King Diamond to Kick Off Tour for ‘Abigail’

KingDiamondMetal icon King Diamond will perform the band’s 1987 album Abigail in its entirety with San Francisco thrash rockers, Exodus, supporting them on a tour, which kicks off on October 29 and will run through December 5.

The second album recorded by King Diamond following his departure from Mercyful Fate (along with bandmates Michael Denner and Timi Hansen) in 1985, Abigail tells the tale of a young couple, Miriam Natias and Jonathan La’Fey, who suffer the repercussions of moving into a haunted mansion back in 1845.

The first concept album for the band, Abigail introduced some memorable metal tracks like “Arrival,” “The Possession” and “The 7th Day of July 1777.” The band released a follow up to the “story” with successor, Abigail II: The Revenge, in 2002.

King Diamond, whose most recent studio album (and the band’s 12th) Give Me Your Soul…Please was released in 2007, just finished playing the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival along with Slayer.

Show dates for King Diamond’s Abigail tour are listed below.