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King Diamond Announces Only U.S. Show of 2017

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First, the good news: King Diamond will headline the 2017 incarnation of Psycho Las Vegas! Huzzah!

But now the bad: it’ll be his only U.S. show of the year. Boooooo!

The King already took off all of 2016 from touring the U.S., following 2015’s successful Abigail performance run and his jaunt on the Mayhem Festival, so by the time he tours again it will’ve been three years, at a minimum. And that’s a good thing: we wouldn’t want Mr. D to overstay his welcome, as so many bands do these days. It’ll be even more special if and when he does finally decide to take his show around the country once again. The guy is also getting up there in age (he turned 60 last year!) so we want to make sure he’s healthy and firing on all cylinders when he hits the stage.

There is also this: King Diamond is working on a new album! No word on the progress of that, but it’s a thing that’s happening.

But for now, better book those plane tickets to Vegas. The festival will take place over three days, from August 18th through 20th, at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. Psycho Las Vegas has been building quite a reputation for itself each of the past two years, and the 2017 lineup is shaping up to be the most impressive yet. Tickets are on sale now. Here’s the lineup as it stands so far:

Abbath
Blood Ceremony
Buzzoven
Carcass
Chelsea Wolfe
Code Orange
Cough
Crystal Fairy
Cult Leader
Cult Of Luna With Julie Christmas
Domkraft
Elephant Tree
Floorian
Gatecreeper
Hollow Leg
Inter Arma
Khemmis
King Diamond (Headliner/US 2017 exclusive)
Magma
Merlin
Minsk
Morne
Mulatu Astatke
Murder City Devils
Myrkur
Neurosis
North
Oathbreaker
Pelican
Slo Burn
Slomatics
Snail
Sumac
Summoner
Swans
The Skull
Vhol
Weedeater
Windhand
Wizard Rifle
Wolves In The Throne Room
Zeal & Ardor

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