GHOST TO PERFORM FIRST-EVER HEADLINE ARENA DATES AT THE FORUM AND BARCLAYS CENTER
BAND SHARES CHAPTER THREE: BACK ON THE ROAD
FOURTH SACRED PSALM PREQUELLE DUE OUT
JUNE 1ST VIA LOMA VISTA RECORDINGS
LINKÖPING, SWEDEN – APRIL 30, 2018 – Grammy® Award-winning rock band Ghost today announced their first-ever headline arena dates in support of their fourth sacred psalm Prequelle. Ghost will perform at the Forum in Inglewood, CA on November 16, 2018, and Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY on December 15, 2018. Tickets for both shows go on sale on this Friday, May 4th at 10:00am local time and will be available HERE.
Ghost broke news of the arena performances this morning with a special press conference helmed by Papa Nihil and Sister Imperator at Irving Plaza in New York City. Watch their special sermon via the band’s Facebook HERE. The duo also debuted the Chapter Three: Back on the Road live at the event, finally putting to rest the age old question of where all the Papas go. Watch the band prepare for their upcoming tour dates in the clip HERE (TK).
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Prequelle (pronounced prē-KWELL) is due for release on June 1, 2018 via Loma Vista Recordings. The album is available for pre-order now HERE. Limited edition bundles featuring deluxe, colored vinyl, 8-track cartridge, cassette tape, “Rats” die cut picturedisc, plague mask, musical eucharist case, pins, and more available exclusively in the Ghost Shop here HERE.
Prequelle was announced earlier this month alongside lead single “Rats” and an accompanying music video directed by Roboshobo. Watch the video HERE. “Rats” is available to stream and download now via iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon, and Google Play. Fans who pre-order The Album will receive an instant download of the track.
In an interesting twist in Ghost’s saga, Cardinal Copia has been appointed to take over vocal duties for the forthcoming psalm. Meet him HERE. 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.
Prequelle follows Ghost’s third studio album, Meliora, and its accompanying EP Popestar, which 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. The band made their network television debut performing the album’s lead single “Cirice” on CBS’s The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. 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”.
Next week, Ghost will embark on a US tour that will kick off on May 5, 2018 in Riverside, CA, and visit US Cities throughout the Spring. Tickets for the Rats On The Road Tour are available now HERE. A complete list of upcoming live dates can be found below.
Ghost US 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
November 16, 2018 – Inglewood, CA – The Forum
December 15, 2018 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
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About the Forum
The award-winning “Fabulous” Forum, is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018. The Forum, located in Inglewood, California, is the largest indoor performance venue in the country designed with a focus on music and entertainment, in addition to select sporting events. The interior of the bowl features flexible seating that ranges from 17,500 seats to 7,000 seats, enabling the venue to attract a wide variety of premier events. Fans at the Forum enjoy approximately 8,000 square feet of event level hospitality offerings, including merchandise, along with food and beverage options from some of SoCal’s most celebrated brands. A tinted glass wall separates this concession area from the arena, ensuring fans do not miss a moment of the performance. A 40,000 square foot outdoor terrace surrounds the perimeter of the building and offers food and beverage options, as well as comfortable furnishings, to further elevate guests’ enjoyment. The Forum delivers a one-of-a-kind experience for all thanks to its superior acoustics, intimate ambiance and state-of-the-art facilities. Designed with entertainers and performers in mind, the Forum includes nine, star-caliber dressing rooms that provide unparalleled comfort. The Forum is owned and operated by The Madison Square Garden Company. In addition to the Forum, The Madison Square Garden Company owns or operates Madison Square Garden, The Theater at MSG, Radio City Music Hall, the Chicago Theatre, the Wang Theatre, and the Beacon Theater. For more information on the Forum, please visit www.fabulousforum.com
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