Mercyful Fate in 93 in the now demolished but appropriately named Oak Theater with Snowy on drums. :king:

I am glad you felt the same.  The music was great that night, but it was something else that just made it awesome.  It is really unfair to use that 95 show as a benchmark to compare other shows to because everything about that night was about as perfect as one could want.  Did anybody else here see that tour, or maybe King has some feeling about that tour, or the Chicago show in particular on how the band was during that period. 
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Count Jonah on October 27, 2014, 01:51:04 PM
To the people who have been to the shows on this tour; can you give me average time to when King Diamond's set ends? I'm trying to plan my day around this concert. Also could anyone give me an average time that it would be waiting in line at the merchandise booth AFTER the show? Thanks! 
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Invisible Boy on October 27, 2014, 10:14:19 PM
To the people who have been to the shows on this tour; can you give me average time to when King Diamond's set ends? I'm trying to plan my day around this concert. Also could anyone give me an average time that it would be waiting in line at the merchandise booth AFTER the show? Thanks!

The Chicago show was over around 10:45 PM. The wait for merchandise would be quite short after the show. However, everything might not be available by that time.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Stubs on October 27, 2014, 11:14:39 PM
St. Louis ended a few minutes before 11:00 pm.
I spoke with the merch girls before the show and they told me that often the shirt sizes available were limited by the end. I'll add that I personally noticed after the show that the merch line was extremely long, in contrast to what the previous poster saw in Chicago. I guess that  those who were undecided about taking home a souvenir before the concert had their minds made up for them by the end of it!
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: The Joker on October 28, 2014, 03:45:59 AM
Just a question for american people here.
Does shows in USA always have seats?
You know, like a theater or an opera?

Have people watched King's show seated?
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Maiden Jersey on October 28, 2014, 06:13:27 AM
Just a question for american people here.
Does shows in USA always have seats?
You know, like a theater or an opera?

Have people watched King's show seated?

Every venue here is different so really its a big mix between floor and seated depending on the venue.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: The Joker on October 28, 2014, 06:47:13 AM
Every venue here is different so really its a big mix between floor and seated depending on the venue.
That's so weird.
I can't imagine someone watching a show seated.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Madhatter on October 28, 2014, 07:29:56 AM
Yeah, it depends on the venue. The worcester show was floor but had a balcony with seats and limited seating by the bar. Seats u front on the floor for a metal/rock show is lame imo. This isn't the symphony orchestra here haha... but better than nothing I suppose.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: ZachAttack on October 28, 2014, 07:58:57 AM
Just a question for american people here.
Does shows in USA always have seats?
You know, like a theater or an opera?

Have people watched King's show seated?


Usually only really big theaters and arenas have bult-in seating. Large clubs and smaller theaters (which is what 99% of all metal bands play in the USA) are almost always just big opened areas and there might be a few chairs or bar stools in certain areas. The show in Chicago had a row of seats along a balcony and some smaller balconys next to the stage, but it was filled with people standing up. Even theaters with seating always have a "pit" area in front with no seats. But even with seats, people just stand up the whole time, like they would do at an arena or stadium show, I don't think anyone ever sits the entire time or else they wouldn't be able to see anything. The good thing about seats though is you can sit through the shitty opening acts and won't be so tired when the headliner comes on
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: The Joker on October 28, 2014, 07:59:54 AM
Yeah, it depends on the venue. The worcester show was floor but had a balcony with seats and limited seating by the bar. Seats u front on the floor for a metal/rock show is lame imo. This isn't the symphony orchestra here haha... but better than nothing I suppose.
I guess it doesn't even exist here in Brazil.
I doubt any venue here has seats for rock/metal shows.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: ZachAttack on October 28, 2014, 08:03:39 AM
To the people who have been to the shows on this tour; can you give me average time to when King Diamond's set ends? I'm trying to plan my day around this concert. Also could anyone give me an average time that it would be waiting in line at the merchandise booth AFTER the show? Thanks!

The opening band started at 7:45 and ended at 8:30. King Diamond started at 9:15 and ended at 10:45. The merch booth line was way longer at the end and most of the stuff was gone by that time. The merch booth line before the show was very short. There were only a couple items that were tour-exclusives and not available on his webstore (I think the scarf, longsleeve halloween tour shirt, and shirt with picture of him in the wheelchair from Them), so unless you really want one of those items then I wouldn't worry about it
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Count Jonah on October 28, 2014, 10:46:20 AM
Front row in Denver! Had Mike Weeds pick too

Ha! I just noticed that "typo"!!!  :D
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Azalin on October 28, 2014, 09:52:22 PM
the people that run FunFunFun fest here in Austin have finally posted the schedule, and it doesn't list Jess and the Ancient Ones . I'm wondering if that's a mistake, or if they're not actually playing?

either way, I'm really looking forward to the show......it's been  too long since the last one! \m/
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: TwilightKing on October 28, 2014, 09:58:11 PM
the people that run FunFunFun fest here in Austin have finally posted the schedule, and it doesn't list Jess and the Ancient Ones . I'm wondering if that's a mistake, or if they're not actually playing?

either way, I'm really looking forward to the show......it's been  too long since the last one! \m/
I wish i could come down there and see him again, hanging out with Az of course!  :cool:
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Azalin on October 28, 2014, 10:01:03 PM
I wish i could come down there and see him again, hanging out with Az of course!  :cool:

you're welcome anytime, my friend! Chagosomar is supposed to be here for the show, but if you can break away we can make it a threesome.  :P
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: ElektroDragon on October 28, 2014, 11:50:30 PM
Just got back from the Seattle show and WOOOOW!!!  Perfect form,  I mean everything was album quality! Just perfect.  Thanks for dropping the hint about a brand new album, King!

My only complaint, and this may be due to be almost middle aged, is that it was TOO DAMN LOUD!  At points it was reverbing and distorting.  I only lasted 60 seconds during Sleepless Nights before I had to put in my musician's earplugs. And even then I thought I'd be deaf afterwards.

Why do they have to make concerts so bloody loud?! Still, just amazing stuff, awesome theatrics and magic tricks, everything was top notch.

My favorite songs live were probably At The Graves and Tea.  Just something about the how they sounded live I guess.  I don't think they played the full 8 minute version of At The Graves, but I'll take anything I can get. :)

This was my first KD concert ever, even though I've been a fan for almost 25 years.  :WiNkA:  For ages I thought I'd never see King live, so this was a dream come true!  Looking forward now to doing a complete in order listen to MF and KD catalogs again.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Count Jonah on October 28, 2014, 11:53:23 PM
Sorry about your ears, but I hope KD continues to keep it loud and proud!  \m/

Now say what's this about a new album hint?  :D :king:
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Satans KINGdom on October 29, 2014, 12:06:54 AM
Sorry about your ears, but I hope KD continues to keep it loud and proud!  \m/

Now say what's this about a new album hint?  :D :king:
King was saying "now for something off our new album, even though its an old one now. But we're going to change that soon " or something like that. Deff. A new album hint and I cant wait!

Like dude above said, the show was top notch! The sound and setlist were both incredible and the band was tight as a drum. Don't know what he's talking about being too loud, cuz there is no such thing! 

The crowd went absolutely fucking nuts when they played Evil. Just an amazing show all around! My throat hurts, my neck is sore and my ears feel like they are bleeding, so yeah great fucking show.  \m/
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Satans KINGdom on October 29, 2014, 12:09:20 AM
Oh, and great to meet you Painkiller, glad we were able to run into each other. Hope your having a great time at Satan, wish I didn't have to work in the morning I'd be there also.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: NmE on October 29, 2014, 01:26:00 AM
Just got back from the Seattle show and it was amazing. The band was tight and King's voice was strong. The crowd was awesome. Really a good vibe. It felt like the fans knew they were getting to see something special. Definitely different than the other concerts i've seen recently. Hard to put into words. Can't wait to see him tour with the new albulm [which is hopefully coming out soon].
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Douchebag St John on October 29, 2014, 08:37:41 AM


The crowd went absolutely fucking nuts when they played Evil.

