Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Ghost forced to reschedule Philadelphia concert due to Papal visit

Ghost have been forced to reschedule a September 26 concert in Philadelphia due to security measures that will be in effect for a visit by the Pope.

Philadelphia is hosting the World Meeting Of Families on the September 26 and 27 weekend, an event that will see much of the city shut down to traffic, including all the major highways in and out, bridges, and a several square mile grid of downtown restricted to travel on foot. The fallout is that many of the city's museums, theaters, and concert venues will close.

Ghost’s appearance during the Pope’s visit was intentional, says Promoter Sean Agnew

"The band wanted to get really creative, and have their own Ghost motorcade where the singer would go around the city," said Agnew. "We had these great ideas to create an alternative to the Pope. But more and more stories started to come out about the lockdown. We had to scale back."

As a result of the lockdown, Ghost’s September 26 date at Union Transfer has been rescheduled to September 29.

The Philadelphia stop is part of the Swedish band’s Black To The Future North American tour in support of their third album, “Meliora”, which be released on August 21.

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