Monday, April 30, 2018

Ghost announce first US arena headlining dates

Ghost have announced their first pair of US arena headlining concert dates as part of a 2018 tour in support of their upcoming album, “Prequelle.”

The Swedish outfit will perform at the Forum in Inglewood, CA on November 16 and New York's Barclays Center on December 15.

Tickets for the shows will go on sale Friday, May 4 at 10:00am local time.

Already set to launch the new record on a spring North American tour that begins in Riverside, CA on May 5, Ghost revealed the fall shows during a live-streamed press conference from New York City’s Irving Plaza on Monday.

Due June 1, the project marks the introduction of the band's new leader, Cardinal Copia, who made his live debut with Ghost at a private, acoustic performance in Chicago, IL on April 6.

The Cardinal – who has heterochromia iridum, a condition where the iris of one eye is a different color than the iris of the other eye – replaces outgoing singer Papa Emeritus III following his work on their third album, 2015's "Meliora", and 2016’s "Popestar" EP.

Ghost recorded “Prequelle” at Artery Studios in Stockholm, Sweden with producer Tom Dalgety (Royal Blood, Opeth); the set has been previewed with the lead single, “Rats.”

"Rats! On The Road" US tour 2018

May 05 - Riverside, CA - RMA
May 06 - Tucson, AZ - Tucson Music Hall
May 08 - Houston, TX - Revention
May 10 - Chattanooga, TN - Tivoli
May 11 - Cincinnati, OH - The Taft Theatre
May 12 - Detroit, MI - The Fillmore
May 13 - Columbus, OH - Express Live
May 15 - Port Chester, NY - The Capitol Theatre
May 16 - Syracuse, NY - Crouse Hinds Theater
May 18 - Pittsburgh, PA - Benedum Center
May 19 - Philadelphia, PA - WMMR BBQ
May 20 - Washington, DC - Warner Theatre
May 22 - Asheville, NC - Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
May 23 - Nashville, TN - Tennessee PAC
May 25 - St. Louis, MO - Peabody Opera House
May 26 - Pryor, OK - Rocklahoma
May 27 - Memphis, TN - Cannon Center
May 29 - Ft. Wayne, IN - The Clyde Theater
May 31 - Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theater
Jun 01 - St. Paul, MN - The Palace Theater

Nov 16 - Inglewood, CA @ The Forum **
Dec 15 - New York, NY @ Barclays Center **

** new dates added

See also:

Ghost premiere Rats video and detail new album Prequelle
VIDEO: Ghost debut new frontman at private Chicago show
VIDEO: Ghost unveil new frontman
VIDEO: Ghost preview new frontman Papa Emeritus Zero
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