The biggest pops of the night at the Atlanta show were for Evil and Come to the Sabbath. I hope that King sees that and ok's a MF tour, or at least some dates in the US. Ill fly to New York to see them if I have to.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Satans KINGdom on October 29, 2014, 09:17:09 AM
The biggest pops of the night at the Atlanta show were for Evil and Come to the Sabbath. I hope that King sees that and ok's a MF tour, or at least some dates in the US. Ill fly to New York to see them if I have to.
yeah that's the first thing that popped into my head when I saw that last night. It just has to happen, the fans need more Fate!
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Douchebag St John on October 29, 2014, 09:23:32 AM
The roof almost blew of Center Stage when the band hit the first crunches of Evil and the " Goodbye! " was deafening. I still get some chills thinking about how awesome that was. Reminded me of catching Sabbath when they first got back together. The sirens hit for Warpigs and I just stood there asking myself it I was really hearing this....to be fair the entire show on the 11th was like that for me. I had kinda become convinced that I was never going to get to see The King live. Incredibly thankful that I did.  :king:
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: ElektroDragon on October 29, 2014, 09:28:13 AM
The crowd went absolutely fucking nuts when they played Evil. Just an amazing show all around! My throat hurts, my neck is sore and my ears feel like they are bleeding, so yeah great fucking show.  \m/

That's kind of funny... I noticed that too, but the MF songs were the only time I WASN'T going nuts.  What can I say, I'm a bigger KD than MF fan, but I do love me some In The Shadows style MF.

It was a little odd, they'd play something like Eye of the Witch or At The Graves and I'd go absolutely nuts while most people were just mildly headbanging.  Then MF, everyone would go nuts, I'd be the one just mildy banging.  :icon_biggrin:
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: BellwitchMF on October 29, 2014, 10:13:47 AM
I'm gonna try to go wild every damn song but gonna get even extra bat shit crazy on the Mercyful Fate songs this halloween!! I love both bands with all my heart but what can I say I like Mercy little bit more and it's what got me Into King hence my name  \m/ :king:
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: ElektroDragon on October 29, 2014, 10:20:03 AM
Don't know what he's talking about being too loud, cuz there is no such thing! 


Welll... at least 1/3rd of the crowd was wearing earplugs. So, I mean ideally, it would be very loud, but just loud enough so that no one would have to wear earplugs. That's how it was at a Trans Siberian Orchestra concert I went to.  Which was the last "metal" concert I went to.  It's just me though, since I don't typically go to live shows, I just don't have the tolerance built up. Some would say that tolerance is actually hearing loss, but I'm not gonna judge. :)
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: ElektroDragon on October 29, 2014, 10:28:15 AM
I love both bands with all my heart but what can I say I like Mercy little bit more and it's what got me Into King hence my name  \m/ :king:

I like KD a little more than MF and discovered KD first in the Them/Conspiracy era.  There's probably a correlation there.  :diabo_do_msn:
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Satans KINGdom on October 29, 2014, 10:32:33 AM
The roof almost blew of Center Stage when the band hit the first crunches of Evil and the " Goodbye! " was deafening. I still get some chills thinking about how awesome that was. Reminded me of catching Sabbath when they first got back together. The sirens hit for Warpigs and I just stood there asking myself it I was really hearing this....to be fair the entire show on the 11th was like that for me. I had kinda become convinced that I was never going to get to see The King live. Incredibly thankful that I did.  :king:
Yeah I think I blew something last night singing along to that song, I still can't talk right lol My head is still throbbing too, I guess I bounced my brain off the skull once too many times.

ANd I know what you mean about the Sabbath feeling too. I got to see them back on New Years Evil in Phoenix, AZ one of the first reunion shows they did if memory serves, and was just blown away that I was actually watching Sabbath on stage. Last night was the same way, and my wife just couldn't stop laughing when I kept pacing at the house and couldn't wipe this stupid grin off my face all day long. Now it's over, and I'll be counting down the days till the next time.  :king:
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Satans KINGdom on October 29, 2014, 10:34:36 AM
Welll... at least 1/3rd of the crowd was wearing earplugs. So, I mean ideally, it would be very loud, but just loud enough so that no one would have to wear earplugs. That's how it was at a Trans Siberian Orchestra concert I went to.  Which was the last "metal" concert I went to.  It's just me though, since I don't typically go to live shows, I just don't have the tolerance built up. Some would say that tolerance is actually hearing loss, but I'm not gonna judge. :)
Well I am half deaf anyways, born with bad ears from the start, and have abused them heavily with shooting and playing drums way back when, and going to many many concerts, so my tolerance is great lol
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Invisible Boy on October 29, 2014, 01:10:49 PM
The biggest pops of the night at the Atlanta show were for Evil and Come to the Sabbath. I hope that King sees that and ok's a MF tour, or at least some dates in the US. Ill fly to New York to see them if I have to.

A short Mercyful Fate tour in the spring would be great.  Just a handful of dates in the USA would be awesome, and I am sure they would sell great since it has been 15 years since their last tour.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Maiden Jersey on October 29, 2014, 01:24:48 PM
Not that I mind because it's live and everyone is pumped up but holy fucking hell they are flying on those MF tunes, they play Evil like 3x faster haha !   \m/ \m/ \m/ :king:
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Heisenberg on October 29, 2014, 03:39:13 PM
My only complaint, and this may be due to be almost middle aged, is that it was TOO DAMN LOUD!  At points it was reverbing and distorting.  I only lasted 60 seconds during Sleepless Nights before I had to put in my musician's earplugs. And even then I thought I'd be deaf afterwards.

Why do they have to make concerts so bloody loud?!

Well, I'm 50 years old.. and I was at the Seattle concert last night, also.  I was in the very back of the venue, like two rows up from the back wall in the back of the balcony... (this is what you get when your friends can't decide whether they want to go or not) and it was NOT too damn loud up there.  I didn't wear earplugs for the whole show, and I'm usually pretty sensitive to that sort of thing.  And I'd say that have to be that loud so that the people in the back can hear what's going on.  If the volume was any lower, I wouldn't have been able to hear them playing over the sound of the crowd in the back.  I'd say your complaints have a lot more to do with where you were in the venue than anything.

Killer show, though... I saw King Diamond in the same venue back in 1988, and he's still every bit as good live as he was back in those days.  There was one effect they did with the lighting during "The Candle" that I haven't seen in other live videos from this tour... I've watched several videos and they didn't do this in any of them, but they did it in Seattle and it was awesome.

So there's a break that happens at about 4:26 in the studio version of the song... and then at 4:58 all the music stops and it's just King singing the high note... when King sang that note, the only lights that were lit up... all in red... were the upside down crosses on the side of the stage, the pentagram with the goat head on it, and there was red lighting underneath the stage on King Diamond when he sang the note.

Edit:  I found video of it... it happens at 4:58 towards the end of the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9AqlubY-tI

The lighting guys should always do that live because it was totally badass.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Painkiller on October 29, 2014, 04:54:58 PM
Oh, and great to meet you Painkiller, glad we were able to run into each other. Hope your having a great time at Satan, wish I didn't have to work in the morning I'd be there also.
King Diamond really tore shit up!

Satan was literally packed with people inside the venue. I even got to meet Brian Ross, Steve Ramsey, and Graeme English.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Douchebag St John on October 29, 2014, 05:02:44 PM


The lighting guys should always do that live because it was totally badass.

