King Diamond Taking ‘Abigail’ On The Road

King Diamond says you won’t want to miss this tour. The band is putting its sophomore album in the spotlight by performing 1987’s Abigail in its entirety this fall.

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Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, San Manuel Amphitheater, San Bernardino, Calif.

All Music declares that Abigail is “unquestionably one of heavy metal’s greatest concept albums.” The LP takes listeners on a journey starring a spirit named Abigail and her “terrifying act of possession and demonic rebirth” via a couple’s newborn child.

King Diamond subjects “his trademark falsettos to layer upon layer of multi-tracked harmonies, transforming what was previously an acquired taste for some into an overpowering and irresistible self-contained chorus sent straight from the pits of hell,” All Music writes in its review. “Thanks to all of this, the combined quality of the words and music to be found on Abigail make it an exercise in goth metal storytelling that remains quite simply nonpareil – among the living, at least.”

The fall tour, which kicks off Oct. 29 in Denver, features support from Exodus. Here’s the plan:

Oct. 29 – Denver, Colo., Fillmore Auditorium
Oct. 31 – Salt Lake City, Utah, The Complex – Rockwell    
Nov. 2 – San Francisco, Calif., Warfield Theatre      
Nov. 5 – Los Angeles, Calif., The Wiltern    
Nov. 8 – Tucson, Ariz., Rialto Theatre          
Nov. 9 – Las Vegas, Nev., House Of Blues  
Nov. 13 – San Antonio, Texas, The Aztec Theater   
Nov. 15 – New Orleans, La., The Civic Theatre       
Nov. 16 – Atlanta, Ga., The Tabernacle        
Nov. 21 – New York, N.Y., Best Buy Theater
Nov. 24 – Boston, Mass., Orpheum Theatre
Nov. 25 – Philadelphia, Pa., The Fillmore Philadelphia        
Nov. 27 – Chicago, Ill., Aragon Ballroom     
Nov. 28 – Detroit, Mich., The Fillmore Detroit         
Nov. 30 – St. Paul, Minn., Myth Live          
Dec. 2 – Tulsa, Okla., Brady Theater
Dec. 4 – Houston, Texas, House Of Blues    
Dec. 5 – Dallas, Texas, House Of Blues

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