KING DIAMOND Suffering From 'Severe Case Of Acute Laryngitis'; Tulsa Concert Canceled

KING DIAMOND Suffering From 'Severe Case Of Acute Laryngitis'; Tulsa Concert Canceled

Tonight's (Wednesday, December 2) KING DIAMOND show at Brady Theater in Tulsa, Oklahoma has been canceled because the band's lead singer and namesake is "suffering from a severe case of acute laryngitis." An official statement reads as follows: "[King] was examined by a doctor [Tuesday] afternoon, and during the exam an anesthetic was used together with a laryngoscope. Not long after that, he had an extreme sensitivity reaction to the anesthetic no one had a chance to foresee, which he is still recovering from."

For ticket refunds, please contact your place of purchase.

KING DIAMOND filmed the November 25 and November 28 live shows in Philadelphia and Detroit, respectively, for the band's forthcoming DVD. The set is being helmed by director Denise Korycki (CANNIBAL CORPSE, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE), and will include additional footage from multiple shows throughout the trek.

KING DIAMOND is performing its classic second album, 1987's concept effort "Abigail", in its entirety on the band's current U.S. tour. Support on the trek, which began on October 29 and will run through December 5, is coming from legendary San Francisco Bay Area thrash metallers EXODUS.

In a 2014 interview with Revolver magazine, King stated about his group's current lineup: "As a band, we look better than we ever have before and we sound better than we ever have before. For me personally, my voice has never been this good. It's been about four years since the triple bypass. A lot of stuff had to be done. I'm breathing differently and I had to learn how to breathe again because they collapse your lungs for the operation. The rehab and everything else, you know, and cutting smoking out — that really has done something to my voice that blew me away. I cannot believe that today it is easier for me to sing all those notes than it was. I feel confident going on tour, knowing we're going to give our fans something they will never forget. I know they will never forget this. There's so much to take it that it's a heavy impression to give."

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