The stage set and the lighting were incredibly bad ass. I do feel bad for the guys that have to tear down that stage every night just to put it back up the next day. That's got to be labor intensive.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Satans KINGdom on October 29, 2014, 05:10:58 PM
The stage set and the lighting were incredibly bad ass. I do feel bad for the guys that have to tear down that stage every night just to put it back up the next day. That's got to be labor intensive.
As an ex-stagehand I can tell you they probably have it down to a science and it probably goes down in tow hours max. I could be wrong, I was mainly in the tradeshow end of it, and didn't do too much with concerts and stuff, but I know if they are good, and I'm sure they are, then everything would go pretty quickly.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Douchebag St John on October 29, 2014, 05:42:35 PM
As an ex-stagehand I can tell you they probably have it down to a science and it probably goes down in tow hours max. I could be wrong, I was mainly in the tradeshow end of it, and didn't do too much with concerts and stuff, but I know if they are good, and I'm sure they are, then everything would go pretty quickly.

Yeah, I could imagine that pros get it done quick. I don't know crap about that end of things honestly.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: crutnut on October 29, 2014, 06:03:29 PM
I'm a few days late but, the Salt Lake City show was amazing! The band and crew were top notch. I took my daughter and a couple friends. My friends are huge King Diamond fans now! (My daughter has been for years) The sound was just incredible. After the show, I heard so many talking about the sound and how tight the musicianship was. What a class act fore sure. I hope the band & crew enjoyed Utah as much as we enjoyed having "Them".
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: luisito on October 30, 2014, 02:06:17 AM
Here's some info for those who are attending the Halloween show on Friday. I called the wiltern for info and this is the schedule the automated system provided.

7:30pm doors
8:15pm-9:10pm Jess and the Ancient Ones
9:45pm-11:15pm King Diamond

The show is sold out. Pit is exclusively reversed for pit ticket holders. There is an after party after the show.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: luisito on October 30, 2014, 02:12:55 AM
Did anyone purchase the tour halloween long sleeve shirt? I was wondering how the fit is. True to size or running on the small/large size?
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Satans KINGdom on October 30, 2014, 09:08:25 AM
Did anyone purchase the tour halloween long sleeve shirt? I was wondering how the fit is. True to size or running on the small/large size?
Ibought one, they seem pretty true to size.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: BellwitchMF on October 30, 2014, 09:22:12 AM
Here's some info for those who are attending the Halloween show on Friday. I called the wiltern for info and this is the schedule the automated system provided.

7:30pm doors
8:15pm-9:10pm Jess and the Ancient Ones
9:45pm-11:15pm King Diamond

The show is sold out. Pit is exclusively reversed for pit ticket holders. There is an after party after the show.

Hmm after party?? Wonder if King will be there ?!  :)
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Douchebag St John on October 30, 2014, 09:47:03 AM
Ibought one, they seem pretty true to size.

I too bought one. I got a 2x because I like for the sleeves on shirts like that to be loose. It's pretty true to size and only shrank slightly once washed ( didn't dry it ).
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Satans KINGdom on October 30, 2014, 10:18:51 AM
I too bought one. I got a 2x because I like for the sleeves on shirts like that to be loose. It's pretty true to size and only shrank slightly once washed ( didn't dry it ).
Yeah me too, but only because I'm a fat fuck lol And last couple times I bought a long sleeve XL they were a bit small and the sleeves were short. This one fits me a little loose, so I hope it shrinks when I wash it, then it will be perfect.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: wildchildelsner on October 30, 2014, 04:06:29 PM
Welp, tomorrow is my chance to see the King! After five long years since I first discovered him, this show is going to be amazing! It's on goddamn Halloween night no less! This show won't just be a dream! \m/. Hope to see some of you Coveners there besides Bellwitch! We gotta get a Coven party going there, haha \m/
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Douchebag St John on October 30, 2014, 04:21:09 PM
Welp, tomorrow is my chance to see the King! After five long years since I first discovered him, this show is going to be amazing! It's on goddamn Halloween night no less! This show won't just be a dream! \m/. Hope to see some of you Coveners there besides Bellwitch! We gotta get a Coven party going there, haha \m/

Enjoy. You're prob the one show thats going to get any changes in the set list. I have to believe he's going to play Halloween.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: BellwitchMF on October 30, 2014, 10:29:23 PM
Welp, tomorrow is my chance to see the King! After five long years since I first discovered him, this show is going to be amazing! It's on goddamn Halloween night no less! This show won't just be a dream! \m/. Hope to see some of you Coveners there besides Bellwitch! We gotta get a Coven party going there, haha \m/

me and Desc will be there brotha! and i think that luista guy too who gave you the pit code!  \m/
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Count Jonah on October 31, 2014, 02:58:58 AM
Hmm after party?? Wonder if King will be there ?!  :)

Ah, please somebody film this!  :icon_twisted:
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: luisito on October 31, 2014, 05:24:52 AM
me and Desc will be there brotha! and i think that luista guy too who gave you the pit code!  \m/

You bet I'll be there! See you guys in the pit! \m/
 
Also thanks guys for the info on the shirt sizing.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: BigMan78 on October 31, 2014, 12:40:29 PM
I discovered King about 8 years ago, shortly after his back injury that axed his last US tour.  After years of waiting I finally got to see him perform last night in SF, and it was everything I could have hoped for.  He and the band sound great.  Out of all the concerts I've been to, they did the best job of replicating their sound from the albums.  And I know all of you have likely seen pictures of the set already, but it is even better in person.  For all of you going tonight and on the rest of the tour, have a blast!

 :king: Happy Halloween  :king:
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: MaliceReverence on November 01, 2014, 12:23:08 AM
I have another question. What is the setlist, does anyone know? I do imagine that King will playing a lot of the classics but i am wanting to know which ones. Please answer.  :cool:
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: BellwitchMF on November 01, 2014, 07:59:23 AM
I have another question. What is the setlist, does anyone know? I do imagine that King will playing a lot of the classics but i am wanting to know which ones. Please answer.  :cool:

Hey malice long time no talk buddy!! Still recovering from the LA show so amazing!! Best show I ever been to in my life!' King sounds phenomal and the band sounds amazing but I'll give full review later. But for the setlist just type in King Diamond setlist and should be first link on Google ???? they open with the candle! Yeah website is called setlist.fm
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: piecemeal on November 01, 2014, 09:06:20 AM
King sounded great despite being sick with food poisoning!  He took a small break and they started late resulting in Black Horsemen being cut (I'm assuming this was the reason).  No problems here though amazing show, better than I ever imagined.  :D
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Livia Zita on November 01, 2014, 10:27:21 AM
Actually, Black Horsemen was cut because King was so sick he couldn't do that long song.
I don't think he let on just how ill he was feeling.
He has severe food poisoning.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: TwilightKing on November 01, 2014, 11:15:36 AM
Actually, Black Horsemen was cut because King was so sick he couldn't do that long song.
I don't think he let on just how ill he was feeling.
He has severe food poisoning.
Hope he recovers soon. He's a tough one, that's for sure. Can't imagine singing with stomach illness. Get well soon, King! (he needs a nice cup of tea)
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: piecemeal on November 01, 2014, 12:25:46 PM
Actually, Black Horsemen was cut because King was so sick he couldn't do that long song.
I don't think he let on just how ill he was feeling.
He has severe food poisoning.

Thanks for clarifying.  Let me just say he did not let on AT ALL and his voice sounded great.  One of the many things about the King that you gotta respect is his dedication and love for the fans.  A living legend and I feel blessed by Satan himself to have been there last night! (and scored the special Halloween shirt they had in size large woo woo)
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: bolivarmaxi on November 01, 2014, 07:12:30 PM
Actually, Black Horsemen was cut because King was so sick he couldn't do that long song.
I don't think he let on just how ill he was feeling.
He has severe food poisoning.

