Setlist Spoilers for King Diamond's Institute North American Tour

Halloween may be over, but the eeriness is lingering on thanks to King Diamond's North American tour.
The Mercyful Fate frontman is celebrating the forthcoming release of his long-awaited 13th studio album, The Institute, with an accompanying 23-date trek, which kicked off November 2 in Dallas and is expected to wrap up December 4 in Phoenix. You can check out the full list of tour dates below.
"Watch out North America, we are coming for you this winter," King Diamond said in a statement.
"I’m very proud to bring two special and amazing guests to you. Their names are Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats, plus Idle Hands. Make an appointment now."
The Institute has a 2020 release date, and will mark the shock rocker's first new music since 2007. He's already teasing one of the album's singles, "Masquerade Of Madness," in his live performances. Watch the live debut at Hellfest Open Air below.
King Diamond, "Masquerade of Madness"
Want to know what else you can expect from his Institute North American tour? Keep reading for some setlist spoilers!
What does he open with?
After tape recordings of Uriah Heep's "The Wizard" and "St. Lucifer's Hospital" and "Funeral," King Diamond officially opens his set with "The Candle" from 1986's Fatal Portrait.
What does he close with?
He usually closes out his main set with "Sleepless Nights" or "The Lake" before playing the encore.
Encore?!
Yep! He's been playing a two-song encore of "Burn" and "Black Horsemen" before leaving fans with a recording of "Something Weird."
What other songs does he play?
He plays Abigail songs "Arrival" and "A Mansion of Darkness," "Them" songs "The Invisible Guests" and "Welcome Home," Fatal Portrait tracks "Halloween" and "The Candle" and others.
How long is the set?
Perhaps in honor of his 13th studio album, King Diamond has been playing 13 songs in total. Coincidence? I think not.
Here's one of his recent setlists:
King Diamond setlist
Is there new stage design?
You know it. Check out some videos of his shows and see the spooky set for yourself:
King Diamond, "The Candle," "Voodoo," "Funeral," "Arrival"
King Diamond, "Welcome Home"
Does he play any covers?
So far, no. But King Diamond usually plays a few Mercyful Fate songs in his solo shows, like "Come to the Sabbath," "Evil," "The Oath" or "Melissa."
How can I get tickets?
You can head to Live Nation or King Diamond's website for tickets and tour info.

King Diamond's Institute tour dates:

11/07 – Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theatre 11/08 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium 11/10 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Tower Theater 11/11 – Baltimore, MD @ The Lyric 11/12 – Montreal, QC @ M-Telus 11/14 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore 11/15 – Cleveland, OH @ The Agora Theatre 11/16 – Louisville, KY @ The Palace Theatre 11/18 – Chicago, IL @ The Riviera 11/19 – Minneapolis, MN @ Palace Theater 11/22 – Denver, CO @ The Fillmore 11/23 – Salt Lake City, UT    @ The Complex 11/25 – Seattle, WA @ The Paramount 11/26 – Portland, OR @ The Schnitzer 11/27 – Vancouver, BC @ The Queen Elizabeth 11/29 – San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield 12/01 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern 12/02 – San Diego, CA @ Magnolia 12/03 – Anaheim, CA @ The Grove Of Anaheim 12/04 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica
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Last updated: 11 Nov 2019, 22:02 Etc/UTC