King Diamond is set to return to North America this Fall after a lengthy absence, and as a special treat, the performer is bringing along his full European festival stage set for what is expected to be “the most ambitious and largest productions in North America in the band’s entire history.”
Doctor Landau — the evil sociopath therapist character from several King Diamond concept albums — will appear on stage as part of the act for the band’s North American tour, according to the official King Diamond Facebook page.
For unknown reasons Doctor Landau has just signed a contract with us, to appear on stage with King Diamond throughout the North American tour.
The news, which was posted to Facebook on August 1, 2014, was accompanied by the image here at top of King on stage with his “favorite Doctor Landau” on his current European tour.
Here below, you can watch two different fan-filmed videos of King Diamond’s full performance from July 25, 2014, at Gröna Lund in Stockholm, Sweden, which included special on-stage appearances by several characters from King Diamond albums, including the aforementioned Doctor Landau, as well as Reverend Sammael.
King was recently in the news after he and his long-time bass player Hal Patino parted ways, which sparked a public feud. Pontus Egberg, from the Swedish heavy metal band The Poodles, is currently filling in on bass.
2014 North American Tour Dates
10/11 Atlanta, GA Center Stage
10/13 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore
10/14 New York, NY Best Buy Theatre
10/16 Worcester, MA Palladium
10/17 Montreal, QC Olympia
10/18 Toronto, ON The Sound Academy
10/19 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
10/21 Chicago, IL The Vic Theatre
10/22 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
10/24 Denver, CO Paramount Theatre
10/26 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex
10/28 Seattle, WA The Moore Theatre
10/30 San Francisco, CA The Warfield
10/31 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
11/01 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
11/03 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre
11/05 Houston, TX House of Blues
11/06 Dallas, TX House of Blues
Fun Fun Fun Fest
11/08 Austin, TX Auditorium Shores