Hope King stay ok
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: wildchildelsner on November 01, 2014, 07:59:46 PM
Actually, Black Horsemen was cut because King was so sick he couldn't do that long song.
I don't think he let on just how ill he was feeling.
He has severe food poisoning.
With the performance he put on last night, I couldn't even tell there was anything wrong with him! Although I did see him holding his stomach quite often during the set, I'm sure singing the way he does, especially with food poisoning, wasn't an easy task. But in the end he tore through that set list like it was nothing! I gotta hand it to King, he was a trooper last night. Not to take anything away from the rest of the band. Everyone was on point last night. Thank you guys for coming out and making that Halloween night the best one ever! Can't wait for the next one! :king:
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Blackest on November 02, 2014, 02:27:46 AM
I can only imagine how hard it could be singing for an hour and a half with stomach pain! Every breath from the diaphragm would be hurting like hell! Though the show was not deleted and was perfect too!
King is truly a hero! :king:
Hope he's feeling better now!
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Livia Zita on November 02, 2014, 02:38:46 AM
Very slowly but yes, he is getting better. I'm doing everything I can to get him to feel good again. It was still tough tonight, but slightly better.
Great crowd at Las Vegas HoB. :)
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: desecrator_of_soul on November 02, 2014, 08:28:48 AM
I've had food poisoning a few times (once it ended up being my appendix almost rupturing- had my wife not demanded an MRI, I would have gone home and probably been dead at the moment). I'd say the most soothing thing for my tormented stomach has been hot ginger root tea (Not store bought, but graded ginger root put in a tea bag- all other ginger ales and whatnot don't compare), it's really potent and relieving.
Just a suggestion, because I've had a myriad of awful stomach problems before that required me to be hospitalized many times, and fresh ginger probably relieved my pains the most.

Anyways, I wanted to express my thanks to the band! Amazing show in LA! The concert was a platter of every emotion one can imagine, all at once! I was so ecstatic I could've happily joined Grandma in that cremation and died happy. Thank you ladies and gents! I appreciate it with all my heart and I hope King feels better soon!
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Livia Zita on November 02, 2014, 10:23:52 AM
Thanks for the tip. King cannot drink ginger tea due to several factors, but I appreciate it :)
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Azalin on November 02, 2014, 10:35:15 AM
Thanks for the tip. King cannot drink ginger tea due to several factors, but I appreciate it :)

well, at least you guys are headed towards home now. Texas awaits your return.  :cool:
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Count Jonah on November 02, 2014, 03:02:20 PM
Very slowly but yes, he is getting better. I'm doing everything I can to get him to feel good again. It was still tough tonight, but slightly better.
Great crowd at Las Vegas HoB. :)
Thanks!  \m/
There were two great bands there as well!  :diabo_do_msn:

I had no idea he was ill judging from King's performance! I'm glad Las Vegas got "Black Horsemen", always the best highlight of the KD set!  :king:
Actually Livia I thought you were out with a cold or something until King introduced you and you came walking out from beneath the balcony I was standing on.  :kopfpatsch:
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: sfhui on November 02, 2014, 06:36:08 PM
does anyone here has a ticket stub from the LA halloween show that they dont wanna keep, please please let me know!
sorry this looks like a spam but I'd kick myself if I dont find one to keep
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: BellwitchMF on November 02, 2014, 07:57:42 PM
this is a late review but i got to see King this Friday for Halloween in Los Angeles! with my buddy Paul(Desc),his wife Bahara,our friend Erik and we met up with Nick(Wildchildelsner), first off want to say a big thank you to Nick for saving us a spot in line and securing me a spot in very front row!!! Jess and the Ancient ones were alright i enjoyed there whole occult like vibe and enjoyed the first half of the setlist alot more than the like surf sounding music second half! i was already very nervous seeing King for first time my fuckin biggest hero,idol and GOD!!! i felt like i might have damn heartattack or faint just from bein so nervous to be in KINGS PRESENCE!! well after Jess and Ancient ones finished there set,it took King almost whole hour or more after schelduled time i was very worried and nervous that after being fan for over 15 years,seeing him first time and  that maybe the show would be canceled...but then all the nervousness went away once KING hit the stage with the song the CANDLE!! i went so fuckin ballistic i could feel my brain sliding around haha i also teared up a bit i  just was so happy!!!!!  :king:  :) anways KING sounded PHENOMAL!!!! amazing!! i couldnt believe how awesome his voice sounded!!! billion out of ten!!!  \m/ \m/ also at very end King came towards edge of stage thanking the audience and i screamed at top of my lungs"HEY KING!!! LOOK! ITS YOU!!" then pointed at my King Diamond Tattoo portrait on my arm and he actually looked at me and my tattoo,and the look he gave me i will never forget for rest of my life! his eyes light up and he pointed at me with both fingers said "that is fucking amazing" then gave me the horns after with  a huge smile.lets just say i was estatic!!! im not just making this up,even WildChildelsner on here saw the whole thing since he was next to me hehe  :D: :D: well thank you so much for making my halloween and birthday weekend best night and weekend ever! also your so fuckin awesome and tough for blazing thru all those songs with severe food poisoning none the less!!! your a LEGEND!!!  :king: also huge thanks to my best friend Paul for making this the best weekend ever and buying me the ticket and him his wife got me new motorcycle googles and a KING DIAMOND CAKE!!! HAIL TO YOU ALL!! hope to see you soon KING  :diabo_do_msn: :diabo_do_msn:  :cool: :cool: also on a side note the band sounded so fuckin good and tight!! and im really really digging the new Bass Player Pontus,he is really fucking good,plays with his fingers and has awesome stage presence!!! best Bass player King has had since Timi Hansen!! hope he stays around!!  :)
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Hammer on November 02, 2014, 08:32:20 PM
^ Thanks for the great review, my friend. I almost felt like I was in the very front row with you guys while reading it. Fantastic stuff. \m/
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Stubs on November 02, 2014, 09:25:16 PM
your so fuckin awesome and tough for blazing thru all those songs with severe food poisoning none the less!!! your a LEGEND!!!  :king:

No doubt. He was just getting over a cold when I saw him... And now food poisoning... However, he continues to suffer through show after show while still performing at the top of his game and hasn't yet cancelled a single one (with only four left to go), refusing to disappoint his fans. What a badass. 

Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Livia Zita on November 02, 2014, 10:11:27 PM
Actually Livia I thought you were out with a cold or something until King introduced you and you came walking out from beneath the balcony I was standing on.  :kopfpatsch:

Hah yes, the stage was too narrow and I had to stand behind the PA and towards the back. Same scenario in Seattle. It happens. :)
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Count Jonah on November 03, 2014, 02:35:40 AM
There's always room in the coffin! Right, Jodi?  :king:  :D

Yes, very narrow! Jess and the Ancient Ones had to play on that narrow strip between the stage's edge and the KD setup and they have a 100 people in their band! Still there was a massive feeling about that place and the concert.  :icon_twisted: \m/
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Maiden Jersey on November 03, 2014, 08:01:57 AM
Soon the tour will be over  :icon_cry: I hope the testing of the waters proved to be a very positive thing because the NYC show was one of the best metal shows I have ever seen. Cant wait for a new album and tour,  the east coast loves you King.  :party82:   :king:
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: TJ on November 03, 2014, 04:17:01 PM
Oh no, awaiting show in Tucson and its cancelled!!! SUPER BUMMED! I know he's sick. Ugh! Got my jacket signed and forgot to get picture with him! Was hoping to rectify that this time!  Feel better and please try and come back!!!  :king: Forever HAIL THE KING! :king:
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Livia Zita on November 03, 2014, 06:01:32 PM
Tucson, Arizona

It is with a broken heart that we have to announce that King Diamond will not perform tonight due to dehydration from food poisoning.
We have tried our absolute best to continue the shows, but today it was necessary to seek doctor's advice, and at 3:48 pm H. Romero PA-C deemed it unsafe for King Diamond to perform tonight.

Again, we are so so incredibly sorry about this, but it would have been a serious health risk to proceed with the show.
We thank you so much for all your support, and hope to someday be able to make up for this!

