King Diamond Personally Appoints Opening Act For North American Tour

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King Diamond hasn’t played North America since 2008, so getting on the bill is kind of a big deal, and there’s no doubt that Finland’s Jess and the Ancient Ones are thanking their pagan gods that King Diamond himself has appointed the band as the opening act.

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Jess and the Ancient Ones is an occult rock band from Kuopio, Finland. Imagine The 69 Eyes with a clean-voiced Janis Joplin on vocals. This seven-headed entity was given birth by Thomas Corpse and Thomas Fiend, its purpose being the exploration of magical realms beyond the mundane. The band’s lyrical concept is based upon the personal occult experiences of the writers, which combined with music, creates a strong mystical atmosphere. With the vocal talent Jess as their frontwoman and three guitars in the lineup, Jess and the Ancient Ones draw inspiration from heavy metal and rock groups of the classic era, such as Mercyful Fate, Roky Erickson, Iron Maiden and Abba. Watch their latest video for “Astral Sabbat” in the player above for a taste.

In other news, the Atlanta, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles shows on the tour are SOLD OUT! Additionally, only a handful of tickets remain for the Seattle, WA date. Get your tickets now before they are gone!

King Diamond Tour Dates:

w/ Jess and the Ancient Ones
10/11 Atlanta, GA Center Stage (SOLD OUT)
10/13 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore
10/14 New York, NY Best Buy Theatre (SOLD OUT)
10/16 Worcester, MA Palladium
10/17 Montreal, QC Olympia
10/18 Toronto, ON The Sound Academy
10/19 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
10/21 Chicago, IL The Vic Theatre (SOLD OUT)
10/22 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
10/24 Denver, CO Paramount Theatre
10/26 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex*
10/28 Seattle, WA The Moore Theatre
10/30 San Francisco, CA The Warfield (SOLD OUT)
10/31 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern (SOLD OUT)
11/01 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
11/03 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre
11/05 Houston, TX House of Blues
11/06 Dallas, TX House of Blues
11/08 Austin, TX Auditorium Shores – Fun Fun Fun Fest
*also with Visigoth

Rock Hard \m/

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