Mercyful Fate will be playing an unspecified number of concerts throughout Europe during the summer of 2020, including Copenhell.
It will be the “9” lineup, featuring:
King Diamond – Vocals
Hank Shermann – Guitar
Bjarne T Holm – Drums
Mike Wead – Guitar
..with Joey Vera on the bass, while Timi Hansen is away.
Joey Vera (Armored Saint, Fates Warning) was asked to fill in because he has a very unique style and sound playing with his fingers, much like that of Timi Hansen. This is very important, since the setlist will only consist of songs from the very first “mini LP”, the “Melissa” album, and the “Don’t Break The Oath” album, plus some brand new songs written specifically in that very same style.