Stay Heavy.


Also, we really appreciate H. Romero PA-C for running the tests and advising the treatment to get better, and we thank C. Doyle (RT) for her exceptional treatment.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: TwilightKing on November 03, 2014, 06:38:21 PM
Sorry to hear, Livia.

We wish him a speedy recovery! \m/
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Satans KINGdom on November 03, 2014, 06:40:44 PM
Sorry to hear, Livia.

We wish him a speedy recovery! \m/
This! Really bummed for King and the fans, but mostly hope he gets well soon.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Blackest on November 03, 2014, 07:02:08 PM
I'm so sorry too! :icon_sad:
I can't but admire him for all those times he was sick and played anyway and well!
Thank you so much King! Take your time and get well soon! :king:
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Azalin on November 03, 2014, 07:32:03 PM
geez...food poisoning is bad enough when you're at home, but I can't even imagine how awful it must be out on the road. sincere wishes for a speedy recovery, King.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Brian on November 03, 2014, 08:24:05 PM
Truly Devastated !!!   Got the news at just before 5 this evening that the show was cancelled ( Tucson ) I was at my friends house in Maricopa getting primed for the show so about 2/3 the way there . Get well soon King and please come back . Tempe/Phoenix misses you !!!! :king:
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Livia Zita on November 03, 2014, 09:29:12 PM
There is no overstating how bad King feels having to cancel. He loaths to disappoint fans so much, he has proved that time and again.

But he is correct. There is no playing with your health. He was told he cannot perform in Tucson, or risk serious consequences. I think we all agree that his health and well being is much more important than a show.

Edit: as for announcing it "late": we wrote the announcement as soon as we were back in our hotel from the doctor's office. We didn't know what was going to happen earlier.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Davidk on November 04, 2014, 02:54:10 AM
Get better King ..... sorry to hear this .
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: bolivarmaxi on November 04, 2014, 06:59:26 AM
I hope king stay good soon,

I was sick in the same form like king, is awful even when you stay in your home.

Best wishes for his speed recovery
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: lightninfeet on November 04, 2014, 07:17:24 AM
Sorry to hear this. :(  But glad it was not his appendix! :D

Get well King! :king:
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Douchebag St John on November 04, 2014, 08:23:46 AM
geez...food poisoning is bad enough when you're at home, but I can't even imagine how awful it must be out on the road.

That was totally my thinking. Bouncing around on a bus must feel simply awful.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Douchebag St John on November 04, 2014, 08:24:44 AM
There is no overstating how bad King feels having to cancel. He loaths to disappoint fans so much, he has proved that time and again.

But he is correct. There is no playing with your health. He was told he cannot perform in Tucson, or risk serious consequences. I think we all agree that his health and well being is much more important than a show.

Edit: as for announcing it "late": we wrote the announcement as soon as we were back in our hotel from the doctor's office. We didn't know what was going to happen earlier.

You can't really schedule health problems. I am sure most reasonable people understand.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Brian on November 04, 2014, 10:13:53 AM
It was very frustrating but at the same time i could only think that King must be really sick to cancel so all i can do now is hope that he will pass through here again in the near future  . Sorry if i came off rude Livia but i honestly am not . Both me and my friend have been planning this show for 3 months and we still didn't get crazy about it , just thought that the California shows were of great importance and king over worked himself with these shows . Just wish i could have had a back door plan to go to Texas but alas i only have so many days a year off and i had to schedule this time off 3 months in advance . Im sure there are alot of other dissapointed fans coming from Mexico as well as the 2 joining states to catch this . Once again , get well soon King as I dont think i can rest complete till i see you once again adorne the stage in my state .  Thanks Livia for the updates and i cant help but be honest that my heart is missing something today . The anticipation was so high . get well soon King ! :king:
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: ZachAttack on November 04, 2014, 11:25:19 AM
That was totally my thinking. Bouncing around on a bus must feel simply awful.

I don't know how he is doing it this tour but King usually doesn't travel in the bus, just the rest of the band.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Livia Zita on November 04, 2014, 11:31:45 AM
I don't know how he is doing it this tour but King usually doesn't travel in the bus, just the rest of the band.

We always travel in the tourbus...

EDIT: now I see your other post. We do *travel* in the bus, but we do not hang out there.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Count Jonah on November 04, 2014, 12:17:41 PM
Ah, I am sorry to hear that King is still not feeling well and had to miss a show. I'm grateful he was able to hold up for Las Vegas. Thank you again King, we all want to see you but we all want you in good health.  :king:

Has it been found what food actually caused the poisoning? Get well soon King.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: ElektroDragon on November 04, 2014, 12:45:54 PM
Are you sure he doesn't have Norovirus?  Those symptoms sound very similar to when I had Norovirus.  I got it from a hotel banquet thing at work.  I was dehydrated, constantly throwing up, and at one point had to call the ambulance.  If that's the case, nothing to do but give it time to go away.  Even the doctor wouldn't see me.  If that's what it is, be careful, its super contagious even to be next to someone, airborne and all that.

That really sucks though, get well soon King!  You really nailed it in Seattle so I feel fortunate to see you before you got sick!

Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: TwilightKing on November 04, 2014, 12:53:52 PM
If he had norovirus, there's an excellent chance the entire band and crew would have gotten it.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Charon666 on November 04, 2014, 12:56:45 PM
How about the Nov. 5 Houston show at House of Blues?  Will King and the band play there?

Get well soon, King!
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Count Jonah on November 04, 2014, 01:04:00 PM
I imagine we will have to wait and see what the doctors say. Hopefully these few days off will help improve the King's condition in time for a good ol' Texas showdown.  :king:
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: DirtbikeDave917 on November 04, 2014, 01:05:56 PM
I wish for him to feel better. The tour is almost done. I hope he makes the finish line.
Stay Healthy  :king:
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Douchebag St John on November 04, 2014, 01:18:48 PM
If he had norovirus, there's an excellent chance the entire band and crew would have gotten it.

Dude, I hope not. A few years ago a couple of hockey teams got hit with it and it was devastating. Out of 23 guys you had 3/4ths barely able to move. Best wishes to the crew. I really hope it was just some bad catering.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: ElektroDragon on November 04, 2014, 02:00:47 PM
Dude, I hope not. A few years ago a couple of hockey teams got hit with it and it was devastating. Out of 23 guys you had 3/4ths barely able to move. Best wishes to the crew. I really hope it was just some bad catering.

Bad catering is what got me noro.  One of the worst experiences of my life, right up there with thinking I was having a heart attack when I didn't and ending up in the ER, or my wife surprise walking out on me and gutting the bank account and apartment while I was at work! Or the time I got jumped and beaten up on a school bus, or the time I passed out from some weird blood infection. But life is good now. :)
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: yamzx1 on November 04, 2014, 03:15:45 PM
I'd give you a hug if I could.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: sethydoo666 on November 04, 2014, 04:54:32 PM
I am truly devastated the tucson show got cancelled  :icon_frown:. It was was really one of the only things in my life that i had been looking for and had kept me going. I know thats pathetic, but i have some serious mental illness that is hard for me to regulate emotion and personal problems that make my life hell.
Ive been a king/mf fan since i was 13 and no other artist has ever been able to compare to what king has done for me. Lyrics like black hill sanitarium or waiting in the dark, or on them "the boy has clearly lost his mind"... all these things i could relate to and it made me feel like i wasnt so crazy after all. Maybe i am. obsessing about a musical artist/band like this, letting it ruin me like it has, its just not right. I just know that if it was ANY other band, i wouldnt be this hurt and upset. I saved every bit of the meager income i have for months just to make the drive from albuquerque NM to see the show.

