View Full Version : King Diamond 2008 Tour Cancelled

11-20-2007, 02:30 PM

KING DIAMOND's North American headlining tour which is scheduled to launch March 23 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, and run through May 8 in Houston has been cancelled due to a herniated disc.

"I can't sit down, even on my couch, for more than a few minutes," King recently told MTV.com. "About [two months ago] I tried, and after 15 minutes, it started feeling like my left leg was getting set on fire."

"It can take up to a year and a half for a severe herniated disc to heal properly, but it varies from person to person," he added. "Right now there's not much more we can do."

Diamond got a taste of what might happen if he hits the road too soon in September when director Bill Schacht from video company Aestheticom which has also worked with AMON AMARTH shot a video for "Give Me Your Soul", the first KING DIAMOND clip in 17 years. "They limited what I had to do, of course, so I only did one day of shooting for 90 minutes, but just standing there moving a little bit in the full outfit was very difficult," he said. "And afterwards, I got one of those sharp attacks of pain that I hadn't had in a month and a half. The only thing I can compare it to is a really super-bad toothache or earache. And afterwards, I was like, 'OK, I'm not ready [to tour] yet.' "

Regarding how he injured his back, the 51-year-old singer said, "I think the real damage happened mixing the record, because I did that three weeks straight for a minimum of 12 hours a day. One of the last nights, when I was going to bed, I felt these pains in the sciatic nerves on each side, and I thought, 'Oh what is this?' The next morning I woke up and I couldn't walk or stand. It was like being paralyzed. I can't begin to say how painful it was. They say that's the worst pain you can experience as a human being. Had I not lived on the ground floor in a house, I would have jumped out the window."

That sucks. Hope he gets better.

11-20-2007, 03:17 PM
Bring out Kreator! :fist:

11-20-2007, 03:21 PM

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11-20-2007, 09:07 PM

They had a date nearby here on my 21rst birthday! Goddamn it!

11-20-2007, 10:14 PM
I'm devastated.

11-20-2007, 10:31 PM
You guys think Kreator will carry on the tour with possibly another act?

11-20-2007, 11:15 PM
That's too bad, was reallllyy looking forward to that one...
Hope he gets better soon.

11-21-2007, 03:32 PM
You guys think Kreator will carry on the tour with possibly another act?

I hope so, I was going to see Kreator, I hate KD voice

Cheers !

11-21-2007, 05:40 PM
You guys think Kreator will carry on the tour with possibly another act?

Kreator with Cellador?

11-21-2007, 08:01 PM
I hate KD voice


11-21-2007, 08:03 PM

Ironically, he can stand Geddy Lee's voice. :D

11-23-2007, 04:12 PM

That's a no on the tour being done anyway with just Kreator. Oh well, I'm sure they'll come around with a different tour anyway. :)