King Diamond - North American Tour With Kreator Cancelled

The following has been posted by Ole Bang on the official website of the band:

"Most regretfully we have to announce that King will not be able to tour North America as planned. King has over the past 6 month been suffering from a herniated disc in the spine, and has still not recovered to a satisfactory level. He was prescribed absolute rest for several months, and this appear to be more than half a year.

Following several visits to specialists and most recent MRI-scan; we have to realize that his condition need far more rest than expected in the first place. At the moment he can neither walk for more than an hour at a time, nor can he sit like you would do in a normal daily life; ie. there is no chance that he will fully recover in time for the tour start in March.

We deeply regret the inconvenience caused for everyone involved, for promoters, bands and fans; and most of all we're very very sorry that we can not go out and perform for the fans; who have been waiting for the tour to kick off.

Unfortunately life is unpredictable, and it's completely out of our hands when illness kick in, and no medicine, how harsh it might have been, can cure the situation. If anything could remedy the situation it would have been done, but for now we simply just have to wait, and let King get the much needed rest.

I will post news about any developments as soon as it's available. At this time we will also like to say Thanks, for all the kind words of a speedy recovery we have received."

Kreator also announced they will not tour alone. So the whole tour has been cancelled. An update by the band goes as follows:

"To end the rumours: Kreator will not be playing any of the King Diamond/Kreator tour alone! Here´s a statement from Mille!

"First of all: We are very disapointed that our tour in March/April is not going to happen! We were really looking foreward to see all our North American fans again and were preparing a killer show for you! But I must also say, that right now the most important thing is King Diamonds health. I want to see the King playing shows and producing albums for many years to come in good shape and so all I can say in the name of the whole band at this point is: Get well soon King and all the strenght and best wishes from Germany! All hail to the King!"

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Posted: 25.11.2007 by GT


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25.11.2007 - 16:19
Bad English
herniated disc in the spine what kind a deasise are that?
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25.11.2007 - 16:25
The Sasquatch
My grandfather had the same problem a few years ago, all he told me is that it hurts like a bitch
25.11.2007 - 17:20
Melodeath Master
Written by Bad English on 25.11.2007 at 16:19

herniated disc in the spine what kind a deasise are that?

It's not a disease. It's some problem with the spine.
25.11.2007 - 17:21
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that sucks.....the first time i saw king diamond was on the 'abigail' tour in dallas, tx. the funny part is trouble opened for them promoting the album 'run to the light' (both are classics if you don't own them). messed up backs suck and sometimes never heal. wish him luck.
25.11.2007 - 17:25
Winter is Coming
At least it is official now, so so the fans and the other supporting bands know that.

I think Kreator could have handled headlining this tour, plus they're not really alone, they are supported by Leaves' Eyes and Cellador (who got a lot more exposure by being in ProgPower USA this year).
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25.11.2007 - 18:02
Kap'N Korrupt
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At least he has good reason to cancel a tour though...I wouldn't wanna see him up on that stage's upsetting but what can you do...
25.11.2007 - 18:13
Erotic Stains
Oh, too bad for N.A. fans... I wanna see Kreator live again!
25.11.2007 - 18:26
Good luck King!
26.11.2007 - 01:24
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Oh man..I'm so upset about it being canceled! I have my regards for King Diamond's health of course.
26.11.2007 - 04:58
This sucks! I wanted to go mainly for Kreator, but King Diamond is awesome too.
26.11.2007 - 07:18
Doc G.
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NOOOOOO! What the hell is this? Fuck Kreator! Those assholes pussying out on us, I was excited to see the King and its understandable he has to back out, but for fuck sakes Kreator what the fuck is this shit? Theres no good excuse for pussying out like this, I know theres enough fans in NA to still have a good turn out! You guys let me down big time, seriously.
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26.11.2007 - 07:37
I was so excited for this ultimate Metal performance and then boom it just got stripped from us, can you say WHAT THE FUCK?!!! I know its not King's fault but damn every time the U.S. gets fucked some way or another! And Kreator could of done the tour with Cellador and Leaves' Eyes. This was going to be one of those concerts that only happen every decade but now it is just another disappointment
26.11.2007 - 23:39
Yeah, good metal stays at home! Don't cry American people, you have Slipknot there...

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27.11.2007 - 05:24
Lady Bathory

I WANTED TO SEE KREATOR SO BADLY!! Bah, that was my birthday present.

I can always still settle with Ozzy and Iron Maiden... but that concert lineup completed with Kreator would have been otherworldly
27.11.2007 - 07:44
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hope the king gets better...well, I am disappointed but his health is first...I bet it will be worth the waiting when he gets better, trust me...but anyway it was almost like a dream to think king and kreator would play together in one show, fuck! WHY
27.11.2007 - 08:52
Jason W.
Yeah it's definitely a disappointment not being able to see this tour, though I'm sure Kreator and King will be back when they get the chance again. I'm sure sure there is some explanation as to why Kreator wouldn't continue the tour - maybe they only wanted to tour with King in the US, who knows? I'm sure Leaves Eyes will be back, considering they tour seemingly endlessly... I was hoping to see some of their Werk 80 II tracks live - perhaps their hook up with another band ...
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