I tried listening to king on the drive back, and all it did was make me weep. i dont know if ill ever be able to enjoy the music on the same level as i used to be able to. I know i shouldnt let this ruin the listening experience, but unfortunatly it already has. Maybe one day ill get another chance to see the band. Talked to my therapist, and she reminded me that i at least got to see king before (2005 puppet master tour albuquerque) so at least i have slight comfort in that. though i really regret drinking at that show, i was planning on being completly sober and one with the moment this time. If i had the money i would be in texas in a heartbeat. somehow i had this feeling when the tour started when i saw tuscon was near the end of the tour i thought " sure hope king isnt sick by the time he gets here" and what do you know sure enough.

Ill stop bitching now. nobody likes to hear others problems. I just need to fucking accept it.

i know its not your fault king. more like some careless foodhandler who didnt wash his hands before preparing food. i will not hold it against you. Please get better soon. I hope the best for you and your health, your wife the, band and good luck with the rest of the tour.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: TwilightKing on November 04, 2014, 07:44:45 PM
seth, first all, welcome to the coven.

second, if you want, message me about your mental health concerns if you'd like someone to help you get through this.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Count Jonah on November 04, 2014, 08:27:36 PM
Wow, I feel for you Seth, just remember to hang in there, there is always something to look forward to in the world of King Diamond. We all should be grateful that he is still with us after losing a legend like Dio. That said, it's easy to overlook how much a band's music can touch people's lives...even saving them. I know it's an over used bit of advice, but honestly don't dwell on what you don't have, dwell on what you do have. Best of luck to you.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: sethydoo666 on November 04, 2014, 08:54:37 PM
i know. i am grateful that he is here with us. I just blow things out of proportion at times. might not have seen him this tour but i did get to see him once and for that im extremly thankful. Ill always have my cherished cd and record collection to listen to. and maybe another tour will happen ... one that i dont have to drive 8 hours+ for.             
 i tried my best king and i know you did too. shit happens. maybe next time.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Livia Zita on November 04, 2014, 09:23:02 PM
i know. i am grateful that he is here with us. I just blow things out of proportion at times. might not have seen him this tour but i did get to see him once and for that im extremly thankful. Ill always have my cherished cd and record collection to listen to. and maybe another tour will happen ... one that i dont have to drive 8 hours+ for.             
 i tried my best king and i know you did too. shit happens. maybe next time.

Hi Seth,

First of all, let me say thank you for your nice words and for not going off on a huge bashing. I know sometimes it's difficult not to just pour out everythng and be really mad at someone.

Second, let me assure you that cancelling was NOT and easy decision (it never is). King was feeling absolutely horrible about having to decide to cancel. He hates to disappoint fans.
But imagine, he's sitting in the hospital room, they're talking about IV drops and rehydration, and he is concerned and talking about how he is disappointing the fans.

Having to cancel sucks for both sides.

Please do not let this tarnish your view of the band and the music. We will be back.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Malakai Baldvin on November 04, 2014, 10:22:39 PM
Growing up on a Native American reservation, you never have the best life one could hope for, but there are things such as music that can keep you sane enough to keep yourself from pulling that trigger of the loaded shotgun & ending it all. At age 13 I discovered the band King Diamond, which became that light at the end of the tunnel that helped me through many, many dark times in my life. So once I heard he was coming to Arizona, I instantly purchased my ticket & marked the calendar for November 3.
Now, at age 18, I'm leaving for the Army in a couple weeks & I really, really hoped to see one of the greatest bands to come out of the Metal world, but that didn't get to happen.
Driving 6 hours from the Navajo Nation reservation wasn't that bad, until I learned it was all for nothing. I don't think I'll ever again get the chance of experiencing the legendary King Diamond band. My "job" I've picked from the Army is infantry, so with the way events are unfolding within the Middle East, most likely I'll be seeing combat. Nobody can predict the future & I want to live through any fighting I may get in to receive another chance of seeing King Diamond, live.
So just like every person I witnessed come & go from the Rialto Theater Monday night, with anger and/or sadness, I eventually came around & began wishing the best of luck with the next venue's opportunity of him performing successfully.

Good luck on your continuing career of making ass kicking Metal!
I'll always be a faithful fan till my last breath.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: sethydoo666 on November 04, 2014, 10:39:56 PM
Livia thank you for your reply. I have much empathy for King and the last thing id want is add to him worrying about dissapointing fans. I have to practice acceptance and count my blessings. Some people dont even have somthing special as King Diamond in their lives and i feel special to have even experienced his music.
  I understand the situation
 and the perspective ive gained from looking at it from the other side of things makes me feel a bit selfish.This wont tarnish my admiration of the band or the music. Yeah right now im bummed and listening to abigail isnt going to make me feel better but that will pass. Regardless of a cancelled show i will always be a true diamonbanger. I dont think i could stop listening to Mercyful Fate or King Diamond if I tried.

I wish King a speedy recovery and improved health so that he may finish this tour and continue to tour in the future. I hold you to your word that you will be back. cheers and best wishes.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Hammer on November 04, 2014, 11:03:22 PM
Get well soon, King! I just wanted to say you're a true warrior, a great musician and an awesome human being. For me you are the best musician in the whole world.
It's very frustrating to hear the bad news concerning your health but already you have played a long tour that has been a huge success. For most I do admire the most amazing vocal-performances you have delivered, suberb stuff, and I would love to have some good quality stuff from this tour just to remember how great the band sounded.

Take your time to get better and do not worry too much the canceled show(s). Your health is the most important thing. As the live vocals have been beyond awesome, and the whole band have sounded super heavy and great, I can't wait for the next King Diamond album. I'm sure it will be worth the wait.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Stubs on November 05, 2014, 01:31:36 AM
I commiserate with the fans who missed that stop on this tour. But I also can't wait to hear the next album, especially since it will, hopefully, be a harbinger of your return to the States. Rest up and don't worry about loyalty; we'll be here when you're ready. I'd rather see you play your best than anything less. I'd bet most of the people following this thread feel the same way.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Count Jonah on November 05, 2014, 12:18:38 PM
 Malakai, that was a great post. For 18 you have a very mature outlook on things. Good luck with the army, stay safe and stay heavy!  \m/
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: sethydoo666 on November 05, 2014, 04:14:57 PM
Just wondering if there is any leftover merch from the tour will it be available via the webstore? I really had my heart set on that killer longsleeve...
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Livia Zita on November 05, 2014, 05:17:30 PM
Just wondering if there is any leftover merch from the tour will it be available via the webstore? I really had my heart set on that killer longsleeve...

Yes, the leftovers will be put up for sale in the webshop. But only until supplies last, afaik.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Wizzard on November 05, 2014, 08:35:14 PM
Sorry to hear King is ill! I hope he has a speedy recovery!

Is the Dallas show still on or is it cancelled?

I've been a Diamond banger since Fatal Portrait and I've never had the opportunity to see a show. I'm planning to come in from Lubbock for the show.

Get well soon King!
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Davidk on November 05, 2014, 09:07:15 PM
 Thanks to everyone for sharing their stories & welcome to the Board .......sorry some of you had to miss your show , but look to the future of new albums & new tours ......Stay Metal !  \m/
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Wizzard on November 05, 2014, 10:04:02 PM
I just bought a ticket to the Dallas show I hope King is well it's a 325 mile trip one way and I'll be driving back directly after :king:
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Malakai Baldvin on November 05, 2014, 10:05:50 PM
Thanks Count Jonah, I really appreciate that.

Good luck with whatever it may be that you're pursuing at the moment!
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Count Jonah on November 05, 2014, 10:23:45 PM
That would be single women. Haha!  :diabo_do_msn: Keep fighting the good fight and keep the metal faith! Cheers!  :king:
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Livia Zita on November 06, 2014, 12:25:12 AM
The Dallas and Austin shows are still happening, yes.

Malakai, thank you for the nice words! Wishing you all the best and all the luck in your service, and thank you!
I am sure you will see us someday.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Blackest on November 06, 2014, 12:43:53 AM
Hi Livia, didn't you play in Houston either?
How does King feels today?
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: ZachAttack on November 06, 2014, 07:28:05 AM
Yes, the leftovers will be put up for sale in the webshop. But only until supplies last, afaik.

