MERCYFUL FATE Announces 2022 European/U.S. Tour


Legendary Danish metal band MERCYFUL FATE has announced an 18-date European tour starting off at the Expo Plaza in Hannover, Germany on June 2nd and is set to end at Bloodstock Open Air in Derbyshire, U.K. on August 13th. The band will do only one performance for U.S. fans at Psycho Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada on August 21st.


MERCYFUL FATES dates:


Jun. 02 - Expo Plaza - Hannover, Germany (with VOLBEAT)

Jun. 04 - Mystic Festival - Gdańsk, Poland

Jun. 10 - Sweden Rock - Sölvesborg, Sweden

Jun. 14 - Wuhlheide - Berlin, Germany (with VOLBEAT)

Jun. 16 - Graspop Metal Meeting - Dessel, Belgium

Jun. 18 - Copenhell - Copenhagen, Denmark

Jun. 24 - Rock The Castle - Verona, Italy

Jun. 26 - Hellfest Open Air Festival - Clisson, France

Jul. 01 - Rock Fest Barcelona - Barcelona, Spain

Jul. 02 - Tuska Open Air - Helsinki, Finland

Jul. 22 - Hills Of Rock - Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Jul. 24 - Artmania Festival - Sibiu, Romania

Jul. 28 - Fezen Festival - Székesfehérvár, Hungary

Jul. 29 - Metaldays - Tolmin, Slovenia

Aug. 04 - Wacken Open Air - Wacken, Germany

Aug. 06 - Beyond The Gates - Bergen, Norway

Aug. 11 - Brutal Assault - Jaromer, Czech Republic

Aug. 13 - Bloodstock Open Air - Derbyshire, UK

Aug. 21 - Psycho Las Vegas - Las Vegas, NV


Back in October 2020, Vera told Dead Rhetoric about how bassist Joey Vera landed the MERCYFUL FATE gig: "I've been friends with [MERCYFUL FATE vocalist] King [Diamond] for some time. ARMORED SAINT did a tour with King back in 1988-89; we have been friends and labelmates forever. And so, he came to see me when I was on tour with FATES WARNING supporting QUEENSRŸCHE in Dallas where he lives. He came to see the show. [Metal Blade Records owner] Brian Slagel was in town. King pulled me aside backstage and told me the story of Timi going through chemotherapy and had a summer tour booked and wasn't sure he was going to be well enough to do it. If he