Watch MERCYFUL FATE's entire Los Angeles concert from fall 2022 North American tour
Reformed Danish metal legends MERCYFUL FATE played the third show of their first North American headlining tour in over two decades this past Saturday night (October 29) at YouTube Theater in Inglewood, California. Fan-filmed video of the entire concert is now available (courtesy of the Live Rock Music By Scott Perry YouTube channel).
Watch the entire concert below.
Stepping in on bass for MERCYFUL FATE at these shows is Becky Baldwin, a British musician who has previously played with FURY, TRIAXIS and CONTROL THE STORM. She is filling in for MERCYFUL FATE‘s regular bassist Joey Vera, who is unable to make the trek due to a scheduling conflict with his longtime band ARMORED SAINT.
In 2019, it was announced Vera would be replacing original MERCYFUL FATE bassist Timi Hansen for the band’s summer 2020 European festival appearances due to Hansen‘s cancer diagnosis. Hansen passed away in November 2019 and MERCYFUL FATE‘s 2020 summer festival appearances were rescheduled for 2021, and then to 2022.
MERCYFUL FATE‘s North American tour, which features support from by KREATOR and MIDNIGHT, will weave its way through 13 more cities, closing on November 16 in Atlanta, Georgia. The tour follows MERCYFUL FATE‘s stunning headlining performance at this year’s edition of Psycho Las Vegas.
Remaining MERCYFUL FATE tour dates with KREATOR and MIDNIGHT:
Nov. 01 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
Nov. 03 – Gary, IN – Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana
Nov. 04 – Cincinnati, OH – The Andrew J. Brady Music Center
Nov. 05 – Detroit, MI – Masonic
Nov. 08 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore Silver Spring
Nov. 10 – Brooklyn, NY – Kings Theater
Nov. 11 – Laval, QC – Place Bell
Nov. 13 – Boston, MA – MGM Music Hall At Fenway
Nov. 14 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore Philadelphia
Nov. 16 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
MERCYFUL FATE is currently working on a new album and recently gave fans a taste of the new material when they debuted a song called “The Jackal Of Salzburg” in Germany this past June as well as at Psycho Las Vegas. The band’s current lineup is King Diamond on vocals, Hank Shermann and Mike Wead on guitars, Bjarne T. Holm on drums and Vera on bass.