Matt Thompson of King Diamond

Hi! Matt Thompson from King Diamond here, and I’m very happy to be part of MD online! I’m happy to say that we are part of Mayhem this year, along with Slayer, Hellyeah, Whitechapel, and a bunch more, whom I’m eager to see and hear.

I’m very much looking forward to bringing King Diamond’s music to a whole different audience as well as to King’s old-school fans. I’ll be playing my new Tama Starclassic maple kit that I used on the USA Fall ’14 tour, with a slightly altered cymbal setup. I’ll be using more Paiste Rude cymbals; I’m currently in a love affair with them. There are twenty-six dates, so I’ll get to watch Vinny Paul and Paul Bostaph twenty-six times! Excellent! Cheers.

For more on Matt visit www.mattthompsondrums.com.

2015 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival

6/26 – San Diego, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheater
6/27 – San Bernardino, CA @ San Manuel Amphitheater
6/28 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheater
6/30 – Auburn (Seattle), WA @ White River Amphitheater
7/1 – Boise, ID @ Idaho Center Amphitheater
7/3 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Amphitheater
7/4 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater
7/5 – Denver, CO @ Red Rocks
7/7 – Concil Bluffs, IA @ Harrah’s Council Bluffs
7/8 – Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
7/10 – Noblesville (Indianapolis), IN @ Klipsch Music Center
7/11 – Clarkston (Detroit), MI @ DTE Energy Amphitheater
7/12 – Tinley Park (Chicago), IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheater
7/15 – Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
7/17 – Camden (Philadelphia, PA), NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Arts Center
7/18 – Burgettstown (Pittsburgh), PA @ First Niagara Pavilion
7/19 – Hartford, CT @ Xfinity Theatre
7/21 – Holmdel, NJ (NYC Market) @ PNC Bank Arts Center
7/22 – Gilford, NH @ Meadowbrook (Bank of NH Pavilion)
7/24 – Bristow, VA (Washington DC) @ Jiffy Lube Live
7/25 – Boston, MA @ Xfinity Center
7/26 – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach
7/29 – Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood
7/31 – San Antonio, TX @ Sunken Garden
8/1 – Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
8/2 – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Amphitheater