Friday, October 12, 2012
KING DIAMOND Confirms First-Ever U.K. Festival Appearance!
After six years of a forced touring hiatus, KING DIAMOND triumphantly returned to the stage earlier this year and performed at European festivals Hellfest and Sweden Rock. It has been announced that "The King" will be Friday night's closing performance at Bloodstock Open Air 2013! This memorable event marks not only their first-ever U.K. festival appearance, but their first U.K. show of any kind in many years and will be their only U.K. date in 2013!
As previously reported, KING DIAMOND, BOLT THROWER, TESTAMENT and CHILDREN OF BODOM have all been confirmed next year's Tuska festival! Finland's Heavy Metal fest will take place between June 28-30 in Suvilahti, Helsinki, Finland.
But why was KING DIAMOND forced to take a forced hiatus? In case you don't remember, on November 29, 2010, King Diamond was taken to hospital, where they discovered several blockages in his arteries due to his heavy smoking habit. They determined that he had several heart attacks and that he needed triple-bypass surgery. The surgery was performed successfully. On December 11, 2010 it was announced that he was at home recovering.
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