The Press Release:
Today, multi-platinum Danish band Volbeat announce their 26-date coheadlining arena tour with Ghost and special guests Twin Temple, coming to cities including Seattle, Denver, Chicago, Houston, and Phoenix (full dates below).
Said the band: “We are so incredibly excited to get back to these cities with a Volbeat headline show, but getting to do it alongside a headline show from our goulish friends in Ghost AND bringing the incomparable Twin Temple with us? How soon will it be January already!? Start getting ready, the thunder and lightning is coming to your town in 2022.” Continue reading Ghost and Volbeat Announce Co-Headlining Arena Tour→
The tour announcements keep on coming, and this is one that I am very happy to be sharing with you all. The mighty Ghost will be embarking on a career encompassing tour called “Rats On The Road”. Check out the poster and the full press release that I recently received, I’ll return at the close with some additional editorial thoughts.
The Press Release:
Grammy® Award-winning band Ghost today announced a tour that will kick off on May 5, 2018 in Riverside, CA, and visit US cities throughout the Spring. Tickets and VIP packages for the “Rats On The Road Tour” will go on sale on this Saturday, March 3rd at their official site linked below.
Last December, Ghost release the live double-album Ceremony And Devotion, which was recorded during their critically exalted Popestar tour during the summer of 2017, and features fan favorites spanning the band’s entire catalogue from Opus Eponymous (2010) to Infestissumam (2013) to Meliora (2015) to the Popestar EP (2016). The album documents Ghost’s unforgettable live show in pursuit of becoming the world’s next great arena band.
Ceremony And Devotion is available digitally via iTunes – Spotify, Amazon and Google Play, and physically on double CD and double LP. Exclusive, limited edition “translucent tigers eye” colored vinyl and bundles including a lenticular poster, limited edition 8-track, and t-shirt, are available exclusively in the Ghost Shop. Ghost’s most recent studio album, Meliora, and its accompanying EP Popestar, elevated the Swedish rock band into the pantheon of the greatest rock bands on earth 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 and Hard Rock Albums chart and produced an Active Rock chart topper with “Square Hammer”. Along the way Ghost have racked up both widespread critical acclaim and adoration from a legion of fans across the globe. Stay tuned for new music from Ghost to arrive later this year.
The Tour Dates:
May 05, 2018 – Riverside, CA – RMA
May 06, 2018 – Tucson, AZ – Tucson Music Hall
May 08, 2018 – Houston, TX – Revention
May 10, 2018 – Chattanooga, TN – Tivoli
May 11, 2018 – Cincinnati, OH – The Taft Theatre
May 12, 2018 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
May 13, 2018 – Columbus, OH – Express Live
May 15, 2018 – Port Chester, NY – The Capitol Theatre
May 16, 2018 – Syracuse, NY – Crouse Hinds Theater
May 18, 2018 – Pittsburgh, PA – Benedum Center
May 19, 2018 – Philadelphia, PA – WMMR BBQ
May 20, 2018 – Washington, DC – Warner Theatre
May 22, 2018 – Asheville, NC – Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
May 23, 2018 – Nashville, TN – Tennessee PAC
May 25, 2018 – St. Louis, MO – Peabody Opera House
May 26, 2018 – Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma
May 27, 2018 – Memphis, TN – Cannon Center
May 29, 2018 – Ft. Wayne, IN – The Clyde Theater
May 31, 2018 – Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theater
June 01, 2018 – St. Paul, MN – The Palace Theater
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Hmmmm. No NYC or even reasonably accessible New Jersey shows on this run so one has to assume (or at least hope for) an additional group of dates being offered up. Considering how well the ghoulish ones go over in these terror-tories it makes proper sense. I know that I will not be able to catch them at any of these venues and it pains me to say that but I wonder what you readers think about this new tour announcement. Let me know the level of your adoration down in the comments section below. It would please the clergy to know you are preparing for their return nice and early. As far as my own sector, I await further instructions on how to proceed.
Continuing on with these reveals from the apparent secluded HQ of the enigmatic Ghost and their most earnest loyalists. Behold “The Summoning” Part VI.
LINKÖPING, SWEDEN- OCTOBER 17, – Grammy® Award-winning band Ghost have unveiled a new clip entitled The Summoning VI: The Proceedings Intensify in the wake of the release of their new Popestar EP which debuted at the No. 1 position on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums and Hard Rock Albums charts and sold over 21,000 copies in it’s first week. The release is also the first EP to top the Top Rock Albums chart in its 10-year history.
Popestar was released on September 16th by Loma Vista Recordings and is available online and in record stores on CD, vinyl, and digital. The surprise five-track offering features leading psalm “Square Hammer” and also contains covers of selections by Echo and the Bunnymen, Simian Mobile Disco, Eurythmics, and Imperiet. Popestar was recorded by Papa Emeritus III and his nameless ghouls in Linköping, Sweden and produced by Tom Dalgety (Pixies, Royal Blood, Opeth). To purchase Popestar now, click below. Additionally, Ghost released a Deluxe Version of Meliora, their acclaimed 2015 Grammy® Award-winning album. Meliora Deluxe contains the Popestar EP as a bonus disc (CD or LP or digital). To purchase Meliora Deluxe, click below. Continue reading Ghost Unveils “The Summoning VI”: The Proceedings Intensify→