Last night (October 25th), Mercyful Fate kicked off their first North American tour in over 20 years at The Factory in Dallas, Texas. King Diamond and his cohorts — including bassist Becky Baldwin, who is standing in on this trek in place of Armored Saint's Joey Vera — had the crowd in their thrall, with the helium-voiced Dane opening the show in an über-satanic-looking black goat mask before revealing his face in iconic corpsepaint.
The 11-song set was livestreamed on Twitch with commentary by the King's wife, Livia Zita. Watch video of the momentous show above and below, and check out the full setlist, courtesy of setlist.fm. The tour continues tomorrow in Phoenix, Arizona.
Mercyful Fate setlist, 10/25/22:
A Corpse Without Soul
The Jackal of Salzburg
Curse of the Pharaohs
A Dangerous Meeting
Doomed by the Living Dead
Come to the Sabbath