KING DIAMOND Sacks Bassist Hal Patino

Saturday, 19th July 2014

KING DIAMOND has announced long-time bass player Hal Patino has been fired from the band. In a statement, the band’s namesake, King Diamond, states that Patino has been relieved “for reasons very similar to why he was fired from the band in 1990.” He adds: “This will have NO negative impact on our upcoming shows whatsoever. On the contrary.”

The band recently announced a run of fall North American tour dates, set to kick off October 11th, in Atlanta, GA. According to the band, “These will be the most ambitious and largest productions in North America in the band’s entire history. A special guest supporting act for the tour will be announced at a later date.”

North American Tour 2014 dates:

October
11 – Atlanta, GA – Center Stage
13 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
14 – New York, NY – Best Buy Theatre
16 – Worcester, MA – Palladium
17 – Montreal, QC – Olympia
18 – Toronto, ON – The Sound Academy
19 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
21 – Chicago, IL – The Vic Theatre
22 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
24 – Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre
26 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
28 – Seattle, WA – The Moore Theatre
30 – San Francisco, CA – The Warfield
31 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern

November
1 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
3 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
5 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
6 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
8 – Austin, TX – Auditorium Shores