king diamond tour 2019
King Diamond Tour 2019 : King Diamond is a Danish heavy metal band formed in 1985 which currently consists of King Diamond, Andy LaRocque, Mike Wead, Matt Thompson and Pontus Edberg.
King Diamond, Michael Denner and Timi Hansen were all originally members of another heavy metal band Mercyful Fate yet they decided to leave the project and pursue King Diamond as a full time commitment. Their debut album ‘Fatal Portrait’ was released in 1985 which gained one chart position in Sweden.
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However after this release the band saw continually increasing success on the US Billboard charts with albums including ‘Them’ and ‘Abigail’ selling over 50,000 copies each. The band has been known for its constant line up changes, over fifteen musicians have been part of King Diamond over the years and the two consistent members are vocalist King Diamond and guitarist Andy LaRocque.
By 2001 the band established a core line up of vocalist King Diamond, guitarist Andy LaRocque, guitarist Mike Wead, bassist Hal Patino and drummer Matt Thompson and have continued to tour and record as this outfit. The band is infamous with concept albums and taking their death metal sound to innovative places. Their stage shows often include theatrics and face make up to add to the overall atmosphere of their music. In 2010 the band almost ceased to exist after its namesake and vocalist King Diamond was rushed to the hospital following several serious heart attacks. After undergoing surgery he has made a full recovery and is back performing with the band.