People are already trying to sell the longsleeve halloween shirt on ebay for over $100!
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Livia Zita on November 06, 2014, 08:09:52 AM
Hi Livia, didn't you play in Houston either?
How does King feels today?

Yes, we played in Houston. :)
But as the Houston show was already finished by the time I posted, I didn't include it in my post.

Edit: King feels better, but he's still certainly not a 100%. He's been drinking a LOT of fluids, watered down gatorade and chicken soup. Takes a while to get back to normal after such a severe food poisoning.
It was first time ever that I had to go out to the middle of the stage yesterday and refill his water drinking glasses.
Also, he was so focused on remembering to hydrate throughout the show, that he completely skipped over playing At The Graves, and launched into announcing the medley :D
That really sent the rest of the band scrambling, haha :)
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: ZachAttack on November 06, 2014, 10:12:30 AM
I am truly devastated the tucson show got cancelled  :icon_frown:. It was was really one of the only things in my life that i had been looking for and had kept me going. I know thats pathetic, but i have some serious mental illness that is hard for me to regulate emotion and personal problems that make my life hell.


Its the exact same thing for me. I have severe depression and the show in Chicago was literally the only thing in life I had to look forward too. I was SO nervous that something was going to happen that would cause the show would be cancelled because I don't know what the hell I would have done if it was.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Amidiatus on November 06, 2014, 11:08:13 AM
Get better King! You must know all your fans all over the globe are with You! Even living far from home in a country overtaken by war I keep an eye for everything you do, every show you play.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: bolivarmaxi on November 06, 2014, 11:54:08 AM
Get better King! You must know all your fans all over the globe are with You! Even living far from home in a country overtaken by war I keep an eye for everything you do, every show you play.

Yes, my friend you are right, I hope some day this horrible war ends, best wishes for you from Ecuador :king:
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Count Jonah on November 06, 2014, 11:58:12 AM
Less wars more METAL!  :king:
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Azalin on November 06, 2014, 12:16:44 PM
chicken soup....I don't know what it is exactly, but that stuff has amazing powers of convalescence. I wouldn't have made it this far without it.  :P

Chagosomar and I will be leading the cheers here in Austin when you're here.  \m/
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Wizzard on November 06, 2014, 02:53:49 PM
Thank you for your reply Liv!!!
I'm driving into Dallas now  :king: can't wait!!!
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Blackest on November 06, 2014, 03:51:32 PM
Also, he was so focused on remembering to hydrate throughout the show, that he completely skipped over playing At The Graves, and launched into announcing the medley :D
That really sent the rest of the band scrambling, haha :)
:) It can happen! So this time there was a little change in the set and you played the medley before At The Graves? Or did the band start to play At The Graves despite what King said? (Sorry for silly questions! :icon_smile: )
Anyway it's nice to hear that King is getting better! Thanks for replying! :fingers:
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: sethydoo666 on November 06, 2014, 04:01:19 PM
People are already trying to sell the longsleeve halloween shirt on ebay for over $100!

Yeah thats pretty typical ive noticed in the metal world lately with that sorta thing record flippers and such. I wouldnt mind if it was any of the shirts that had dates were available on the webstore as leftovers but damn, that long sleeve looked amazing imo. Id pay a bit for that shirt but not $100.

Anyway glad that the rest of the dates are happening and that King is healthy enough to perform. I'm dealing with  the cancellation better after a few days, and now I am eagerly awaiting the new album and hopefully a tour associated with that. In the mean time i think ill try to pick up a copy of house of god. I listened to it once way back didnt really care for it too much, but upon recent sample listen it sounded great. So it'll be like a new album for me.

Hope all you diamondbangers in Texas have a great time, wish I could make it! :king:


Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Wizzard on November 06, 2014, 05:10:42 PM
Sitting at the bar having a beer waiting for King go on!!!
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Blackest on November 06, 2014, 05:15:53 PM
Sitting at the bar having a beer waiting for King go on!!!
Cheers! :ernaehrung004: :king:
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Livia Zita on November 06, 2014, 11:56:39 PM
:) It can happen! So this time there was a little change in the set and you played the medley before At The Graves? Or did the band start to play At The Graves despite what King said? (Sorry for silly questions! :icon_smile: )
Anyway it's nice to hear that King is getting better! Thanks for replying! :fingers:

Haha :)

We played the medley, then At The Graves was inserted back into the set at Eye Of The Witch :)
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Blackest on November 07, 2014, 12:57:58 AM
Yeah, I've seen the video on Youtube! I noticed that Grandma went out with the tea tray when the song "Tea" was almost finished! Clearly Jodi didn't expect that and had to wear her costume in a hurry! :D:
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: OzzMan on November 07, 2014, 01:13:17 AM
I just got home about an hour ago from seeing King,  what a great show and King's voice was absolutely fantastic. The show was worth the wait so sad that it is over but I have great memories to dream of.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: krisjay on November 07, 2014, 07:06:54 AM
From what I can tell, the Fun Fun Fun Fest is being webcast, you should be able to stream King Diamond's set, as well as Priest and whoever else you wish.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: bolivarmaxi on November 07, 2014, 07:47:28 AM
From what I can tell, the Fun Fun Fun Fest is being webcast, you should be able to stream King Diamond's set, as well as Priest and whoever else you wish.

Do not hope this, because  the European festivals were in stream and king did not stream,
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Wizzard on November 07, 2014, 12:44:24 PM
The show was incredible last night at the Dallas House of Blues!!!  :king:  :king:
I got back home about 4am CDT and 722 miles!  :disturbed:
I bought the hoody and a tee. I really wanted the long sleeve but that's all the cash I had :kopfpatsch:
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Amidiatus on November 07, 2014, 02:03:39 PM
Yes, my friend you are right, I hope some day this horrible war ends, best wishes for you from Ecuador :king:
Thanks a lot mate. Be safe!
King looks younger and younger from year to year. It only means He made a deal with The Devil himself! Eternal life to The King!
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: HELMM on November 07, 2014, 09:15:42 PM
WOW! One more show to go. I would like to give a big thank you to King Diamond, Livia Zita, Andy LaRocque, Mike Wead, Matt Thompson and Pontus Egberg. GREAT FUCKING TOUR! Jodi you rock! The crew, Bravo! Thanks to Diamond Entertainment and Metal Blade for giving King Diamond the solid ground and promotion they so rightfully deserve. It's been a tough and long road for the
Mercyful Fate and King Diamond legacy. Can't wait for all the new things to come.

King you're an inspiration to us all - you remind me to never give up!

To Jess and the Ancient Ones, you are a very solid metal band and your sound was spot on, I
will definitely catch one of your shows again.

And to the King Diamond fans, it was awesome to see all of you in the masses.

Always Heavy  \m/
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Blackest on November 08, 2014, 03:52:39 PM
So tonight it's the last gig for this tour!
To our favorite band: It was awesome to follow you along this tour, even if just in virtual way!
Can't wait for the next album! I bet it will be another masterpiece!
Hoping to see you soon in Italy, I wish you a safe trip back home!

\m/
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: bolivarmaxi on November 08, 2014, 05:18:22 PM
Thanks a lot mate. Be safe!
King looks younger and younger from year to year. It only means He made a deal with The Devil himself! Eternal life to The King!

That is right my friend he is better than before
i am waiting for the next álbum
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Malakai Baldvin on November 08, 2014, 11:24:56 PM
Thank you, Livia, for replying & also for the luck!

