KING DIAMOND performed new song “Masquerade Of Madness” live for the first time at the opening show of the band’s North American tour on Saturday, November 2 at the Bomb Factory in Dallas, Texas.
You can watch fan-filmed video footage below.
King said to the crowd prior to the song: “You might have heard we started writing a new album. There is one song that has finally been completed a hundred percent.”
He added: “It’s gonna be available this Friday, I think, coming up — the first KING DIAMOND studio song for — I can’t count how many — many, many years. This is ‘Masquerade Of Madness’.”
KING DIAMOND has revealed the title and theme for the first studio album in 12 years: The Institute.
KING DIAMOND‘s namesake frontman comments: “For reasons unknown to you, it is clear that you have no way of making it to The Institute on your own at this point. Therefore, we will bring The Institute to you. You don’t want to miss this special opportunity for treatment only we can give you. It could be for your own good, you know…”
Rest of the North American tour dates are as follows:
Nov. 04 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
Nov. 05 – Orlando, FL @ Dr. Philips Center
Nov. 07 – Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theatre
Nov. 08 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
Nov. 10 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Tower Theater
Nov. 11 – Baltimore, MD @ The Lyric
Nov. 12 – Montreal, QC @ M-Telus
Nov. 14 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
Nov. 15 – Cleveland, OH @ The Agora Theatre
Nov. 16 – Louisville, KY @ The Palace Theatre
Nov. 18 – Chicago, IL @ The Riviera
Nov. 19 – Minneapolis, MN @ Palace Theater
Nov. 22 – Denver, CO @ The Fillmore
Nov. 23 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
Nov. 25 – Seattle, WA @ The Paramount
Nov. 26 – Portland, OR @ The Schnitzer
Nov. 27 – Vancouver, BC @ The Queen Elizabeth
Nov. 29 – San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
Dec. 01 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
Dec. 02 – San Diego, CA @ Magnolia
Dec. 03 – Anaheim, CA @ The Grove of Anaheim
Dec. 04 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica
Tickets for the ongoing tour are available here.