Legendary front-man Kim Bendix Petersen has revealed King Diamond hit the road later this year, having signed to the ICM and The Agency Group. The announcement was made via the band’s Facebook. The King comments:
“Hail to all of you, it has just been confirmed that King Diamond has joined forces with Nick Storch at ICM and Paul Ryan at The Agency Group. Nick Storch will be in charge of booking King Diamond concerts in North and South America, and Paul Ryan will be in charge of booking King Diamond concerts in Europe and Rest of World.
It is great to be in the top professional hands of Nick and Paul. They both come highly recommended by Brian Slagel of Metal Blade, who personally suggested the partnership that is now in effect. ICM and The Agency Group have so much combined experience, which will open new doors for us. When it comes to getting us back on stage again, we all agree on how to bring King Diamond to a whole new level. Within a few weeks, we should be able to announce the first part of our plan.
WELCOME ON BOARD AND STAY HEAVY.”
Nick Storch comments: “I can speak for the entire team here at ICM that we are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with such a legend of heavy metal. I could not be happier to be involved with King Diamond’s return to the stage.”
Paul Ryan adss: “It’s a huge honour, and one I and everyone here at The Agency Group shares, to be part of King’s team moving forward!… Being such an influence on the metal genre and an artist I have personally enjoyed and been inspired by for many years; it’s a very exciting time to be involved!”
King Diamond concludes: “There’ll be a lot more great news coming the next couple of weeks. It’s been difficult keeping everything under wraps, but soon it will all be out in the open.
I want to thank you for your amazing patience.
We will get back to the Skype sessions in not too long as well.”
Petersen underwent triple-bypass heart surgery in 2010, so it goes without saying that us ZT-lot are stoked to have him back in such good form! There have also been rumours of bew King Diamond and Mercyful Fate material in the pipeline. Time will tell, fingers crossed!
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