Ghost are a Grammy® Award-winning rock band from Linköping, Sweden. The band’s critically acclaimed third full length, Meliora and its accompanying EP Popestar, elevated the Swedish rock band into the pantheon of rock greats and resulted in a Grammy Award for ‘Best Metal Performance’. Meliora debuted at No. 1 at Independent Retail, No. 2 at Rock, and in the Top 10 on Billboard's Top 200 Album Chart, selling over a quarter million copies globally. Popestar debuted at the No. 1 position on Billboard's Top Rock Albums Chart. Entertainment Weekly declared them: "One of the most dynamic loud bands on the planet." Fans have come along for the ride for years, not knowing for certain who was behind the anonymous band… that is, until Tobias Forge revealed himself as the man behind Ghost in August of 2017. Ghost will release their highly anticipated fourth studio album. Prequelle soon on Loma Vista Recordings. Previous Ghost albums have dealt with broad themes like impending doom (Opus Eponymous - 2010), the antichrist and the Inquisition (Infesstimum - 2013), humanism and avarice (Meliora - 2015). Prequelle delves into the plague, the apocalypse, and dark ages.
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5/5 – Riverside, CA - Riverside Municipal Auditorium
5/6 – Tucson, AZ - Tucson Music Hall
5/8 – Houston, TX- Revention Music Center
5/10 – Chattanooga, TN - Tivoli Theatre
5/11 – Cincinnati, OH - The Taft Theatre
5/12 – Detroit, MI - The Fillmore
5/13 – Columbus, OH - Express Live!
5/15 – Port Chester, NY - The Capitol Theatre
5/16 – Syracuse, NY - Benedum Center
5/18 – Pittsburgh, PA - WMMR BBQ
5/19 – Philadelphia, PA - Warner Theatre
5/20 – Washington, DC - Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
5/22 – Asheville, NC - Tennessee Pac
5/23 – Nashville, TN - Peabody Opera House
5/25 – St Louis, MO - Peabody Opera House
5/26 – Pryor, OK - Rocklahoma
5/27 – Memphis, TN - Canon Center for the Performing Arts
5/29 – Ft Wayne, IN - The Clyde Theater
5/31 – Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theater
6/1 – St. Paul, MI - The Palace Theater
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FOURTH SACRED PSALM PREQUELLE
“Fiendishly fun and brilliantly subversive” -- Revolver
LINKÖPING, SWEDEN - JUNE 1, 2018 - Grammy® Award-winning band Ghost today released their highly anticipated fourth sacred psalm Prequelle via Loma Vista Recordings. Following over 25,000 album pre-orders (the highest in their career) and over 5 Million pre-release streams of first single “Rats” (and a Top 5 spot at Active Rock Radio), Prequelle is finally available digitally and physically now HERE. Limited edition merch bundles are available exclusively in the Ghost Shop here HERE.
Ghost announced the band’s first ever headline arena dates at The Forum in Los Angeles (11/16) and Barclays Center in Brooklyn (12/15) to take place later this year and will be featured on four different covers on Revolver Magazine’s July issue, hitting stands next week and available to preview online HERE.
Ghost celebrated the release of Prequelle last night by holding a midnight mass in the form of an album release signing at Milwaukee, WI’s The Exclusive Company record store. Immediately following their sold out show at at the Riverside Theatre, Cardinal Copia arrived at the shop by Limousine to revel with fans the minute the album was released. A complete selection of images is available HERE (TK).
Ghost announced Prequelle (pronounced prē-KWELL) alongside the album’s lead single “Rats” on April 13, 2018 and introduced fans to the band’s new singer Cardinal Copia. Watch his ascension to frontman in Prequelle Chapters 1-3 HERE. Last month, the band treated fans to an early listen of the album’s second song “Dance Macabre” with the first-ever Instagram Stories song premiere. Lyrically, Prequelle delves into the plague, the apocalypse, and dark ages. The entire body of work is also a snapshot of the world in which we live in on a daily basis, brought to life through an emotive, enlightening, and riveting body of songs.
This evening, the band will wrap their Rats On The Road Tour of the US with a sold out show at St. Paul, MN’s Palace Theater. A complete list of upcoming live dates and ticket information can be found HERE.
4. See the Light
6. Dance Macabre
7. Pro Memoria
8. Witch Image
10. Life Eternal
Ghost Live Dates
June 01, 2018 - St. Paul, MN - The Palace Theater - SOLD OUT
June 02, 2018 - Kansas City, MO - Rockfest
June 08, 2018 - Tampere, Finland - South Park Festival
June 15, 2018 - Brétigny-Sur-Orge, France - Download Paris
June 21, 2018 - Dessel, Belgium - Graspop
June 23, 2018 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Copenhall
July 12, 2018 - Viveiro, Spain - Resurrection Fest
July 14, 2018 - Eindhoven, Netherlands - Dynamo Metal Fest
July 19, 2018 - Oslo, Norway - Valle Hoven, supporting Guns N’ Roses
July 20, 2018 - Nordfjordeid, Norway - Malakoff Festival
August 03, 2018 - Wacken, Germany - Wacken Open Air
August 05, 2018 - Colmar, France - Foire Aux Vins
November 16, 2018 - Los Angeles, CA - The Forum
December 15, 2018 - New York, NY - Barclays Center
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