 I'll be sure to introduce my fellow "Battle Buddies" to King Diamond.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: krisjay on November 09, 2014, 06:32:01 PM
This tour put many bands on notice, this is how it's done. King Diamond took back his rightful place as one of, if not the best touring metal bands in the world. I sadly,  only was able to make one show, I won't make that error again, try for at least 3 next tour. It was an honor to watch the master at work, face melting, ass kicking, honor. Now for the new album and another US tour. Keep the momentum going!!!
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Azalin on November 10, 2014, 12:11:20 AM
the Austin show was fantastic. I've seen King five times, and as good as the shows always are, this one was the best yet. as an added bonus, the only traveling I had to do was walk down the hill from the bar where I go nearly every day. this was the first Funfunfun fest I've attended in the event's history, and I'll keep coming every year King plays. thanks for an awesome show!
 \m/
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: BellwitchMF on November 10, 2014, 04:07:53 PM
now that the awesome tour is over,i wonder if King will start writing or finish writing the new album? or maybe be mercy tour hehe  :D
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: sethydoo666 on November 10, 2014, 04:16:48 PM
So Livia, any status if there was any tour merch leftover?
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Wizzard on November 10, 2014, 08:32:20 PM
the Austin show was fantastic. I've seen King five times, and as good as the shows always are, this one was the best yet. as an added bonus, the only traveling I had to do was walk down the hill from the bar where I go nearly every day. this was the first Funfunfun fest I've attended in the event's history, and I'll keep coming every year King plays. thanks for an awesome show!
 \m/

I had been thinking that this tour couldn't have been a better set list/show unless it were longer. I thought I'd getsnough of a KD fix by after the Dallas show I found myself wishing I could've gone to Austin too!!! I didn't find out till about 11pm central that there was a pod cast either!  :(
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Livia Zita on November 10, 2014, 10:23:20 PM
So Livia, any status if there was any tour merch leftover?

We're working on it right now, keep an eye out for announcements on our various sites :)
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Davidk on November 11, 2014, 12:02:32 AM
We're working on it right now, keep an eye out for announcements on our various sites :)

 \m/ \m/ \m/
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: The Joker on November 11, 2014, 02:35:33 AM
We're working on it right now, keep an eye out for announcements on our various sites :)
Please, tell me there is a leftover scarf  :(
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: U-94 on November 11, 2014, 10:44:53 AM
If they're small they'll treat the KD & MF merch like diamonds and control the supply. I swear, KD's merch is the most expensive of any band on the secondary market.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Davidk on November 11, 2014, 11:57:52 AM
Please, tell me there is a leftover scarf  :(

 Yes !! get one of those , i started wearing mine last week as it's getting colder ......Great item & a lot of Comments on it   

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If they're small they'll treat the KD & MF merch like diamonds and control the supply. I swear, KD's merch is the most expensive of any band on the secondary market.

  It was a LOT worse before we finally got the Online store over here ......nice we can get good merch now at Reasonable prices .
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: The Joker on November 12, 2014, 03:25:38 AM
Yes !! get one of those , i started wearing mine last week as it's getting colder ......Great item & a lot of Comments on it   
We are on summer here, with 35-40ºC.
But if I buy one,it will be waiting hanging on my wall until July-2015, when I will be able to use it.  :king:

It was a LOT worse before we finally got the Online store over here ......nice we can get good merch now at Reasonable prices .
the main problem IMO is the shipping price.
You have to buy a lot of things at same time to compensate.
That's why I am waiting to see if the scarf or any other merch will be available before buying the Dreams of Horror CD.
Then I will buy everything together
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: yamzx1 on November 12, 2014, 08:39:13 AM
The Austin show was amazing. Me and my gf flew all the way from NY for fun fun fun and King Diamond as one of the main draws (I converted her into a King fan  :fingers:)

The show was incredible. He sounded even better than he sounded in NYC, and he sounded pretty fucking good there. King at the end took the time to isolate and thank pretty much every section of people was amazing. It's weird as a grown man to be so geeked that one of my favorite musicians acknowledged me but hey. That was a great show, probably the best I've ever seen.

During The Eye of the Witch, King threw the glass of wine backwards toward Matt and Matt hit it mid-air with his drum stick, shattering it. Does that always happen? Either way: that was amazing. Also, honorable mention to the guy who played Dr. Landau during Cremation, he's hysterical. Checking vitals on a charred skeleton. hahahaha.

Oh: I don't know if you post here, but to the bald-headed biker looking dude and the fat drunk mexican guy who very disrespectfully plowed their ways through the entire crowd knocking people over: go fuck yourselves. King Diamond isn't the place for that nonsense. I would have knocked you out if I wasn't so heavily invested in seeing King + afraid of the Texas penal system.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Azalin on November 12, 2014, 12:33:15 PM
The Austin show was amazing. Me and my gf flew all the way from NY for fun fun fun and King Diamond as one of the main draws (I converted her into a King fan  :fingers:)

The show was incredible. He sounded even better than he sounded in NYC, and he sounded pretty fucking good there. King at the end took the time to isolate and thank pretty much every section of people was amazing. It's weird as a grown man to be so geeked that one of my favorite musicians acknowledged me but hey. That was a great show, probably the best I've ever seen.

During The Eye of the Witch, King threw the glass of wine backwards toward Matt and Matt hit it mid-air with his drum stick, shattering it. Does that always happen? Either way: that was amazing. Also, honorable mention to the guy who played Dr. Landau during Cremation, he's hysterical. Checking vitals on a charred skeleton. hahahaha.

Oh: I don't know if you post here, but to the bald-headed biker looking dude and the fat drunk mexican guy who very disrespectfully plowed their ways through the entire crowd knocking people over: go fuck yourselves. King Diamond isn't the place for that nonsense. I would have knocked you out if I wasn't so heavily invested in seeing King + afraid of the Texas penal system.

it was a great show, wasn't it?  :cool:

I've seen King toss that goblet over his shoulder before, but that was the first time I saw Matt just bat the thing aside like that. I laughed out loud....he didn't miss a beat (literally)....he just glanced up, smacked the goblet as it arced toward his face, and kept right on drumming. it was a thing of beauty.  :P

and ditto that about the two goons who plowed through the crowd like that. I was nailed from behind by each of them. the only thing that kept me from hitting the ground face-first was a very patient, very large gentleman in front of me, who I kept getting knocked into.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: bladestone9 on November 13, 2014, 05:22:56 AM
Dallas Show was amazing as well. Very nice people at the House of Blues there. It was my first concert there, last time I seen KING was back home in St. Louis. New home looks like it's gonna rock just as hard. Thank You KING and JESS for a great show. :king: Wizzard was great meeeting you.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Wizzard on November 15, 2014, 09:01:40 PM
Dallas Show was amazing as well. Very nice people at the House of Blues there. It was my first concert there, last time I seen KING was back home in St. Louis. New home looks like it's gonna rock just as hard. Thank You KING and JESS for a great show. :king: Wizzard was great meeeting you.


Yes Dallas was incredible! It was great to meet you and ur wife as well bladestone9!  :king: :king:

I loved ur Anton Levey shirt too where'd you find that one? I couldn't find my Baphomet neclace for the show.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: bladestone9 on November 19, 2014, 07:42:04 AM
Thanks Wizzard. About my Anton Lavey shirt. My wife and I are witches and our coven goes to The Pagan Picnic every year in St. Louis Missouri. First weekend in June. Anyway there was a booth there called Pumpkin and the Cauldron they sell alot of stuff related to all patheons of magic and paganism including Crowley and Necronomicon type stuff. This last year they had ONE literally ONE shirt of Anton, I was not about to leave it there. I bought it quick and decided to wear it to the show in honor of KING. :king: Pumpkin and The Cauldron have a web site I think.
Title: Re: King Diamond North American Tour 2014
Post by: Wizzard on November 20, 2014, 09:10:28 PM
I'm a fan of Anton and his ideals. I think he is widely misunderstood and I can relate.  :Winking_Devil:

That sounds like an interesting event. :cool: I haven't found any like minded people here in Lubbock Texas but I guess I haven't really looked